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15 July 2020
Jaime Fernández Cortés COVID-19: non-application of reimbursement obligations under EU Flight Delay Compensation Regulation

European Union - Augusta Abogados

The spread of COVID-19 has had a significant impact on air traffic. The result of this once-in-a-century pandemic has been the global collapse of air travel. This has obviously led to a large number of complaints from affected passengers. This article looks at non-application of reimbursement and compensation claims under the EU Flight Delay Compensation Regulation in this context.

Author: Jaime Fernández Cortés
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Christine Kranich MRO agreements from airlines' perspective – combating effects of COVID-19

Germany - Arnecke Sibeth Dabelstein

Under long-term maintenance, repair and overhaul (MRO) agreements, airlines must usually pay a certain rate per flight hour to obtain engine or other component maintenance and repair services or just to have access to a certain spare parts pool. However, during the COVID-19 pandemic, most airlines have ceased their entire flight operations. This article addresses possible contractual clauses and statutory rights on which a claim to adjust payment obligations under an MRO agreement may be based.

Authors: Christine Kranich, Britta Liebert
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Rachel Welford DOT, HHS and DHS issue joint COVID-19 guidance to airlines and airports

USA - Cozen O'Connor

The Departments of Transportation, Health and Human Services and Homeland Security recently issued a non-binding guidance document which recommends that airports and airlines implement specific measures to mitigate public health risks associated with COVID-19, prepare for increased travel volume and ensure that aviation safety and security are not compromised.

Author: Rachel Welford
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