About the Committee
The Aviation Law Committee is concerned with several major areas of law. Aircraft transactions and financing are always a major interest. The Committee also follows developments of international law with respect to airlines in both economic and tort areas, and also focuses on competition issues related to aviation.
The Committee provides an opportunity not only to contribute to the development of aviation law but also to make useful contacts with aviation attorneys from all over the world. This is particularly important in an international industry such as aviation, where attorneys are required to deal with aviation attorneys in other countries on a regular basis.
IBA Annual Conference Miami 2022
30 Oct - 04 Nov 2022
IBA Annual Conference 2023
29 Oct - 03 Nov 2023
This article discusses the impact of the Covid-19 pandemic on aircraft lessor lawyers and how it has shaped the airline industry. It covers the airlines’ response to the pandemic and the impact of local and national restrictions.
May 28, 2021
This article aims to outline the recent Brazilian regulations brought by the amendment to the Civil Aviation Regulation (RBAC) No. 91, issued by the National Civil Aviation Agency (ANAC) to establish guidelines for the operation of fractional ownership companies, as well as its benefits for the development of the aviation sector and the creation of a more business-oriented regulatory environment for business aviation.
May 18, 2021
This article addresses the discussions revolving around how Brazilian law deals with the issues of governing law and competent jurisdiction arising in respect of the contractual relationship established between passengers and airline companies and disputes arising thereunder, particularly in the age where air tickets are mostly purchased online and air carriers (when of foreign origin) and passengers are domiciled in different jurisdictions.
May 18, 2021
Aviation has been one of the most affected business sectors since Covid-19 started spreading around the world. The initial response of most countries to this pandemic has been to close their borders and restrict travel. Consequently, global air traffic dropped by 73.7 per cent in April 2020, compared to the previous year.
Virgin Australian Airlines appointed insolvency administrators on 20 April 2020, when its debt-servicing burden became unsustainable. Usually when an airline becomes insolvent, lessors and financiers will immediately repossess their aircraft and fly them away. But in the present pandemic, the Virgin aircraft financiers were in no hurry: no-one was lining up to lease aircraft. They decided to request that the insolvency administrator deliver up the aircraft engines to its facility in Florida, according to t