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Petition for Rulemaking Requests Standards of Conduct for Oil Pipelines

by Jackson Walker on

Airlines for America and the National Propane Gas Association (“Petitioners”) filed a Petition for Rulemaking on February 1, 2018, asking the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (“FERC”) to extend its affiliate Standards of...more

Africa Focus: Spring 2018: Storm clouds or clearer skies for African airlines?

by White & Case LLP on

Competition with international carriers is tight, but opportunities exist for African airlines to grow market share. African airlines are in a steep decline. Their market share has fallen by approximately 40 percent over...more

Peacock’s Flight Denied

by Fox Rothschild LLP on

You have likely heard about the recent attempt by an individual to board a flight with a peacock who purportedly served as an emotional support animal. See, e.g., “Woman denied emotional support peacock on United...more

Real ID Domestic Air Travel Requirement Takes Effect on January 22, 2018

by Cozen O'Connor on

Anyone flying within the United States on or after January 22, 2018 will have to ensure that their state-issued driver’s license or identification card is compliant with the Real ID Act and its standards or has received an...more

NTSB Reauthorization Proposal- Part II

by LeClairRyan on

In Part I of this post, we described various provisions in S. 2202, the National Transportation Safety Board Reauthorization Act, as reported by the U.S. Senate Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation on December...more

IATA-FIATA Pilots New Airline/Forwarder Relationship

by Benesch on

Airlines and air forwarders are changing their global relationship for the first time in decades with the launch of a new International Air Transport Association (IATA) and International Federation of Freight Forwarders’...more

Australia's ACCC Alarmed at Increasing Issues Arising from Consumer Guarantees

by Jones Day on

The Situation: The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission ("ACCC") has identified a 39 percent increase in consumer guarantee reports in 2017 as compared with 2016, from 21,000 to 29,000. Looking Ahead: The ACCC...more

Montreal Convention Statute of Limitations Does Not Apply to Contributions Claims, S.D.N.Y. Holds

by Benesch on

In AGCS Marine Ins. Co. v. Geodis Calberson Hungaria Logisztikai KFT, No. 16-CV-9710 (S.D. N.Y. 2017), the Southern District of New York recently held that a contracting carrier’s claims for contribution and indemnification...more

Eighty Years After Earhart: Congress Moves to Motivate and Facilitate Women In Aviation

The aviation industry is in dire need of a future workforce. This industry is already suffering from a shortage of qualified individuals to work in all sectors of aviation. For instance, the Forbes article states that the gap...more

ACCC Increases Enforcement of Consumer Guarantees Against Airlines

by Jones Day on

The Situation: Following consumer complaints, the Australian Competition and Consumer Regulator ("ACCC") has released a report reminding airlines of obligations when dealing with the flying public. Looking Ahead: The ACCC...more

DOT v. FAA: Oversight of regional Air Carriers

by LeClairRyan on

A just-released report by the U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) Office of Inspector General (OIG) points to the importance of the regional airline industry in safely transporting passengers, economic changes buffeting...more

Your Driver’s License Is Still Valid For Domestic Air Travel, At Least For Now

As the Department of Homeland Security continues to phase in the requirements of the REAL ID Act, some domestic airline travelers may be prohibited from using their state-issued driver’s license or ID card in order to board...more

Financial Close for Denver International Airport’s Great Hall Project

by Nossaman LLP on

On December 21, 2017, the City and County of Denver and Denver Great Hall LLC reached financial close on the $1.8 billion Jeppesen Terminal redevelopment project (Great Hall Project) at the Denver International Airport....more

Operating Lessor Financings - A Structural Overview

by Vedder Price on

With competition among aircraft lessors remaining fierce, airlines continue to take an increasing proportion of aircraft on operating lease. An important recent trend in the aircraft financing market, the “wholesaling” of...more

Montreal Convention Liability Could Be Expanding – What You Need To Know

by Benesch on

A United States Court of Appeals radically altered the scope of an air carrier’s liability under the Montreal Convention, the international treaty controlling an air carrier’s liability for damages to persons or property...more

Regulation 261/04 - developments and trends

by DLA Piper on

Wallentin Hermann -v- Alitalia (C-549/07) – 22 December 2008 - Technical faults would not constitute extraordinary circumstances unless the “problem stems from events which, by their nature or origin, are not inherent in...more

Aviation in Nigeria set to fly high

by Hogan Lovells on

On 11 September 2017, the President Buhari-led government of the Federal Republic of Nigeria, announced plans to grant operating concessions over four of the ten international airports in Nigeria – the Murtala Mohammed...more

Aviations Happenings - Winter 2017

In this issue - 3D Printing: Not Your Old Dot Matrix Printer! - • District Court Again Upholds $2.8 Million Verdict Against Engine Manufacturer in Plane Crash Litigation - • Nebraska Supreme Court Upholds Defense...more

The 2018 Aviation Symposium… “An Airplane Is Down!”

by LeClairRyan on

First Responders, Family Assistance, Emergency Response and More The Aviation Symposium is a unique event. In this era of unprecedented aviation risk, it is imperative that all sectors of the industry maintain the highest...more

“This is Your Flight Attendant Speaking . . .”

by LeClairRyan on

Flight attendants play a vital role in commercial air transportation. Not only do they help facilitate travel, they also serve a critical function in the event of an emergency. In addition, according to a new ruling from...more

Inside ADR - November 2017

by JAMS on

Dispute Deemed Minor under the Railway Labor Act, Sent To Arbitration - Flight Options, LLC and Flexjet LLC v. International Brotherhood of Teamsters 2017 WL 4583014 United States Court of Appeals, Sixth Circuit The...more

Your Daily Dose of Financial News

by Robins Kaplan LLP on

The latest on the economic woes on Venezuela, including the status of the country’s bonds and the foreign investors that they’ve attracted (and who are now selling)....more

OTA & Travel Distribution Update - Nov. 3rd, 2017

by Garvey Schubert Barer on

Our weekly OTA & Travel Distribution Update for the week ending, Friday, November 3, is below. The week’s update features a variety of stories, including a potentially landmark purchase by Airbnb....more

In January, Will You be Able to Board Your Domestic Flight with Your Current Driver’s License?

In 2005, Congress passed the Real ID Act, enacting national standards for obtaining state driver’s licenses and I.D. cards. These federally mandated standards require states to use enhanced security features and...more

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