Air Traffic Management: Economics Regulation and Governance, Margaret Arblaster

Air Traffic Management: Economics Regulation and Governance provides the latest insights on approaches and issues surrounding the economic regulation and governance of air traffic management (ATM). The book begins by explaining what ATM is, showing its importance within the aviation industry. It then outlines the unique institutional characteristics that govern ATM, also discussing its implications for economic regulation and investment. Technological developments and the issues and approaches to safety regulation are also covered, as are the implications ATM has on airports. The book concludes with an exploration of future directions, including the entry of drones into airspace and the introduction of competition in ATM services.


  1. The Air Traffic Management Industry
    Part 1 – Background on Air Traffic Management technical characteristics, governance and safety regulation
  2. Operational and technological background on ATM 
  3. Governance of ATM: an international perspective 
  4. Governance of ATM: a national perspective 
  5. Safety regulation of ATM
    Part 2 – Economic regulation of Air Traffic Management
  6. Economic characteristics of ATM 
  7. Economic regulation of ATM: principles and approaches 
  8. Economic regulation of ATM: the structure of ATM charges 
  9. Economic regulation of ATM: consultation on investment
    Part 3 - Future Directions
  10. Introducing competition in the provision of Air Traffic Management services 
  11. New entrants into airspace - unmanned aircraft (‘drones’) and increased space transportation