Brexit and aviation: A Swiss perspective
04.08.2016 | Aviation
The situation of Switzerland in relation to the EU is instructive as it illustrates the consequences that might arise for UK carriers if a Swiss type/EFTA arrangement was established.
European Commission confirms that the Brussels attacks were “extraordinary circumstances” for the purposes of Regulation 261
15.04.2016 | Aviation
On the morning of 22 March 2016, three coordinated nail bombings occurred in Belgium: two at Brussels Airport in Zaventem; and one at Maalbeek metro station in Brussels. 32 people were murdered and over 300 people were injured.
CAA – electronic identification of light aircraft - of interest to General Aviation insurers and their insureds: turning ‘see and avoid’ into ‘see, BE SEEN and avoid’
14.04.2016 | Aviation
On 23 March 2016 the UK Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) announced a new easy process to enable electronic identification of light aircraft aimed at making General Aviation (GA) flying safer, allowing pilots to make their aircraft more visible to other airspace users and encouraging pilots to voluntarily adopt technology.
Terrorist attack at Brussels Airport
11.04.2016 | Aviation
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.
Are banks and other lenders persons with significant control under a new transparency regime for English companies?
08.04.2016 | Aviation
We recently highlighted that from 6 April 2016 all English companies and limited liability partnerships will be required to keep a register of every person with significant control (PSC) over them, save in the case of several narrow exceptions.
Safety in the Balance
The UK Court of Appeal has upheld an earlier High Court decision allowing reports produced by the Air Accidents Investigation Branch to be submitted in evidence. This decision has potentially significant ramifications for those involved in the aviation industry both in the UK and internationally and may, ultimately, have a negative effect on aviation safety.