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BVA Law Blog

BVA Law Blog

Covers airline accidents and aviation safety. By Braden, Varner & Angelley, PC.

http://www.bvatriallaw.com/air-law-blog/
  • May 24

    Hawaii Skydiving Plane Crash

    Hawaii Skydiving Plane Crash
    Monday was not a good day in idyllic Hawaii. Five individuals died in a skydiving plane crash on Kauai. Four were dead at the scene, and the fifth died at a hospital afterward. The crash caused the plane to catch fire, which ignited…
  • May 24

    Update on EgyptAir Flight MS804

    Update on EgyptAir Flight MS804
    Investigators have confirmed that EgyptAir Flight MS804, in fact, crashed into the Mediterranean Sea on Thursday, killing all 65 on board. Some remains of the victims, personal items of the passengers, and parts of the plane have been…
  • May 19

    EgyptAir Flight 804 Missing

    EgyptAir Flight 804 Missing
    The unimaginable has happened again. EgyptAir Flight 804, an Airbus A320, is missing over the Mediterranean Sea. The flight left Paris en route to Cairo yesterday, departing at 11:09 PM Paris time. The pilot reportedly spoke to Greek air…
Rank this Week: 1440

Aviation Law Monitor

Aviation Law Monitor

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

http://www.aviationlawmonitor.com/
  • May 23

    No Mayday Call from Egypt Air Flight 804

    No Mayday Call from Egypt Air Flight 804
    Aviation expert Clive Irving suggests that, because the Egypt Air pilots made no mayday call, they must have been killed before the aircraft crashed.  In other words, the crash was the result of terrorism rather than a mechanical…
  • May 17

    Aviation Defense Attorneys Tout Their Chummy Relationship With The NTSB

    Aviation Defense Attorneys Tout Their Chummy Relationship With The NTSB
    The NTSB allows aviation manufacturers to participate in its crash investigations.  But it excludes from the investigation the crash victims, the victims’ lawyers, and their experts.  That’s how the NTSB has gone about…
  • May 13

    Sikkelee v. Precision Airmotive Corp.: Manufacturer Can Be Sued Even Though FAA Approved Design

    Sikkelee v. Precision Airmotive Corp.: Manufacturer Can Be Sued Even Though FAA Approved Design
    Here’s the pre-emption argument: Our plane’s design was approved by the FAA.  If plaintiffs think there is something wrong with it, they should take it up with the FAA. But they should leave us alone.”…
Rank this Week: 4113

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/
  • May 19

    Senate Monitors FAA Airspace Changes Through New Advisory Committee

    Senate Monitors FAA Airspace Changes Through New Advisory Committee
    The Federal Aviation Administration Reauthorization Act of 2016, passed by the United States Senate on April 19, 2016, and previously reported on in this publication, contains another provision that merits comment.  Section 2506,…
  • May 18

    Senate Bill Approves Package Delivery by Drone

    Senate Bill Approves Package Delivery by Drone
    On April 19, 2016, the full Senate of the United States passed the “Federal Aviation Administration Reauthorization Act of 2016” (“FAA Act”), which had been previously passed by the full House of Representatives in…
  • Mar 31

    Senate Version of Federal Aviation Administration Reauthorization Preempts Local Drone Regulation

    Senate Version of Federal Aviation Administration Reauthorization Preempts Local Drone Regulation
    On March 17, 2016, the Commerce, Science and Transportation Committee of the United States Senate approved amendments to the most recent funding legislation for the Federal Aviation Administration (“FAA”), the FAA Reauthorization…
Rank this Week: 1201

Aviation Law Prof Blog

Aviation Law Prof Blog

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

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/aviation/
  • May 17

    Should the U.S. Privatize Airport Security?

    Should the U.S. Privatize Airport Security?
    While air traffic control privatization was the en vogue idea for reforming U.S. aviation policy for most of the past year, developments over the past few weeks have shifted attention to the growing problem of airport security lines as the...
  • May 16

    Introducing the Value Alliance

    Introducing the Value Alliance
    Eight low-cost carriers (LCCs) from the Asia Pacific region today announced they have formed value alliance, the world's largest LCC alliance. Value alliance includes Cebu Pacific, Jeju Air, Nok, NokScoot, Scoot, Tigerair Australia, Tigerair…
  • May 13

    Kazakhstan Fixes Operator Certificates with ICAO's Help

    Kazakhstan Fixes Operator Certificates with ICAO's Help
    Today's news highlights the international system working how it is intended. The International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO), through its Universal Safety Oversight Audit Programme (USOAP), identified failings in Kazakhstan's air…
Rank this Week: 2475

Unmanned Aircraft Systems

Unmanned Aircraft Systems

Covers government law. By Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman LLP.

http://www.uaslawblog.com/
Rank this Week: 1682

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
  • May 17

    GECAS Says it has No Safety or Technical Issues with PMA

    GECAS Says it has No Safety or Technical Issues with PMA
    GECAS’ Gilberto Peralta turned some heads at CCMA yesterday when he said that he sees no safety or technical issues with PMAs.  He explained that his only objections to PMAs are commercial. Peralta is the GECAS General Manager for…
  • May 12

    New Trade Secret Law and Whistleblower Protection – How to Protect Your Busine

    New Trade Secret Law and Whistleblower Protection – How to Protect Your Busine
    The new federal trade secret law (Defend Trade Secrets Act of 2016 or DTSA) imposes a notice obligation on employers. Employers who fail to provide notice about the new whistle blower immunity may lose their ability to collect attorneys fees…
  • May 11

    New Trade Secrets Law Provides Useful Language for MARPA Member

    New Trade Secrets Law Provides Useful Language for MARPA Member
    The President has signed into the law the new Defend Trade Secrets Act (DTSA), which provides a federal private right of action for trade secret infringement. Continue reading →
Rank this Week: 4073

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.

https://airportlaw.wordpress.com
Rank this Week: 2350

Aviation Law Blog

Aviation Law Blog

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

http://aviationlawblog.ahbl.ca/
  • Apr 18

    Canada’s Federal Court affirms public safety trumps commercial interest

    Canada’s Federal Court affirms public safety trumps commercial interest
    Earlier in 2015, the Federal Court heard two days of submissions from Canadian company Rotor Maxx Support Ltd. and the Minister of Transport (click here for link).  The issue: whether the Minister of Transport should be subject to a…
  • Mar 2

    The Battle Over Passenger/Flight Attendant Ratios: Transport Canada Decisions Ruled Unreasonable

    The Battle Over Passenger/Flight Attendant Ratios: Transport Canada Decisions Ruled Unreasonable
    Until August 1, 2015, the Canadian Aviation Regulations (the “CARS”) required at least one flight attendant for every 40 passengers on board a commercial aircraft.  In 2013, Transport Canada (the regulator of aircraft…
  • Feb 13

    Bond: Training Bond

    Bond: Training Bond
    New employees are often subject to probationary periods during which their suitability for employment is evaluated. Probationary periods are defined periods of time (which are often for three months but can be longer) that are established at…
Rank this Week: 4748

The NV Flyer

The NV Flyer

Reviews legal developments affecting airlines and travel agents.

http://nvflyer.wordpress.com
  • Apr 14

    Airline not liable for customer’s travel-related misfortune

    Airline not liable for customer’s travel-related misfortune
    Naqvi v. Saudi Arabian Airlines, Inc. (D.D.C. Feb. 12, 2016).  The plaintiff’s air travel originating at Washington Dulles International Airport included a connecting flight on Saudi Arabian Airlines from Jeddah, Saudi Arabia to…
  • Mar 2

    Passenger’s claim based on seating-related injury fails under Montreal Convention

    Passenger’s claim based on seating-related injury fails under Montreal Convention
    Plonka v. US Airways (E.D. Pa. Oct. 27, 2015).  During a flight from Philadelphia to Germany, the passenger/plaintiff was seated behind a seat under which was affixed a hard plastic box, known as an “IFE box,” that contained…
  • Mar 2

    Passenger’s claim based on seating-related injury fails under Montreal Convention

    Passenger’s claim based on seating-related injury fails under Montreal Convention
    Plonka v. US Airways (E.D. Pa. Oct. 27, 2015).  During a flight from Philadelphia to Germany, the passenger/plaintiff was seated behind a seat under which was affixed a hard plastic box, known as an “IFE box,” that contained…
Rank this Week: 440

travelblawg

travelblawg

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

http://travelblawg.boardingarea.com/
  • Mar 29

    Why It Is So Hard To Catch Texting While Driving

    Why It Is So Hard To Catch Texting While Driving
    While the dangers of texting while driving are clear, law enforcement may have great difficulty proving a violation depending on the law's language. The post Why It Is So Hard To Catch Texting While Driving appeared first on Travel Blawg.
  • Mar 7

    Flight Attendants Were Armed With Ice Hammer, Pot of Coffee

    Flight Attendants Were Armed With Ice Hammer, Pot of Coffee
    Passenger (falsely) claimed to be a former Green Beret / Special Forces, showed off his purported bullet wounds, along with a photo of his pot farm. The post Flight Attendants Were Armed With Ice Hammer, Pot of Coffee appeared first on Travel…
  • Mar 3

    Ban On Electronic Cigarette Use On Planes Finally Clarified

    Ban On Electronic Cigarette Use On Planes Finally Clarified
    The USDOT finally revised the definition of banned "smoking" to include the use of electronic cigarettes on flights. Air carriers' own rules apply as well. The post Ban On Electronic Cigarette Use On Planes Finally Clarified appeared first on…
Rank this Week: 1826

travelblawg

travelblawg

Provides guides, tips, news, and information related to travel + law. By Mark C. Palmer.

http://travelblawg.boardingarea.com/
  • Mar 29

    Why It Is So Hard To Catch Texting While Driving

    Why It Is So Hard To Catch Texting While Driving
    While the dangers of texting while driving are clear, law enforcement may have great difficulty proving a violation depending on the law's language. The post Why It Is So Hard To Catch Texting While Driving appeared first on Travel Blawg.
  • Mar 7

    Flight Attendants Were Armed With Ice Hammer, Pot of Coffee

    Flight Attendants Were Armed With Ice Hammer, Pot of Coffee
    Passenger (falsely) claimed to be a former Green Beret / Special Forces, showed off his purported bullet wounds, along with a photo of his pot farm. The post Flight Attendants Were Armed With Ice Hammer, Pot of Coffee appeared first on Travel…
  • Mar 3

    Ban On Electronic Cigarette Use On Planes Finally Clarified

    Ban On Electronic Cigarette Use On Planes Finally Clarified
    The USDOT finally revised the definition of banned "smoking" to include the use of electronic cigarettes on flights. Air carriers' own rules apply as well. The post Ban On Electronic Cigarette Use On Planes Finally Clarified appeared first on…
Rank this Week: 1717

Aviation Law Discussions

Aviation Law Discussions

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

http://www.aerolegalservices.com/AviationLawDiscussions.shtml
  • Mar 3

    Drone Operators Are Subject To FAA Enforcement

    Drone Operators Are Subject To FAA Enforcement
    If you operate an unmanned aircraft system ("UAS") or drone, you should be aware that your operation of the drone is subject to FAA enforcement. What does that mean? Well, for a discussion of FAA enforcement as it applies to UAS or drone…
  • Dec 4

    Will You Have To Register Your Drone With The FAA?

    Will You Have To Register Your Drone With The FAA?
    The Unmanned Aircraft Systems Registration Task Force has met and submitted its final report to the FAA with recommendations for the creation of a drone registration process which the FAA would ultimately use to promulgate drone registration…
  • Oct 2

    Documenting the 100-Hour Inspection

    Documenting the 100-Hour Inspection
    Do you know how and where the IA's sign-off for your aircraft's 100-hour inspection should be made? In the airframe logbook? In the engine logbook? In the propeller logbook? All of the above? If you aren't sure, and would like to know,…
Rank this Week: 4370

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: 4068

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: 4532

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: 4069

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: 4067

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: 4066

Space Law Probe

Space Law Probe

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

http://spacelawprobe.blogspot.com/
Rank this Week: 2139