Monthly Archives: October 2018
The United States Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit has once again considered whether state law tort claims based on defects in aviation products are preempted by federal law. This time, in a 2-1 decision, the court ruled that an engine manufacturer can be sued over a defective product design even though the aircraft’s design was approved by the FAA and the components had a valid type certificate. Sikkelee v. Precision Airmotive Corporation, No. 17-3006 (October 25, 2018).
Thank you for joining us for our webinar: Pipelines and the SAFETY Act: Limiting Your Liability. We had a great turnout and appreciate your continued support. This free webinar, from our Emergency Response and Preparedness Practice Attorneys, provided information for pipeline companies as well as information for airports, insurance risk managers, and other pipeline related UAS operators. If you happened to miss this webinar and would like to view/listen to the presentation you can find it here.
Register Here for the 13th Annual Aviation Symposium. In our 13th annual symposium this February, we will focus on, among other things, aviation accidents, incidents and events occurring outside the United States. Issues and areas to be considered, include: ICAO Annex 13 The role of your Company The role of the NTSB and the State Department Criminalization of your accident Getting the crew out of the country . . . or not? Family assistance challenges and a whole host of issues, problems and challenges you face when flying outside the United States. The preliminary agenda is being finalized and will …
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