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Drones and Privacy in Turkey

  October 31, 2017     By Serap Zuvin Law Offices
We had remote controlled cars when we were kids. By the time, we started seeing toys such as remote controlled aircraft, boats and helicopters...
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My Teenage Daughter Used Her Sister’s Passport. Can I Sue the Airline for Negligence?

  By HG.org
Flights from one country to another require a passport that is checked by the airline to ensure the right person is traveling. However, if the...

Newest Technological Sensation: Drones and Their Regulation in the EU

In the last decade, the world has experienced new highs in technological developments. Fast growing technology throwing new devices into...

Aircraft Finance in Turkey

The volume of aircraft financing in Turkey has recently increased due to the reduction of costs in general and securities as well as the stable...

Aviation Accidents

The aviation industry is vast and requires large numbers of workers across a broad range of jobs to keep it running smoothly.

How to Get the Most Out of Your Initial Personal Injury Consultation

In the aftermath of an accident caused by someone else, you could be facing life disrupting injuries rendering you unable to work. The medical...

Common Airplane Turbulence Accidents

Though the number of major airline accidents have diminished in recent years, in-flight turbulence-related injuries have increased, in part due...

The Right to Compensation for Plane Crash Victims

Nobody likes to think about being in a plane crash when traveling. It does happen, and people should know what to expect if it does. Important...

The Latest Milestone in U.S. / Cuba Relations: Commercial Flights

The United States and Cuba marked another historic milestone recently when JetBlue Flight 387 sojourned from Fort Lauderdale, Florida, to Abel...

Turkey’s Civil Offset Enthusiasm

Most probably many people would not know more about where offset/industrial participation discussions were moving toward before the article...

Is There Any Recourse for Passengers on Commercial Jetliners that Crash?

Even though you may never be involved in an aviation crash or mishap, it pays to be informed as to your rights when traveling on a commercial...

How Does International Law Affect Airplane Crash Liability?

  By HG.org
Tragically, airplane crashes often result in catastrophic losses. Hundreds of people may die in a single incident. Those lucky enough to survive...

Property Purchase Taxes and Fiscal Benefits in Italy – Purchase of a Luxury Home

  By Torrente
When you purchase a property in Italy, you need to be aware of the amount of taxes you will be required to pay, and at that stage you need to be...

Right to Fly with Points

  By HG.org
Flying with miles is an advantage for those that fly regularly and is often an option with credit cards, travel programs and other incentive...

Airline Liable to Employers for Compensation for Delay - Romania

The European Court of Justice is having a larger influence on people’s lives than is popularly realised. As is often the case the Court has made...

Regulating Drones within the European Aviation Market

Drones, which are also known as Remotely Piloted Aircraft Systems or Unmanned Aircrafts have recently gained popularity across Europe and...

What if you Get in a Crash while on Vacation?

Summer travel is one of our country's favorite activities. With nearly 60% of Americans planning to travel more than 100 miles from home, it's...

The Airline Canceled My Flight, Can I Sue for a Refund?

  By HG.org
After the recent slate of canceled flights resulting from unprecedented snowfall across the northern part of the United States, many passengers...

Supervision of Industrial Organizations Manufacturing Military Equipment in Turkey

The arms industry with over 600 modernization projects is booming in Turkey. The government policies in manufacturing and new offset regulations...

Work Permits Under Wet Lease Agreements for Oil Exploration Operations in Turkey

As part of exploration operations of multinational companies, wet lease agreements are gaining more importance especially in oil and gas...

Portable Electronic Devices are Allowed at Turkish Airline Companies

After the European Aviation Safety Agency (“EASA”) has announced that it allows electronic devices to remain “On” and “Connected” throughout the...

New Directive on Aircraft Nationality and Registration Marks in Turkey

Directorate General of Civil Aviation the regulatory body of civil aviation in Turkey, has promulgated a new Directive on aircraft nationality...

Turkish Defense Industry: A Step Towards a Nation-Oriented Production

A nation has six major elements of its nation-oriented power that are based on politics, economy, psycho-social issues, military capability,...

Civil Aviation in Turkey: A Fine Balance Between Growth and Regulatory Tendencies

Global civil aviation industry is expected to register a 5% passenger growth for the next two decades. The growth in the industry is mainly...

US Aviation and Defense Industry: Simultaneous Growth and Decline

The American aerospace and defense industries have recently found themselves in an odd situation of simultaneous growth and decline. To be more...

US Defense Industry: The Impact of ITAR for the Business

International Traffic in Arms Regulations (ITAR) is one of the key components of the United States‘ export regime regulating the defense related...

Turkish Aviation Industry: Combination of Growth with Rising Quality

In conjunction with the rapid economic growth of the country, Turkish aviation industry has been registering a remarkable growth during the...

MH370 - The Montreal Convention from a Malaysian Perspective

An insight for the unfortunate whose relatives were traveling on MH370.

Turkey and Aircraft Financing Junction: Sukuk Issuing

Despite a slowdown in 2013 with 13% decline by sukuk volume, it is most likely to witness a distinct expand in next year since it will lie...

Aviation Security Interests in the Democratic Republic of Congo and the CEMAC

Through Law No 10/014 of December 31, 2010 in respect of civil aviation, the Democratic Republic of Congo (“DRC”) has reformed and modernized...

New Amendment to the Highly Qualified Persons Rules - Malta

Legal Notice 16 of 2014, has brought into effect amendments to the Highly Qualified Persons Rules, applicable retrospectively from year of...

Ground Handling Exceptions for Foreign Air Carriers in Turkey

Turkish Civil Aviation is developing each passing day with extending capacity of passenger carried, increasing amount of airlines and of course...

How to Reach Ground Handling Service Market in Turkey?

Under the terms of Turkish Civil Aviation Law, the types of airport ground handling services in Turkey are grouped as follows.

Is Drone Hunting Going to be Legal in the United States?

  By HG.org
After reports of domestic spying surfaced, and the possibility that drone aircraft might be used to carry out surveillance of Americans, many...

Turkish Civil Aviation Authority Greenlights the Green Airports

In 2009, Directorate General of Civil Aviation launched a project that systematically decreases the existing or future damages of airport...

Turkish Aviation Industry under Monitoring

Commercial air transportation operators are now subject to independent audit system in order to control operations which should comply with...

Examination of Code-Share Agreements under Competition Law - Turkey

In today’s economy, each passing day it gets more difficult for airlines to compete and survive only with their own resources and capabilities....

When Can Kids Fly Alone?

  By HG.org
It is not uncommon, particularly around the holidays, for children to visit family members in other states. Sometimes this means taking a...

Limitation on Aircraft Ages in Turkish Aviation Industry

The secondary legislation in Turkish aviation industry, Regulation on Commercial Air Transportation (SHY-6A) has been changed recently and...

Overall Analysis of Code-Share Agreements in Global Markets

Code sharing on international markets has become a significant opportunity for airlines which has grown rapidly in recent years across the...

Foreign Ownership of an Aviation Company in Turkey

The aviation industry has grown up in Turkey after 2002 with the liberalization policies in the market. This potential has attracted the foreign...

Rising Star of Transportation: Seaplane

Seaplanes are emerged as an alternative solution, by combining seaway and airway, for inland and overseas transportation with a variety of...

An Overview of Turkish Defense and Aerospace Industry, Tendency to Domestic Production

Turkey as a member of NATO and due to its geographic location has been allocated the highest funds from the budget to defense industry for many...

What Are My Legal Rights if My Flight Gets Canceled or Delayed?

  By HG.org
Anyone who has done much travel has had to contend with delayed flights or cancellations. Though often unavoidable due to weather or conditions...

Nomad Aviation Granted Air Operator Certificate from Malta

Nomad Aviation (Europe) Ltd., a subsidiary of Nomad Aviation AG in Switzerland has received its Air Operator Certificate (AOC) from Transport...

American Jurisprudence and Just Culture

This article investigates the application of the American legal system in aviation accidents by comparing and contrasting the American (US)...

Why Can't I Use My Phone on a Flight?

  By HG.org
For years, frequent commuters have complained about the inability to use their electronic devices on planes. Several years ago, the restrictions...

Wet Lease Agreements under Turkish Regulations

A wet lease is a leasing arrangement whereby the lessor (one airline or aircraft operator) provides an aircraft, complete crew/only cockpit...

Liability of Air Carrier for Aviation Accidents - Turkey

In virtue of technology development and progress in international economic and also political relations, the air transportation has become a...

Coping After Aviation Accidents

  By HG.org
Traveling by air is still one of the safest forms of transportation. Although airplane crashes are extremely rare, they do still happen...

Amendment to the Highly Qualified Persons Rules - Malta

Legal Notice 152 of 2013, has brought into effect amendments to the Highly Qualified Persons Rules, applicable retrospectively from the 1st of...

Too Drunk to Fly? Federal Blood-Alcohol Limits for Pilots

In January 2013, a pilot was arrested after failing a breathalyzer test in the cockpit. The pilot was about to take off with more than 50...

SLOT Applications of Turkish Civil Aviation

Principally, the Turkish civil aviation legislation is prepared by two authorities in Turkey: Directorate General of Civil (“DGCA”) and the...

Highly Qualified Persons Rules - 15% Flat Tax Rate on Employment Income - Malta

Malta’s position within the financial services, gaming and aviation sectors, is further bolstered by the newly introduced 15% flat tax rate on;...

VAT and Aircraft Leasing Initiative – Malta

The VAT Department in Malta has issued guidelines relating to aircraft leasing. The guidelines which are based on the current yacht leasing...

The United Nations Convention on Contracts for the International Sale of Goods (CISG)

  By Zorlu Law
Formation of the contract under the Vienna Convention on Contracts for the International Sale of Goods 1980 (CISG) in comparison with Turkish...

Aviation Law: Fatal Accidents and Seeking Compensation in Pakistan

The article examines the law of damages in Pakistan in respect of aviation claims. This paper examines the following questions in order to...

Responsibility of Aerodrome Operators - Bird Strikes in Malta

Nicholas Valenzia (Mamo TCV Advocates examines the judgment in Air Malta plc and Shield Insurance Company (Guernsey) Limited v. Malta...

Aircraft Finance in Turkey

Since aircrafts are high priced, airlines usually prefer different financing methods than payment for their fleet in cash. Apart from payment in...

JAA v FAA An Overview of Aviation Regulation: Beginnings, Functions and Licensing Practices

In that aviation has helped advance the globalization of our world, it is important to review our beginnings and look forward to where we see...

Air Traffic Controller Errors on the Rise: A Report From Your South Florida Injury Lawyer

According to the U.S. Government Accountability Office (GAO), certain errors by air traffic controllers rose by 81 percent between 2007 and...

How Is The Technology For Avoiding Midair Collisions Advancing?

Over the years, flying has become an increasingly safe mode of travel, with the annual number of fatalities suffered in accidents steadily...

Airline Safety Statistics Suggest Domestic Progress, Global Challenges

Aviation News

Growing Problem on Bird Strikes in Los Angeles

When animals go wild, accidents may always happen. One thing is certain: the skies are not only for airplanes but also for birds. In the United...

The Registration and Enforcement of Mortgages and Other Security Interests over Malta-registered Aircraft

Following its success in the maritime sector, Malta has undertaken an ambition to replicate that success in the area of aircraft registration....

The Aircraft Register of Choice within Europe - Malta

Spurred by the prosperity and solid reputation of Valletta's maritime register over the past 20 years and the increasing number of US-based...

On-Air: Dealing with Personal Injury in a Turbulent Plane

Although rare in occurrence, in-flight injuries do occur inside an aircraft. These injuries may be caused by turbulence, negligent flight...

Can an International Forwarder Enjoy the Status of an Air Carrier? Court Updates - Israel

As we know, the laws of aerial shipping grant various benefits to an air carrier, including limited liability and shortened limitation period.

The Court: an Unsigned Contract with a Logistics Services Supplier Is Binding - Israel

From time to time, disputes rise between sides who do not regulate their relations in a written contract. Situations like these reach the courts...

NTSB Issues Safety Recommendation Based on 2001 Airline Crash near JFK

The National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) recently issued a safety recommendation to the European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) regarding...

Cause of Fatal Livermore Plane Crash under Investigation

A total of 56 percent of aviation accidents in the last 60 years were caused by human error, with 50 percent caused by pilot error and 6 percent...

American Passengers Have Limited Rights in International Airline Crashes

Not all passengers are treated equally under the law. International travelers may face greater restrictions when pursuing legal claims than...

New Federal Medevac Helicopter Safety Regulations Proposed

The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) has proposed new rules to increase safety for medevac helicopter pilots, first responders and the...

New Airline Pilot Rules Approved by Congress

In February of 2009, a commuter plane crashed near the Buffalo Niagara International Airport. Forty-nine passengers and crew were killed as well...

Nigeria's Aviation Industry Needs Radical Overhaul and Modernization

The deplorable state of infrastructure at both the international and domestic airports in Nigeria has given rise to a call by all and sundry for...

Cape Town Convention

The Cape Town Convention is an international agreement that strives to provide a much clearer structure for international aviation finance. The...

Congress Passes Law to Increase Safety on Commercial Flights

This August, President Obama signed the Airline Safety and Federal Aviation Administration Extension Act of 2010 (P.L. 111-216) into law. The...

European Single Sky Program

After the eruption of an Icelandic volcano earlier this year, it became clear that in order to be able to respond in a fluid and coordinated way...

Airplane Maintenance Outsourcing Tests Bounds of Safety

The airline industry considers the airplane maintenance outsourcing to be one of the most effective ways to cut costs, but many are concerned...

Transportation Law

  By Boltz Law
100% of all air cargo on passengers flights will be screened beginning August 3, 2010 TSA’s certified cargo screening program to the rescue.

Legal Framework of Aircraft Finance in Turkey

The Turkish aviation industry and the civil aviation sector have made remarkable progress over the last decade in terms of fleet size, passenger...

The Safest Seat Sections in Airplanes

The business class section in airplanes is often associated with affluence and prestige, with the most comfortable accommodation and offers the...

Regional Air Crash Inspires New Aviation Safety Legislation

Catastrophic events often propel significant changes in regulation; this is precisely what has happened in response to the tragic airplane crash...

Civil Aviation Law in Cameroon

The law regulating civil aviation in Cameroon is law n°98/023 of 24 December 1998 on the regime of civil aviation.

"Montreal Convention: The Unification of Certain Rules on Damages in Air Carriage"

Convention for the Unification of Certain Rules for International Carriage by Air ("Montreal Convention") was opened to signature in Montreal by...

Aviation Accident Attorneys can Win your Claim

Although aviation accidents do not occur on a daily basis, the effects and heartache can potentially last for years following these tragedies....

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