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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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Joining IFALPA Legal Advisory Group

IALPG’s Principal, Joseph Wheeler, has volunteered to, and been endorsed by, AusALPA, Australia’s member association of the International Federation of Air Line Pilots’ Associations (IFALPA), to join IFALPA’s Legal Advisory Group (LAG). The roles and functions of the LAG, which annually meets in Montreal where it is based, include the following (as published on the IFALPA website: www.ifalpa.org): Role To provide legal advice to the Federation as required by the Executive Board or Conference through: Responding to requests for legal opinions and the development of positions on legal issues. Undertaking specific legal projects assigned by the Executive Officers or Conference. Providing legal support […]

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Ninth Annual McGill/PEOPIL Conference on International Aviation Law & Insurance

We are pleased to announce that Joseph Wheeler will speak at the Pan European Organisation of Personal Injury Lawyers (PEOPIL)/McGill University Institute of Air and Space Law Ninth Annual Conference on International Aviation Law and Insurance conference, in Edinburgh, Scotland, on 20 May 2016. The event, which will take place at Edinburgh’s Festival Centre, Castlehill, will bring together world leading aviation liability and insurance experts to address recent developments, comparative jurisprudence under the Warsaw system and Montréal Convention of 1999, jurisdiction and forum non conveniens, the liability of airlines, airports, lessors, manufacturers, maintenance providers, air navigation service providers, and challenges to […]

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Now writing on aerolegal affairs in The Australian

Aviation is the most regulated industry in the world – aero legal and aero political developments worldwide often significantly impact the industry regionally, as well as locally. We are pleased to announce that the Principal of IALPG, Joseph Wheeler, will write a fortnightly column which addresses the consequences that topical aerospace law and policy issues have for the industry, its employees and the travelling public. This platform provides regular and valuable opportunities for both widely known, as well as significant though lesser known developments, to be brought into the public sphere, in order to influence policy decisions, and remind the travelling public of the […]

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