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UK appellate court set to hear extra-jurisdictional passenger delay claim

News – 30 March 2017

Passengers who suffer minor delays on EU departures that cause much larger overall delays to flights connecting to destinations outside of Europe are entitled to compensation for their ultimate late arrival, a court in the UK has ruled, although the case has already been appealed.

Avianca strikes back in shareholder dispute

News – 30 March 2017

Avianca has filed a counter lawsuit against its second-largest shareholder to thwart a potential injunction blocking its plans to form an alliance with United Airlines, marking the latest development in a rapidly escalating legal dispute among the carrier’s shareholders.

Germany will push for tough Brexit, Lufthansa exec says

News – 30 March 2017

EU member states will ensure that UK carriers receive no special treatment during Brexit aviation sector negotiations, Lufthansa’s chief executive has said, predicting that Germany and France will take a tough stance against the UK’s aviation industry.

Judge rejects Sabre’s request for new trial

News – 30 March 2017

A federal judge has refused to grant Sabre a new trial, after a Manhattan jury found in December that the company’s contracts harmed competition.

Condon & Forsyth opens in Miami

News – 30 March 2017

Condon & Forsyth has launched a new dedicated aviation practice in Miami, headed by existing partner John Maggio.

The Round-up (30 March)

The Round-up – 30 March 2017

News in brief from across the globe... This week, a US court has thrown out a claim against the Arizona flight school that trained the Germanwings pilot responsible for the Flight 9525 crash in 2015, while US FAA administrator Michael Huerta has announced a new rulemaking committee to help overcome safety concerns related to the operation of drones over people. Elsewhere, ICAO is set to lobby for the installation of video recorders in aeroplane cockpits.

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