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European Parliament endorses EU-wide drone safety rules and operator registries

News – 21 June 2018

The European Parliament last week backed proposals for new regulations for drone use across the European Union as part of wide-ranging reforms to the enabling legislation of the European Air Safety Agency (EASA).

HFW inks Brazilian cooperation agreement and recruits aviation insurance partner

News – 21 June 2018

UK law firm HFW has announced that it is boosting its presence in Latin America through a cooperation agreement with newly established Brazilian firm CAL, founded by aviation insurance specialist Julio Costa.

FAA whistleblower disclosures prompt aircraft certification review

News – 21 June 2018

The US Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) is to review records of over 11,000 aircraft that may not be properly registered or compliant with safety regulations, after an anonymous whistleblower drew attention to multiple issues with the agency’s aircraft oversight.

Italy fines Ryanair €1.85 million over mass cancellations

News – 21 June 2018

The Italian Competition Authority (AGCM) has fined Irish budget airline Ryanair €1.85 million for mass cancellations of flights in late 2017.

The ALN Round-up (21 June)

The Round-up – 21 June 2018

News in brief from around the world…Recent days have seen IAG and Ryanair announce plans to bring a complaint before the European Commission over air traffic control strikes, and the US Department of Transportation announce and investigation in aircraft evacuation standards. Meanwhile, aviation disputes have reached settlements on both sides of the pond.

Stikeman and Norton Rose help Airbus and Bombardier complete C Series tie-up

News – 14 June 2018

Teams from Stikeman Elliot and the Canadian offices of Norton Rose Fullbright, alongside a host of international law firms, have helped clear the final hurdles in Airbus’ acquisition of a majority stake in Bombardier and Investissement Québec’s C Series Aircraft partnership.

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