The aviation industry is one of the most regulated industries globally. The international conventions shape the extent of rights and obligations of carriers, consignors and consignees but these still need to be adopted into local legislation by individual countries. Whether you are an existing carrier, or an investor looking to enter the industry, understanding the legislative frameworks is essential to minimization of risks in air carriage.
Please click here for aviation jurisdictions from around the globe, plus links to team members who specialise in this area.
The embargo on Qatar and its international law implications
The four “embargo states” explained their decision on grounds of national security and stability concerns, alleging that Qatar supports ‘terrorism’ and interferes with the internal affairs of fellow members of the GCC. Read more
The impact of the decision to close the airspace of Bahrain, Saudi Arabia and UAE to Qatar
Bahrain, Egypt, Saudi Arabia and UAE severed diplomatic ties with Qatar on Monday 5 June 2017 accusing Qatar of supporting extremist groups. Read more
Rolls Royce bribery allegations settled by Deferred Prosecution Agreement
After a five year investigation by the UK’s Serious Fraud Office (SFO) and other foreign authorities into allegations of significant bribery and corruption against Rolls Royce, a settlement has been reached. Read more
Future impact of EU legislation affecting the aviation industry
The EU has produced a large body of regulations affecting the aviation industry, including rules concerning workers’ rights, data protection, competition law, safety, security and environmental protection. Read more
CAA – electronic identification of light aircraft – turning ‘see and avoid’ into ‘see, be seen and avoid’
Proposals for how GA aircraft and airspace users in uncontrolled UK airspace can use low cost and low power electronic devices to be more visible to each other have been released by the CAA. Read more
Terrorist attack at Brussels Airport
The attack at Brussels Airport on 22 March reminded us all that although from a security standpoint, airports are among the most regulated and controlled public spaces in the world, terrorist attacks can still occur. Read more