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

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The impact of the pandemic has been felt by all individuals and businesses worldwide, and the aviation industry is no exception.

As airlines, cargo operators, charter and fractional operators have attempted to overcome operational challenges and recover financially, the industry has also adapted to different ways of doing business, including emergency response.

Join Mark Dombroff and Morgan Campbell for a discussion on how the aviation industry has adjusted and a look to the future.

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While many states are currently “open for business” to one degree or another, COVID-19 has stubbornly refused to release its hold in some areas.  As a result, while progress is being made, we clearly are not “back to normal.”

In light of this, government agencies that relaxed regulatory requirements at the beginning of the crisis, including the FAA, are beginning to extend these accommodations. … Read More

For those of you who may have missed the live presentation of the latest Aviation Webinar Series, “Challenges on the Aviation Insurance Industry & Legal Considerations During and After the COVID-19 Pandemic,” 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

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Join Fox Rothschild’s Aviation Practice and the Aviation Emergency Response Organization (AERO) for a program on pressing issues facing the aviation insurance industry.

Topics include:

  • 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

Presenters:

Pamela Pullen, Global Aviation Emergency Response Manager, UPS Airlines
Brian Glod, Managing Director, U.S.… Read More

In the age of COVID-19, there is a renewed interest in the principles of federalism and the limits of federal power, including the power of the Federal Aviation Administration.  More and more, commentators and legislators are arguing that the FAA should not be the sole arbiter of how the national airspace is used, particularly below 400 feet.

This is, of course, a faulty premise upon which to build an argument. … Read More

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 March 16, 2020, the White House declared a national emergency, retroactive to March 1, 2020.  The resultant “shutdown” of our county has impacted every phase of life in America, with the aviation industry among the hardest hit.

It is not just private industry that is affected.  Both the FAA and the NTSB are also under “stay at home” orders. What this means, at least relative to the NTSB, is that accidents which have occurred during this period of shutdown have generally not involved a field investigation. … 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