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NTSB Publishes Two Rules Governing Agency Investigative Regulations

by Holland & Knight LLP on

The National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) on June 29, 2017, published a final rule covering 49 C.F.R. 831 subparts A-D and an interim final rule for 49 C.F.R. 831 subpart E, both of which are effective July 31, 2017...more

Your Business Drone Crashed... What Do You Do?

by Rumberger Kirk & Caldwell on

Understanding FAA & NTSB Drone Accident Reporting Requirements - When a corporate drone crashes, it can be one of the worst-case scenarios for owners who rely on UAS technology to conduct a wide-array of business...more

Aviation Happenings - Spring 2017

The Spring 2017 edition of the Aviation Group’s newsletter examines some of the most recent and relevant cases and developments in aviation law, including: - Air Carrier Not Responsible for Rancid Cheese Under Montreal...more

Thoughts on Drones: The View from the Bench

by SmithAmundsen LLC on

Having just returned from the American Bar Association Aviation and Aerospace Committee Conference, I would like to share some thoughts on drones conveyed from the view of the bench and the regulators....more

Was Negligence the Cause of the Fatal Hoboken Train Crash?

by The Rothenberg Law Firm LLP on

Tragedy recently struck the New Jersey Transit’s Hoboken Terminal when a speeding train crashed through several safety barriers before ultimately smashing into the passenger depot. One person was killed and over 100 were...more

New Turbulence App May Prevent In-Flight Injuries

by Howard Ankin on

US aircraft experience 65,000 incidences of moderate to severe turbulence each year. Turbulence-related injuries range from minor cuts and bruises to fractures, broken bones, and serious spinal and head injuries. A flight...more

Is the Rapidly Evolving Landscape for Vehicle Technology About to Hit Regulatory and Legal Speedbumps?

by K&L Gates LLP on

In a nation with over 250 million vehicles, accidents occur daily, and many of those result in injuries and fatalities. Rarely do they receive national attention. Yet, an incident involving a vehicle in early May has...more

FAA issues long awaited Small Unmanned Aircraft Systems Regulations

New Law Goes into Effect August 29, 2016 - After many months, the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) has issued regulations towards integrating Unmanned Aerial Systems (UAS, also called Drones) into the national...more

Can Technology Help Prevent Trucking Accident Fatalities?

by Howard Ankin on

Inattentive drivers cause accidents every day. When a truck is involved, those accidents often result in heavy property damage, serious injuries or fatalities. Recent annual Illinois crash data shows that tractor trailers...more

Greasing the Wheels of Safety: NTSB Updates Regulations Governing Reports and Proceedings

New regulations governing National Transportation Safety Board investigative hearings, meetings, reports and petitions for reconsideration are set to go into effect on January 25, 2016. In general, the new regulations...more

National Transportation Safety Board Targets Impaired Driving

by McDermott Will & Emery on

Industry professionals should remain aware of trends in policy and technology that may lead to changes in our nation’s laws to combat drunk driving. On January 13, 2016, National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) Chairman...more

Update on Significant DOT, FAA and Other Federal Agencies’ Aviation-Related Regulatory Actions - December 2015

by Cozen O'Connor on

This edition of the Cozen O’Connor Aviation Regulatory Update includes looming revisions to the Visa Waiver Program, DOT’s plans for an additional round of new regulations on disabled passenger-related issues, the FAA’s new...more

Add Insult to Injury: TOTE Maritime’s Lawsuit Decision after El Faro Sinking

On September 29 of this year, many residents living along the East Coast of the United States and throughout the Caribbean were preparing for the potential impact of Hurricane Joaquin. In Jacksonville, Florida, final...more

USDOT’s Takeover of DC Metro Safety Program – Desperate Measure for a Desperate Time

by Beveridge & Diamond PC on

In the face of repeated safety tragedies, a hyper-critical National Transportation Safety Board report, and general customer uneasiness, Secretary Foxx’s recent decision to have the Federal Transit Administration (FTA) assume...more

Deadline Fast Approaching for Positive Train Controls

by Best Best & Krieger LLP on

Failure to Implement Safety Measures Will Result in Interrupted Railway Service - Best Best & Krieger LLP’s Washington, D.C. Government Relations Services team is monitoring an urgent issue now being considered by the...more

NTSB Faults FAA in Private Spacecraft Investigation

by Buchalter on

In a strange twist on the normal relationship between federal regulatory agencies, the National Transportation Safety Board (“NTSB”) has found the Federal Aviation Administration (“FAA”) a primary culprit in the October 31,...more

Seventh Circuit Finds Admiralty Jurisdiction in Asiana Airlines Lawsuits

by Holland & Knight LLP on

In litigation arising from the July 2013 accident of Asiana Flight 214 at the San Francisco International Airport, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit reversed the District Court's remand decision, holding that...more

DOT Tank Car Rule Reflects Refined Cost-Benefit Analysis

by Nossaman LLP on

On May 1, 2015, the U.S. Department of Transportation, acting through the Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration, issued a much-anticipated final rule on the enhanced tank car standards and operational...more

Anticipating PHMSA's Crude by Rail Rule

by King & Spalding on

The Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration's much-anticipated crude by rail rule will address over 3,000 comments, spanning a wide range of public opinion on crude by rail safety. PHMSA must address vast...more

The FAA Asks Local and State Law Enforcement for Help Enforcing Its Unmanned Aircraft Policies

by K&L Gates LLP on

The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) recently released new guidance directed to local and state law enforcement describing how they can help the FAA find and stop the operators of unmanned aircraft systems (UAS) from...more

FAA settles trail-blazing drone case for $1,100

by Thompson Coburn LLP on

After a multi-year fight over its $10,000 civil penalty against a drone pilot, the Federal Aviation Administration (“FAA”) settled with Raphael Pirker for $1,100 in connection with his operation of an unmanned aircraft system...more

Aviation & Aerospace and Surface Transportation Quarterly Newsletter

by Buchalter on

In This Issue: - Update on Developments in California Drone Law - One Community Gets Relief from Aircraft Noise - California Once Again Relinquishes Clean Air Act Enforcement Responsibility to the...more

Implications of the NTSB’s Decision That Drones are Aircraft

by Carlton Fields on

The NTSB issued a decision on November 17, holding that drones are aircraft and subject to the code of federal regulations that govern aircraft. In Michael P. Huerta, Administrator, Federal Aviation Administration v. Raphael...more

NTSB Overturns Administrative Law Judge Decision and Holds That Federal Aviation Regulation 91.13 (Careless or Reckless Operation)...

The Federal Aviation Association (FAA) is feverishly working on a Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (NPRM) governing commercial use of unmanned aircraft systems (UAS), which it intends to have ready by the end of 2014. Details...more

NTSB Ruling: FAA Regulations Enforceable Against Drones

by LeClairRyan on

In the ever shifting landscape of drone law, there has been another seismic shift. In a November 18, 2014 ruling, the NTSB held that the FAA does have the authority to enforce its regulations against certain model aircraft...more

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