Aviation

05
mei

Op 25 april organiseerde de Military and Civil Aviation Association in samenwerking met Flieger Law Office de seminar: AVIATION BACK TO BUSINESS - public or private Volgende sprekers waren hier aanwezig: Gen. A. Van Daele, former Chief of Staff, Chairman MCAA Roderick Van Dam, former Legal Counsel Eurocontrol / Chairman IFPA Prof. P. Honnebier, Amsterdam Prof L. Pierralini, Rome Arthur Flieger, Antwerpen – Sao Paulo

28
apr

Arthur Flieger over het ongeval met MH17 op ATV  

08
jul

We are looking forward to welcoming you at our booth! Invitation to Farnborough International Airshow 2014, from July 14th to 20th. Farnborough Airshow is a world-famous biennial event which attracts crowds in excess of 250,000. The week-long event combines a major trade exhibition for the aerospace and defence industries with a public airshow, plus a static exhibition of aircraft. Flieger Law Office, the only law firm present at FIA 2014, cordially invites you to visit its booth and to discuss your projects and needs with our senior legal experts, Arthur Flieger and Stijn Brusseleers. Being aviation law experts they will be happy to give you legal guidance for your projects. We are looking forward to meeting you there! Flieger Law Office Farnborough Airshow 2014 Hall 1, booth A14

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mrt

In some instances, the FAA has attempted to regulate UAVs by relying on existing regulations that are stretched and distorted. For instance, it uses regulations governing experimental aircraft and the flight crews of experimental aircraft to justify the current permitting system, which is consistent with Dorr’s acknowledgment that the FAA uses regulations governing manned aircraft to regulate UAVs. Of course the whole point of an unmanned aerial vehicle is that there is no flight crew, but no one seems to have pointed that out to the FAA. In fact, one could argue that it’s voluntary to listen to the FAA about drones. In its literature discussing its governance of UAVs, the FAA often refers to Advisory Circular 91-57, which addresses model airplanes. However, AC 91-57 merely “outlines, and encourages voluntary compliance with” the model airplane standards it states (so I guess paper airplane–slinging third-graders are safe). I think “voluntary” is probably a more honest representation of FAA authority over UAVs as well, absent congressional approval or at least publicly vetted regulations. Similarly, there is reason to think that if you keep your beer-delivery drone flying low, you’ll be in the clear. In its documentation addressing a redesign of the national ...

07
mrt

MEPs and member state negotiators reached a deal last night (4 March) to change the rules of the European Union's Emissions Trading Scheme (ETS) that will essentially exempt non-EU airlines from having to pay for their CO2 emissions. The change was demanded by third countries such as Russia, China and the United States. The ETS legislation, adopted in 2008, has covered all emissions from flights landing or taking off from an EU airport since 1 January 2012. But third countries objected to the inclusion of emissions that did not take place in EU airspace, saying it was a breach of sovereignty. The European Commission temporarily exempted flights leaving or entering EU airspace in 2012, in order to give the International Civil Aviation Organisation (ICAO) time to agree a global mechanism to control aviation emissions. In September ICAO adopted a timeline to agree a future mechanism in 2016, and the Commission decided this was enough to propose an amendment to the legislation to exempt emissions outside EU airspace until then. However the third countries demanded that the EU go further, exempting all emissions from flights entering or leaving the EU – even those emissions that took place within EU airspace. National EU governments have been leaned ...