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One of the most controversial developments in air travel is the proliferation of service and support animals.  While history proves that dogs can perform extremely valuable services to disabled people, the value of support peacocks, goldfish, and bearded dragons are more questionable.  As a result, the Department of Transportation is finally taking a hard look at the rules surrounding support animals. A new Notice of Proposed Rulemaking, entitled “Traveling by Air with Service…
What do the Novel Coronavirus (n-CoV) and the SAFETY Act have in common? They were both topics addressed this week by TSA Chief Counsel Francine Kerner at the Fox Rothschild 2020 Airline Symposium. Chief Counsel Kerner is at the forefront of the Federal Government’s response to the coronavirus and was heavily involved in the new screening and quarantine requirements that affect both cargo and passenger aviation.  She provided firsthand insights into how the Government was…
Limits on air carrier liability for international accidents has been with us since the adoption of the Warsaw Convention in 1929.  One of the flaws in the original Warsaw Convention of 1929 was that there was no regular mechanism to adjust the liability limits.  Instead, liability limits had to be revised  through the time consuming process of formally adopting additional protocols, such as the Hague Protocol of 1955. For most countries, the Warsaw Convention has…
The Plane-ly Spoken Podcast will provide you with our frank and uncensored views on the issues of the day, interviews with newsmakers, and top-notch analysis.  Launching the first installment of a podcast series, Mark Dombroff and Mark McKinnon discuss the recently released Federal Aviation Administration draft of the new rule for remote identification of unmanned aircraft, which provides the industry with a comprehensive roadmap for the full implementation of the Remote ID system. Mark and…
After an 18-month delay, the FAA released a draft of the new rule for remote identification of unmanned aircraft, providing the industry with a comprehensive roadmap for the full implementation of the Remote ID system. Fortunately, you don’t have to wade through the 300-page draft because the Fox Rothschild Aviation team has done that for you! Join Fox Rothschild’s Aviation Practice Group for a complimentary 90-minute webinar on the Remote ID Notice of Proposed Rulemaking. We will provide…
The future of drones is finally here!  After an 18 month delay, the FAA has released a draft of the new rules for remote identification of unmanned aircraft.  The draft rule weighs in at over 300 pages, and provides a comprehensive roadmap for the full implementation of the Remote ID system. The proposed Remote ID system relies heavily on third party service providers, which are expected to collect identification and location data from UAs…
The manned and unmanned aviation communities do not see eye-to-eye on any number of issues.  Each side has a vision of how unmanned aircraft fit into the National Airspace System, and each side continually engages with the FAA to push that vision.  While the FAA’s attempt to balance these competing views often leaves one or both sides disappointed, one thing that both sides agree on is that these decisions should be left to the FAA.…
On April 25, 2011, in response to a number of high profile incidents, the DOT published the “Enhancing Airline Passenger Protections” rule to put hard limits on what constitutes an acceptable tarmac delay for a loaded passenger plane.  The rule required carriers to adopt contingency plans for such delays, and limit delays to three hours for domestic flights and four hours for international flights.  For delays over that time period, the airline had to provide…
For those of you who may have missed the live presentation of the latest Aviation Webinar Series, “Flying for the Feds: USTRANSCOM, CRAF, CARB, DBA and the Rest of the Alphabet,” you can view the entire presentation by clicking on the links below. The slide deck from the webinar is available here. The webinar recording is available here. Check back here for updates on the next webinar: “Trains, Highways, Boats and Pipelines: Dos and…