New Aviation Law Blog Post: Sopwith Named Lecture at the Royal Aeronautical Society

New Aviation Law Blog post:

Sopwith Named Lecture at the Royal Aeronautical Society
Arpad Szakal

On 17 July 2013 the Royal Aeronautical Society held its annual Sopwith Named Lecture. Mr Craig Kreeger, CEO, Virgin Atlantic delivered this occasional lecture which was established in 1990 to honour Sir Thomas Sopwith CBE, Hon FRAeS. Mr Kreeger explained the current activities planned by Virgin Atlantic Airways and discussed some of the future opportunities and challenges he and his airline are facing. Arpad has kindly provided a short summary of the Lecture.
Sopwith Named Lecture

Upcoming Events of Interest

3rd Annual Offshore Aircraft Registration Conference
12-13 December 2013
Oranjestad, Aruba

The 3rd Annual Offshore Aircraft Registration Conference will explore a variety of issues such as registering an aircraft offshore, legal issues, the process of registering an aircraft and requirements, protection of third party interests, aircraft surveys inspection of maintenance facilities, air safety regulatory issues as well as the pre-purchase insepction process.
Agenda

Kennedys Aviation Seminar
16 January 2014
Dublin, Ireland

Kennedys are organising an Aviation Seminar which will take place on 16 January 2014 in Dublin, Ireland. This is the first of a series of aviation seminars presented by the international law firm Kennedys. The discussions will include the themes of aircraft finance, operational and finance leases, maintenance contracts, insurance and finance, security registration and the Cape Town Convention, emergency response planning and negligent entrustment.
Agenda

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New Aviation Law Blog Post: Recent Lectures at the Royal Aeronautical Society

New blog post:

Summaries of Recent Lectures at the Royal Aeronautical Society
Arpad Szakal

On 6 November 2013, one of our national editors, Arpad Szakal, attended a lecture by Richard Deakin, CEO of NATS. The lecture was held at the Royal Aeronautical Society in honour of Lord Brabazon of Tara. The main theme of Richard’s talk was the Single European Sky initiative.

On 24 July 2013, Arpad attended another lecture at the Royal Aeronautical Society, this time in honour of Major Kenneth Beaumont. The lecture was given by Tony Tyler, Director General and CEO of IATA. Tony highlighted some of the challenges facing the aviation industry and also discussed regulations dealing with passenger rights.

Arpad has kindly prepared a short summary of both events. To read the summaries, see the Aviation Law Blog page.

Ambassodor Lorne S. Clark to deliver Keynote Address at Embry-Riddle ALI Symposium

Ambassador Lorne S. Clark will be the keynote speaker at the Embry-Riddle ALI Symposium Gala Banquet on Friday January 10, 2014 at 6:30 p.m.

Lorne Clark is a transport, energy and environment consultant, Senior Adviser to Beaumont & Son Aviation at Clyde & Co in London, Executive Partner at Nexxt Steps International Consulting in Frankfurt, Germany, ex-Canadian diplomat and former SVP, General Counsel & Corporate Secretary of IATA. He was elected a Fellow of the Royal Aeronautical Society in 2000.

Lorne spent 28 years in the Canadian Diplomatic Service: Senior Counselor at the Embassy in Washington DC, Minister-Counsellor in Spain, Ambassador to Paraguay, Uruguay and Argentina, Director General in the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, and Canadian Representative to numerous international organizations and Conferences.

The 25th Anniversary Embry-Riddle Aviation Law and Insurance Symposium will delve into critical issues that challenge the future of aviation. Keynote speakers and panelists will explore current issues impacting aviation law and risk management in the 21st century and beyond.

The Embry-Riddle ALIS Program Agenda is available here.

CLE Credits
You will not want to miss this unique opportunity to earn Continuing Education Legal (CLE) credits. The Embry-Riddle ALI Symposium applies for and ordinarily receives certification for the program in Florida. The symposium is expected to garner 16+ CLE credit hours. Attorneys outside Florida receive CLE credit through reciprocity programs or attorney self-submission in other states and jurisdictions.

Florida Bar Aviation Law Certification Review Course
Florida attorneys may earn an additional (7) CLE credits by attending the Aviation Law Review course presented by the Florida Bar Aviation Committee on Saturday, January 11.

Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University to Sponsor the Silver Anniversary Aviation Law & Insurance Symposium

Venu Inc., the producer of the 25th Annual Aviation Law & Insurance Symposium, has announced Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University will host the Silver Anniversary event. The dates for the upcoming 2014 symposium are Jan. 8 – 10, 2014, with an Aviation Law Certification Review Course conducted by the Aviation Law Committee of the Florida Bar Association on Sat., Jan. 11, 2014. The Symposium and review course will take place at the Ritz-Carlton Grande Lakes, Orlando, Fl.

The Embry-Riddle Aviation Law & Insurance Symposium is a prestigious educational venue attracting preeminent aviation law and insurance professionals who participate in dialogue relevant to this unique segment of the aviation industry. The symposium is designed for aviation attorneys, insurance agents, litigation and safety experts, consultants, corporate aviation managers and risk-management professionals. Additionally, a select group of exhibitors representing a diverse range aviation support services are invited to exhibit.

The Symposium is structured around high-value aviation topics presented by internationally recognized experts utilizing multimedia presentations, panel discussions and a keynote address. The intense learning environment is set against the elegant and relaxed resort atmosphere of the Ritz-Carlton/J.W. Marriott complex. Social networking opportunities include both formal and informal settings, such as the annual golf tournament, an invitation-only speaker’s dinner, opening cocktail reception and the Gala Dinner.

The Gala Dinner features a cocktail reception, elegant chef’s cuisine and keynote address. The evening culminates in the presentation of the Cecile S. Hatfield Award for Excellence in Aviation Law honoring a worthy industry professional.

Accreditations for up to 19 hours of Continuing Legal Education (CLE) credits are available to Florida attorneys attending the symposium. Attorneys in attendance from outside Florida may also apply for CLE credits by submitting the specific requirements of their respective governing authority. Florida attorneys attending the aviation certification review course may also earn an additional 7 hours CLE credit.

Registration for the event is open, and individuals may sign up by visiting www.alisymposium.com and clicking on any of the registration buttons. Advance registration is $625.00. After Dec. 2, registration rates increase to $695. On-site registration is $750. The registration fee includes symposium materials, coffee breaks, continental breakfasts, welcome reception, luncheons, the Gala Dinner and much more.

For further information and to view the Agenda, visit our Events page.

Summary of EAC & IIASL Conference on the Revision of Regulation 261/2004

New blog post:

Summary of EAC & IIASL Conference on the Revision of Regulation 261/2004
Arpad Szakal

One of our national editors, Arpad Szakal, travelled to Brussels last week to attend the EAC and IIASL Conference on the Revision of EU Regulation 261/2004. Arpad has kindly prepared a summary of the Conference.
Reg 261-2004 Conference Note

Further information on the Conference, including the conference agenda, can be found on our events page.

EAC and IIASL Conference on the Revision of EU Regulation 261/2004

Conference on the Revision of EU Regulation 261/2004
Brussels, 17 October 2013

The European Aviation Club (EAC) & the International Institute of Air & Space Law (IIASL), Leiden University, are organising a conference on the revision of EU Regulation 261/2004 with participation of the European Commission and the European Parliament, amongst others, offering comments on the Commission’s proposal for new measures to strengthen Air Passenger Rights.

The proposal updates passenger rights (Regulation 261/2004) in four key areas:

  1. Clarifying Grey Areas: rights to information on delayed or cancelled flights; extraordinary circumstances; rights in relation to long delays and tarmac delays; contingency planning; rights to re-routing and rights on connecting flights.
  2. New Rights: in the case of rescheduling; misspelt names; new rights with regard to mishandled baggage and transparency requirements for cabin and checked luggage.
  3. Enforcement, Complaint-Procedures and Sanctioning: strengthening oversight of air carriers by national and European authorities (monitoring and joint investigations); as well as for complaint handling and enforcing individual rights (including a requirement on airlines to reply to complaints within two months); insolvency.
  4. Disproportionate Financial Burden: limits to assistance; limits for regional operations; sharing the economic burden.

EAC Agenda
EAC Registration Form

For further events, see our Events page.

European Air Finance and Law Assembly 2013

European Air Finance and Law Assembly (EAFLA)

EAFLA 2013, Frankfurt, Germany, 24-25 October 2013

The inaugural European Air Finance & Law Assembly (EAFLA) will bring together the leaders of the aviation industry. Over 200 leading industry players (advisory firms, airlines, associations, authorities, banks, lessors, manufacturers, law firms) will be gathering in Frankfurt in order to discuss the future trends and the opportunities which will shape the aviation industry and to analyze and compare different cost containment strategies. The Assembly will be over 2 days in Frankfurt and feature interactive lunches, panel discussions, presentations, exhibitors and a cocktail reception.

For further information and to view the Agenda, visit our Events page.

Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University: 25th Anniversary Aviation Law & Insurance Symposium

Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University

25th Anniversary Aviation Law & Insurance Symposium
Orlando, Florida, 8-11 January 2014

The Aviation Law & Insurance Symposium is the premier educational venue for professionals involved and interested in aviation law and insurance. The 25th Anniversary Symposium promises to exceed the high standards established in prior meetings. This symposium brings together the nation’s preeminent aviation law and insurance professionals to hear speakers and participate in dialogue relevant to this unique segment of the aviation industry. The Symposium is structured for attorneys specializing in aviation, insurance agents, litigation and safety experts, consultants, corporate aviation managers and risk management professionals.

For further events, see our Events page.

Legal Aviation Workshop: Legal Aspects of Aircraft Financing in the Middle East

Donald H. Bunker & Associates

Legal Aviation Workshop
Legal Aspects of Aircraft Financing in the Middle East
Dubai, 6 November 2013

This aviation legal workshop will explore aircraft financing in the Middle East. Themes to be discussed include an introduction to air finance and air law, basic accounting concepts (financial statements, ratios, off-balance sheet financing, depreciation, asset based financing and operating v. capital leases), and types of financing (debt, equity, countertrade and leasing). Furthermore, the agenda includes an introduction to taxation, interest, currency, governmental support, financial security, guaranties, letters of comfort, and letters of intent.
Agenda

For further events, see our Events page.