Cyberattacks make companies and governments WannaCry
15.05.2017 |Cyber Security, Aviation, Business & Finance, Commercial Disputes, Energy, Insurance & Reinsurance, International Trade & Commodities, Shipping, Yachts and Superyachts
Whilst the reaction from both mainstream and social media was one of shock at the extent of this weekend’s global cyber-attack, for those working within cyber-security it came as little surprise.
Airline roster arrangements and collective bargaining
07.03.2017 |Employment, Business & Finance, Aviation
Do airline rostering arrangements fall within the scope of statutory collective bargaining? This question was recently considered by the Court of Appeal in British Airline Pilots’ Association v Jet2.com Limited.
Brexit and aviation
The UK’s referendum vote to leave the European Union is likely to have a far-reaching impact on the UK aviation industry.
Status of UK Carriers after Brexit
Under EU Parliament and Council Regulation 1008/2008 (“Regulation 1008”) no undertaking established in the Community is permitted to carry by air passengers, mail, and/or cargo for remuneration and or/hire unless it has been granted an operating licence.
Brexit and aviation: Possible solutions for UK carriers
One solution for a UK carrier would be to restructure operations so as to meet the conditions of Regulation 1008. This would involve changes to the location of the airline’s principal place of business from the UK to a place in the EU and changes of its ownership structure to ensure that more than 50% of effective control is held by EU nationals.
Brexit and aviation: Impact on Transatlantic services
The “Open Skies” agreement of 2007 between the EU and the USA permits carriers from both parties to operate air services between any point in the USA to any point in the EU (and vice versa).