Plane-ly Spoken Blog

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Plane-ly Spoken provides insightful commentary on important developments in aviation law, litigation and regulation. Written by the experienced attorneys of Fox Rothschild's Aviation Law Practice, the blog covers major aviation court cases, breaking aviation industry news and key decisions by state, federal and international regulators.

Recent Blog Posts

  • In Case You Missed Our Webinar – Emergency Preparation and Response in the Era of COVID-19 For those of you who may have missed the live presentation of the latest Aviation Webinar Series, “Emergency Preparation and Response in the Era of COVID-19,” you can view the entire presentation by clicking on the link below. The webinar recording is available HERE The slides are available for download HERE  ... More
  • FREE WEBINAR – Emergency Preparation and Response in the Era of COVID-19 The impact of the pandemic has been felt by all individuals and businesses worldwide, and the aviation industry is no exception. As airlines, cargo operators, charter and fractional operators have attempted to overcome operational challenges and recover financially, the industry has also adapted to different ways of doing business, including emergency response. Join Mark Dombroff and Morgan Campbell for a discussion on how the aviation industry has adjusted and a look to the future. This webinar will cover the following topics, among other areas: ·     Workarounds that... More
  • Drones and Bilaterals: Switzerland First and then the World A growing number of nations have been successfully, but slowly, pushing both the technological and regulatory boundaries of advanced UAS operations.  These national pilot programs have taken the first steps towards beyond visual line of sight operations, package delivery and flight over people.  However, as Earl Lawrence confirmed at the AUVSI/FAA symposium the other day, the key to turning these complex operations into routine operations is a certificated unmanned aircraft. Over the years, the FAA has entered into a wide range... More
  • Attention . . . Get your Waivers Renewed Here!! One of the great innovations of the Part 107 regulations for unmanned aircraft was the ability to obtain a waiver from many of its more restrictive requirements.  The Part 107 waiver process allows operators the flexibility to fly at night, fly beyond visual line of sight, or operate more than one drone at the same time. Unfortunately, most waivers have an expiration date of 48 months.  As a result, as we approach the 4th anniversary of the issuance of the first... More
  • The FAA Speaks . . . Pilot Certificates and COVID-19 While many states are currently “open for business” to one degree or another, COVID-19 has stubbornly refused to release its hold in some areas.  As a result, while progress is being made, we clearly are not “back to normal.” In light of this, government agencies that relaxed regulatory requirements at the beginning of the crisis, including the FAA, are beginning to extend these accommodations.  For example, on April 30, 2020, the FAA issued Special Federal Aviation Regulation 118  (SFAR) to relax... More
  • Patience will be key to urban air mobility In an article for Aerospace America, Erin Rivera provides an industry update on urban air mobility (UAM) and tomorrow’s electric vertical take-off and landing (eVTOL) aircraft.  Despite current global conditions, several aircraft developers and government bodies press forward with efforts to launch air taxi services in several cities around the world, by as early as 2023. Read the full article on discussing the timeline and path ahead for urban air mobility.... More
  • SAVE THE DATE – The 2021 Aviation Symposium will mark our 15th year! Join us on February 2-4, 2021 Our last major aviation industry event before the COVID-19 lockdown was the 2020 Aviation Symposium. As the country begins to reopen, it is likely that our first event will be the 2021 Aviation Symposium. Impacted suddenly by unprecedented change and now on the road to recovery, the aviation industry has faced a monumental year in 2020. While planning is in its early stage, we will, among other areas, have panels addressing: Emergency response and emergency response training in... More
  • An Attorney for Anything Aviation Fox Rothschild’s Aviation team knows the industry inside and out. And we’ve made it easy to find the Fox attorney for any particular aviation need. Our Aviation Directory allows you to quickly identify Fox team members by their areas of focus in aviation law – from industry legislation, regulations, business goals and employment issues to manufacturing and maintenance hurdles, cutting edge urban air mobility trends and more. Want to access the directory? Just click the link below. View Resource    ... More
  • In Case You Missed Our Webinar – Challenges on the Aviation Insurance Industry & Legal Considerations During and After the COVID-19 Pandemic For those of you who may have missed the live presentation of the latest Aviation Webinar Series, “Challenges on the Aviation Insurance Industry & Legal Considerations During and After the COVID-19 Pandemic,” you can view the entire presentation by clicking on the link below. The webinar recording is available HERE The slides are available for download HERE  ... More
  • Aviation Challenges, Emergency Response Issues, Effects on the Aviation Insurance Industry & Legal Considerations During and After the COVID-19 Pandemic Join Fox Rothschild’s Aviation Practice and the Aviation Emergency Response Organization (AERO) for a program on pressing issues facing the aviation insurance industry. Topics include: The effects of COVID-19 on the aviation insurance industry Filing an extension for additional time to file your Form 10-Q, 10-K and certain other periodic reports Planning for a virtual aviation accident response Important legal considerations regarding COVID-19 issues Challenges to consider post-COVID-19 Presenters: Pamela Pullen, Global Aviation Emergency Response Manager, UPS Airlines  Brian Glod, Managing Director, U.S. Aviation Practice Leader, Marsh & McLennan... More