With the enactment of the FAA Reauthorization Act of 2018 in October of last year, Congress, to a large extent, has taken a breather from introducing aviation legislation. Two recent bills, however, address key aviation safety issues and merit examination – the Safe Landings Act and the Safe and Quiet Skies Act of 2019. We discuss the Safe Landings Act in this post and will address the Safe and Quiet Skies Act of 2019 in a following post.… Read More
Richard Branson once said, “If you want to be a Millionaire, start with a billion dollars and launch a new airline.” This is one of those sayings that falls into the category of, it’s funny because it’s true. In fact, the saying applies equally to most new undertakings in aviation, including the design, certification, and manufacture of a new aircraft. In this three part series, we will be taking a look at one of the most ambitious initiatives in modern aviation, the electric aircraft and urban air mobility.… Read More
For those of you who may have missed the live presentation of the latest in our ongoing UAS Webinar Series, “Drone Defense: Rules, Regulations, Dos and Don’ts,” you can view the entire presentation by clicking on the links below.
Check back here for updates on the next webinar, which will be held on November 21, 2019!… Read More
As most readers know, the lack of a standard for the remote identification of unmanned aircraft has held up progress in a number of areas critical for integration of UAS into the national airspace system. Rules for flight over people and in heavily congested areas, protection of critical infrastructure, beyond visual line of sight operations and unmanned traffic management, and effective counter-drone systems all require a remote ID solution. … Read More
Tuesday, October 1, 2019 | Noon ET
The United States is home to 1.3 million registered drones. The Department of Homeland Security cannot quantify the number that are unregistered, but more than 7 million drones are expected to have been sold in the U.S. by 2020. As the number of drones increases, so does the likelihood that a drone will be used in a terrorist attack or other criminal activity.… Read More
On August 1 2019, we told our readers/followers that Plane-ly Spoken was coming in for a landing as the Aviation Team packed its luggage (and boxes) and re-located to a new airport. Well, both the Aviation Team and Plane-ly Spoken have landed, taxied to the gate and unloaded our belongings. And so, the Fox Rothschild Aviation Team welcomes you back on-board.… Read More
The Planely Spoken Blog is the work of a talented group of aviation lawyers who have been together for decades. We use Planely Spoken to provide you with our unique take on the issues of the day, to notify you about our upcoming events and webinars, and occasionally, we even break news.
Planely Spoken has had several different homes over the years. … Read More
In Part I of this post, we described various provisions in the Promoting the Launch of Aviation’s Next Era Act of 2019 (the PLANE Act of 2019), S. 2198, as introduced by Senators Inhofe (OK) and King (ME) on July 23. There we focused on Title I of the bill, “Fairness for Pilots,” (sections 101 to 105). In this post, we focus on provisions in the other five titles of the bill that will also be of considerable interest to our readers.… Read More
On July 23, Senators Inhofe (OK) and King (ME), introduced the Promoting the Launch of Aviation’s Next Era Act of 2019 (the PLANE Act of 2019), S. 2198, a 38-page bill which according to press releases from Senator Inhofe’s and Senator King’s offices, “would empower the voices of pilots, invest in airport infrastructure and ensure more opportunities for a trained aviation workforce.” In a recent letter to both Senators, thirteen aviation associations indicated their strong support for the bill.… Read More
February 4–6, 2020
The Ritz-Carlton Tysons Corner in McLean, Va.
The leading aviation issues of 2019 surround the Lion Air and Ethiopian Airlines accidents and the wide-ranging number of issues presented by them.