Air Transport World

The Politics of International Aviation.

By Eugene Sochor. Published by Macmillan Press Ltd., Houndmills, Basing-stoke, Hampshire RG21 2XS, England. [Br pound]35.

Formerly public information chief of the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO), the author provides a rare insight into the difficulties confronting those who have to deal with the problems of international air transport.

He concentrates on ICAO as the centerpiece of the international system, while discussing a wide range of past, present and future aeropolitical preoccupations such as deregulation, congestion and liability, devoting particular attention to terrorism and security. The book's 228 pages contain a wealth of historical information about the United Nations agency, including little-known items such as how Spain was admitted, expelled and then readmitted as an ICAO member. …

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