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|FAA Finalizes Commercial Drone Rules|
David D. Ebersole, Christopher B. Hopkins, Ilirjan Pipa; McDonald Hopkins LLC;
July 28, 2016, previously published on June 29, 2016The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) recently finalized national, uniform rules for commercial drone flight. Effective August 29, 2016, the new FAA “Part 107” rules will regulate the operation of “small unmanned aircraft systems” (UAS), or small “drones,”...
|FAA Releases Commercial Drone Regulations|
William (Bill) D. Janicki; Schnader Harrison Segal & Lewis LLP;
July 26, 2016, previously published on June 2016On Tuesday, the FAA issued its long-awaited commercial drone regulations allowing for a wide range of unmanned aircraft operations without further FAA approval. These regulations are contained in new 14 C.F.R. Part 107 and will take effect sixty days after publication in the Federal Register.
|Making a Federal Case Out of Your Trade Secrets: DTSA Creates Federal Civil Action for Trade Secret Owners|
Bose McKinney Evans LLP;
June 3, 2016, previously published on May 11, 2016Want to make a federal case out of your trade secrets? It got easier to do just that after President Obama signed the Defend Trade Secrets Act of 2016 (“DTSA”) into law on May 11, 2016. Effective immediately, DTSA creates a federal civil action for the owner of a trade secret that...
|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...