Category Archives: Aviation Law

Jason Mahoney, Director of Engineering  – BA, to Keynote 2018 MARPA EMEA Conference

MARPA is extremely pleased to announce that Jason Mahoney, Director of Engineering  – British Airways, will join the agenda as Keynote speaker for the 2018 MARPA EMEA Conference from May 2-3, 2018 in Dublin, Ireland at the Hilton Dublin Kilmainham. Continue reading →.. To continue reading this legal news please click Read full information...

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What Caused the Papillon Airways Grand Canyon Helicopter Crash?

An EC-130 helicopter operated by Papillon Airways, a tour company, crashed and exploded in flames in the Grand Canyon on Saturday. Three people were killed and another four were critically injured. The passengers boarded the helicopter in Boulder City, Nevada, near Las Vegas, to fly to the western end of the Grand Canyon. It is unclear at this point what caused the crash. The helicopter involved had made several trips out to the canyon earlier that day. The company seems to have flown the same oblong route on each flight. The helo would take off from the airport and then fly northeast for a bit, turn east to the canyon, and then head south and then back to the west for the return trip to the Papillon Airways home base. One oddity that occurred on the trip immediately before the fatal flight was that the helicopter abruptly turned around on the eastern (outbound) leg of the trip and returned home without touring the canyon. Right now, there is no indication of why this occurred.….. To continue reading this legal news please click Read full information...

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Canada Labour Code and Employee Safety: Is a Helicopter Medevac Operator Required to Provide Night Vision Goggles?

Helicopter Emergency Medical Services (HEMS) have been based out of Moosonee airport since the 80’s.  Canadian Helicopters Ltd. (CHL) took over HEMS operations at Moosonee in 1999, flying Sikorsky S-76A helicopters.  Ornge initially became involved with simply providing medical services and contracting the flying to CHL.  They subsequently decided to take over flying and in 2008 Ornge ordered 12 AW 139 aircraft.  Ornge began operations in Moosonee in April 2012.  All Ornge aircraft and pilots were certified and capable of instrument flight. Moosonee airport is not overly busy but can be challenging at night because of the lack of cultural lighting.  In Moosonee and northern Canada, there is a known practice of declaring a night flight as VFR but conducting it as an IFR flight to avoid the need for an alternate airport and Wx report.  Transport Canada was aware and tacitly approved of this.  The helicopter involved in the accident….. To continue reading this legal news please click Read full information...

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Baum Hedlund Urges DOJ to Reopen Investigation re Celexa / Lexapro Clinical Trials

Share This Item Boston, Massachusetts – February 8, 2018 – – The law firm of Baum, Hedlund, Aristei & Goldman has sent a letter and memorandum to the U.S. Attorney’s Office (USAO) for the District of Massachusetts calling for the reopening of its investigation and prosecution of Forest Laboratories Inc. and its subsidiary, Forest Pharmaceuticals Inc. Both companies are now owned by Allergan PLC. The memorandum includes 79 supporting exhibits detailing how Forest deliberately misled the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA), the Department of Justice (DOJ), the medical community, and parents regarding two widely-prescribed antidepressant medications, Celexa (citalopram) and Lexapro (escitalopram) for use in children and adolescents. The government concluded an investigation of the company’s off-label promotion of Celexa and Lexapro for pediatric use in 2010 when a settlement was reached with an agreement that Forest….. To continue reading this legal news please click Read full information...

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South Carolina Amtrak Crash Kills Two, Injures 100+ More

Share This Item An Amtrak train crash in Cayce, South Carolina, has killed two Amtrak employees and injured around 100 people. Reports indicate a broken switch may have caused the passenger train to crash into a freight train, which was parked on a side track. The crash—one of at least three fatal Amtrak crashes in two months—has renewed calls for increased train safety and shined a spotlight on reportedly weak safety measures at Amtrak. Once more, officials have highlighted the lack of Positive Train Control measures as one of the reasons this deadly train accident was not prevented. Silver Star Amtrak Train on Wrong Tracks Crashes into CSX Train In the early morning hours of Sunday, February 4, 2018, an Amtrak Silver Star train carrying almost 150 people from New York to Miami traveled through a switchyard in South Carolina, 10 miles south of Columbia. At 2:45 a.m., as it moved through the switchyard, the Amtrak train somehow wound up on….. To continue reading this legal news please click Read full information...

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