Join us on February 2-4, 2021
Our last major aviation industry event before the COVID-19 lockdown was the 2020 Aviation Symposium. As the country begins to reopen, it is likely that our first event will be the 2021 Aviation Symposium.
Impacted suddenly by unprecedented change and now on the road to recovery, the aviation industry has faced a monumental year in 2020.
The aviation industry, like the rest of America, is gearing up for the reopening of America for business. As we do so, it is important to keep on top of the latest recommended “best practices” necessary to keep the COVID-19 virus from rebounding. Unfortunately, finding these resources can sometimes be difficult.
We at Plane-ly Spoken are here to help. The following is our collection of links, arranged by topic and government agency, of aviation industry related COVID-19 guidance.… Read More
On February 5, 2020, the Department of Transportation (DOT) opened the public comment period for its Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (NPRM) Regarding Traveling by Air with Service Animals. That comment period officially closed this week, with the proposed rule garnering over 14,000 comments.
While the comment period was open for 60 days, an unusually long period of time for a rulemaking such as this, it did not stop several groups from asking for an extension. … Read More
For those of you who may have missed the live presentation of the latest Aviation Webinar Series, “The COVID-19 Bailout Legislation and the Aviation Industry,” you can view the entire presentation by clicking on the link below.
The webinar recording is available HERE
The Department of Treasury is acting with uncharacteristic swiftness in the wake of the passage of the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act (CARES Act). On March 30, 2019, the Department released its preliminary guidance on how eligible aviation businesses can receive loans pursuant to Subpart A of the Act, and how air carriers can obtain payroll relief pursuant to Subpart B of the Act. … Read More
FREE WEBINAR – 2 PM, THURSDAY, APRIL 2
President Trump has signed a record-breaking $2 trillion stimulus and aid package to help combat the COVID-19 epidemic. As expected, there is a lot of money in the bill for aviation, including loan guarantees and payroll assistance for passenger and cargo carriers.
There is also good news for other aviation related businesses. The bill extends relief to contractors and service providers of airlines, such as caterers and baggage handlers, as well businesses that perform inspection, repair, replace, or overhaul services on aircraft. … Read More
With the wrenching and pervasive cessation of normal business and societal activities in the past few weeks, Fox Rothschild has been addressing questions from transportation industry clients concerning their ongoing responsibilities for complying with U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) drug and alcohol testing requirements during these difficult times.
On March 23, 2020, DOT issued Guidance on Compliance with Drug and Alcohol Testing Regulations. … Read More
Today’s new normal is that nothing will be normal. It seems that each day we are greeted with yet another federal, state, or local order restricting activity. These have ranged from travel advisories, to local bar and restaurant closures, to the statewide closing of all non-essential businesses.
What all of these shut-down orders have in common, however, is that there is little or no lead time between the issuance of the order and when it goes into effect.… Read More
On March 11, 2020, an aircraft carrying an ill passenger landed at Palm Beach International Airport. Apparently, the passenger had been feeling bad for a while, and had been tested for coronavirus. A passenger on the plane was quoted as saying that the ill man’s wife:
was sitting in the same row as me and mentioned to others that he wasn’t feeling well.… Read More