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Space Capstone Publication – Spacepower Doctrine for Space Forces

The first-ever ‘Space Capstone Publication—Spacepower Doctrine for Space Forces’ released by the new United States Space Force on 10 August 2020 is not just a ‘must-read’ for anyone in military forces engaged in space activities globally, but anyone in the national security, civil or commercial segments of the global space industry, whether allies of the US or not. If you work for, operate with, sell to, deconflict from, or potentially fight against the US Space Force, you need to know the broad outline of this new publication. The US military remains the most powerful military force on Earth, and consistently, […]

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Air India Express Flight IX-1344 Tragedy, Kozhikode International Airport

For obligation free initial advice and assistance about passenger victim compensation rights contact us now at enquiries@ialpg.com or +61 7 3040 1099. During the wet evening of 7 August 2020, a Boeing-737 belonging to Air India Express, the subsidiary of Air India, attempted to land a second time at Calicut International Airport at 19:40pm when it overran Runway 10 and plunged down a slope at undesirably high speed. From Dubai to Kozhikode, IX-1344 was a special ‘Vande Bharat’ repatriation mission flight carrying 174 passengers (10 infants), 2 flight crew and 4 cabin crew, and was described by the Airports Authority […]

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Singapore Convention on Mediation

International settlements will soon benefit from the newly created enforcement powers that the Singapore Convention on Mediation will provide. The United Nations Convention on International Settlement Agreements Resulting from Mediation, (“Singapore Convention on Mediation”), will first enter into force on 12 September 2020, and enables parties to an international settlement agreement resulting from mediation, including (foreseeably) those between airlines and passengers, to enforce their settlement agreement through the courts of a State Party to the Convention. Prior to this Convention, parties of cross-border dispute resolutions would have to commence litigation to enforce a mediated agreement, which was both costly and […]

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Duncan Blake joins IALPG – new Space Law capability

International Aerospace Law & Policy Group welcomes its newest member of the team, Duncan Blake. After 22 years serving in the Royal Australian Air Force as a legal officer in postings at the tactical, operational and strategic level in Australia and deployed abroad, Duncan recently transferred to the Reserves and joined IALPG as a Consultant. He is recognised as a leading expert globally on the law of outer space in a military and strategic context. His experience spans legal support to military operations in all domains (land, sea, cyber, electronic and particularly air, as well as space). In addition to […]

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Fourth Australia & New Zealand Air Law Moot dates announced!

IALPG is pleased to announce that the 4th Australia and New Zealand Air Law Moot (ANZALM) will be hosted by the University of Adelaide Law School from 30 September – 2 October 2017! ANZALM will be held immediately after the 68th International Astronautical Congress (http://www.iac2017.org) providing an unparalleled opportunity for competitors to attend both events in one trip. Official website and further info to follow soon!

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Uni of Auckland wins 2016 IALPG ANZALM

The third annual Australia and New Zealand Air Law Moot (ANZALM) competition took place on September 3 and 4 in Auckland, hosted by the University of Auckland. The event was an immense success. A record number of teams participated in this year’s competition. The 6 teams were Auckland University of Technology, University of Auckland, University of Canterbury, University of Otago, University of Queensland, and the University of Waikato. The moot problem involved a hypothetical scenario concerning the legality of an Air Defence Identification Zone (ADIZ) in international airspace, and the subsequent interception and destruction of a remotely piloted civilian aircraft […]

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Sign the petition to support disallowance of recent Australian drone amendment laws

See: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ArJqpGOPnz0  Sign the petition at: https://www.change.org/p/senate-disallow-unsafe-recent-amendments-to-australia-s-drone-laws?recruiter=585633083&utm_source=petitions_show_components_action_panel_wrapper&utm_medium=copylink&recuruit_context=copylink_long On 29 March 2016 the Civil Aviation Safety Authority (CASA) introduced an amendment to Part 101 of the Civil Aviation Safety Regulations 1998 (CASR) and other regulations, called the Civil Aviation Legislation Amendment (Part 101) Regulation 2016 (CALA). CALA was tabled in both Houses on 18 April 2016. ACUO seeks your support for a member of the Senate to put a Notice of Motion for disallowance of this particular piece of problematic delegated legislation.  Disallowance, if voted by majority of the Senate, will mean that CALA is repealed, and we get to think afresh […]

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UK Aviation Club meeting report

Last month, IALPG’s European Executive Consultant and Regional Liaison, Arpad Szakal had the opportunity to attend a luncheon at the UK Aviation Club which has more than 500 professional members from a broad-cross section of the civil aviation community. The membership is drawn from airlines, airports, finance houses, manufacturers as well as regulators. The Aviation Club hosts eight Club luncheons annually and each lunch offers a platform to network and do business. The lunch was held at the Institute of Directors and was well attended with 150+ attendees. The guest speaker was the President and CEO of Airbus, one of the […]

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ANZALM 2016 Case posted

We are pleased to announce that the case problem, concerning the law applicable to an international remotely piloted passenger flight and air defence identification zones, is now available on the ANZALM website: http://www.law.auckland.ac.nz/en/about/notices/notices-2016/05/air-law-moot.html

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CASR Part 101 amended

The amendments to Part 101 of the Civil Aviation Safety Regulations 1998 (CASR) have finally been made, following Royal assent on 24 March 2016. The Civil Aviation Legislation Amendment (Part 101) Regulation 2016 (“Regulation”) was registered on the Federal Register of Legislation on 29 March 2016 and will come into force in 6 months (on 29 September 2016, pursuant to regulation 2). This regulation amends a variety of legislation including the Civil Aviation Safety Regulations 1998, Civil Aviation (Fees) Regulations 1995, Civil Aviation Regulations 1988 and Transport Safety Investigation Act 2003 to align with ICAO terminology, in particular by replacing the term […]

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