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FAA drone registration authority restored

The Federal Aviation Administration has been granted explicit authority to require registration of civilian small unmanned aircrafts, or "model aircrafts." This article examines the new legislation.

Law Firm: DLA Piper | Published: 13 December 2017 | Practice Area: Air

Indirect discrimination and objective justification

Reliance on objective justification to defend allegations of indirect discrimination will always be a balance between risk and reward. Two recent examples show how it can go wrong.

Law Firm: Shoosmiths | Published: 15 November 2017 | Practice Area: Equal Treatment

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Ninth Circuit: defense contractors need not shoulder wartime cleanups alone

This briefing examines the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeal's decision in a case that involved a contaminated California aeronautical manufacturing plant.

Law Firm: DLA Piper | Published: 10 October 2017 | Practice Area: Central Government

FAA restricts drone operations near ten US landmarks

For the first time, the FAA will restrict UAS flights near ten US Department of Interior (DOI) landmarks. This article examines the reasons why.

Law Firm: DLA Piper | Published: 05 October 2017 | Practice Area: Transport

Federal court finds that federal law preempts local drone ordinance

On December 19, 2016, the city council for the City of Newton passed an ordinance regulating the use of "pilotless aircraft" within city limits. This article examines the decision.

Law Firm: DLA Piper | Published: 27 September 2017 | Practice Area: Local Authorities

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The final call for Aviator UK

When Aviator UK ran into immediate financial trouble it was clear that action would be needed. This article focuses on the specific legal and operational issues involved in managing the situation.

Law Firm: DLA Piper | Published: 26 September 2017 | Practice Area: Air

Does a union have to provide the date of a planned strike?

This article examines the court's decision in Thomas Cook Airlines Ltd v British Airline Pilots Association [2017].

Law Firm: Womble Bond Dickinson | Published: 22 September 2017 | Practice Area: Restraint of Trade

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Drones in construction zones

The use of drones in the construction industry has soared in recent years. This briefing asks: how do drones benefit the construction industry?

Law Firm: Womble Bond Dickinson | Published: 14 September 2017 | Practice Area: Transport

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Global cartel enforcement: Where is it heading in 2017?

Depending on how you choose to read the mid-year statistics, 2017 is either trending towards record high or record low fine totals for global cartel enforcers. A&O’s Global Cartel Enforcement Mid-Year Report examines the figures.

Law Firm: Allen & Overy | Published: 18 July 2017 | Practice Area: Company Administration

All about service in the aviation sector

This article examines the recent decision in Aquila WSA Aviation Opportunities II Ltd v Onur Air Tasimacilik AS.

Law Firm: Gowling WLG | Published: 13 July 2017 | Practice Area: Transport

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