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The author analyzes the U.S. Supreme Court’s recent decision in Air Wisconsin v. Hoeper, which upheld an airline’s right to claim immunity under the Aviation and Transportation Security Act from civil liability for voluntary disclosures regarding a potential threat to the security of civil aircraft.
This article describes the security measures adopted in response to the October 2010 terrorist plot to ship explosives hidden in printer cartridges on cargo planes departing Yemen for the U.S., and explains how TSA has moved toward a more targeted, risk-based approach to air cargo security.
The author provides a critique of federal, state, and local law enforcement agencies’ approach to GA security, and rejects the argument that small GA airports pose security risks due to a lack of uniform standards and procedures for restricting public access.
This article reviews recent reforms of the U.S. export control framework, adopted as part of the president’s Export Control Reform (ECR) initiative, that have significant implications for the aerospace industry. These new rules amend the U.S. Munitions List and the Commerce Control List.
The Forum is pleased to announce that in June it will publish its first book, a comprehensive treatise on Aviation Regulation in the United States. The book, which is co-edited by David Heffernan, Editor-in-Chief of The Air & Space Lawyer, and Brent Connor of Thompson Hine, includes more than 30 chapters on every major facet of aviation regulation.
This column provides a brief summary of each of the articles in this issue.
In this issue, we feature Michael G. Whitaker, FAA Deputy Administrator.