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CBA Air and Space Law Section articles are published under the banner Altitudes. Members interested in posting articles are encouraged to send them to the Section’s editor.

Editor: Tae Mee Park


New drone regulations now in effect

  • November 04, 2019
  • Michael Dery

Note: This article originally appeared in the Alexander Holburn blog on May 14, 2019. It is reprinted with permission

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Summary of the 2018 ABA Forum on Air & Space Law annual meeting

  • December 20, 2018
  • Brian Poston

The Annual Meeting & Conference for the ABA Forum on Air & Space Law was held in Chicago on September 27-28, 2018. As we have now come to expect the program was well thought out and the panels were thoughtful and well-planned.

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Do we need a new Chicago Convention? Don’t replace it, fix it!

  • January 17, 2018
  • Yolanda Kalogirou

It goes without saying that our society’s mentality nowadays revolves around throwing away anything and everything that no longer serves our purposes rather than altering or fixing it, in order for it to correspond to our current interests.

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Competition and subsidies in air transport liberalization – The UAE-North America dispute

  • November 28, 2017
  • Rachid Tiroual

Subsidy allegations against the three major Middle-Eastern carriers – Emirates Airlines, Etihad Airways, and Qatar Airways – have been brought by the three major U.S. carriers – American Airlines, Delta Air Lines, and United Airlines – which claim that the Gulf trio receive letters of credit and subsidies from their governments.

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Canada’s experience with ATC privatization

  • November 23, 2017
  • Patrick Floyd, Tae Mee Park, and Prithviraj Sharma

On November 1, 1996, the Canadian federal government transferred responsibility for its air traffic control system to a private nonprofit corporation. The new entity, NAV Canada, backed by the airline industry, acquired the Canadian civil air navigation system from the govern¬ment for C$1.5 billion.1 In addition, NAV Canada arranged for a further $1.5 billion in financial backing.

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Drones in the 21st century

  • December 07, 2015
  • Prithviraj Sharma

While Canada has been authorizing the use of commercial drones since 1996, more recently a market that is specifically focused on the private use of drones for commercial and recreational purposes has evolved.

Regulation and use of drones in Canada

  • October 01, 2013
  • Sarah Fitzpatrick and Kenneth Burnett

The use —and possible misuse— of drones, has been big news in the U.S. in the past year. Sarah Fitzpatrick and Kenneth Burnett of Miller Thomson in Vancouver have a look at what the law has to say about the use of these patrol aircraft in Canada.

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