Cozen O'Connor updates

DOT convenes sexual misconduct working group for Aviation Consumer Protection Advisory Committee
Cozen O'Connor
  • Aviation
  • USA
  • 05 December 2018

The US Department of Transportation recently announced the reconstitution of the Aviation Consumer Protection Advisory Committee (ACPAC), including a new subcommittee: the National In-Flight Sexual Misconduct Task Force. The first ACPAC meeting will be held in January 2019 to discuss best practices and protocols for air carriers relating to sexual assault handling, reporting and data collection on board commercial aircraft.

Consumer protection following introduction of Federal Aviation Administration Reauthorisation Act
Cozen O'Connor
  • Aviation
  • USA
  • 21 November 2018

The new Federal Aviation Administration Reauthorisation Act, signed into law by President Trump, will affect aviation-related consumer protection. The Department of Transportation must revise its existing regulations to clarify the laws regarding compensation, establish minimum dimensions for passenger seats that are necessary for passenger safety, prioritise boarding for pregnant women and refine airlines' practice involving pushchairs, among other issues.

Disability-related passenger rights amended by Federal Aviation Administration Reauthorisation Act
Cozen O'Connor
  • Aviation
  • USA
  • 14 November 2018

The new Federal Aviation Administration Reauthorisation Act, signed into law by President Trump, will affect airlines' obligations to accommodate passengers with disabilities. The Department of Transportation must, among other things, develop an airline passengers with disabilities bill of rights to explain the protections afforded to passengers with disabilities during air travel and conduct a review of service animal requirements.

Federal Aviation Administration Reauthorisation Act: new airline fees introduced
Cozen O'Connor
  • Aviation
  • USA
  • 07 November 2018

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.

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