COVID-19 transmission on aircraft

 So you’ve been on a flight that a COVID-19 infected person has travelled on too? The tragedy of this situation may never eventuate but of course you might have concerns. Given the public health emergency that is the COVID-19 pandemic, and the recent (applicable today, 25 March 2020) ban by the Australian Government on non essential international travel, have the precautions that have been observed  on airliners to date for travellers who have been exposed to the virus been sufficient? Do they leave travellers and crews with unnecessary risks? If so, who is liable for the consequences, including losses suffered […]

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Vanessa Bryant v Island Express Helicopters Inc

On 26 January 2020, a Sikorsky S-76 helicopter carrying Kobe Bryant, the famous American basketball icon, crashed in Calabasas, California killing all onboard, including Bryant’s 13-year-old daughter Gianna and 8 other people. On 24 February 2020, a star-studded memorial was held in celebration of the 5-time NBA Champion and his daughter Gianna, which included an emotional speech by his wife Vanessa Bryant, that captured the hearts and emotions of those watching. On the same day Vanessa Bryant initiated a civil lawsuit in the Los Angeles Superior Court against the helicopter company – Island Express Helicopters Inc, its holding company – […]

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Необходимость квалифицированных специалистов по обеспечению более эффективных мер по авиационным консультациям

  Необходимость квалифицированных специалистов по обеспечению более эффективных мер по авиационным консультациям Крушение рейса PS752 авиакомпании «Международные Авиалинии Украины» является одной из последних авиакатастроф в зоне конфликта, так и первой авиационной трагедией 2020 года. Эта авария поднимает многочисленные правовые и аэрополитические вопросы, не в последнюю очередь из которых «как это могло произойти опять?» и «как долго семьи должны ждать справедливости»? За три часа до катастрофы Федеральная авиационная администрация США (ФАА) выпустила серию извещение летному составу (НОТАМ: A0001 / 20; A0002 / 20; A0003 / 20), запрещающую всем американским авиаперевозчикам и коммерческим операторам совершать полеты в Тегеранский Район полётной информации (РПИ) […]

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Ukraine International Airlines flight PS752

For obligation free initial advice and assistance about passenger victim rights contact us now at email: enquiries@ialpg.com or +61 7 3040 1099. This information is also available here in Russian language. Premature actions and the need for specialist aviation legal advice The crash of Ukraine International Airlines (UIA) flight PS752 is the both latest aviation collateral damage from a conflict zone, and first aviation tragedy of 2020. It raises numerous legal and aeropolitical issues not least of which are “how could this happen again?” and “how long must families wait for justice”? Three hours before the crash the US FAA […]

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Unruly passenger laws updated by Montreal Protocol 2014

A large number of unruly passengers do not face prosecution because of the deficiencies in TC63 (Tokyo Convention 1963) – this is largely because the jurisdiction named for criminal offenders was (is) the state of registry of the aircraft. As such TC63 was not fit for purpose in terms of dealing with unruly behaviour on international flights in the modern era. Accordingly, ICAO Member States agreed upon the text of a new protocol in 2014 amending TC63 – called the Montreal Protocol (MP14). On the 14th of November, 2019 IALPG’s Joseph Wheeler visited Australia’s  capital Canberra and presented to a […]

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MAX updates from JATR and Indonesian Lion Air JT610 Report released

The Report of the JATR was a long-awaited analysis of several of the matters in controversy in a variety of cases being heard in relation to issues with the Boeing 737 MAX. The JATR was initiated in June 2019 by the FAA and involved member technical representatives from the FAA, NASA, and civil aviation authorities from Australia, Brazil, Canada, China, Europe, Indonesia, Japan, Singapore, and the United Arab Emirates. It was chaired and the report prepared by Christopher Hart, a former Chairman of the US NTSB. As the Executive Summary provides, the purpose of the Review was to, inter alia: […]

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Пилот X предъявит иски компании Boeing и ФАУ в связи с крушениями самолетов MAX

Группа по международному воздушному праву и политике (IALPG) и наша команда, в которую входит юридическая фирма PMJ PLLC в Чикаго (https://pmjpllc.com/), недавно удостоились чести поговорить с некоторыми семьями, потерявшими близких на рейсе ET302. Параллельно с нашим участием в иске, связанном с рейсом ET302, рассматривается и скоро будет запущен другой иск, который добавит еще один весомый голос в обсуждение того, как не допустить повторения трагедий, случившихся с рейсами JT610 Lion Air и ET302 Ethiopian Airlines. Через фирму PMJ нашими услугами воспользовался пилот авиакомпании, эксплуатирующей B737 MAX, чтобы получить в США денежную компенсацию за текущие и будущие убытки от Boeing и Федерального […]

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Pilot X to pursue Boeing and FAA over MAX fallout

To view in ICAO languages: French page translation: Please click here Russian page translation/русский язык: Please click here Chinese: Coming soon Arabic: Coming soon Spanish: Coming soon IALPG and our team including PMJ PLLC (https://pmjpllc.com/) in Chicago, has recently been privileged and honoured to speak with some of the families who lost loved ones on flight ET302. In parallel to our involvement with ET302 another related case has been under consideration and will be commenced shortly, bringing a valued, additional and important voice to the conversation on how such tragedies as Lion Air JT610 and Ethiopian Airlines ET302 should never be […]

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Pending Case at ICJ: Review of ICAO Decision

Appeal Relating to the Jurisdiction of the ICAO Council under Article 84 of the Convention on International Civil Aviation (Bahrain, Egypt, Saudi Arabia and United Arab Emirates v. Qatar) In 2017, the United Arab Emirates (UAE), Saudi Arabia, Egypt and Bahrain closed their airspace to registered Qatar aircraft because Qatar breached its obligation to stop supporting terrorism in the Riydah  Agreements. 1 In response, Qatar brought proceedings to the ICAO Council by invoking Article 84 of the Convention on International Civil Aviation (Chicago Convention). 2 The ICAO Council decided in Qatar’s favour. Today, in 2019, Qatar has become Respondent and […]

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High Court rules on tort claims for trauma for non passengers

Introduction The much awaited decision in Parkes Shire Council v South West Helicopters Pty Limited [2019] HCA 14 was delivered by the High Court of Australia on 8 May 2019. Family members of Mr Ian Stephenson, a passenger killed on a helicopter engaged by the Appellant from the Respondent, were held to not be entitled to tortious claims for negligent infliction of psychiatric harm (nervous shock) caused to them from hearing of Mr Stephenson’s death.  The death was compensable under Part IV of the Civil Aviation (Carriers’ Liability) Act 1959 (Cth) (“CACL Act”) regime which applied to the (NSW) intrastate […]

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