Category Archives: Aviation Law

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Could Brexit Mean a Change for PMA Acceptance in the UK? (Spoiler: Probably Not)

MARPA spent last Thursday and Friday participating at the Certification Management Team quadrilateral meeting in Washington DC.  The CMT brings together the FAA, EASA, Transport Canada, ANAC Brazil, and representatives from industry to discuss the status of current initiatives and future plans that affect certification and acceptance of products (and articles) among the authorities. One … Continue reading →.. To continue reading this legal news please click Read full information...

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Fume Events In The News

Toxic cabin air can cause neurological damage to passengers and crew.  Alaska Airlines flight attendants expose the risk.  Mike Danko comments. Study: ‘Toxic Air Events’ Happening On More Flights Than FAA Reports.. To continue reading this legal news please click Read full information...

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Regulatory Round-Up – FAA Reauthorization, LAANC, and the ULC Tort Law Draft

Dan Elwell, the Acting Administrator of the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), delivered the keynote speech opening the Interdrone conference earlier this month. His remarks predictably emphasized a concern for safety. He mentioned a number of regulatory hurdles facing the unmanned aircraft systems (UAS or drone) industry, namely remote identification and unmanned traffic management (UTM). He also mentioned privacy and public opinion very briefly in his speech. But how close are we to finding workable solutions to these problems? Expected legislation may help to address some of these concerns, but the UAS industry will still need more in order to fully integrate into the National Airspace System (NAS). Remote Identification and the FAA Reauthorization Bill Currently, Section 336 of the FAA Modernization and Reform Act of 2012 prevents the FAA from promulgating any rule or regulation regarding a model aircraft, including remote identification. Given the FAA’s goal to….. To continue reading this legal news please click Read full information...

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Baum, Hedlund, Aristei & Goldman Attorneys Speak at Yale Law School

Share This Item Sept. 17, 2018 – New Haven, Connecticut — Baum, Hedlund, Aristei & Goldman attorneys Michael L. Baum and R. Brent Wisner will participate today in a conference organized by Yale Law School’s Collaboration for Research Integrity and Transparency (CRIT) program. The conference, Challenging Court Secrecy in Medical Product Litigation, is scheduled to take place at Yale University’s Greenberg Conference Center located at 391 Prospect Street in New Haven, Connecticut. CRIT’s mission is to promote health by improving the integrity and transparency of biomedical and clinical research. The program leverages diverse research strategies, knowledge and technical skills to achieve the greatest impact in promoting data transparency and access. Data transparency is an issue that Baum and Wisner have addressed in several areas of practice, including medical product liability….. To continue reading this legal news please click Read full information...

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If You Are Unhappy With Your ASAP Program, Suing DOT Won't Help.

An airman found this out the hard way in a recent case in Michigan. In Mark v. U.S. Dep't of Transportation the plaintiff was a flight engineer working for Kalitta Chartes II, LLC, an air carrier. During one particular flight, the captain nearly crashed the aircraft in what the Court characterized was a "nearly-disastrous unstable landing approach" which left the plaintiff "understandably shaken." Shortly after the flight, the plaintiff failed a simulator proficiency exam and claimed his failure was the result of the post-traumatic stress disorder ("PTSD") he was suffering from the previous flight. The Plaintiff then filed a report under Kalitta's Aviation Safety Action Program ("ASAP") detailing his physical and mental condition which was then provided to the Event Review Committee ("ERC"). As you may know, ASAP programs are established via a memorandum of understanding ("MOU") between an air carrier and….. To continue reading this legal news please click Read full information...

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