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Studio Pierallini | Italy | 1 Sep 2021

Italian Civil Aviation Authority releases data on air traffic in 2020

The Italian Civil Aviation Authority recently published its air traffic data for 2020. As expected, the covid-19 pandemic significantly affected civil air transport to and from Italy, in line with the situation faced by the industry worldwide. Compared with 2019, there was a 72% decrease in the number of passengers carried (on both domestic and international routes), equal to approximately 53......
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Studio Pierallini | Italy | 19 May 2021

ICA closes passenger right violation investigations

The Italian Competition Authority recently closed its investigations regarding the possible violation of passengers' rights under EC Regulation 261/2004 by issuing a commitment decision. Such investigations had been started against some domestic and foreign airlines over their decision to issue vouchers to passengers instead of reimbursing the price of flights cancelled "at a time and for......
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Studio Pierallini | Italy | 24 Feb 2021

ENAC issues new drone regulation to align national rules with EU legislation

The Italian Civil Aviation Authority (ENAC) has issued a new regulation on unmanned aircraft (ie, drones), which aligns the existing national rules with EU Regulation 2018/1139. Against the backdrop of this evolving regulatory framework, ENAC has adapted effectively to the new EU legislation by working closely with stakeholders to enable drone use for a wide range of private and commercial......
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Studio Pierallini | Italy | 27 Jan 2021

COVID-19-tested flights: an extra weapon in the fight against the pandemic

Rome Fiumicino Airport is the first Italian airport, and one of the first worldwide, to have implemented a protocol to operate COVID-19-tested flights. Pursuant to the applicable ministerial decree, in order to be exempt from mandatory quarantine on arrival in Italy, passengers must show a certificate proving a negative molecular COVID-19 test or an antigen rapid test, carried out within 48......
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Studio Pierallini | Italy | 4 Nov 2020

Transport Regulatory Authority introduces changes to airport charge models

With Decision 136/2020, the Transport Regulatory Authority has once again addressed the regulatory models for airport charges, introducing significant amendments that companies which manage Italian airports open to commercial traffic of passengers, cargo and mail must follow. The authority is the independent national entity responsible for the oversight, regulation and negotiation of airport......
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Studio Pierallini | Italy | 19 Aug 2020

Supreme Court ruling on airport handling liability

The Supreme Court recently issued an important ruling on the liability and indemnity for damages caused during the supply of airport ground-handling services to airlines. The case originated from an accident suffered by a Boeing 767 aircraft operated by an Italian carrier at Verona Airport whose right wing hit the sliding gate of the hangar – where the aircraft was being recovered – during......
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Studio Pierallini | Italy | 13 May 2020

Additional COVID-19 measures introduced for aviation industry

The government recently introduced additional measures to tackle the COVID-19 pandemic. A number of specific rules were introduced for the transport of airline passengers which must be complied with by airlines and airports to contain the spread of COVID-19 in Italy. The new rules will be in force until 17 May 2020, but they remain subject to extension or amendments in light of the......
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Studio Pierallini | Italy | 22 Apr 2020

Government measures to mitigate effects of COVID-19

This article provides an overview of measures which the government has implemented over the past month to mitigate the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic with regard to airports, air carriers, passenger claims and drones. As airlines have had to significantly reduce flights and many airports have been temporarily closed, the pandemic has had significant adverse effects for stakeholders at all......
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Studio Pierallini | Global | 25 Mar 2020

New trends and challenges in aviation sector

According to the 2020 edition of Deloitte's Global Aerospace and Defence Industry Outlook, commercial aircraft manufacturing is going to reach 1,900 aircraft compared with the 1,450 estimated in 2019. Electric-powered aircraft, urban air mobility and automated flight decks are the main goals that the aviation industry must address in terms of technology and digital processes, with the aim of......
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Studio Pierallini | Italy | 18 Mar 2020

Supreme Court decision on scope of Montreal Convention

The Supreme Court recently found that for gratuitous carriage not performed by an air transport undertaking, damage compensation rights do not expire within the two-year limitation period established by Article 35 of the Montreal Convention. In other words, when the relationship between parties is not regulated by a contract, the general principle of neminem laedere (ie, general duty of care)......
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