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.
Airport Premises - traps for the unwary
Taking a tenancy of airport real estate may at first appear little different to leasing any other type of commercial property. However, the operational requirements of a company wishing to take space at an airport need to be thought through carefully. In this article Ince & Co partner Trevor Garrood discusses some of the issues that may arise.
Boeing 787 Dreamliner fleet grounding: the legal angles
14.02.2013 | Aviation
The recent temporary grounding of the world’s first all-composite construction airplane, the Boeing 787 Dreamliner, is relatively unusual in that it has affected the worldwide fleet. At Ince we have been watching developments with interest and discussing the consequences that a fleet grounding of a specific aircraft model can have for aircraft operators, including airlines, and the knock-on consequences for their financiers and lessors.
European Court gives wide scope to flight cancellation penalties
Airlines have long been strong on safety, but the raft of financial pressures to fly despite safety reservations has been increased by a decision of the European Court of Justice.