Journal's special edition preserves deregulation history

The International Aviation Law Institute journal Issues in Aviation Law and Policy (IALP), has published its second special edition, containing transcripts from the institute's acclaimed "Conversations with Aviation Leaders" Oral History Project. The project explores the origins, history, and record of U.S. airline deregulation as told through the voices and memories of its participants. Six interviews have been completed to date, all of which may be viewed at the Institute's website.

By transcribing these interviews, IALP has turned valuable conversations into more easily searchable and citable scholarly resources. Later interviews will be collected in subsequent special editions.

The current special edition contains interviews with the following aviation scholars:

  • John R. Byerly, the U.S. Department of State's longest-serving Deputy Assistant Secretary for Transportation Affairs, and the lead U.S. negotiator for dozens of U.S. air services agreements (ASAs), including the historic U.S.-EU Open Skies agreement
  • The Honorable Gerald L. Baliles, former Attorney General and Governor of Virginia and chair of the 1993 National Commission to Ensure a Strong Competitive Airline Industry; Gov. Baliles is also the co-founder of Issues in Aviation Law and Policy
  • Jeffrey N. Shane, who served in a number of key policymaking positions in the federal government over a 30-year period, including Under Secretary of Transportation for Policy from 2003 to 2008.

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