Plane-ly Spoken

Insightful commentary on regulation and litigation impacting the aviation industry

In an article for Aerospace America, Erin Rivera provides an industry update on urban air mobility (UAM) and tomorrow’s electric vertical take-off and landing (eVTOL) aircraft.  Despite current global conditions, several aircraft developers and government bodies press forward with efforts to launch air taxi services in several cities around the world, by as early as 2023. Read the full article on discussing the timeline and path ahead for urban air mobility.…
Join us on February 2-4, 2021 Our last major aviation industry event before the COVID-19 lockdown was the 2020 Aviation Symposium. As the country begins to reopen, it is likely that our first event will be the 2021 Aviation Symposium. Impacted suddenly by unprecedented change and now on the road to recovery, the aviation industry has faced a monumental year in 2020. While planning is in its early stage, we will, among other areas, have…
Fox Rothschild’s Aviation team knows the industry inside and out. And we’ve made it easy to find the Fox attorney for any particular aviation need. Our Aviation Directory allows you to quickly identify Fox team members by their areas of focus in aviation law – from industry legislation, regulations, business goals and employment issues to manufacturing and maintenance hurdles, cutting edge urban air mobility trends and more. Want to access the directory? Just click the…
For those of you who may have missed the live presentation of the latest Aviation Webinar Series, “Challenges on the Aviation Insurance Industry & Legal Considerations During and After the COVID-19 Pandemic,” you can view the entire presentation by clicking on the link below. The webinar recording is available HERE The slides are available for download HERE  …
Join Fox Rothschild’s Aviation Practice and the Aviation Emergency Response Organization (AERO) for a program on pressing issues facing the aviation insurance industry. Topics include: The effects of COVID-19 on the aviation insurance industry Filing an extension for additional time to file your Form 10-Q, 10-K and certain other periodic reports Planning for a virtual aviation accident response Important legal considerations regarding COVID-19 issues Challenges to consider post-COVID-19 Presenters: Pamela Pullen, Global Aviation Emergency Response…
In the age of COVID-19, there is a renewed interest in the principles of federalism and the limits of federal power, including the power of the Federal Aviation Administration.  More and more, commentators and legislators are arguing that the FAA should not be the sole arbiter of how the national airspace is used, particularly below 400 feet. This is, of course, a faulty premise upon which to build an argument.  The FAA would be the…
The Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (NPRM) to establish the standards for remote identification of unmanned aircraft closed on March 2, 2020.  The NPRM garnered over 53,000 comments, both pro and con, concerning the contours of the final rule.  While there is still no official word on what the final rule will look like, FAA actions seem to confirm that the final rule will look a lot like the draft rule. Recently, the FAA announced that…
The aviation industry, like the rest of America, is gearing up for the reopening of America for business.  As we do so, it is important to keep on top of the latest recommended “best practices” necessary to keep the COVID-19 virus from rebounding.  Unfortunately, finding these resources can sometimes be difficult. We at Plane-ly Spoken are here to help.  The following is our collection of links, arranged by topic and government agency, of aviation industry…
Complimentary Webinar Tuesday, May 12, 2020  |  1 pm ET  |  10 am PT The COVID-19 pandemic has wreaked havoc on aviation companies in many ways. Although layoffs, furloughs, pay reductions or other measures are unavoidable, such actions carry risk because the extensive safety regulations governing the industry present fertile ground for whistleblower claims. Now more than ever, it is imperative that employers know how to navigate the minefield of state and federal whistleblower protection…