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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: 58

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: 526

Aviation Law Prof Blog

Aviation Law Prof Blog

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

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/aviation/
  • May 2

    EU Transport Officials Urged to Resolve Gibraltar Airport Dispute

    EU Transport Officials Urged to Resolve Gibraltar Airport Dispute
    The aviation community is turning to the EU in it's desire for clarity regarding the legal status of Gibraltar airport.
  • Apr 28

    U.S. Looks to Extend Security Reach

    U.S. Looks to Extend Security Reach
    Despite the likelihood that the U.S. Congress once again struggles to pass a long-term FAA reauthorization bill in a timely fashion, there is bipartisan support for legislation that would empower the TSA to play a more active role regarding…
  • Apr 27

    Return to CAB Era?

    Return to CAB Era?
    A curious NY Times story from earlier this week, Start-Up Airline Idles on a California Runway, Stymied by Bureaucracy, describes the complaints of a 95 year-old entrepreneur who has been thus far unable to secure an operating certificate for…
Rank this Week: 971

Space Law Probe

Space Law Probe

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

http://spacelawprobe.blogspot.com/
Rank this Week: 1056

Unmanned Aircraft Systems

Unmanned Aircraft Systems

Covers government law. By Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman LLP.

http://www.uaslawblog.com/
  • Apr 27

    U.S. Senate Passes Bipartisan FAA Bill Marking First Step to UAS Regulation

    U.S. Senate Passes Bipartisan FAA Bill Marking First Step to UAS Regulation
    On April 19, the United States Senate passed bipartisan legislation that would reauthorize federal funding for the Federal Aviation Administration for the next two fiscal years. The Senate-passed bill, which will not take effect until the…
  • Apr 26

    Flying into Darkness – Commercial Drone Night Flights Approved by the FAA

    Flying into Darkness – Commercial Drone Night Flights Approved by the FAA
    Last week, the FAA issued an historic authority to Industrial Skyworks for nighttime commercial UAS operations.  The Section 333 exemption, obtained with the help of Kenneth Quinn, Jennifer Trock, and Graham Keithley of Pillsbury…
  • Apr 21

    Drone Collision Results in Calls for Increased Regulation

    Drone Collision Results in Calls for Increased Regulation
    A British Airways pilot believes that a drone, also known as a small unmanned aircraft system (sUAS), struck the front of the Airbus A320 during landing at London’s Heathrow Airport on Sunday, April 17. The aircraft landed safely and no…
Rank this Week: 1266

Aviation Law Monitor

Aviation Law Monitor

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

http://www.aviationlawmonitor.com/
  • Apr 11

    Spirit Airlines Likely Immune from Allred's Suit Alleging Airline Served Too Much Alcohol

    Spirit Airlines Likely Immune from Allred's Suit Alleging Airline Served Too Much Alcohol
    Injured passengers have filed suit against Spirit Airlines in connection with last month’s drunken melee on board a flight from Baltimore to LAX.  The plaintiffs, represented by Los Angeles attorney Gloria Allred, seek to hold…
  • Apr 1

    Icon Aircraft A5 Purchase Agreement: Who would sign this thing?

    Icon Aircraft A5 Purchase Agreement: Who would sign this thing?
    As AOPA is pointing out, Icon’s 41-page purchase agreement for its long-awaited A5 is, well, “unusual.”  Perhaps what is most troubling is its language that seeks to allow Icon to dodge liability for any accident,…
  • Mar 7

    MH 370 Families File Last Minute Lawsuits Against Malaysia Airline

    MH 370 Families File Last Minute Lawsuits Against Malaysia Airline
    Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 is still missing.  Before filing any lawsuits, the families of those missing would certainly prefer to know what happened. But with a strict two year statute of limitations set to expire tomorrow, the…
Rank this Week: 1594

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: 1499

BVA Law Blog

BVA Law Blog

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

http://www.bvatriallaw.com/air-law-blog/
  • Feb 3

    Daallo Airlines Explosion Kills Passenger

    Daallo Airlines Explosion Kills Passenger
    What many believe to have been a bomb exploded yesterday on a commercial airliner, an Airbus A321, flying from Mogadishu to Djibouti. The pilots landed the plane safely, which was reportedly in flames and surrounded by smoke, after declaring…
  • Jan 4

    Run and Hide – Not Exactly The John McClane Approach

    Run and Hide – Not Exactly The John McClane Approach
    Remember Die Hard 2, where Officer John McClane (Bruce Willis) saves Washington Dulles Airport from a rogue band of militant terrorists? Well apparently that’s not how they roll in Chicago. If you see the aviation police running in…
  • Dec 7

    A Holiday Guide to FAA Drone Rule

    A Holiday Guide to FAA Drone Rule
    If you are on Santa’s nice list, chances are you may find a drone, or even better, a drone with a mac-daddy Go-Pro camera under your tree this Christmas. But just remember, that gift comes with some strings. A drone, no matter how…
Rank this Week: 1272

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: 1183

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: 1193

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 25

    Jason Mahoney, Dir. of Engineering & Maintenance, TUI Group to Keynote 2016 MARPA PMA Parts Conference in MADRID

    Jason Mahoney, Dir. of Engineering & Maintenance, TUI Group to Keynote 2016 MARPA PMA Parts Conference in MADRID
    MARPA is extremely pleased to announce that Jason Mahoney Director of Engineering & Maintenance – TUI Group will serve as the Keynote speaker for the 2016 MARPA PMA Aircraft Parts Conference from May 23-24, 2016 in Madrid,…
  • Apr 22

    FAA Draft Advisory Circulars Need Your Comment

    FAA Draft Advisory Circulars Need Your Comment
    Several draft FAA Advisory Circulars are currently open for comment of which MARPA members should take note. Today the FAA's Engine and Propeller Directorate released draft AC 33.15-3 Parts Manufacturer Approval (PMA) Metallic Part Material…
  • Apr 12

    Join MARPA in Madrid May 23-24th! Book your hotel room today!

    Join MARPA in Madrid May 23-24th! Book your hotel room today!
    The MARPA 2016 EMEA (Europe, Middle East, Asia) PMA Parts Conference will be taking place in Madrid, Spain next month, on May 23-24, 2016 at the beautiful NH Madrid Ventas Hotel. But the deadline for making hotel reservations at the…
Rank this Week: 4062

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: 3988

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: 4581

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: 3125

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: 2709

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: 2975

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: 3739

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: 4150