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Aviation Law Monitor

Aviation Law Monitor

Provides insight and commentary on aviation accidents and the law. By Danko Meredith.

http://www.aviationlawmonitor.com/
  • Mar 26

    Compensating the Families of Germanwings Flight 4U 9525

    Compensating the Families of Germanwings Flight 4U 9525
     It looks as though the Germanwings first officer intentionally crashed the aircraft, killing all aboard.  Reporters are asking about the airline's obligation to provide the passengers' families monetary compensation.  Here are…
  • Mar 12

    Andreini Family Speaks Out

    Andreini Family Speaks Out
    The Andreini family gave their first interview since Eddie's death to KTVU's John Sasaki.  John asks us about the lawsuit we filed today against the United States Air Force.   
  • Mar 12

    Andreini Family Files Suit Against Air Force

    Andreini Family Files Suit Against Air Force
    Eddie Andreini's plane slid to a stop at show center and caught fire.  Eddie was trapped inside. The crowd watched, prayed, and waited for fire trucks to arrive. Some bystanders wanted to rush to the plane to help Eddie get out, but the…
Rank this Week: 557

MARPA Blog

MARPA Blog

Provides news and commentary on the regulations, laws, policies and trends affecting the aircraft parts manufacturing community. From the Modification and Replacement Parts Association.

http://pmaparts.wordpress.com
  • Mar 26

    Delta Airlines’ Mike Rennick To Offer PMA Reliability Data at the 2015 AEA/MARPA PMA Aircraft Parts Conference

    Delta Airlines’ Mike Rennick To Offer PMA Reliability Data at the 2015 AEA/MARPA PMA Aircraft Parts Conference
    MARPA is pleased to announce that the MARPA Air Carrier Committee Chairman, Michael Rennick, Manager of Component Engineering at Delta Air Lines, will be speaking at the 2015 AEA/MARPA PMA Aircraft Parts Conference.  Mr. Rennick…
  • Mar 11

    FAA Issues New Guidance for Part 33 Turbine Engine Endurance Testing

    FAA Issues New Guidance for Part 33 Turbine Engine Endurance Testing
    On Monday the FAA released new guidance that provides a method of compliance for the test requirements of 14 CFR § 33.84 (engine overtorque test) when the applicant chooses to run that test as part of the endurance test of § 33.87, …
  • Mar 10

    New Airline Credit Ratings Issued – Now Come Meet the CEO!

    New Airline Credit Ratings Issued – Now Come Meet the CEO!
    The AEA/MARPA Conference in Istanbul on May 25-26, 2015 is your opportunity to meet Dr. Temil Kotil, the CEO of Turkish Airlines. He has shown the world what good business strategy can accomplish, and he has made no secret that PMAs are a…
Rank this Week: 607

Aviation Law Blog

Aviation Law Blog

Covers developments in Canadian aviation law. By Alexander Holburn Beaudin + Lang LLP.

http://aviationlawblog.ahbl.ca/
  • Mar 19

    Interpreting “Accident” in Article 17 of the Montreal Convention

    Interpreting “Accident” in Article 17 of the Montreal Convention
    In October 2012, we reviewed the Ontario Superior Court of Justice’s decision in Gontcharov v. Canjet, 2012 ONSC 2279. The Gontcharov decision affirmed the Ontario court’s alignment with the U.S. approach to interpreting the word…
  • Feb 23

    Status Quo for Limits of Liability under Montreal Convention

    Status Quo for Limits of Liability under Montreal Convention
    The Montreal Convention of 1999 (“MC99”) establishes liability limits for commercial aircraft operators for damages in relation to the international carriage of passengers, baggage and cargo.  Article 17 provides that the…
  • Feb 13

    Year in Review: Airline Liability for “Bumping”

    Year in Review: Airline Liability for “Bumping”
    In July 2014, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit released a ruling in the case of Campbell v. Air Jamaica Ltd.  This decision confirmed that a passenger can only recover expenses arising from delay after being…
Rank this Week: 931

Aviation Law Prof Blog

Aviation Law Prof Blog

Edited by Brian F. Havel and John Q. Mulligan.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/aviation/
  • Mar 18

    Debate Over Subsidies Intensifie

    Debate Over Subsidies Intensifie
    The public debate over accusations of subsidies to the so-called "Gulf carriers," Etihad, Emirates, and Qatar has intensified in recent days as calls for action have expanded from rival airlines to include important government…
  • Mar 16

    Ryanair Eyeing Transatlantic Service

    Ryanair Eyeing Transatlantic Service
    Ryanair has announced that preliminary plans to begin serving routes between the U.S. and the EU have been approved by the airline's board. It will be four-to-five years before these plans are realized as the Irish low-cost carrier needs…
  • Mar 11

    New ICAO Secretary General

    New ICAO Secretary General
    The ICAO Council has appointed Dr. Fang Liu of China to be the organization's new Secretary General. The ICAO press release is available here.
Rank this Week: 423

Aviation and Airport Development…

Aviation and Airport Development Law

Covers aviation law issues, including federal environmental and transportation regulations. By Chevalier, Allen and Lichman, LLP.

http://www.aviationairportdevelopmentlaw.com/
Rank this Week: 384

travelblawg

travelblawg

Provides guides, tips, news, and information related to travel + law.

http://travelblawg.boardingarea.com/
  • Mar 16

    Travel Agent Stole $782,480 From Whom?!

    Travel Agent Stole $782,480 From Whom?!
    A travel agent's gambling addition was the apparent trigger to ongoing travel scams which cost hundreds of students a trip of a lifetime. The post Travel Agent Stole $782,480 From Whom?! appeared first on Travel Blawg.
  • Mar 13

    GUIDE: 25 Ways To Survive March Madness In Las Vega

    GUIDE: 25 Ways To Survive March Madness In Las Vega
    Las Vegas can be the perfect place to watch college basketball's biggest event! | Here are my tips and suggestions for March Madness Las Vegas! The post GUIDE: 25 Ways To Survive March Madness In Las Vegas appeared first on Travel Blawg.
  • Mar 12

    Quick Parent Tip: How I Never Pay Retail For Baby Formula

    Quick Parent Tip: How I Never Pay Retail For Baby Formula
    Certain items can be difficult to find any extra savings from sales or coupons, such as baby formula. Look to loyalty savings programs for coupons such as The post Quick Parent Tip: How I Never Pay Retail For Baby Formula appeared first on…
Rank this Week: 3102

Aviation Law Discussions

Aviation Law Discussions

Covers aviation law, safety and security. By Reigel & Associates Ltd.

http://www.aerolegalservices.com/AviationLawDiscussions.shtml
  • Mar 6

    DOT Revises First Half 2015 SIFL Rate

    DOT Revises First Half 2015 SIFL Rate
    The U.S. Department of Transportation has revised the Standard Industry Fare Level (SIFL) rates for the six-month period from January 1, 2015 to June 30, 2015. These rates are needed in order to apply the IRS's aircraft valuation formula to…
  • Jan 6

    Safety Pilot Questions Answered

    Safety Pilot Questions Answered
    If you are looking to build time, or if you are simply looking for an excuse to fly more and maybe share some of the expense, one way to do that is to act as a safety pilot for another pilot in simulated instrument conditions. But with the…
  • Dec 2

    Should You Buy Replacement Aircraft Identification Plates on the Internet?

    Should You Buy Replacement Aircraft Identification Plates on the Internet?
    These days, when I want to buy something, aviation related or otherwise, usually the first place I look is the internet. It is amazing what you can find and buy from the convenience of your computer. However, what happens is you need a…
Rank this Week: 1652

Aviation and Airport Development…

Aviation and Airport Development News

Covers aviation and airport development, with a focus on the industry's legal and regulatory issues. By Taber Law Group.

http://airportlaw.wordpress.com
  • Mar 3

    FAA Whiffs Again on “CatEx2,” Proposes Underwhelming Replacement to NAC’s “Net Noise Reduction.”

    FAA Whiffs Again on “CatEx2,” Proposes Underwhelming Replacement to NAC’s “Net Noise Reduction.”
    After the Congress put an aviation industry-friendly categorical exclusion into the FAA Reauthorization of 2012, the FAA could not figure out how to implement the provision that stated that in order for it to use the categorical exclusion,…
  • Feb 17

    Aircraft Noise Regulation Must Revised to Protect the Public Health and Welfare

    Aircraft Noise Regulation Must Revised to Protect the Public Health and Welfare
    On February 6, 2015, an aviation industry trade group published a letter (http://bit.ly/1zLsrzR ) it had sent to the Secretary of Transportation and the FAA Administrator regarding, among other things, the recent events in Phoenix and…
  • Feb 15

    FAA Announces New Small Unmanned Aircraft Systems Regulation

    FAA Announces New Small Unmanned Aircraft Systems Regulation
    Secretary of Transportation Anthony Foxx and FAA Administrator Michael Huerta announced on a Sunday, February 15, 2015, conference call that the FAA would publish its long-awaited proposed regulations for commercial use of small drones. Copy…
Rank this Week: 3528

The NV Flyer

The NV Flyer

Reviews legal developments affecting airlines and travel agents.

http://nvflyer.wordpress.com
  • Feb 19

    Airline’s conditions of carriage withstand tropical storm

    Airline’s conditions of carriage withstand tropical storm
    Chen v. China Eastern Airlines Co., Ltd. (N.Y. City Civ. Nov. 20, 2014).  The passenger/plaintiff bought a six-segment China Eastern ticket from an online travel agent.  After taking the first two flights (New York to Shanghai and…
  • Jan 21

    Court downgrades passengers’ seating upgrade lawsuit

    Court downgrades passengers’ seating upgrade lawsuit
    Gulilat v. Delta Air Lines, Inc. (S.D. Fla. Oct. 29, 2014).  After boarding their flight from New York to Ghana, the two passenger/plaintiffs made a request to a flight attendant that they be reassigned to “upgraded comfort…
  • Nov 25

    Brokers battle in federal court over “bank” of frequent flyer points and mile

    Brokers battle in federal court over “bank” of frequent flyer points and mile
    AZ DNR, LLC d/b/a ERC, LLC v. Luxury Travel Brokers, Inc. and Timothy W. Gibson (D. Kan. Oct. 24, 2014).  Litigation between brokers has revealed some of the inner workings of the secondary wholesale market for frequent flyer program…
Rank this Week: 873

Space Politics

Space Politics

Covers space policy, new and commentary. By Jeff Foust.

http://www.spacepolitics.com
  • Sep 2

    A new chapter

    A new chapter
    I wanted to pass along some personal news: I’ve taken a position starting today with SpaceNews, as a senior writer there. I’ll be writing there on a lot about what you’ve seen here and elsewhere: space policy, commercial…
  • Aug 28

    House members seek details on SLS/Orion schedules and spending

    House members seek details on SLS/Orion schedules and spending
    A day after NASA announced that the first SLS may not be ready for launch until as late as November 2018, two key members of the House Science Committee asked NASA for details on both the schedule and funding levels of the SLS and Orion…
  • Aug 27

    With an SLS slip looming, one senator wants to keep NASA’s budget “on track”

    With an SLS slip looming, one senator wants to keep NASA’s budget “on track”
    An announcement Wednesday by NASA that the first launch of the agency’s Space Launch System (SLS) heavy-lift rocket could slip by nearly a year has led one key senator to suggest the program needs some budgetary help. NASA announced…
Rank this Week: 96

Angelley LLP Blog

Angelley LLP Blog

Covers airline accidents and aviation safety.

http://www.bvatriallaw.com/faq/
  • Jun 17

    The Montreal Convention – Part I (Damages for Death and Injury)

    The Montreal Convention – Part I (Damages for Death and Injury)
    The Montreal Convention is a multi-national treaty that governs the rights of passengers aboard international flights where the country of origin and the country of destination are both signatories to the treaty. Most developed (and many…
  • Jun 13

    Another Preventable Propeller Strike Casualty

    Another Preventable Propeller Strike Casualty
    Injuries and deaths from propeller strikes are not widespread, but unfortunately they do happen. Most recently, a long-time employee of a skydiving company in Ohio died as a result of severe head injuries she suffered when she walked into a…
  • Jun 1

    Droning On About Unmanned Aerial Vehicle

    Droning On About Unmanned Aerial Vehicle
    It isn’t just passenger planes missing one another. According to the Federal Aviation Administration (“FAA”), a pilot of a U.S. Airways flight recently reported a near mid-air collision with an unmanned aircraft, also known…
Rank this Week: 2793

IFTTA - International Travel and…

IFTTA - International Travel and Tourism News

Covers travel and tourism law news, events, legislation and court decisions. By the International Forum of Travel and Tourism Advocates (IFTTA).

http://ifttablog.blogspot.com/
  • Jan 20

    Recent postings on IFTTA New

    Recent postings on IFTTA New
    German Supreme Court: tour organizer must not reserve alterations of the flying times;Austrian Supreme court asks CJEU for interpretion of Reg. 785/2004 and the Montreal Convention; Aviation Safety Network: accident fatalities at record low…
  • Oct 3

    IFTTA News Update

    IFTTA News Update
    USA: DOT fines Virgin America for failing to make safety videos accessible to passengers with hearing impairments; Australia: hotel not liable for security guard; ECJ: the special VAT scheme for travel agents is not limited to sales…
  • Jan 3

    IFTTA News - Recent Item

    IFTTA News - Recent Item
    USA: Federal Aviation Administration to reexamine passenger use of portable electronic devices on board aircraft;  CJEU: no distance contract required for consumer forum pursuant to Brussels I Regulation; USA: court decides on…
Rank this Week: 4310

Res Communis

Res Communis

Covers the legal aspects of human activities using aerospace technologies. From the University of Mississippi School of Law.

http://rescommunis.olemiss.edu/
  • Nov 27

    Event: Space Policy Challenges Facing the Second Obama Administration

    Event: Space Policy Challenges Facing the Second Obama Administration
    Source – Secure World Foundation: Space Policy Challenges Facing the Second Obama Administration
  • Nov 27

    Disasters Charter: Flood in England

    Disasters Charter: Flood in England
    The Disasters Charter has been activated for a Flood in England: Flood in England Type of Event: Flood Location of Event: England, United Kingdom Date of Charter Activation: 27 November 2012 Charter Requestor: Environment Agency (of England…
  • Nov 26

    New DoD Space Policy

    New DoD Space Policy
    The United States Department of Defense has released a new Space Policy and a Fact Sheet on the Policy. The press release states: New DOD Space Policy Addresses Safety, Security, Access By Cheryl Pellerin American Forces Press Service
Rank this Week: 28

Air Safety and Law

Air Safety and Law

Covers aviation safety law and litigation. By Kreindler & Kreindler LLP.

http://www.airsafetyandlaw.com/
  • Oct 8

    Another Cirrus SR22 Landing Crash

    Another Cirrus SR22 Landing Crash
    Its happening way too often… On Labor day weekend I got a text from a friend telling me that yet another Cirrus SR22 had crashed on landing…  This time in Falmouth, Massachusetts. (read about Kreindler’s investigation here). He said,…
  • Jan 4

    FAA implements new crew rest requirements for commercial carrier

    FAA implements new crew rest requirements for commercial carrier
    As we have noted on several occasions, the disconnect between the NTSB and the FAA on the subject of safety recommendations has long been a problem and concern for aviation safety advocates. Too often the FAA’s dual mandate to both promote…
  • Dec 19

    NTSB accident statistics offer a positive sign for US aviation safety

    NTSB accident statistics offer a positive sign for US aviation safety
    Signs that the aviation industry continues to put “Safety First” and seek zero tolerance with respect to accidents are evident in data released today by the National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB). This year’s numbers indicate…
Rank this Week: 1846

Space Travel Law News

Space Travel Law News

Covers space law and space travel. From the Space Travel Law Association (STELA). By Manuel David Masseno, Uta Stenzel and Phil Cameron.

http://spacetravellaw.blogspot.com/
  • Apr 24

    Asteroid Mining Venture Backed by Google Execs, James Cameron Unveiled

    Asteroid Mining Venture Backed by Google Execs, James Cameron Unveiled
    [Source]  by Mike Wall, SPACE.com Senior WriterDate: 23 April 2012 Time: 09:00 PM ET
  • Apr 17

    Private Company's 1st Space Station Visit On Track

    Private Company's 1st Space Station Visit On Track
    CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) — A private U.S. company is on track to become the first commercial visitor to the International Space Station.NASA said Monday there's a good chance that Space Exploration Technologies Corp., or SpaceX, will make…
  • Jan 27

    Moon or Asteroid? NASA's Next Giant Leap Depends On Who'll Be President

    Moon or Asteroid? NASA's Next Giant Leap Depends On Who'll Be President
    By Mike Wall, SPACE.com Senior WriterThe United States may start working toward establishing a moon colony by 2020, or an asteroid may remain the next target for manned exploration; it depends on who wins this November's presidential…
Rank this Week: 4153

Aviation Law Questions and Answers

Aviation Law Questions and Answers

Covers aviation issues and accidents. By Hightower Angelley LLP.

http://www.hightangel.com/blog/
  • Jul 20

    Do Your Homework Before Choosing a Sightseeing Tour Flight Operator

    Do Your Homework Before Choosing a Sightseeing Tour Flight Operator
    Summer time is vacation time and if your vacation potentially involves an aerial tour, make sure you do your homework ahead of time.  Sightseeing tour flights generally involve helicopters being chartered by vacationing families seeking…
  • Jun 24

    Airport Anti-Groping Law Reintroduced in Texa

    Airport Anti-Groping Law Reintroduced in Texa
    Texas lawmakers are set to vote again Friday on a controversial law that would criminalize invasive body pat-downs at airports.  William Angelley comments.  See the full story by NBC’s Scott…
  • Apr 12

    FAA Issues Emergency Airworthiness Directive for Boeing 737 Aircraft

    FAA Issues Emergency Airworthiness Directive for Boeing 737 Aircraft
    The FAA has called for the immediate inspection of certain areas of the external skin of all 737 – 300, -400 and -500 series aircraft.  This inspection was prompted by the hole that opened up in the skin of a Southwest Airlines aircraft…
Rank this Week: 3275

Transnational Law Blog

Transnational Law Blog

Covers laws which regulates actions or events that transcend national frontiers, including human rights, environmental law, immigration, intellectual property and space law. By Derek Deavenport, John Dermody, Travis Hodgkins and Christine Ngo.

http://transnationallawblog.typepad.com/transnational_law_blog/
  • Apr 7

    The Lure of China and Economic Activism

    The Lure of China and Economic Activism
    I wonder what do you think about Google’s decision to confront China’s censorship by pulling out of the country entirely despite a potential lost of profit for not doing its business with now the second largest economy in the word? A…
  • Apr 2

    March's Winners and Loser

    March's Winners and Loser
    We are moving further away from the double dips danger! Last month the US economy added 162,000 jobs- a strong showing of a potentially more sustained recovery for US economy. Payroll gains are largely boosted by private sectors and much less…
  • Nov 18

    Behind President Obama’s Warning of “Double Dip” Danger

    Behind President Obama’s Warning of “Double Dip” Danger
    Today, in an interview with Fox News in Beijing, President Obama warned that “the US economy could head into a ‘double-dip recession’ unless urgent steps were taken to rein back America’s mounting level of public debt,” reported the…
Rank this Week: 1317

Space Law Probe

Space Law Probe

Commentary on national and international space law issues. By Jesse Londin.

http://spacelawprobe.blogspot.com/
Rank this Week: 1031