Category Archives: Airport Runway, Tarmac and AOA incidents

Airport Ground Crew Injuries on the AOA

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Airline personnel are at risk for injury due to accidents on the Air Operations Area (“AOA”) at busy international airports. Nighttime flights, runway noise, and slippery winter conditions increase the risk of on-the-job accidents.  Because ground personnel are wearing hearing protection, they may not be aware of a luggage tug, fuel truck, or other small

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Airport Ground Crew are Vulnerable on the Air Operations Area (AOA)

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Airline ground crew and airport personnel are vulnerable on the air operations area (“AOA”) because of the numerous vehicles that are maneuvering — sometimes in very tight spaces. In addition, most of these workers are wearing ear protection which limits their ability to hear danger coming from behind.  With jet engines running, it is sometimes

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Drone Policy Analysts Joined by Privacy Advocates

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In follow-up to our prior post regarding unmanned drone safety and registration, we discuss a new wrinkle in administering policy to these pilotless aircraft:  the question of privacy. While there is no question some regulation of the private and commercial use of drones was inevitable, the task for regulators is now how to protect privacy

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Drone Injury and Safety Policy Leads To Registration

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The Association for Justice (“AAJ”) morning litigation program tends to feature “cutting edge” and merging areas of the law. When Doug Landau submitted his paper on the law of drones, there was little case law or regulation, despite reports of near misses with helicopters and airplanes at major international airports. Given the Virginia Motorsports Park

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Cargo Crew Members May Bring Personal Injury Cases As Well As Workers Comp Claims for Airport Injuries

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While passenger jet flight crews can maintain workers’ compensation claims when injured on the job AND also bring a “third party case” against the unsafe wrongdoer, cargo crews may not know  they also could have this double-barreled legal protection. A workers’ compensation claim can cover a cargo airline employee’s medical bills and some wage loss.

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October Landau Law Letter

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The October edition of our newsletter, the Landau Law Letter, was published earlier this month. A unique feature of our newsletter is that we publish lawyer Landau’s schedule so you can “see him in action”. This is especially helpful if you have an upcoming trial, hearing, or mediation session.  A visit to your trial’s venue

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