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Aviation Law Prof Blog

Aviation Law Prof Blog

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

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/aviation/
  • Oct 21

    Managing Unmanned Air Traffic

    Managing Unmanned Air Traffic
    The MIT Technology Review has an informative article describing some of the technical and regulatory questions facing integration of unmanned aircraft into the existing air traffic control system.
  • Oct 20

    EC Requests Meeting Over NAI Permit Application

    EC Requests Meeting Over NAI Permit Application
    Earlier this month the European Commission took the rare step of requesting a meeting of the Joint Committee overseeing the U.S.-EU open skies agreement to discuss Norwegian Air International's pending application for permission to operate to…
  • Oct 8

    U.S. to Screen for Ebola at Selected Airport

    U.S. to Screen for Ebola at Selected Airport
    The U.S. government has decided to move ahead with plans to begin screening passengers arriving from Sierra Leone, Liberia and Guinea at five U.S. airports. The screenings will be conducted by representatives of the Center for Disease Control…
Rank this Week: 256

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/
  • Oct 13

    Update on Developments in California Drone Law

    Update on Developments in California Drone Law
    The governor acted recently on the two bills involving use of unmanned aerial vehicles (“UAVs or “drones”) sitting on his desk, AB 1327 (Gorell) and AB 2306 (Chau). Both were discussed in some depth previously in this space.…
  • Sep 25

    FAA Grants Exemptions for Filming with Unmanned Aircraft System

    FAA Grants Exemptions for Filming with Unmanned Aircraft System
    In a landmark decision for the UAS (aka drone) industry and for the aviation industry as a whole, the Federal Aviation Administration announced today that it has granted 6 petitions for regulatory exemptions to operate unmanned aircraft…
  • Sep 15

    EPA Challenged to Issue Endangerment Finding and Rule Governing Greenhouse Gas Emissions from Aircraft Engine

    EPA Challenged to Issue Endangerment Finding and Rule Governing Greenhouse Gas Emissions from Aircraft Engine
    Two environmental organizations have again taken the United States Environmental Protection Agency (“EPA”) to task for failing in its mandatory duty to determine whether greenhouse gases from aircraft engines cause or contribute…
Rank this Week: 641

The NV Flyer

The NV Flyer

Reviews legal developments affecting airlines and travel agents.

http://nvflyer.wordpress.com
Rank this Week: 1750

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
  • Oct 9

    New Guidance: Casting and Proof of Structure

    New Guidance: Casting and Proof of Structure
    The FAA has released two new advisory circulars that may affect the PMA community: Casting Factors and Proof of Structure Continue reading →
  • Sep 25

    FAA Issues Statistical Analysis Guidance – Are You Testing Enough Parts?

    FAA Issues Statistical Analysis Guidance – Are You Testing Enough Parts?
    The FAA has issued new guidance for how to use statistics in your PMA and STC applications. They have also set minimum sample sizes that seem unrealistically high for many parts. The guidance is limited to sample sizes for engine parts and…
  • Sep 22

    MARPA Wins Department of Commerce Grant to Expand Export of PMA!

    MARPA Wins Department of Commerce Grant to Expand Export of PMA!
    MARPA is proud to announce that it is the recipient of a $300,000 matching grant from the Department of Commerce International Trade Administration Market Development Cooperator Program!  MARPA was one of eight recipients of funding…
Rank this Week: 989

Aviation Law Monitor

Aviation Law Monitor

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

http://www.aviationlawmonitor.com/
  • Oct 2

    Air Force Hides the Ball on Andreini Crash Response

    Air Force Hides the Ball on Andreini Crash Response
    Hall of Fame Aerobatic pilot Eddie Andreini died during the "Thunder Over Solano" air show at Travis Air Force Base in May.  There was a mishap during his routine, and his Stearman biplane slid to a stop on the runway. Eddie wasn't hurt,…
  • Sep 16

    NTSB Sued for Obstruction of Justice

    NTSB Sued for Obstruction of Justice
    Families of those involved in five different general aviation crashes and their lawyer are suing the NTSB, charging it with obstruction of justice.  The suit claims that the NTSB withheld information concerning each of the crashes from…
  • Aug 7

    Ethics Committee Goes After Monica Ribbeck Kelly for "Frivolous" MH370 Filing

    Ethics Committee Goes After Monica Ribbeck Kelly for "Frivolous" MH370 Filing
    The Illinois Attorney Ethics Committee has filed a complaint against Monica Ribbeck Kelly, the Chicago lawyer who started legal proceedings on behalf of a passenger's family shortly after Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 went missing.  One…
Rank this Week: 863

Aviation Law Discussions

Aviation Law Discussions

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

http://www.aerolegalservices.com/AviationLawDiscussions.shtml
  • Oct 2

    Do You Know What "Pilot Performance" and "Professional Competence" Mean Under PRIA?

    Do You Know What "Pilot Performance" and "Professional Competence" Mean Under PRIA?
    If you are an employer who receives Pilot Records Improvement Act ("PRIA") requests, you know that it can sometimes be hard to determine exactly which records do and do not need to be disclosed. If you are pilot, not only do you want to make…
  • Aug 5

    FAA Confirms Barter May Be Used For Aircraft Rental And Expense.

    FAA Confirms Barter May Be Used For Aircraft Rental And Expense.
    What happens when you don't have cash to spend on aircraft rental or expenses, but you do have a service or something else that would be of value to the aircraft owner or operator? Can you barter your services for use of the aircraft? The…
  • Jul 1

    Is Unknown Ingestion A Valid Defense To A Positive Drug Test Result.?

    Is Unknown Ingestion A Valid Defense To A Positive Drug Test Result.?
    What happens if you take a drug test and end up with a positive result, but you never took any drugs? Can you convince the FAA not to revoke all of your certificates if you tell them you don't know how the drug metabolites ended up in your…
Rank this Week: 2043

Aviation Law Blog

Aviation Law Blog

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

http://aviationlawblog.ahbl.ca/
  • Oct 1

    New Trial – New Decision: Crash in a Deliberate Single Engine Take-Off is an “Accident”

    New Trial – New Decision: Crash in a Deliberate Single Engine Take-Off is an “Accident”
    A recent decision of the Ontario Superior Court considered the definition of an “accident” within the meaning of an aviation policy of insurance, with important consequences for insurers and pilots.  Click here for…
  • Aug 21

    Amendments to Transport Canada’s Oversight of Private Operator

    Amendments to Transport Canada’s Oversight of Private Operator
    Background Following the Transportation Safety Board of Canada’s report regarding a 2007 accident involving a private operator aircraft, the Minister of Transport determined that the certification and oversight of private operators were…
  • Jul 30

    Overhaul of Canada’s Temporary Foreign Worker Program affects Foreign Pilot

    Overhaul of Canada’s Temporary Foreign Worker Program affects Foreign Pilot
    On June 20, 2014, the Government of Canada announced sweeping changes to its Temporary Foreign Worker Program, many of which were effective immediately.  Pilots are one of very few specific occupations that were singled out in the…
Rank this Week: 2576

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: 230

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: 4815

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
Rank this Week: 4974

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: 2694

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: 266

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: 3485

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: 2557

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: 3963

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: 1088

Space Law Probe

Space Law Probe

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

http://spacelawprobe.blogspot.com/
Rank this Week: 1374