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|A New Wave of French Airport Privatization|
Nicolas J. Brice, Philippe Delelis; Jones Day;
March 31, 2016, previously published on March 2016On March 10, 2016, the French government launched the privatization process of the airports of Nice Côte d'Azur (2014 turnover: €231.6 million) and Lyon Saint-Exupéry (2014 turnover: €158.4 million). The French State is entitled to sell the 60 percent share that it owns in...
|Senate Sends Short-Term FAA Extension to House|
McDonald Hopkins LLC;
March 24, 2016, previously published on March 18, 2016On Thursday, the Senate passed a short-term funding extension for the Federal Aviation Administration by unanimous consent. The Senate extension would extend funding through July 15, 2016 and extend some revenue provisions through March 2017.
|Senate Unveils Watered Down FAA Bill|
McDonald Hopkins LLC;
March 24, 2016, previously published on March 11, 2016On Wednesday, the Senate Commerce Committee unveiled a bipartisan Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) reauthorization that would fund the agency through the 2017 fiscal year.
|House Eyes FAA Extension|
McDonald Hopkins LLC;
March 18, 2016, previously published on March 4, 2016After a wide-ranging House Republican effort to re-authorize the Federal Aviation Administration program fell apart, GOP leaders are now weighing a nine-month extension.
|Brazilian Government Increases Cap on Foreign Ownership of Brazilian Airlines|
S. Wade Angus, Artur L. Badra, John D. Goetz, J. Bruce McDonald, Luiz Felipe Noronha; Jones Day;
March 15, 2016, previously published on March 2016On March 2, 2016, the Brazilian federal government proposed a new rule-Medida Provisória n. 714/2016 ("MP 714")— which increased the existing 20 percent limit on foreign ownership in a Brazilian airline to 49 percent of the Brazilian airline's total voting capital.
|The FAA’s Proposed Regulations on Drones and their Impact on Agriculture|
Luke C. Holst; McGrath North Mullin & Kratz, PC LLO;
March 9, 2016, previously published on 1st Quarter, 2016Amidst falling farm prices and lower income, the agriculture industry is turning towards an emerging technology in an attempt to deploy resources more efficiently and increase profit margins. Drones, also called Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (“UAV”) or Unmanned Aerial Systems...
|Greasing the Wheels of Safety: NTSB Updates Regulations Governing Reports and Proceedings|
Lee C. Schmeer, Jonathan M. Stern; Schnader Harrison Segal & Lewis LLP;
February 9, 2016, previously published on January 2016New 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 streamline the organization of Part 845 by condensing and eliminating some...
|Keeping an Eye on "Pervasive Regulation" in Aviation and its Effect on Implied Federal Preemption|
William (Bill) D. Janicki, Lilian M. Loh; Schnader Harrison Segal & Lewis LLP;
February 9, 2016, previously published on January 2016Earlier this month, the Ninth Circuit issued another opinion regarding the scope of federal preemption in the context of federal aviation regulations. In National Federation of the Blind v. United Airlines Inc. (No. 11-16240), the Court held that a class action alleging claims for violation of...
|Cyprus Yacht Registration New Preferable Vat Treatment|
Demetra Constantinou; Kinanis LLC;
February 8, 2016, previously published on January 27, 2016On the 13th of March 2012, the Cyprus VAT Authority has launched a scheme making Cyprus one of the most attractive EU jurisdictions for yacht registration. According to this scheme, a Cyprus company can enter into a lease-sale agreement of a yacht with a third party, paying VAT only on a...
|Regulation of Drones|
Barbara G. Rivas; Shumaker, Loop & Kendrick, LLP;
January 14, 2016, previously published on Autumn 2015These days, it is difficult to read or watch the news without seeing or hearing about unmanned aircraft systems, more commonly known as drones. Drones first crept into the national consciousness as military tactical devices, but now may be purchased easily at the store or online in various shapes...