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EU drone regulations will apply in Switzerland

June 24 2020 In 2019 the European Union issued a package of regulations relating to the use of drones. Although Switzerland is not a member of the European Union…

Lufthansa and Swiss request to waive merger commitments must be re-examined

July 4 2018 The General Court recently annulled the European Commission's rejection of a request by Lufthansa and Swiss International Air Lines to waive their…

Supreme Court acquits air traffic controller

January 8 2020 The Supreme Court recently upheld an appeal against the conviction of an air traffic controller who had cleared two aircraft in quick succession to…

Aviation Liability in Switzerland

March 27 2019 A structured guide to aviation liability in Switzerland

Air traffic controller convictions draw criticism

May 15 2019 Air traffic controller and pilot organisations have criticised recent convictions handed down in Switzerland for operational incidents that resulted…

Damning investigation report of Ju 52 crash and its legal fallout

May 12 2021 Swiss Transportation Safety Investigation Board investigators recently released a report on the crash of a vintage Junkers Ju 52 aircraft, operated by…

At a glance: liability for domestic carriage of passengers in Switzerland

November 27 2020 A brief Q&A covering air carriers' liability for passenger injury and death during domestic carriage in Switzerland.

Snapshot: liability for international air carriage of passengers in Switzerland

November 27 2020 A brief Q&A covering air carriers' liability in Switzerland for passenger injury and death during international carriage.

Q&A: competition law and state aid for the aviation sector in Switzerland

August 14 2020 This article answers some of the key questions surrounding the application of competition law and state aid rules to the aviation sector in Switzerland.

In brief: airport operations in Switzerland

August 14 2020 A look at some of the key legal and practical issues surrounding airport operations in Switzerland, including ownership, licensing, slot allocation and air traffic control.