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Third-party liability of drone operators and insurance requirements

April 27 2016 A drone came within approximately 200 feet of a Lufthansa Airbus A380 as it approached Los Angeles International Airport on March 19 2016. That…

Federal Administrative Court decides on charges at Zurich airport

October 14 2015 The Federal Administrative Court recently handed down a decision on the determination of charges at Zurich airport. The court partly allowed the…

Seaplane pilot found guilty of manslaughter

November 9 2016 Two pilots X and Y met in Switzerland where X gave a presentation on flying seaplanes in Canada. Y was an experienced pilot with more than 13,500…

'Stop the clock' decision does not infringe principle of equal treatment

March 1 2017 In a recent case, the European Court of Justice (ECJ) found that the 'stop the clock' decision does not infringe the EU principle of equal treatment.

Emerging drone framework in the European Union

July 19 2017 As part of its ambitious aviation strategy, the European Commission has proposed harmonising European drone rules. In June 2017 the Single European…

Emerging drone framework in the European Union

July 19 2017 As part of its ambitious aviation strategy, the European Commission has proposed harmonising European drone rules. In June 2017 the Single European…

'Stop the clock' decision does not infringe principle of equal treatment

March 1 2017 In a recent case, the European Court of Justice (ECJ) found that the 'stop the clock' decision does not infringe the EU principle of equal treatment.

Does <i>Sturgeon</i> ruling apply in Switzerland?

January 4 2017 The Bulach District Court recently held that the European Court of Justice (ECJ) Sturgeon decision does not apply in Switzerland.

Seaplane pilot found guilty of manslaughter

November 9 2016 Two pilots X and Y met in Switzerland where X gave a presentation on flying seaplanes in Canada. Y was an experienced pilot with more than 13,500…

Preventing aircraft accidents through occurrence reporting

July 27 2016 Switzerland recently adopted EU Regulation 376/2014, which aims to prevent accidents through the reporting, analysis and follow-up of occurrences in…