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Fully Virtual!

February 2-4, 2021

Our Breaking News Scenario –“We have reports that a Boeing 767 aircraft has run off the end of the runway at a German airport after an aborted takeoff. There are reports of injuries, and possibly fatalities, among the crew and passengers. First responders are on the scene.

We also have reports that the cargo included a significant amount of COVID-19 vaccine, packed in dry ice.

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We would like to thank everyone who was able to join us for the live presentation of the latest Aviation Webinar Series, “Remote Identification of Unmanned Aircraft and Flight Over People – The Final Rules.”

We are gratified by the huge turnout and positive feedback we have received.  There were several questions from the audience that we could not address due to the time constraints. … Read More

The FAA has kept its word.  As promised, the FAA has released the final versions of its rules for Remote Identification of Unmanned Aircraft, for Flight of UAS Over People, and for UAS Night Operations.  These rulemakings represent an important step towards routine flight beyond visual line of sight and full integration of UAS into the National Airspace System.

The Remote ID Rule

The Remote ID proposal was the most controversial of the new rules, and garnered the most public comments. … Read More

Join Us For A Free Webinar to Analyze the New Rules

January 5, 2020 at 1:00 PM Eastern

Are we there yet? Are we there yet? Are we there yet?  The phrase uttered billions of times each year by children, both small and large, on their way to Grandma’s house for Christmas.  It is also the phrase repeated by countless UAS operators this year while waiting for the FAA to release the final UAS rules for remote identification and for flight over people.… Read More

At long last, the Department of Transportation (“DOT”) has brought clarity to the use of emotional support and service animals on airplanes.  As many of you will remember, the DOT proposed a sweeping set of regulations on this issue back in February.  The proposed rule drew thousands of comments, many of them angry and emotional, both pro and con.

SERVICE ANIMALS

The 122-page final rule provides clear guidelines regarding what constitutes a service animal and the steps that must be met before a passenger may take a service animal onboard an aircraft. … Read More

Nowadays, whistleblowing is a very important issue, especially in these times of COVID-19 and in that vein, there are new and “creative” ways for employers to allegedly retaliate against employees who wish to report wrongdoing.  In a recent variation on this theme, a Contracts Manager has sued Airbus Group under the False Claims Act, claiming that the Company falsely “turned him in” to the FBI after he stated that he believed the Company’s accounting practices were suspect and, more importantly, after the Company learned that he had kept evidence of the submission of false claims to the federal government. … Read More

NOW FULLY VIRTUAL!

Save the date for our 15th annual Aviation Symposium!

February 2-4, 2021

“An Airplane Is Down…”
Emergency Preparation and Response in the Pandemic Era (and Beyond)

Our fully virtual 2021 symposium features panels and presentations on cutting-edge issues, as well as our annual full-scale emergency drill.

This year’s drill will respond to a fact-driven “accident” and will address the company GO team, corporate command center, family assistance, accident investigation and media, as well as the host of issues arising from any aviation accident or incident.

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An essential aspect of the aviation industry is doing business with the United States Government.

Whether you’re an airline, a charter or cargo operator, an MRO, a ground handler or a manufacturer, the considerations associated with having the federal government as a client is a world apart from operating in the commercial space.

Join Fox’s Federal Government Contracts attorneys for targeted sessions and networking at our Federal Contracts Symposium.… Read More

These are anxious days for in-house counsel and HR managers for airlines and other aviation entities.  Consumer demand is rising, but Cares Act funding is running out in September, and the COVID-19 pandemic continues to wreak havoc.  Although the C Suite will decide which layoffs to continue or make permanent, and who should be brought back or re-hired, it will fall to in-house counsel and HR to minimize the legal risks of these personnel decisions.… Read More

In a long awaited move, the interagency working group responsible for coordinating drone defense policy has issued guidance to the public about what they can and cannot do to combat unauthorized drone use.  The guidance, issued jointly by the Department of Justice (DOJ), the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), the Department of Homeland Security (DHS), and the Federal Communications Commission (FCC), covers the application of federal criminal laws, aviation safety laws, transportation and airport security laws, and radio frequency and communication spectrum issues to drone defense.… Read More