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The Emergence of Drones

Drones–unmanned aerial vehicles– are the wave of the future; we can’t stop them because they are already here. Examples include package deliveries, healthcare functions and amateur private operators. So, proactively anticipating issues and developing strategies seems wiser than simply disputing the right of drones to share the airways. L2B members discuss some of the emerging issues.

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COVID-19 Pandemic – Update on Entry Requirements for Travels to Italy

As at July 2021, fully vaccinated passengers arriving in Italy are allowed to enter and are exempt from presenting a negative covid-19 test result, but may be required to quarantine.

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European Commission Adopts Regulatory Package for U-Space

By way of background, the U-Space is a set of new aviation services relying on a high level of digitalisation, functions and specific procedures designed to support a safe and efficient access to airspace for large numbers of drones. The U-space is designed to facilitate any kind of routine mission, in all classes of airspace and all types of environment – even the most congested – while addressing an appropriate interface with manned aviation and air traffic control.

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The Italian CAA (ENAC) Releases Data on Air Traffic in 2020

The Italian Civil Aviation Authority has recently published the air traffic data for the year 2020. As expected the civil air transport to/from Italy has been largely affected by the Covid-19 pandemic, in line with the general situation faced by the industry worldwide.

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New ENAC Circular on Sanctioning Procedure Under Regulation (EC) No. 261/2004

On 13 May 2021 the Italian Civil Aviation Authority (ENAC) released the circular APT-23B, having as a main purpose to review and summarize the sanctioning procedure for infringements under EU Regulation (EC) No. 261/2004 on passengers rights in case of denied boarding, cancellation or long delay of flights.

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Amendments to Malta’s Aircraft Registration Act come into force

On the 6th of July, 2021, the Aircraft Registration (Amendment) Act (Act 37 of 2021 of the laws of Malta) was published amending primarily the Aircraft Registration Act (Cap 503 of the laws of Malta).

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Sweden’s ASTRA Law Firm Joins L2b Aviation

Stockholm, Sweden: L2b Aviation is pleased to announce that ASTRA has joined its worldwide network of premier aviation law firms under the leadership of Partner Stephan Eriksson. 

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Malta’s Ganado Advocates Joins L2b Aviation

Valletta, Malta: L2b Aviation is pleased to announce that Ganado Advocates has joined its worldwide network of premier aviation law firms under the leadership of Partner Daniel Aquilina and Senior Associate Matthew Xerri.

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L2B Attorneys Weigh In On COVID Entry Permissions & Violations

Well into year two of the pandemic, and the world is slowly yet steadily adjusting to the “new normal” imposed by COVID. Certain countries are experiencing rapid and efficient vaccination roll-outs, while others are preparing for third waves as they anxiously await what could be months until an approved vaccine is distributed. On the travel front, border entry regulations and airline policies change frequently and differ country-to-country.

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COVID Flight Vouchers: The Latest On Policies, Eligibility & Use

When COVID hit and travel ceased (practically overnight), many airlines resorted to vouchers and trip credits to compensate travelers for cancelled flights. With policies around eligibility and use varying by airline and country, we asked members of L2B Aviation’s attorney network for an update on what’s happening in their jurisdiction.

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