The long awaited COVID-19 relief bill has finally arrived from Congress.  Weighing in at an impressive 5,593 pages, it contains at least some of the assistance the aviation industry has been asking for since the summer.

First and foremost among these is continuation of the Payroll Support Program started under the CARES Act.  Section 402 of the new law allocates $15 billion for airlines and $1 billion for aviation contractors. … Read More

An AERO Webinar on Emergency Preparedness and Response for Corporate and Business Aviation, Hosted by Go Crisis

November 17, 2020 – 11:00 to 12:00 AM Eastern Standard Time

In today’s world, corporate and business aviation has taken on an even greater importance.  One of the worst nightmares any corporate operator can have is the phone call that the aircraft carrying your employees has had an accident. … Read More

Earlier this week, the FAA issued its Updated Interim Occupational Health and Safety Guidance for Air Carriers and Crews.  The updated Guidance continues to urge that crewmembers who exhibit any symptoms of COVID-19 cease work, and only return after they meet the CDC’s criteria for Discontinuation of Isolation for Persons with COVID-19 Not in Healthcare Settings.  Similarly, the FAA also recommends that crewmembers with known exposure to COVID-19 not work until 14 days after the last potential exposure.… Read More

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