On Demand

New Legislation in Aviation Law

1h 31m

Created on November 09, 2017




Aviation is one of the most heavily regulated industries in the United States. While the Federal Aviation Administration runs the National Airspace System on a day-to-day basis, the ultimate direction for aviation policy is set by Congress. This year, the Congress has proposed broad legislation that affects all areas of aviation. These include:

  • How air traffic control services are provided;

  • How aircraft are certified;

  • Aircraft noise issues;

  • Flight and duty time;

  • Penalties for bumping and denied boarding;

  • Aircraft registration;

  • Use of unmanned aircraft for beyond visual line of sight operations and package delivery.

Congress is also taking a hard look the scope of federal preemption over state and local laws affecting the lower levels of the airspace. State and local governments have continued to pass new laws governing the use of unmanned aircraft at a rapid pace. While aircraft operators have begun pushing back against these new laws, leading to important new decisions federal preemption decisions.

This course, presented by attorney Mark McKinnon, will provide up to date information on new legislative actions and proposals that will impact the future of aviation.  

Learning Objectives:

  1. Understand the scope of Federal preemption over state and local laws affecting airspace
  2. Identify the proper roles of state and local government in aviation regulation
  3. Discuss new legislative actions and proposals in the field of aviation

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