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14 August 2019
Peggy Sharon What is considered a cancelled flight under the Aviation Services Law?

Israel - Levitan, Sharon & Co

The Small Claims Court recently rejected two passengers' claim that their flight should be considered a cancelled flight under the Aviation Services Law. The case examined whether an airline should pay compensation for a missed connecting flight when passengers book two flights from the same company with a short connection time.

Authors: Peggy Sharon, Keren Marco
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Andreas Fankhauser Supreme Court upholds air traffic controller conviction

Switzerland - Proton Legal LLC

The Supreme Court recently dismissed an appeal against the conviction of an air traffic controller for negligent disruption of public transport. In so doing, the court established a new precedent that allows for criminal prosecution and conviction for operational incidents that result in neither injury nor damage. As this decision makes it difficult for aviation professionals to treat their mistakes as learning opportunities, it is a major step backwards for aviation safety.

Author: Andreas Fankhauser
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Donald J Kasslike OFAC issues Iran-Related Civil Aviation Industry Advisory

USA - Cozen O'Connor

The US Treasury Department's Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) recently issued its Iran-Related Civil Aviation Industry Advisory. The advisory seeks to inform the civil aviation industry of potential exposure to US enforcement actions and economic sanctions for engaging in or supporting unauthorised exports to Iran or designated Iranian airlines. While no new restrictions have been announced, the advisory's publication could signal that the OFAC is taking a greater interest in the Iranian aviation sector.

Authors: Donald J Kasslike, Robert F Foster
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Recent updates

Shannon Rajan High court clarifies aviation regulator's dispute resolution jurisdiction

Malaysia - SKRINE

Authors: Shannon Rajan, Eric Gabriel Gomez
Guido de Vos Airport of destination no safe haven for claims under Montreal Convention

Netherlands - AKD The Netherlands

Author: Guido de Vos
Matthew J Howell No fun in the sun: Trump administration further restricts aviation traffic to Cuba

USA - Cozen O'Connor

Author: Matthew J Howell
Laura Pierallini General ban on operation of night-time flights removed

Italy - Studio Pierallini

Author: Laura Pierallini
Louisa-Ann Lange Aircraft tyre damage caused by foreign object on runway constitutes extraordinary circumstance

Germany - Arnecke Sibeth Dabelstein

Author: Louisa-Ann Lange
Ahmed Murad Passenger rights

Maldives - Mazlan & Murad Law Associates

Author: Ahmed Murad
Carlos P Martins Proposed class action takes aim at airport fees paid by airline employees

Canada - Bersenas Jacobsen Chouest Thomson Blackburn LLP

Authors: Carlos P Martins, Emma Romano