Call for Nominations
The National Air and Space Law Section is seeking nominations for a Secretary and up to ten Executive Members for a two year term September 1, 2013 to August 31, 2015.
For further details, please see the full Call for Nominations.
Welcome to the National Air and Space Law Section!
The Section aims to keep its members up to date in all aspects of air and space law, including labour, environmental, regulation, financial, liability and issues stemming from governing bodies including Transport Canada, the Canadian Transportation Agency, the Transportation Appeal Tribunal of Canada, Ministry of Transport, the Federal Aviation Administration, the European Aviation Safety Agency, the International Civil Aviation Organization and the International Air Transport Association. Our members include in-house counsel and private practitioners from all parts of the country. We provide opportunities to interact with industry stakeholders and provide a dialogue between counsel and those affected by aviation law. We invite our members to be involved in the Section on all levels, including, writing an article for Altitudes, suggesting a panel topic, or attending our events!
Cape Town Convention FAQs
The Convention on International Interests in Mobile Equipment and the Protocol to the Convention on International Interests in Mobile Equipment on Matters specific to Aircraft Equipment (collectively, the Cape Town Convention) becomes law in Canada on April 1, 2013.
The CBA’s National Air and Space Law Section has prepared a list of FAQs to help you navigate the implications of the Cape Town Convention.
Go to FAQs
Of Interest to Members
Seminar on the Cape Town Convention and its Aircraft Protocol - Practicalities and Opportunities relating to Canadian Ratification
April 29 - 30, 2013
University of Toronto, Faculty of Law
A spring fling
Early in the spring, the National Air and Space Law Section is looking to host its next networking event for young lawyers in the Greater Toronto Area. If you have any questions or want to suggest a future event, please feel free to contact either Tae Mee Park or Auriol Marasco.
Watch for details coming soon!
Cape Town Legislation Introduced in Manitoba.
The Manitoba Legislature has introduced Bill 26, The International Interests in Mobile Equipment Act (Aircraft Equipment).
On passage, Manitoba joins the majority of Provinces and Territories who stand poised to adopt the International Registry under the Cape Town Convention to record International Interests (leases and financing) of most aircraft, helicopters and their engines. That registration will, going forward, take priority over Provincial PPSA filings.
Under the Convention, lessors and financiers can obtain uniformity of remedies and certainty of priority. This should encourage better rates and wider financing choices for aircraft operators in jurisdictions that have adopted Cape Town.
Currently there are 51 contracting states for the Convention, including the United States and China.
Because of the division of constitutional powers in Canada, legislation is required at both Federal and Provincial levels. The Federal government is working with representatives of the airline and lease/finance industries to resolve final issues for implementation.
The Air & Space Law Section of the Canadian Bar Association has actively supported passage of Cape Town legislation Federally and in the Provinces and Territories.
National Air & Space Law Section Newsletter - Altitudes
Altitudes (March 2013)
The Section is currently looking for articles for its next newsletter. If you would like to contribute to the next edition, please contact us at CBA Newsletters.
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