EALA’s 10th Munich Liability Seminar – 14 September 2015


Liability, passenger rights, and insurance in the air transport and aerospace industries

14 September 2015
Hilton Hotel Munich Airport

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The 10th Munich Liability Seminar will again cover a wide range of topical issues:
• New air traffic management technology will improve safety, but may change liability risks for manufacturers and operators. Will this re-quire new liability insurance solutions?
• Regulation 261/2004 – current issues and how air carriers can respond
• Liability issues resulting from overflight of conflict zones
• Update on toxic fumes in aircraft and air traffic disruptions resulting from volcanic ashes
• Update on liability of airports for birdstrikes
• Perhaps now more than ever, airframe manufacturers have available to them a range of strong defenses in aviation accident litigation filed in the United States, including
reinvigor-ated defenses based on personal jurisdiction and forum non conveniens.
• The Germanwings crash has stirred a debate about whether moral damages/pain and suffering awards for victims of aviation accidents and their families should be increased. It has been proposed that an international instrument should govern these damages.


Judicial review of UK Government’s arrangements for overseeing & regulating the use of a military airport

Oxford Aviation Services & Anor, R (On the Application Of) v Secretary of State for Defence Civil Aviation Authority & Anor [2015] EWHC 24 (Admin)
High Court, Mr Justice Popplewell, 23 January 2015

Judicial review of the Government’s arrangements for overseeing and regulating the use of Northolt Airport (“RAF Northolt”) by civil aircraft in order to determine whether they are lawful, particuarly in respect of safety. The case was not concerned with whether RAF Northolt met appropriate safety standards for such aircraft.

Note: Military airports fall within the responsibility of the Secretary of State for Defence through the Military Aviation Authority, an autonomous body created by Charter, administered within the Ministry of Defence.

For further UK case law, see our United Kingdom – Cases page.