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07 November 2018
Nicolai Vella Falzon Aircraft lessors' rights

Malta - Fenech & Fenech Advocates

Recent amendments to the Civil Code concerning contracts of lease have bolstered the rights of lessors of aircraft such that they are now not materially different to those granted to the holders of security interests in terms of the Cape Town Convention. Aircraft leases are now akin to security interests and grant important rights and remedies to lessors and financiers. The changes better reflect the commercial realities underlying the aircraft lease relationship and should continue to improve Malta's legislative framework in this area.

Author: Nicolai Vella Falzon
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David Heffernan Federal Aviation Administration Reauthorisation Act: new airline fees introduced

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President Trump recently signed into law the Federal Aviation Administration Reauthorisation Act, which will have wide-ranging implications on the aviation industry. The new law will introduce changes to airline ancillary fee refunds, the forbidding airlines from imposing ridiculous fees provision and passenger facility charges.

Authors: David Heffernan, Matthew J Howell
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