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|FAA Weighs in on Preemption in Product Liability Litigation|
David C. Dziengowski, William (Bill) D. Janicki; Schnader Harrison Segal & Lewis LLP;
September 28, 2015, previously published on September 2015Courts across the county have long struggled with the scope of federal preemption in aviation safety and with how an aircraft type certificate issued by the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) affects aircraft product liability litigation.
|The FAA’s Drone Dilemma: The Need for Regulation vs. Liberal Licensing|
William (Bill) D. Janicki, Lee C. Schmeer; Schnader Harrison Segal & Lewis LLP;
September 15, 2015, previously published on September 2015Perhaps no issue has drawn as much attention to the Federal Aviation Administration in recent months as its much anticipated final regulations for small unmanned aircraft systems (UAS), or drones, expected in the early part of 2017. The FAA is faced with a difficult road ahead in this arena: it...
|Landmark Agreement on Iran's Nuclear Program Reached Under Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action|
Brian S. Goldstein; Duane Morris LLP;
September 7, 2015, previously published on July 15, 2015On July 14, 2015, the United States Department of the Treasury's Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) announced that although the United States and other negotiating parties reached an agreement under the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA) with the goal of ensuring that Iran's nuclear...
|Part of Malaysia Airlines MH370 found on La Réunion Island|
August 6, 2015, previously published on August 5, 2015On August 5, 2015, Malaysian Prime Minster Najib Razak confirmed that a piece of debris found on the coast of the French Island La Réunion in the Indian Ocean is a piece of Malaysia Airlines Flight MH370.
|Air Force F-16 Collides with Civilian Cessna Near Charleston|
July 13, 2015, previously published on July 8, 2015An Air Force F-16 Fighting Falcon jet collided with a civilian Cessna 150C at approximately 11 am EST on Tuesday, July 7, 2015, near Lewisfield Plantation in Moncks Corner, about 25 miles north of Charleston, South Carolina. The F-16 pilot, Major Aaron Johnson, part of the 55th Fighter Squadron...
|Porter Airlines Inc. Pays $150,000 for Alleged CASL Violations|
K. Paige Backman; Aird & Berlis LLP;
July 10, 2015, previously published on June 2015Businesses need to be aware that general corporate policies and practices will not be sufficient to avoid significant penalties under CASL. The Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission (CRTC) today announced that Porter Airlines Inc. has agreed to pay $150,000 as part of a...
|Ninth Circuit Reverses Status Quo Injunction against Airline|
Douglas W. Hall; Ford & Harrison LLP;
June 15, 2015, previously published on June 9, 2015Executive Summary: In a unanimous decision, a panel of the United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit reversed a preliminary injunction arising out of an airline's alleged violation of the status quo provisions of the Railway Labor Act (RLA). Int'l Bhd. Of Teamsters, Airline Division v....
|OT Class Action Against Southwest Airlines Fails to Take Off|
Michelle Brauer Abidoye, David L. Cheng, Douglas W. Hall, Alexandria M. Witte; Ford & Harrison LLP;
May 26, 2015, previously published on May 21, 2015Executive Summary: Airlines achieved a major victory on May 19, 2015, with an order from the Central District of California granting Southwest Airlines Co.'s motion to dismiss in McKinley v. Southwest Airlines Co., United States District Court, Central District of California Case No....
|Insurance Coverage Considerations for Unmanned Aircraft Systems|
Tyrone R. Childress, Jeffrey J. Immel, Rebecca MacPherson; Jones Day;
May 13, 2015, previously published on April 2015On February 23, 2015, the Federal Aviation Administration ("FAA") issued new proposed regulations for the operation and certification of small unmanned aircraft systems ("sUAS"), popularly referred to as "drones." Although the proposed rules do not require that sUAS...
|Unusual Landing Approach Questioned in Fatal Bloomington Plane Crash|
May 13, 2015, previously published on May 6, 2015Shortly after midnight on April 7, 2015, a Cessna 414A carrying seven men returning from the NCAA Final Four championship game in Indianapolis crashed into a field approximately two miles east of the Central Illinois Regional Airport in Bloomington. Along with pilot Thomas Hileman, the...