Author Archives: Morgan W. Campbell
Virtually every businessperson knows that he or she needs insurance to protect their enterprise. Most are even aware that insurance is not “one policy fits all.” They have auto insurance to cover their vehicles and drivers, workers compensation insurance to cover workplace injuries, and comprehensive general liability or professional liability insurance to cover the work that is done. However, it appears that many do not realize that if they use unmanned aircraft, there is likely a hole in their insurance protections.
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.
This free webinar, from our Emergency Response and Preparedness Practice Attorneys, is not only for pipeline companies, it can provide information for airports, insurance risk managers, and other pipeline related UAS operators. LeClairRyan and the Energy Drone Coalition are pleased to present this webinar, which will explain how pipeline companies can leverage their existing processes to obtain DHS certification that limits liability in the event of a terrorist attack. As pipeline operators are aware, the terrorist risk they face is broader and more multifarious than the risks faced by other industries. The government’s recognition of this risk is evident from the TSA’s creation of …
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We want to thank you for joining in for the Webinar on we hosted on June 13th. While this webinar was not specifically aviation related, we wanted to share it with our readers here at Plane-ly Spoken because it involves the NTSB, which is a frequently covered topic on this blog, and the protocols some of our readers will benefit from when dealing with pipeline accident investigations. During this webinar we also explained how to navigate NTSB investigations to minimize the impact on your company. If you happened to miss it and would like to learn more, please follow this link …
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The NTSB increasingly focuses its attention on pipeline accidents and pipeline operators as no major domestic air crash has occurred in nearly a decade. Since January 1, 2008, the NTSB has launched 20 major investigations of pipeline accidents and issued numerous pipeline accident reports. These investigations fuel civil lawsuits, significant public attention, regulatory scrutiny, criminal prosecutions, and political pressure. Join us on June 13 for a complimentary 90-minute webinar where we will explain how to navigate NTSB investigations to minimize the impact on your company. During the webinar, you will gain unique insights from the most recent addition to our …
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As Plane-ly Spoken has addressed on several occasions, one of the most serious pitfalls for participants in an NTSB investigation involves the unauthorized disclosure of information while the investigation is open. Well, it has happened again, and the guilty party might surprise you. This time, it was none other than the FAA who violated the Board’s non-disclosure rule. The circumstances of the violation are a useful reminder that the rule brooks no exceptions.
When has an American industry truly arrived? When competitions are held and champions crowned, of course. Embry-Riddle announced its sponsorship of a UAS Challenge in Reno, Nevada, Sept. 12-14, during the 48th annual National Championships (aka the Reno Air Races). The competition will feature an obstacle course, lifting maneuvers and a time trial. And for those wondering if it runs afoul of the FAA, have no fear – it’s indoors. Of course, this raises an interesting question. What if the race were held outdoors?
As the FAA works towards the issuance of a rulemaking, we see a number of state legislatures starting to step in and fill the void, or, at least, the void which they perceive exists. According to a recent AP article, citing the National Conference of State Legislatures, bills regulating UASs were introduced in 40 states in 2013. Thirteen of them became law. www.startribune.com/politics/national/253559731.html As anyone with even a passing interest in the UAS area knows, there are a number of interests in play in this area, including privacy, safety and security. Every one of the many interests has a constituency.