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13 November 2019
Peggy Sharon Lightning damage to aircraft on incoming flights – Aviation Services Law special circumstances

Israel - Levitan, Sharon & Co

In most cases, flights are operated by aircraft that arrive at an airport from a previous flight. As such, flights are sometimes delayed or cancelled due to a delay or cancellation of the previous flight. The Tel Aviv District Court recently denied a motion for leave to appeal filed by a passenger whose claim regarding the cancellation of his flight due to lightning damage to the aircraft which had occurred during the previous flight was denied by the Tel Aviv Small Claims Court.

Authors: Peggy Sharon, Keren Marco
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David Heffernan DOT proposes revisions to airline tarmac delay regulations

USA - Cozen O'Connor

The US Department of Transportation (DOT) has issued a notice of proposed rulemaking to amend its regulations governing situations in which an aircraft remains on the airport tarmac without an opportunity for passengers to deplane for an extended period. Specifically, it proposes to change the departure delay exemption, carrier reporting requirements and record retention requirements, among others. Comments on the notice of proposed rulemaking must be filed with the DOT by 24 December 2019.

Authors: David Heffernan, Rachel Welford
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