IALPG & PMJ file first Pilot X class action lawsuit against Boeing

On 21 June the first action by an airline pilot for grievances arising from the grounding of the Boeing 737 MAX fleet was filed by IALPG and PMJ in Cook County, Illinois, representing a class of over 400 pilots from Pilot X’s international airline.  Read the press release here: 192206 MAX Pilots sue Boeing and FAA_IALPG_PMJ. This form of action, first announced here by IALPG in May, seeks compensatory and punitive damages from Boeing for losses stemming from design issues and failures to warn pilots leading to the crashes in October and March of JT610 and ET302, and subsequent removal of the fleet […]

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Accessible legal fee funding with SmartFee and IALPG

Funding options are of critical importance to new commercial entrants in the fields of air and space. Particularly, drone companies and space startups* need to ensure they are complying with law to safeguard their operations and succeed in their competitive national and international markets. IALPG is proud to announce a unique and new way for aviation and space law clients to fund their legal professional fees. Through SmartFee, another proudly Queensland established company, IALPG can now offer legal fee funding which allows businesses to access our services when they need it and not just when they can afford it. SmartFee […]

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Les pilotes du B.737 MAX poursuivent Boeing et la FAA

L’International Aerospace Law & Policy Group et notre équipe, dont le cabinet américain PMJ PLLC (https://pmjpllc.com/) à Chicago, ont récemment eu le privilège et l’honneur de s’entretenir avec certaines des familles qui ont perdu un être cher sur le vol ET302. Parallèlement à notre participation dans le cadre de l’accident du vol ET302, une autre affaire connexe est à l’étude et sera entamée sous peu, apportant une voix précieuse, supplémentaire et importante à la conversation sur la façon dont des tragédies tel que Lion Air JT610 et Ethiopian Airlines ET302 auraient pu être évitées. Au travers du cabinet PMJ, nous […]

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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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Australian Civil Space Strategy Launch

In April 2019, the Australian Civil Space Strategy was released by the Australian Government outlining the plan to transform and grow Australia’s space industry over the next 10 years. It sets out a vision to lift the broader economy and to improve the lives of Australians by: opening doors internationally; promoting responsible regulation, risk management and culture; increasing national capability and inspiring and building a future workforce. It is pleasing to note the balance between, on the one hand, energising and supporting the Australian space industry and its activities at home and abroad, and on the other hand, promoting responsible […]

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Drone Licences Will Be Required By July

The Civil Aviation Safety Authority (CASA) has recently unveiled a new registration and licences scheme for drones in Australia. Under the new scheme, anyone who wants to fly a drone that weighs more than 250 grams, whether commercially or recreationally, will have to be accredited. On 28 March 2019 CASA’s website published the following: 28 March 2019 CASA is planning to introduce a drone registration and accreditation scheme from later this year – but it has yet to be finalised. This follows consultation with the community from 25 January to 22 February 2019, where we sought feedback on the details. The proposed registration and […]

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IALPG Hosts Space Law Seminar In Canberra

On the 13th of March we hosted our first ever Space Law Seminar in Canberra. Principal and Founder, Joseph Wheeler, introduced IALPG and what we do, and Special Counsel, Space Law, Duncan Blake, led discussion on the future of Space and Space Law. We had a variety of different backgrounds and a wealth of industry knowledge in the room, with attendees from a variety of private and public companies and agencies. IALPG would like to extend a special thank you to everyone who attended to contribute to the interesting discussion, and for being a part of this unique event. Duncan’s […]

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