Forthcoming events







Internat. Aviation Liability, Insurance & Finance Plaza


18-19 October 2019 Montreal, Canada



6-8 March Rome, Italy
Rome Cavalieri, A Waldorf Astoria Resort




Monday 4th March 2019 – London

Sponsored by

Drones and Aerodromes Threats and Opportunities



 La senatrice Giulia Lupo è lieta di invitare la SV alla conferenza stampa dal titolo:




Martedì 12 febbraio 2019, ore 09.30

Sala “Caduti di Nassirya”, Palazzo Madama

Piazza Madama, 11

presso il Senato della Repubblica







February 11 – 12, 2019 Habtoor Palace, Al Habtoor City, Dubai, UAE



The 11th Conference on European Space Policy organised by Business Bridge Europe

 Brussels on 22-23 January 2019, in Palais d’Egmont



2018  EVENTS



8 Novembre 2018 | Casa Dell’aviatore

Viale dell’Università 20 | Roma

Corso di Formazione – Il nuovo regolamento basico EASA





Anna Masutti, Lexjus Sinacta Law Firm and University of Bologna and Filippo Tomasello, EuroUSC Italia Ltd and University Giustino Fortunato, Italy

‘The two authors, of renowned and indisputable reputation, qualification and authority, rise to their challenge with great skill. They analyse and comment in an admirable and organized progression, all critical aspects of the civil use of Unmanned Aircraft Systems, which are addressed through a comprehensive approach and developed topically, including safety and security issues, operations, liability, insurance, privacy and data protection.’  – Alessio Quaranta, Director General, Italian Civil Aviation Authority (ENAC)

PDF flyer – International Regulation of Non-Military Drones




Join GTDT Aviation Law News, Airbus and a panel of leading lawyers for a webinar on

European drone regulations


Moderator: Professor A. Masutti  – SESSION 3: Operational and legal framework



“Operazioni remote con i SAPR”

Rome, Casa dell’Aviatore

November 15, 2018

Coordinator: Gen. SA (r) Giuseppe MARANI

Operazioni remote con i SAPR

SAPR 2018 abstract




8th & 9th NOVEMBER 2018

Participant: Anna Masutti

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11th McGill University/PEOPIL Conference on
International Aviation Law, Liability, Insurance and Finance
October 19 – 20, 2018

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European Commission Workshop on Copernicus and aerial platforms

September 13 , 2018


Speaker: Professor Anna Masutti

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EALA’s 7th Copenhagen Air Finance Legal Seminar

1 June 2018

The seminar will be held at the offices of Gorrissen Federspiel in the new spectacular building Axel Towers just next to the Tivoli Gardens in the middle of Copenhagen, with Tivoli Hotel as the conference hotel.


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The European Business Aviation Convention & Exhibition (EBACE2018) – Geneva’s magnificent Palexpo

Tuesday 29 May / Thursday 31 May

Participants: Anna Masutti and Pietro Nisi

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18-19 Maggio 2018 – INAF IRA Bologna

Speaker: Professor Anna Masutti

Location: INAF IRA – Bologna, Via Piero Gobetti, 101

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10th Annual Conference on European Space Policy

Participant: Anna Masutti

Location Brussels—Palais d’Egmont

Date: 23th & 24th January 2018



2017  EVENTS



Warsaw, Poland, 20 October 2017

The Centre for Antitrust and Regulatory Studies (CARS) has the pleasure of inviting you to participate in the Airline Regulatory and Antitrust Conference which will be held in Warsaw, Poland at Faculty of Management, University of Warsaw on 20 October 2017.

The goal of the conference is to discuss current problems and legal trends related to economic regulation and antitrust policy in international air transport. The debate is meant to reveal and reconcile distinct perspectives characteristic for different regions of the world. CARS has thus invited renowned academic experts from most important aviation markets.

The conference is aimed at aviation managers, consultants, attorneys, economic analysts, academic scholars, PhD candidates, students and professionals who are interested in the relations between different legal determinants shaping the international airline business.

For more information and enrolment please visit:


Executive Course International Contracts in  Aerospace Industries –  5-7 July 2017  Roma  Italy

The second edition of the Executive Course offers a three day program, targeting mainly professionals and managers from the aerospace and aviation industry. This course provides a thorough theoretical and practical analysis of the various sources and principles of law that govern international contracts in aerospace and aviation industry. The first edition of the Executive Course (a sixday program) was held in 2016 in Torino.

During the course you will gain a comprehensive legal and business knowledge along with a practical understanding of key issues. By the end of the course you would have to:

  • understand the basics of contract law and drafting principles widely applied in the aerospace and
    aviation industry;
  • identify and analyze the sources of contract law;
  • understand the rights and liabilities of parties
    involved in such contracts;
  • acquired exposure to finance, insurance and
    relevant legislations; aerospace competition law;
  • understand liquidated damages and penalty clauses;
  • understand arbitration clauses, choice of applicable law and ADR mechanisms;
  • improved skills in recognizing and analyzing key legal issues, applying effective strategies and techniques to control the progress of negotiation and formation of a contract.

The lecturers are highly recognized academics with a longstanding reputation in aerospace and aviation law. The expansion of global trade has resulted in an increasingly high degree specialization in international contract practices. The jurisdictional complexity of such contracts has led to a rapid growth in the role of alternative dispute settlement mechanisms. For this
reason the course also focuses on arbitration and alternative dispute settlement mechanisms. Arbitration is a practical alternative for international disputes, as it offers a neutral forum and avoids litigating in either party’s national courts, especially in disputes involving states or incumbent operators. The potential suitability of arbitration for space disputes
has been acknowledged by the issuance of dedicated arbitration rules for outer space before the Permanent Arbitration Court in 2011.

Contents and Structure
The course comprises three specialized modules (8 hours a day) and consists of lectures with a participatory approach to reinforce the participant’s knowledge.

The 2017 edition is structured in three modules:
MODULE 1 – Day 1: Aerospace Contract Law
MODULE 2 – Day 2: Insurance in Aerospace
MODULE 3 – Day 3: Negotiation and Settling Disputes in
The training methodology combines a range of methods including traditional class work, group seminars and interactive problem solving.

Key information
Duration: 3 full days
This course is recommended for:
• Professional and Managers of the industry;
• Other aerospace and aviation professionals who deal with contractual issues;
• In house lawyers.

Organizing Committee
• Anna Masutti, University of Bologna – LS Lexjus Sinacta Law Firm – Italy
• Mario Comba, President of Istituto Universitario di Studi
Europei; University of Turin
• Pablo Mendes De Leon, University of Leiden
• Maria Beatrice Deli, ICC Italy

  • Main Topics
    The analytical framework of contract law;
  • Drafting and negotiating a contract in the aerospace sector;
  • General terms and conditions and battle of forms;
  • Choice of law clauses;
  • Transfer of risk and title Limitation and exclusion of liability clauses;
  • Penalties and liquidated damages clauses;
  • Liability and insurance in aerospace. aerospace product liability. Single European Sky – SESAR and the reallocation of risks and liabilities among the various operators Cyber Risks.- Physical damage and liability cover for manufacturers and
    suppliers. Case history;
  • Termination for convenience and for default;
  • Dispute resolution;
  • Negotiation techniques;
  • ADR and arbitration.

Venue: Roma

Istituto Universitario di Studi Europei (IUSE) – Email: – Phone +39.011.670.9425
LS Lexjus Sinacta Law Firm- Italy
Phone: +39 051 232495

Registration fees: The registration fee is 950,00 € + VAT


Welcome to the IX WALA Annual Conference

This edition will be taking place in Bologna Italy, on January 18-20, 2017 hosted by Aeroporto di Bologna

This year’s edition will be focused on: MANAGING AIRPORTS: Then – Now – Next

Welcome WALA 2017
About WALA
The Worldwide Airport Lawyers Association (WALA) was conceived in Prague, Czech Republic, on September 2007, where destiny gathered airport lawyers from across the world . The attendees agreed that aviation and aeronautical law in each of their respective countries was outdated, leaving them unprepared to face the new and rapidly changing reality of airport ownership and operations, which required specialized legal concepts and knowledge. Consequently, they agreed on the need to create and promote a worldwide forum; a meeting place where aviation lawyers and all other interested parties could develop, share and debate relevant issues in the field of airport law.Seven months later, WALA became a reality with its first conference taking place in Spain. Since then, subsequent annual meetings have taken place in Madrid, Lisbon, Dallas, Amsterdam, Montreal, Buenos Aires and Athens. WALA’s IX conference will take place in Bologna, Italy January 18-19, 2017.WALA is a not-for-profit corporation, founded to promote and assist in cooperation among legal advisers and other public and private sectors of the worldwide airport, aviation and aeronautical industries.For more information about WALA please visit


Private educational institution of additional professional education “Institute of Air and Space Law “AEROHELP”

“What aerophobia is and how to deal with it”

Date and venue: November 17, 2016, (Saint-Petersburg, Stremiannaya Street, 3 letter B)


The target is to increase knowledge in the field of psychology of fear to improve safety. Introduction to the causes of aerophobia. Training techniques assistance to passengers in the elimination of the fear of flying.

Category trainees is civil aircraft flight and cabin crew members, specialists of tour operators and agencies, eachers aviation training centres, specialists in transport, managers of airports, flight safety inspections experts, aviation security services staff.

Thematic plan of seminar

1. What is aerophobia. Causes aerophobia. Identification of anxiety (as the first sign of symptoms phobia) the passenger. The methods of its correction at the initial stage.

2. Training methods for determining the emotional state of a passenger on the view. Methods to prevent tension. Education skills control over the fear of flying, and in front of it (attention switching equipment, breathing techniques and so on).

3. Definition of “panic attack”. Symptoms. The principles of communication with passengers during a panic attack. Methods relief panic attack.

4. Interaction with the passenger in a state of panic attack. Methods of quick relief of an attack – development of practical skills.

Workshop Schedule of seminar:

November 17, 2016, Thursday
09.00 – 09.30
Registration, welcome coffee
09.30 – 11.30
Activities under the thematic plan
11.30 – 11.45
Coffee break
11.45 – 13.45
Activities under the thematic plan
13.45 – 14.30
14.30 – 16.30
Activities under the thematic plan

More information:  phone in St. Petersburg +7 (812) 9616196 or +7 800 500-1766


Price: 7300 rub. The price includes Wi-Fi, coffee breaks and lunch during the training day.

Fill in the application rate may be on the website at course.

For students of the Institute of Air and Space Law AEROHELP we offer accommodation at a reduced rate in St. Petersburg various hotels categories.



The Royal Castle, Sala Koncertowa, plac Zamkowy 4, 00-277 Warsaw


The Royal Castle | plac Zamkowy 4, Warsaw
08:30 – 09:00
Sala Koncertowa | The Royal Castle
09:00 – 09:20
Pablo Mendes de Leon, president of EALA, professor of air and space law, University of Leiden, Leiden
Piotr Samson, president, Civil Aviation Authority, Warsaw
Jacek Krawczyk, president of the Employers’ Group, European
Economic and Social Committee, Warsaw

09:20 – 09:40
After Brexit
John Balfour, consultant, Clyde & Co, London
09:40 – 10:00
EASA basic regulation
Mikołaj Ratajczyk, Aviation Safety Unit, European Commission,
10:00 – 11:15
The truth is out there: Perspectives on aviation safety and post-accident investigations

Kate Staples, general counsel and secretary to the Civil Aviation Authority, London
Piotr Kasprzyk, PhD, advisor for Air Navigation Standards,
Polish Air Navigation Services Agency, Warsaw
Graham Braithwaite, PhD FRAeS, director of
Transport Systems, Cranfield University, Bedfordshire
David Stoplar, head of safety & airspace legal team,
Civil Aviation Authority, London
Alina Nosek, partner, asb law, Crawley

11:15 – 11:45 Coffee/tea break
11:45 – 13:00
Cyber Security in Aviation: An Innovative Vision of the Matter

Anna Masutti, partner, LS LexJus Sinacta law firm and professor, Bologna University, Bologna
Antonio Nogueras, head ATM Security Unit, Eurocontrol, Brussels
Ram Levi, founder and CEO, Konfidas, Tel Aviv
Roland Küsters, underwriter and legal counsel aviation
facultative, Munich Re, Munich
13:00 – 14:30 Lunch | Sala Rady | The Royal Castle
During the lunch, the president of EALA will award the EALA
Life Time Achievement Award to a highly recognised aviation
lawyer in recognition of that lawyer’s outstanding contributions
to European and international aviation law.

14:30 – 15:00
Passenger rights
Anna Konert, professor, Lazarski University and partner, K&K
Aviation Law, Warsaw
Frederic Malaud, air transport bureau manager, ICAO, Montreal
Pawel Mazur, partner, Wardyński & Partners, Warsaw
Anna Burchacińska-Mańko, partner, MMM Legal, Warsaw

15:00 – 16:15
ICAO Global Market-Based Measure: Mission accomplished or merely begun?
Michel Adam, manager, environmental policy, IATA, Geneva
Uwe Erling, partner, Noerr, Munich
Michael Lunter, senior policy advisor, sustainable aviation,
Ministry of Infrastructure and Environment, The Hague and
chairman of ECAC’s ANCAT Group of Experts
Andrew Murphy, aviation and shipping officer, Transport &
Environment, Brussels

16:15 – 16:45 Coffee/tea break

16:45 – 18:00
Recent competition law developments in the aviation sector: What lessons can we learn?
Geert Goetyn, partner, Shearman & Sterling LLP, Brussels
Kassiani Christodoulou, case handler European Commission,
DG COMP, Brussels
Philipp Werner, partner, Jones Day, Brussels
Omar Shah, partner, Morgan Lewis & Bockius, London
Alexander Gottsén, senior legal counsel, Scandinavian Airlines
Systems, Stockholm

18:00 – 18:15
Announcement of the winner of the EALA Essey Prize Vincent Correia, chairman of EALA’s Academic Committee
Closing remarks by the president of EALA Pablo Mendes de Leon
18:15 – 20:00
Sala Rady | The Royal Castle




Sede ANIA Milano
Via Aldo Rossi, 4

Workshop – Le nuove sfide delle assicurazioni aeronautiche



09:00       Registrazione dei partecipanti 09:30        Saluti di benvenuto e presentazione



Recenti orientamenti europei ed evoluzione giurisprudenziale in tema di responsabilità vettoriale. Eventuali riflessi assicurativi

09:40       STEFANIA GUASTATORE, Senior Manager Transport & General Litigation, ALITALIA

10:00       FRANCO  LIVERANI, Responsabile Aviation, ALLIANZ GLOBAL CORPORATE

10:20       Q&A

10:30       Coffee Break


Riallocazione/ridistribuzione dei rischi tra i diversi operatori per uso di nuove tecnologie aeronautiche e ripercussioni sulle coperture assicurative

11:00       ROBERTO BURSI, Head of Commercial Airborne Platform Systems – ASSD, FINMECCANICA

11:20       MARCELLO  MAESTRI, Aviation Manager, AIG EUROPE


12:00       Q&A


Velivoli senza pilota: recenti interventi normativi europei e nazionali per la disciplina degli UAV. Esame dei rischi, delle responsabilità e degli obblighi assicurativi

12:10 RICCARDO DELISE, Program Manager APR, ENAC


12:50 STEFANO GUAZZONE, Amministratore Delegato, SATEC

13:10 Q&A


ANIA Associazione Nazionale fra le Imprese Assicuratrici

Via di San Nicola da Tolentino, 72
00187 – Roma
Tel. +39 06 32688.1
Fax +39 06 3227135

foto corso

AIAD, in collaboration with the University Institute of European Studies (IUSE), the University of Bologna, the LS Lexjus Sinacta Law Firm and the International Training Centre of ILO, presents the Executive Course on International contracts in Aerospace industry. The course aims to strengthen the knowledge of participants in the international contracts in the aerospace industry, in the negotiation techniques, in the examination of the main contract terms, in the resolution of potential disputes.

The course is recommended for:

  • Professionals and Manager of the aerospace industry;
  • In house Lawyers / General Counsels.

The lectures of the Executive Course are highly qualified and have many years of experience in the reference industry.

  • DURATION: 27 June – 2 July, (09:00/13:00 – 14:00/18:00)
  • LANGUAGES OF THE COURSE: Italian and English
  • LOCATION: Campus Luigi Einaudi, Lungo Dora Siena 100, 10153 Turin, Italy

In collaboration with:


Corso sulla riforma di EASA Impatto sui droni e su aviazione generale

Data: 25 Febbraio 2015, dalle ore 14.00 alle 18.00, presso la sede Campus X di Tor Vergata, in Via di Passolombardo 341, 00133, Roma


Corso destinato a giuristi, tecnici, piloti ed ope-ratori di droni, persone interessate all’aviazione generale e laureandi

Per info ed iscrizioni contattare:
EuroUSC Italia –  Campus X – Tor Vergata,    Via di Passolombardo 341, 00133, Roma

Tel.: 3458411915
sito web:

Relatori: Ing. Filippo Tomasello partecipante ai lavori ICAO e JARUS sui dro-ni, e Ing. Alessandro Cardi, Direttore Centrale Regolazione Tecnica ENAC.

Il 7 Dicembre 2015 la Commissione Europea ha presentato (Comunicazione 613) la proposta legislativa per la riforma di EASA.
La propsta semplifica le regole per l’aviazione generale ed estende il mandato di EASA ai droni al di sotto dei 150 kg.
EuroUSC Italia S.r.l. offre un corso in formula breve di 4 ore per comprendere meglio gli aspetti di questa proposta legislativa e il suo impatto sul mondo dei droni e dell’aviazione generale.


The Fifth Sesar Innovation Days

Date1st – 3rd December 2015  hosted by Università di Bologna, Italy

The SESAR Innovation Days are the main vehicle through which SESAR disseminates the results of its long­term and innovative research programme (WP­E) and have become a landmark event in the European research calendar. Presently WP­E comprises 26 research projects, 3 research networks and 20 PhD studies and overall has funded more than 75 organisations. With the transition to SESAR 2020 and its Exploratory Research programme Europe will continue to benefit from similar arrangements, building on the success of the present research programme, and attracting new researchers and scientific disciplines to The SESAR Innovation Days (SIDs) support this by disseminating results of SESAR research projects and inviting research from the broader community via an open call for contributions, thus providing an ideal forum for networking.

The 5th edition of the SESAR Innovation Days will be hosted by Università di Bologna, Italy from 1st – 3rd December 2015. Unlike other scientific events in ATM research, the SESAR Innovation Days focus explicitly on long­term and innovative research. Three SESAR Research Networks have been established to date: ComplexWorld – Mastering Complex Systems Safely; HALA! – Higher Automation Levels in ATM and ALIAS – Addressing Liability Impact of Automated Systems and these are involved in the organisation of the SIDs. The SESAR Innovation Days will include technical paper sessions, keynote presentations, contributions from the WP­E Research Networks together with an exhibits and posters. In particular we seek contributions from the wider ATM research community through this open call.

Call for Contributions

Researchers from research institutions, universities, airlines, air traffic service providers and industry are invited to submit papers (limited to 8 pages) presenting the results of their long­term or innovative research within the areas of interest listed below. Papers will be evaluated based on the innovative nature of the ideas, as well as the approach and methods applied. Areas of interest include:

  • ATM system architecture and system design
  • Human factors and decision support tools
  • Safety and security in a highly automated environment
  • Paving the way to full automation
  • Designing resilient ATM systems
  • Uncertainty, applied modelling and optimization techniques
  • CNS technical enablers
  • Complexity, data science and information management
  • Application of economics to facilitate a paradigm shift in ATM
  • Enabling change, including legal and regulatory aspects and the ATM innovation process
  • Innovative approaches in meteorology
  • Remotely­piloted aerial systems

The submission deadline is 28th September and notification of acceptance will be made by 30th October. Download the Call for Contributions here


For all enquiries please contact


 University of Bergamo – Airport companies 10 years from the reform of the Navigation Code: the current situation 

Date: November 13th 2015     Time: 09.00 – 18.00

Venue:  SACBO S.p.A. headquarter at Orio al Serio Airport, Via Aeroporto, Bergamo

“L’impresa aeroportuale a dieci anni dalla riforma del codice della navigazione: stato dell’arte” The Aerospace Law Chair of the Department of Law of the University of Bergamo-Italy is pleased to organize, in the SACBO S.p.A. ( the Airport Authority of Orio al Serio Airport) headquarters at  Bergamo Airport, a conference on “Airport companies ten years from the reform of the Italian Navigation Code: the current situation”. The conference aims to discuss whether, 10 years following the reform of the Italian Navigation Code  it is an opportune time for the National Legislator to take action on aviation aspects, which refers to airports, also in the light of the National Airport Plan and the regulatory interventions by the European Union on safety and noise reduction in the airport environment.

Con i d. lgs. 9 maggio 2005, n. 96, e 15 marzo 2006, n. 151, si è profondamente innovata la parte II del codice della navigazione, dedicata alla navigazione aerea, nel tentativo di
tenere la relativa disciplina al passo non solo dell’evoluzione tecnica del settore ma anche del crescente irrompere della normativa UE a tal riguardo.
I regolamenti 216/2008 e 1108/2009 del Parlamento europeo e del Consiglio CE e quelli di complemento della Commissione, in tema di Safety, e parallelamente 300/2008 e 185/2010
in materia di Security, anche in ambito aeroportuale, vanno ben oltre i predetti interventi normativi nazionali.
Di recente, il regolamento 139/2014/UE della Commissione ha definito i requisiti tecnici e le procedure amministrative relativi agli aeroporti, ai sensi proprio del regolamento
216/2008/CE sulla Safety aeronautica.
Il regolamento 598/2014/UE del Parlamento europeo e del Consiglio ha, da ultimo, rivisitato il tema delle procedure per il contenimento del rumore negli aeroporti dell’Unione.
Finalmente, in data 30 settembre 2014 è stato varato il Piano Nazionale degli Aeroporti, con l’individuazione di quelli strategici e di altri comunque di interesse nazionale, ai sensi
dell’art. 698 Cod. Nav.
Obiettivo del Convegno è di esaminare lo stato giuridico della “arte aeroportuale”, soprattutto nel tentativo di chiarire se sia opportuno un nuovo intervento del Legislatore nazionale
sulla parte aeronautica del Codice della Navigazione in tema di aeroporti, a dieci anni dalle precedenti novelle ed alla luce dei sopravvenuti interventi normativi da parte della UE.


La partecipazione al Convegno è gratuita.
Considerati i limiti di capienza della sala adibita al Convegno è assolutamente necessaria la preventiva iscrizione allo stesso.

Per gli Avvocati è obbligatoria l’iscrizione: tramite la CADLO per gli Avvocati iscritti ad essa oppure tramite il programma “sfera” per i non iscritti.

La partecipazione al convegno dà diritto a 8 crediti (non frazionabili). Per ulteriori informazioni è possibile contattare la Segreteria della Fondazione Forense
di Bergamo, Palazzo di Giustizia, piazza Dante, Bergamo. Contatti: Sig.ra Maria Luisa Zineroni, 035.4284990,

Per tutte le altre categorie è obbligatoria l’iscrizione, da effettuarsi in via telematica sul sito dell’Università degli Studi di Bergamo, all’indirizzo:

Per ulteriori informazioni è possibile contattare la Segreteria organizzativa del Dipartimento di Giurisprudenza
Dott.ssa Immacolata Musuruca: – Dott.ssa Ph.D. Gina Rosamarì Simoncini:

 Air Law Workshop

International Contracts In The Aerospace Industry

21st October 2015

at ‘Unione degli Industriali della Provincia di Varese’

in Via Vittorio Veneto 8/D – 21013 Gallarate (VA)

 Key Speakers:

  • Claudio Perrella and Anna Masutti, Senior Partners LS – Lexjus Sinacta Law Firm, Milano
  • Roberto Bursi, Airborne & Space Systems Division Head of Commercial Italy Air Systems, UAS & Simulators – SELEX ES
  • Donatella Catapano, Senior Legal Counsel International Contracts and M&A -AgustaWestland Air Systems

Event organised in partnership with AIAD  – Federation of Italian Aerospace, Defence and Safety Companies

For further information and to confirm attendance, please contact:

Cluster Administrative Office

tel. +39 0332 251000 – fax +39 0332 285565


The introductory Higher Education Course in RPAS-HE™

1-3 October 2015 : Naples, Parthenope University. (HE / 7 – Italian) emphasis on airspace knowledge.

The Higher Education Courses are intended for inspectors, managers, executives, academics and other professionals, including lawyers and already qualified remote pilots, who feel the need to deepen their knowledge of regulatory, technical or business issues and international standards for unmanned non-military aircraft (RPAS).

Courses can be designed and provided on demand (e.g. system safety assessment) or scheduled.

The introductory Higher Education Course in RPAS-HE™

For further information:


ALIAS Conference – Villa La Fonte, San Domenico di Fiesole (Florence, Italy), October 5-6, 2015

“Liabilities and Automation in Aviation: The case of RPAS and Collision Avoidance Systems”

The ALIAS CONSORTIUM is happy to announce the third ALIAS Conference, entitled “Liabilities and Automation in Aviation: The case of RPAS and Collision Avoidance Systems.” to be held on October 5-6, 2015 in Villa La Fonte, San Domenico di Fiesole (Florence, Italy). The Conference will be hosted by the European University Institute (EUI).

The conference will address liability and automation in air transport, focusing on air traffic management, and in particular the innovation challenge faced by the SESAR Joint Undertaking. It will bring together experts from different disciplines and domains of activity, to discuss automation in complex socio-technical systems. Panel themes include Remotely Piloted Aircraft Systems, and collision avoidance systems. Specific judges’ panels address automation liabilities in courts and a session for WP-E projects is organized to share their experience with respect to legal challenges.

More detailed information, including the provisional program and the registration, is available on the website of the conference:

ALIAS II (Addressing Liability Impact of Automated Systems) is an innovative project co-financed by EUROCONTROL on behalf of the SESAR Joint Undertaking with funds from the EUROPEAN UNION as part of Work Package E. You can learn more about ALIAS II by visiting our website at

Participants from academia, research centres, industry/SMEs etc. who are interested in the themes of liability and automation are welcome to join the ALIAS Legal Network, a community of experts and professionals sharing knowledge and experiences in the regulation of socio-technical systems, in particular, air traffic management.

Join the network at the following address:

EALA 2015 – European Air Law Association – 10th Munich Liability Seminar                                          

Munich, September 14th, 2015

Venue: Hilton Hotel Munich Airport— Terminalstrasse/Mitte, 20

Time: 10:00-18:30

Liability, passenger rights, and insurance in the air transport and aerospace industries

EALA is pleased to invite you to attend its 10th Munich Liability Seminar which will be held in Hilton Hotel Munich Airport.

The 10th Munich Liability Seminar will again cover a wide range of topical issues:

  • New air traffic management technology will improve safety, but may change liability risks for manufacturers and opera­tors. Will this re-quire new liability insurance solutions?
  • Regulation 261/2004 – current issues and how air carriers can respond
  • Liability issues resulting from overflight of conflict zones
  • Update on toxic fumes in aircraft and air traffic disruptions resulting from volcanic ashes
  • Update on liability of airports for birdstrikes
  • Perhaps now more than ever, airframe manufacturers have available to them a range of strong defenses in aviation accident litigation filed in the United States, including reinvigor-ated defenses based on personal jurisdiction and forum non conveniens.
  • The Germanwings crash has stirred a debate about whether moral damages/pain and suffering awards for victims of aviation accidents and their families should be increased. It has been proposed that an international instrument should govern these damages.

We invite all aviation lawyers, airline, insurance and re-insurance industry, aircraft and aircraft engine finance, aerospace industry and airport representatives as well as government officials and academics to join us for this com­prehensive programme.

The one-day format and the timing of the very successful previ­ous liability seminars have been retained in order to allow the delegates to travel to and from Munich the same day from most places in Europe.

The venue is as always the award winning Hilton Hotel Munich Airport (formerly: Kempinski), a few steps away from the gates of Munich Airport, a young and dynamic airport with continu­ously high rankings in international airport surveys.

EALA – 10th Munich Liability Seminar ProgramSept. 2015


WALA2015WALA 2015 Annual Conference                                             

Athens, September 9th – 11th, 2015

The Aviation & Space Journal is pleased to endorse a forthcoming event, organized by The Worldwide Airport Lawyers Association (WALA) in Athens from September 9th – 11th, 2015. Hosted by Athens International Airport (AIA), it is the Association’s 8th annual conference and annual general meeting (AGM) and will take place at the Hilton Athens Hotel with SITA, the world’s leading specialist in air transport communications and information technology, as the main sponsor. For the first time WALA will recognize a recent written contribution in the field of airport law through the newly created WALA Annual Award.

For information and registration details can be found at