Limits on air carrier liability for international accidents has been with us since the adoption of the Warsaw Convention in 1929.  One of the flaws in the original Warsaw Convention of 1929 was that there was no regular mechanism to adjust the liability limits.  Instead, liability limits had to be revised  through the time consuming process of formally adopting additional protocols, such as the Hague Protocol of 1955.… Read More

The Plane-ly Spoken Podcast will provide you with our frank and uncensored views on the issues of the day, interviews with newsmakers, and top-notch analysis.  Launching the first installment of a podcast series, Mark Dombroff and Mark McKinnon discuss the recently released Federal Aviation Administration draft of the new rule for remote identification of unmanned aircraft, which provides the industry with a comprehensive roadmap for the full implementation of the Remote ID system.… 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

The 2020 Aviation Symposium is less than a month away! The last day to reserve a discounted room is Monday, Jan. 13. Take advantage of reduced rates by booking your room today at The Ritz-Carlton, Tysons Corner or the DoubleTree by Hilton McLean Tysons.

The symposium will provide insight on the major aviation issues of 2019, including the Lion Air and Ethiopian Airlines accidents and the many concerns they raise.… Read More

Changing a light bulb in a commercial passenger aircraft is not so simple of a task as running down to the local aircraft parts store and picking up a couple of “Made in China” 60-watt generic light bulbs and popping in a replacement.  Not only is the replacement light bulb subject to FAA approval and regulatory oversight under 14 CFR Part 21, but so are the maintenance facility and the aircraft mechanic changing the light bulb.  … Read More

For those of you who may have missed the live presentation of the latest UAS Webinar Series, “The Future of Drones: Remote Identification of Unmanned Aircraft – How It Will Work and What Does it Mean for You,” you can view the entire presentation by clicking on the links below.

The webinar recording is available here.… 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.

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The future of drones is finally here!  After an 18 month delay, the FAA has released a draft of the new rules for remote identification of unmanned aircraft.  The draft rule weighs in at over 300 pages, and provides a comprehensive roadmap for the full implementation of the Remote ID system.

The proposed Remote ID system relies heavily on third party service providers, which are expected to collect identification and location data from UAs in-flight in real-time.… Read More

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