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Space Politics

Space Politics

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

http://www.spacepolitics.com
  • Apr 18

    Bolden and Holdren reaffirm support for asteroid mission as the next step to Mar

    Bolden and Holdren reaffirm support for asteroid mission as the next step to Mar
    The head of NASA and the President’s science advisor told the NASA Advisory Council (NAC) this week that the agency’s Asteroid Redirect Mission (ARM) remained the next logical step of a long-term strategy to eventually send people…
  • Apr 17

    Intel community willing to allow higher resolution commercial imagery

    Intel community willing to allow higher resolution commercial imagery
    For the last few years, commercial satellite remote sensing company DigitalGlobe (and, before its merger with DigitalGlobe, GeoEye) has been lobbying the government to allow it to sell sharper satellite imagery that it’s currently…
  • Apr 16

    GAO report offers good news, but also warnings, about performance of NASA program

    GAO report offers good news, but also warnings, about performance of NASA program
    The Government Accountability Office (GAO) released on Tuesday its annual assessment of “large-scale” NASA projects. The good news of the report was that NASA, by and large, is doing well in terms of cost and schedule performance…
Rank this Week: 1543

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: 1269

Aviation Law Prof Blog

Aviation Law Prof Blog

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

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

    India Wrestles with Control Issues After Loosening Foreign Ownership Cap

    India Wrestles with Control Issues After Loosening Foreign Ownership Cap
    A recent story from the Economic Times highlights the difficulties States encounter as they try to relax restrictions on foreign ownership of airlines without actually allowing foreign ownership or control. India has recently opened up its…
  • Apr 15

    European Commission Updates Banned Carrier List

    European Commission Updates Banned Carrier List
    Last week the European Commission released the 23rd version of its EU air safety list, identifying airlines that are subject to an operating ban or operational restrictions within the EU because of concerns about their level of compliance…
  • Apr 11

    New Tokyo Convention Protocol Covers Disruptive Passenger

    New Tokyo Convention Protocol Covers Disruptive Passenger
    ICAO has announced the adoption of a new Protocol to the 1963 Tokyo Convention on offenses committed on aircraft. The Protocol enhances states' authority to penalize passengers who commit disruptive acts on-board aircraft. It is now open for…
Rank this Week: 1108

Aviation Law Monitor

Aviation Law Monitor

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

http://www.aviationlawmonitor.com/
  • Apr 15

    Judge Rules Lawyer Filing Malaysia Flight MH 370 Petition Acted Improperly

    Judge Rules Lawyer Filing Malaysia Flight MH 370 Petition Acted Improperly
    Shortly after the crash of Malaysia Flight MH 370, Monica Kelly of the Ribbeck Law Firm announced that her firm was filing litigation in Chicago seeking to preserve evidence and identify other possible defendants who might be involved in the…
  • Apr 1

    Asiana Admits Pilots Allowed Aircraft To Get Too Slow But Blames Boeing

    Asiana Admits Pilots Allowed Aircraft To Get Too Slow But Blames Boeing
    Asiana now says the autopilot confused the crew of Asiana Flight 214, and blames Boeing for the crash of Flight 214.  ABC Channel 7 asked me to comment.  
  • Mar 29

    Montreal Convention's Time Limit for Bringing Suit Leads to Unjust Result

    Montreal Convention's Time Limit for Bringing Suit Leads to Unjust Result
    A passenger suffered from lung disease.  The airline denied him the use of his supplemental oxygen.  As a result, six months later, the passenger died.  The family sued the airline within two years of the passenger’s…
Rank this Week: 603

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
  • Apr 15

    MARPA Announces Copa Airlines’ Ahmad Zamany as Keynote Speaker for 2014 MARPA Conference

    MARPA Announces Copa Airlines’ Ahmad Zamany as Keynote Speaker for 2014 MARPA Conference
    MARPA is proud to announce that Ahmad R. Zamany, Vice President of Technical Operations, Copa Airlines will serve as a keynote speaker for the 2014 MARPA Conference. In Mr. Zamany’s role as Vice President of Technical Operations at Copa…
  • Mar 24

    MARPA Comments on New FAA PMA Policy

    MARPA Comments on New FAA PMA Policy
    In January, we wrote in this space about two new FAA Policy Statement proposals aimed at increasing coordination between FAA offices in the cases of certain engine PMA and propeller PMA applications.  MARPA is always on the lookout for…
  • Mar 21

    MARPA Joins U.S. Industry in Demanding Regulatory Transparency

    MARPA Joins U.S. Industry in Demanding Regulatory Transparency
    Last month, MARPA joined with a broad coalition of U.S. industry associations and representatives who together signed on to a letter to the U.S. House of Representatives in support of current legislative efforts to enact reform of the…
Rank this Week: 1205

Aviation Law Blog

Aviation Law Blog

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

http://aviationlawblog.ahbl.ca/
  • Mar 14

    When is an aerodrome not an aerodrome? When it’s really a boathouse.

    When is an aerodrome not an aerodrome? When it’s really a boathouse.
    On January 9, 2014, the Ontario Court of Appeal dismissed the appeal of Mr. Bak, a former real estate developer (click here for decision). The appeal arose from the owner Bak’s desire to build a boathouse to complement his cottage on…
  • Jan 30

    What is “Air Service”?

    What is “Air Service”?
    The Canadian Transportation Agency recently published a decision which sets out how it determines what constitutes an “air service” and what criteria will be applied in making that determination. The Agency is mandated to…
  • Jan 20

    Do protesters have the right to demonstrate in Canadian airports?

    Do protesters have the right to demonstrate in Canadian airports?
    In October 2011, eight members of an anti-abortion organization engaged in demonstrations in the Calgary Airport terminal building. The protesters were carrying signs and distributing pamphlets. After they refused to leave the premises, the…
Rank this Week: 1292

Aviation Law Discussions

Aviation Law Discussions

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

http://www.aerolegalservices.com/AviationLawDiscussions.shtml
  • Feb 17

    DOT Releases First Half 2014 SIFL Rate

    DOT Releases First Half 2014 SIFL Rate
    The U.S. Department of Transportation has released the Standard Industry Fare Level (SIFL) rates for the six-month period from January 1, 2014 to June 30, 2014. These rates are needed in order to apply the IRS's aircraft valuation formula to…
  • Jan 14

    IRS Adjusts 2014 FET Rates For Inflation

    IRS Adjusts 2014 FET Rates For Inflation
    The Internal Revenue Service (IRS) announced inflation adjustments to the federal excise tax (FET) rates on air transportation for 2014. The adjusted rates are: Percentage Tax - 7.5% Domestic Segment Fee - $4.00 International…
  • Dec 2

    Why Did I Receive A Request For Re-Examination From The FAA?

    Why Did I Receive A Request For Re-Examination From The FAA?
    As you may know, if the FAA discovers evidence that leads it to reasonably question an airman�s qualifications to exercise the privileges of the airman�s certificate, the FAA may issue a "request for re-examination." The…
Rank this Week: 4644

The NV Flyer

The NV Flyer

Reviews legal developments affecting airlines and travel agents.

http://nvflyer.wordpress.com
Rank this Week: 2660

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: 2713

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: 4232

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: 778

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: 2134

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: 3852

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: 3138

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: 1546

Space Law Probe

Space Law Probe

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

http://spacelawprobe.blogspot.com/
Rank this Week: 3189