June 27, 2011
Foreign Plaintiffs, Forum Non
Blog readers interested in a preview from the latest volume of the International Aviation Law Institute's journal, Issues in Aviation Law and Policy, can download a copy of Allan I. Mendelsohn's article, Foreign Plaintiffs, Forum Non Conveniens, and the 1999 Montreal Convention (available here).
June 26, 2011
China Goes to the Next Level
In an effort to strong-arm the European Union into granting Chinese air carriers an exemption from the Union's Emissions Trading Scheme, the Chinese Government has blocked a $3.8 billion Hong Kong Airlines order for 10 Airbus aircraft. See Pilita Clark, China Blocks Billion-Dollar Airbus Order, Fin. Times, June 24, 2011 (available here). While the move is not enough to seriously impact Airbus's financial position, other States may follow suit unless the EU makes compromises on the applicability of the ETS to third-country carriers.