If you are in the aviation industry and operate internationally (airlines, charter operators), your product is used outside the United States, (OEMs, component manufacturers), or you have a presence outside the United States (MROs), you cannot afford to miss this webinar.… Read More
In issuing its 2019-2020 Most Wanted List of Transportation Safety Improvements last month and in holding a recent public meeting, the National Transportation Safety Board has renewed its efforts in identifying safety gaps in Part 135 [Code of Federal Regulations, title 14, Part 135] aviation operations and recommending actions that the Federal Aviation Administration and Part 135 operators to eliminate preventable crashes.… Read More
Last month, we passed yet another milestone in aviation history, the 88th anniversary of the first attempted hijacking of a passenger aircraft. On February 12, 1931, a group of armed revolutionaries in Peru attempted to seize a Ford tri-motor by force, resulting in a 10 day stand-off. The crisis was ultimately resolved when the revolutionaries learned there had been a successful coup against the government, and the plane was no longer needed.… Read More
Our webinar scheduled for tomorrow, “Current Developments in UAS Regulation: Why 2019 May Be the Year of the Drone,” has been rescheduled to Feb. 27 due to the forecast for inclement weather in the Mid-Atlantic.… Read More
The Transportation App is now available! This unique app, for both IOS and Android operating systems, provides a wealth of information relevant to issues you may confront. … Read More
Today we present an update to our story from last month involving an insurance coverage dispute between a wedding photographer and his insurer. Unfortunately for the photographer, our predication on how this case would come out was correct.
As you will recall, the photographer in question was sued in state court by a wedding guest who claimed that she lost the sight in one eye after the drone hit her.… Read More
Wow! The clock is ticking and The 2019 Aviation Symposium is rapidly approaching.
Our opening panel will focus upon accidents/incidents/events outside the United States. Nimbus Airlines will (in all likelihood), shortly before the Symposium, experience an issue somewhere in the world.
Our crystal ball tells us there will be serious injuries, possibly a fatality, a criminal investigation, language and cultural issues, time zone problems and more.… Read More
Virtually every businessperson knows that he or she needs insurance to protect their enterprise. Most are even aware that insurance is not “one policy fits all.” They have auto insurance to cover their vehicles and drivers, workers compensation insurance to cover workplace injuries, and comprehensive general liability or professional liability insurance to cover the work that is done. However, it appears that many do not realize that if they use unmanned aircraft, there is likely a hole in their insurance protections.… Read More
Artificial intelligence (“AI”) and autonomous vehicle technologies (“AVT”) have the potential to redefine how the aviation industry operates. While the operational changes that these technologies will bring are being widely explored, the legal issues raised by their rapid introduction into the industry are not. In this two part series, we will be looking at applications for AI in aviation and its effect on the legal liability and regulation of those who use it.… Read More
Artificial intelligence (“AI”) and autonomous vehicle technologies (“AVT”) have the potential to redefine how the aviation industry operates. While the operational changes that these technologies will bring are being widely explored, the legal issues raised by their rapid introduction into the industry are not. In this two part series, we will be looking at applications for AI in aviation and its effect on the legal liability and regulation of those who use it. … Read More