February 20, 2019

ABA Forum on Air & Space Law to host conference Feb. 22 in Arlington, Va.

WASHINGTON, Feb. 20, 2019 — The American Bar Association Forum on Air & Space Law will host its 2019 Update Conference on Feb. 22 in Arlington, Va. The event will feature leading air and space law experts who will brief and offer an insider’s perspective on the 2018 FAA Reauthorization Act, aviation related legislative, litigation, regulatory, technology and space law updates.

What:  
2019 Update Conference
Sponsored by the ABA Forum on Air & Space Law

When: 
Friday, Feb. 22, from 8-5 p.m.

Where:
Ritz-Carlton, Pentagon City
1250 South Hayes Street
Arlington, Va. 22202

William Flynn, president and chief executive officer of Atlas Air Worldwide Holdings, Inc.  will be the luncheon keynote speaker at noon.

A legislative update panel will discuss the latest legislative developments from FAA Reauthorization to potential new legislation that will affect aviation and space priorities in the 116th Congress.

Air and space issues and challenges will be explored by aviation experts from leading air and space law firms, private companies, the FAA, Federal Communications Commission, Senate Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation, U.S. Department of Transportation, Delta Airlines, House Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure, American Airlines, the National Air Carrier Association, American Association of Airport Executives, Airlines for America, Southwest Airlines, North America, JetBlue, the Greater Orlando Aviation Authority, Digital transformation, Airbus, Tampa International Airport, Capital Business Solutions, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, Blue Origin.

Other sessions will focus on the use of federal law to preempt legal claims against airlines, increases in minimum wage levels at airports, the impact of Brexit on aviation, regulatory reform, technological advancements driving the improvements to the passenger experience and legal challenges facing the space law industry.

The complete schedule can be viewed online.

This event is open to members of the press. For media credentialing, please contact Betsy Adeboyejo at Betsy.Adeboyejo@americanbar.org.

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