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
For those of you who may have missed the live presentation of the latest Aviation Webinar Series, “Emergency Preparation and Response in the Era of COVID-19,” you can view the entire presentation by clicking on the link below.
The webinar recording is available HERE
The slides are available for download HERE
Join Fox Rothschild’s Aviation Practice and the Aviation Emergency Response Organization (AERO) for a program on pressing issues facing the aviation insurance industry.
- The effects of COVID-19 on the aviation insurance industry
- Filing an extension for additional time to file your Form 10-Q, 10-K and certain other periodic reports
- Planning for a virtual aviation accident response
- Important legal considerations regarding COVID-19 issues
- Challenges to consider post-COVID-19
Pamela Pullen, Global Aviation Emergency Response Manager, UPS Airlines
Brian Glod, Managing Director, U.S.… Read More
Fox Rothschild’s 2020 Aviation Symposium is less than two weeks away, and there’s still time to sign up. Registration is complimentary and, in addition to a comprehensive program on aviation safety, includes a cocktail reception, networking dinner and continuing education opportunities.
When: February 4–6
Where: The Ritz-Carlton, Tysons Corner
1700 Tysons Boulevard
McLean, VA 22102
This three-day event focuses on the major aviation issues of 2019, including the Lion Air and Ethiopian Airlines accidents and the many concerns they raise.… Read More
Politico recently published the results of its investigation of the gaps in government agencies’ legal authorities to investigate space tourism accidents and impose safety protections for space launch participants. Politico’s article detailing the results of its investigation is comprehensive and sobering (A “Wild Environment’: Uncertain safety rules await space tourists,” December 25, 2019, https://www.politico.com/news/2019/12/25/space-tourists-safety-rules-089681). There is one particular aspect of the article, however, that calls for clarification – the authority of the National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) to investigate commercial space law accidents.… Read More
|After an 18-month delay, the FAA released a draft of the new rule for remote identification of unmanned aircraft, providing the industry with a comprehensive roadmap for the full implementation of the Remote ID system.
Fortunately, you don’t have to wade through the 300-page draft because the Fox Rothschild Aviation team has done that for you!
Join Fox Rothschild’s Aviation Practice Group for a complimentary 90-minute webinar on the Remote ID Notice of Proposed Rulemaking.
The manned and unmanned aviation communities do not see eye-to-eye on any number of issues. Each side has a vision of how unmanned aircraft fit into the National Airspace System, and each side continually engages with the FAA to push that vision. While the FAA’s attempt to balance these competing views often leaves one or both sides disappointed, one thing that both sides agree on is that these decisions should be left to the FAA.… Read More
In an article for Law360, Mark Dombroff explains how the Federal Aviation Administration and local governments continue to vie for control of the airspace being used by drones — an issue that will only intensify in the coming year.
The FAA has been working on new rules to permit drones to fly directly over large concentrations of people. These so-called remote identification rules will allow for detection and identification of unmanned aircraft no matter where they fly.… Read More
In a recent post, we discussed the Safe Landings Act (H.R. 4166), pending legislation introduced in August of this year. In this post, we discuss another piece of pending legislation – the Safe and Quiet Skies Act of 2019.
The Safe and Quiet Skies Act of 2019 (H.R. 4547) was introduced in the U.S. House of Representatives on September 27, 2019, by Representative Ed Case of Hawaii’s First Congressional District (located entirely on the Island of Oahu, including the City and County of Honolulu).… Read More