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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/
  • Jan 28

    Aer Lingus Board Recommends Acceptance of IAG Bid

    Aer Lingus Board Recommends Acceptance of IAG Bid
    Irish flag carrier Aer Lingus has been the subject of repeated takeover attempts by both Ryanair and I.A.G., but I.A.G.'s most recent proposal is one step closer to success as the Aer Lingus board has recommended that the airline's…
  • Jan 27

    How Will White House Drone Affect Integration?

    How Will White House Drone Affect Integration?
    Following the revelation that a remotely piloted quadcopter landed on the White House lawn, the question everyone is asking today is what the ramifications will be for unmanned vehicle usage in the United States. It's possible that such a…
  • Jan 22

    Pirker Settle

    Pirker Settle
    News broke this afternoon that Ralph Pirker, the drone operator whose initial challenge to the FAA's authority to regulate unmanned aircraft was successful before being overturned in November, has settled with the agency. Pirker reportedly…
Rank this Week: 259

travelblawg

travelblawg

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

http://travelblawg.boardingarea.com/
  • Jan 28

    Drone News: Don’t Drink & Drone, Super Bowl “No Drone Zone”

    Drone News: Don’t Drink & Drone, Super Bowl “No Drone Zone”
    FAA says leave your drone at home | by travel blogger Mark C. Palmer | Drones in the news from drunk White House drone crashing to "No Drone Zone" at The post Drone News: Don’t Drink & Drone, Super Bowl “No Drone Zone”…
  • Jan 28

    Hotels.com Mobile Booking Code: Get $25 off $200

    Hotels.com Mobile Booking Code: Get $25 off $200
    Book on Hotels.com mobile app for extra savings with this Hotels.com Mobile Promo Code! The post Hotels.com Mobile Booking Code: Get $25 off $200 appeared first on Travel Blawg.
  • Jan 28

    Note This Minor Yet Important Change At Most U.S. Hotels in 2014

    Note This Minor Yet Important Change At Most U.S. Hotels in 2014
    Progress Made On Direct Dial 911 In Hotels | by travel blogger Mark C. Palmer | FCC Commissioner review the past year's success with converting to 911 The post Note This Minor Yet Important Change At Most U.S. Hotels in 2014 appeared first on…
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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
  • Jan 27

    US Government Meeting for Foreign Investors Could Be a Good Networking Opportunity for MARPA Members Seeking Capital

    US Government Meeting for Foreign Investors Could Be a Good Networking Opportunity for MARPA Members Seeking Capital
    The U.S. Commerce Department will host an Aerospace Foreign Direct Investment Exposition right before the 2015 MARPA Conference in Las Vegas. MARPA members seeking investment capital may wish to attend this event before they join us at the…
  • Jan 14

    The Argentine Market

    The Argentine Market
    This week, MARPA is at the MRO Latin America show to promote PMA. The meeting is being held in Buenos Aires, Argentina. Aerolineas is the flag carrier of Argentina. The carrier was formed in 1950 from the merger of four other air carriers.…
  • Jan 11

    MARPA Partners with the Association of European Airlines for European PMA Conference

    MARPA Partners with the Association of European Airlines for European PMA Conference
    Over the past several months MARPA has been in discussions with the Association of European Airlines (AEA) to work together to put on a PMA conference specifically designed to further education about PMA in Europe and the Middle East, and…
Rank this Week: 761

The NV Flyer

The NV Flyer

Reviews legal developments affecting airlines and travel agents.

http://nvflyer.wordpress.com
  • 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…
  • Oct 29

    Passenger’s racial discrimination claims based on airline deplaning come up short

    Passenger’s racial discrimination claims based on airline deplaning come up short
    Mercer v. Southwest Airlines Co. (N.D. Cal. Sept. 19, 2014).  In his amended complaint, the plaintiff, an African American, alleged that he and fiancée boarded the Southwest LAX-IAH flight with two carry-on bags apiece.  The…
Rank this Week: 1066

Aviation Law Blog

Aviation Law Blog

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

http://aviationlawblog.ahbl.ca/
  • Jan 20

    New Exemptions for Commercial UAV Operator

    New Exemptions for Commercial UAV Operator
    Transport Canada recently introduced two new exemptions to simplify commercial umanned air vehicle (UAV) operations and safely integrate them into Canadian airspace. UAV operations are regulated by Transport Canada under the Canadian Aviation…
  • Nov 3

    Canadian Transportation Agency rules that passengers cannot take advantage of mistake fare

    Canadian Transportation Agency rules that passengers cannot take advantage of mistake fare
    In our increasingly electronic age, more air travellers are purchasing flights online, on the basis of posted fare prices.  But what happens in the case of “mistake fares”, when the wrong fare price is mistakenly posted…
  • 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…
Rank this Week: 5053

Aviation Law Monitor

Aviation Law Monitor

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

http://www.aviationlawmonitor.com/
  • Jan 16

    6 Ways an Aircraft Owner Can Be Liable for an Accident When Someone Else Was Flying

    6 Ways an Aircraft Owner Can Be Liable for an Accident When Someone Else Was Flying
    Here are six ways an aircraft owner can be found liable even if he was not on board when the plane crashed: Vicarious liability for acts of permissive user.   In many states, an aircraft owner is liable by statute for any injury…
  • Jan 8

    Video Interview: Discussing AirAsia QZ8501 with LXBN TV

    Video Interview: Discussing AirAsia QZ8501 with LXBN TV
    Following up on my recent posts on the incident, I had the opportunity to discuss the crash of AirAsia QZ8501 with Colin O'Keefe of LXBN. In the interview, I share my thoughts on the potential cause of the incident and what that might mean as…
  • Dec 29

    AirAsia's Obligation to Compensate the Families of Flight 8501

    AirAsia's Obligation to Compensate the Families of Flight 8501
    Because AirAsia Flight QZ 8501 was an international flight, the airline’s obligation to compensate the passengers’ families is governed by a treaty known as the Montreal Convention.  Here are some of the Convention’s…
Rank this Week: 612

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: 570

Aviation Law Discussions

Aviation Law Discussions

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

http://www.aerolegalservices.com/AviationLawDiscussions.shtml
  • 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…
  • 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…
Rank this Week: 1539

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: 245

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: 2416

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: 3017

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: 4599

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: 60

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: 1680

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: 1610

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: 3824

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: 4928

Space Law Probe

Space Law Probe

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

http://spacelawprobe.blogspot.com/
Rank this Week: 2462