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The author argues that the U.S. should adopt a new International Air Transportation Policy Statement reflecting a broader international aviation policy agenda for a post-Open Skies era.
This article anticipates the U.S. Supreme Court’s review of the Ninth Circuit’s recent decision in Ginsberg v. Northwest Airlines. The authors argue that the case presents an opportunity for the Supreme Court to resolve a split among the federal appellate circuit courts’ federal aviation preemption jurisprudence.
In Helicopter Association International v. FAA, the D.C. Circuit recently upheld an FAA rule establishing a mandatory flight path for helicopter traffic between New York City and Long Island, raising questions about the FAA’s authority to regulate air traffic for noise abatement purposes.
The author analyzes the FAA’s Voluntary Disclosure Reporting Programs (VDRPs) relating to the transportation of hazardous materials and argues that the FAA should expand these programs to apply to a wider range of hazardous materials regulations and air carrier activities.
This issue includes the first Message from Bob Span, who recently succeeded Steve Taylor as Chair of the Forum on Air & Space Law.
This column provides a brief summary of each of the articles in this issue.
In this issue, we feature Jeffrey Shane, LATA's General Counsel.