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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7th International Air Law Moot Court Competition, Jakarta, Indonesia

IALPG is pleased to sponsor this annual event, which brings together budding aviation law students, lawyers, academics and other practitioners from around the world to observe student submissions in air law to a mock International Court of Justice. Joseph Wheeler first engaged with this moot as a competitor on behalf of McGill University in the second annual moot at Dubai, in 2011.  McGill won that competition and the positive experience there formed a basis upon which to create a similar competition (the Australia and New Zealand Air Law Moot, ANZALM) in 2014, which IALPG also sponsors. Joseph will be one […]

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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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Australia & New Zealand Air Law Moot (ANZALM)

Planning and organisation of the third annual Australia and New Zealand Air Law Moot court competition (ANZALM) is well underway! Co-conveners Joseph Wheeler (Principal of IALPG) and Charles Giacco (Student Co-ordinator of the Aviation Law Association of Australia and New Zealand) are proud to announce that the competition will be held in late 2016 in Auckland, New Zealand, and will be hosted by the University of Auckland, the 2015 winners of the competition. Watch this space for more information and details. LATEST INFORMATION UPDATE 17 March 2016:  We are pleased to announce that in 2016 the ANZALM will work with […]

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Asia Pacific Aviation Liability

This inaugural event, jointly organised by IALPG and Aeropodium and hosted by Maurice Blackburn Lawyers in Sydney, provided a forum for the exchange of ideas, analysis of novel issues going forward, and for all attendees to get an appreciation of how and why aviation liability in respect of particularly recreational remotely piloted aircraft, is something that requires both policymaker, and community attention in Australia and further afield through Asia Pacific. The myriad issues which emerge given the easy misuse and dangerous applications of remotely piloted aircraft are readily moderated by the fact that Australian safety regulators, and now more recently, […]

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Singapore, US strengthen aviation safety

A milestone was marked on 16 February 2016 with the conclusion of the Singapore and US Maintenance Implementation Procedures Agreement (MIPA). The MIPA, signed by the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) and the Civil Aviation Authority of Singapore (CAAS), was concluded under the broader authority of the US-Singapore Bilateral Aviation Safety Agreement (2004). Two agreements have been concluded under the broader BASA. The first was the Implementation Procedures for Airworthiness Agreement (IPAA).  The IPAA provided for reciprocal acceptance of the airworthiness of civil aeronautical products. It was enhanced in September 2007 to include US acceptance of Singaporean Supplemental Type Certificates for […]

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