A non-profit and modern specialised court of arbitration and centre for mediation for the global aviation industry seated in The Hague, Netherlands.
Designed from the ground up by dozens of senior attorneys, technical experts and others from diverse aviation industry and arbitration backgrounds around the globe with the legal, commercial, technical and cultural nuances of the commercial and private aviation sectors in mind.
Balancing deep aviation expertise and market awareness while maintaining strict industry independence to provide a genuinely neutral forum for confidential dispute resolution processes through discrete consensual arbitration and/or voluntary mediation.
Administered by the Netherlands Arbitration Institute to provide practical and flexible arbitration and mediation solutions in accordance with international best practices, tailored to the needs of the commercial and private aviation sectors. Providing time and cost effective binding arbitral awards (including urgent interim awards and expedited procedures) focused on ensuring enforceability in over 160 countries pursuant to the New York Convention.
"The history of aviation is punctuated by innovation and paradigms that shift slowly, then suddenly. As arbitration and specialised arbitration more specifically become woven into the fabric of the globalised economy, it is time for the framework of dispute resolution in our industry – an industry that is indeed one of the great globalizers - to evolve. The Hague CAA is the innovation we seek, and the shift begins now. "
The following short-form model arbitration and/or mediation clauses may be included in various aviation industry contracts wherever helpful to the parties involved:
The above short-form clauses are for quick reference. For further variations and detailed information and guidance, please refer to the Arbitration and Mediation sections of this website.