Aviation and the Safety Act: Limiting Your Liability

April 17, 2018

Whether you’re an airline, manufacturer, service provider, airport, or any other aviation business, you cannot miss this webinar. 

Nearly every business that interacts with the public faces a threat of terrorism. Companies at the front end include air, bus and rail transport companies. Businesses where people gather, as well as businesses that manage critical infrastructure, all face the same threat. 

Protection against threats of terrorism requires a layered defense. Service providers need to have policies and procedures in place to detect and thwart an attack. They, in turn, need to rely on other companies to provide vital equipment and services to carry out that mission. If, however, the worst should happen, every company that is even tangentially involved in the incident will be sued regardless of where they are in the chain. 

Because no defense is perfect, everyone has to face the problem of how to minimize what is, unquestionably, a “bet the company” risk. The little known Safety Act is an invaluable tool to protecting every entity that is responsible for protecting the public. Depending on the level of Safety Act coverage, a company can be immune from suit, see a cap on damages, and be guaranteed the ability to get out of an unfriendly state or local court. In addition, obtaining Safety Act coverage can give businesses a significant competitive advantage, because the protection covers all customers as well. 

Among the topics we will discuss:

  • The different levels of certification and how the protection varies
  • How to get Safety Act coverage for policies, procedures, and services -- and not just products
  • A step-by-step look at the Safety Act certification process
  • What the Department of Homeland Security looks for in applications
  • Common mistakes in seeking certification and how to avoid them

View the webinar slides here. Access a recording of the webinar here.