Jurisdictional Updates

January 2023

January Jurisdictional Update – Philippines

Update provided by Kerwin Tan of Tan Hassani and Counsels: The Civil Aviation Authority of the Philippines recently released a 357-page updated Guidance Material for Single Pilot Operations under the…
December 2022

December Jurisdictional Update – Malta

Update provided by Matthew Xerri with Ganado Advocates: Wizz Air is a new airline in Malta. They will register over 100 aircraft. There has also been movement with registering other…
December 2022

December Jurisdictional Update – India

Update provided by Ramesh Vaidyanathan with Advaya Legal:   Operations are increasing, and consolidation is occurring, resulting in lower fares and better connectivity for passengers. The new airline Akasa Air started…
December 2022

December Jurisdictional Update – The Bahamas

Update provided by Keith O. Major, Jr. with Higgs & Johnson: The Bahamas government is developing nine airports throughout the Archipelago in a public-private partnership. They have issued requests for…
December 2022

December Jurisdictional Update – South Africa

Update provided by Hayden Davies with Webber Wentzel: Airlines are experiencing high levels of limited capacity for domestic flights due to COVID-related failures, resulting in higher fares. Hopefully, this will…
November 2022

November Jurisdictional Update, Philippines

Overtime Pay of Airport Personnel is not Chargeable to Private Airlines and Private Entities, ruled the high court in the Philippines. In the case of Bureau of Customs Employees Association…
November 2022

November Jurisdictional Updates – Philippines

Update Provided by Kerwin K. Tan & Eugene T. Kaw with Tan Hassani & Counsels The Civil Aviation Authority of the Philippines (CAAP) recently organized and hosted its inaugural Air…
November 2022

November Jurisdictional Updates – United States – Miami

Update provided by Andrea Villa with Harper Meyer: Foreign-operated aircraft are required to have Letters of Authorization (LOA) to fly overseas. LOAs allow aircraft to conduct different operations, such as…
November 2022

November Jurisdictional Update – Uruguay

Update provided by Gonzalo Yelpo with Yelpo & Facal: The jurisdictional update concerns the handling of cargo claims. The issue arose when an insurance company was making a claim on…
November 2022

November Jurisdictional Updates – South Africa

Updated provided by Haydn Davies with Webber Wentzel: Ground handling licenses have been reduced from three to two at the primary state-owned South African airports because of reduced air traffic.…
November 2022

November Jurisdictional Update – Philippines

Overtime Pay of Airport Personnel is not Chargeable to Private Airlines and Private Entities, ruled the high court in the Philippines. In the case of Bureau of Customs Employees Association…
September 2022

September Jurisdictional Update – Brazil

ANAC is trying to simplify rules for the airlines to encourage business in Brazil. They are working with other authorities abroad, trying to standardize the certification of aircraft and simplify…
September 2022

September Jurisdictional Update – Colombia

Colombia is facing unprecedented times, says Jose Elias with Del Hierro Abogados in Bogota, Colombia. There is a new president, Gustavo Petro who is a former guerrilla fighter who, at…
September 2022

September Jurisdictional Update – Germany

The pandemic hit the German market very hard. The number of grounded flights led to skyrocketing passenger claims, resulting in thousands of claims in the short span of a couple…
September 2022

September Jurisdictional Update – United States – Miami

Business aviation continues to be strong. Third quarter numbers are still very strong, and Andrea Villa with Harper Meyer is looking to a very busy fourth quarter. Struggles in the…
June 2022

June Jurisdictional Update – Bolivia

Sergio Fernando Salazar Machicado – Bolivia: Major protection has been applied to the government airlines Transportes Aéreos Bolivianos, TAB and Boliviana de Aviacion, BoA. A new certificate of no debt…
June 2022

June Jurisdictional Update – Colombia

José Elías Del Hierro Hoyos- Colombia: We are in the middle of the integration between Avianca and Viva Air. This is the third integration in which Avianca has been involved,…
June 2022

June Jurisdictional Update – South Africa

Haydn Davies - South Africa: The oldest commercial airline in South Africa, Comair, filed for liquidation after not securing more funding. Comair has operated since 1946. Comair operated two brands,…
June 2022

June Jurisdictional Update – United States – Miami

Andrea Villa United States-Miami: We are still seeing much movement and increased demand in business aviation. The FAA has hired new people for registration to speed things up. They’ve also…
May 2022

May Jurisdictional Update, Bahamas

Keith Major and Andre Hill, Higgs & Johnson, The Bahamas   COVID Response and Airport Updates  Keith Majors and Andre Hill, representing Higgs & Johnson, The Bahamas:  From Keith: There have…
May 2022

May Jurisdictional Update – Mexico

Growing Pains With the New Mexico City Airport Andrés Remis and Juan Carlos Machorro, of Santamarina y Steta comment on the issues surrounding the newly opened airport in Mexico City:…
May 2022

May Jurisdictional Update – Puerto Rico

COVID-19 Updates From Alberto Estrella, representing Estrella, LLC, Puerto Rico: We are a territory of the US, so just about everything that applies to the US applies to us here.…
May 2022

May Jurisdictional Update – South Africa

South Africa Responds to Changes in Demand From Haydn Davies, of Webber Wentzel, South Africa: In South Africa, international flights are returning to normal, though at reduced capacity. British Airways…
May 2022

May Jurisdictional Update – India

Returning to Normal Ramesh Vaidyanathan, on behalf of Advaya Legal: It’s slowly getting back to normal here, and school vacations are causing the hospitality sector to do very well. Traffic…
April 2022

April Jurisdictional Update, Netherlands

Increase in Air Traffic  In the Netherlands, more and more flights are resuming after COVID restrictions have been eased. The biggest challenges now are airport staffing and capacity, as the carriers ramp up their…
April 2022

April Jurisdictional Update, Mexico

Changes to Mexican Air Procedures  The former military airport in the surrounding metro area of Mexico City has been restructured to operate as a commercial airport. While most of the…

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