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2nd Annual GTDT Aviation Law News Conference: PRM law in practice

News – 01 November 2018

Representatives from IATA, the Civil Aviation Authority, Virgin Atlantic, Gatwick Airport and rights group Flying Disabled met at the 2nd annual GTDT Aviation Law News conference at Clyde & Co’s London offices last month to discuss the various ways industry stakeholders are working to make air travel more accessible for passengers with reduced mobility (PRMs).

IATA issues new call for Brexit contingency planning

News – 01 November 2018

The International Air Transport Association (IATA) has called for urgent action from the UK and European Union to put a backstop contingency plan in place to ensure the continuation of air services in the event of a no-deal Brexit.

Airlines condemn autumn budget’s long-haul charge increase as “a tax on Global Britain”

News – 01 November 2018

The UK airline industry has hit out at plans in the government’s autumn budget to increase taxes on long-haul flights from 2020.

EU opens Ryanair/Frankfurt-Hahn probe and ends Brussels Airlines/TAP codeshare investigation

News – 01 November 2018

The European Commission has launched an investigation into whether Frankfurt-Hahn airport’s relationship with Irish budget airline Ryanair is in line with EU rules concerning state aid, after receiving a complaint from an undisclosed source.

UK court denies pilot’s retirement age review application

News – 01 November 2018

An English judge has refused a pilot’s claim for a judicial review into the age restrictions imposed on commercial pilots.

Court rules passengers have right to sue Boeing in US over Emirates crash

News – 01 November 2018

A court in Illinois has ruled that passengers injured in the crash of Emirates flight EK 521 from India to the United Arab Emirates have the right to sue aircraft manufacturer Boeing in the United States.

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