(VIDEO) 5th BUCHAREST AIR TRANSPORT CONFERENCE 2014 – 100 YEARS OF COMMERCIAL AVIATION

Aviatia.ro TV presents an exclusive video reportage recorded at the „5th BUCHAREST AIR TRANSPORT CONFERENCE 2014 – 100 Years of Commercial Aviation” (www.airlaw.ro), an event organized by Team Aviation Solution, the International Institute of Air and Space Law, Leiden University and the European Aviation Club. The event took place on 26–27 March 2014, in Bucharest, Romania.

Program Highlights:

– EU and ICAO – the relationship with the Member States. How to reconcile differences in approach.
– EASA and its Member States: Cooperation and expectations
– What next after the ICAO 38th Assembly?
– How to transform the airports in profitable businesses?
– A Trade Union for the Airports?
– The impact of governmental authorities and air traffic controllers on airports and passengers
– Liability in cross border sectors
– Civil – military cooperation
– UAVs, the challenge of the year?
– Towards a new Regulation 261
– The fate of State owned operators

The above subjects were addressed in a multifaceted and thought provoking fashion by prominent and expert representatives of ICAO, the EU and EASA, governmental authorities, academics, airlines and law firms.

Panel I – International and Regional Cooperation in the Air Transport Industry

Topics:

– ICAO’s work for convergence in the air transport regulatory field. Conclusions of the ICAO 38 Assembly.
– EASA and its Member States:

> The cooperation
> The limits
> The expectations
> The exceptions

– Legal challenges and opportunities for Russia’s regional international air transport cooperation.
– What next after the ICAO 38 Assembly
– International Cooperation – the hard road to achieving harmonization.

Moderator:

Ms. Julie Oettinger, Former Assistant administrator for policy, international affairs and environment at the Federal Aviation Administration, Washington, USA

Panellists:

Mr. Frederic Malaud, Air Transport Development Manager, ICAO, Montreal, Canada
Mr. Fredrik Kämpfe, Deputy Chief Legal Adviser at EASA, Cologne, Germany
Mr. Alexander Batalov, Counsel CMS Russia, Moscow, Russian Federation, Moscow, Russian Federation
Mr.Rajesh Singh, Former Joint Secretary, Ministry of Civil Aviation, Government of India, New Delhi, India
Mr. Wahyuni Bahar, Partner, Bahar and Partners, Jakarta, Indonesia

Panel II – The Airports of 2014

Topics:

How to transform the Airport in a fruitful business
What can airports expect next?
Discussions on the guidelines on State Aid
Airport Competition
A Trade Union for the Airports?

Moderator:

Prof. Mia Wouters, LVP Law/University of Ghent, Brussels, Belgium

Panellists:

Prof. Laura Pierallini, Partner, Studio Pierallini/LUISS University of Rome , Rome, Italy
Dr. Vincent Correia, International Institute of Air and Space Law, Leiden University, Guest Lecturer, Paris, France
Ms. Mildred Troegler, Association of European Airlines, Brussels, Belgium
Mr. Jiri Hornik, Partner at Kocian Solc Balastik, Prague, Czech Republic

Panel III – NSA and ANSP – The Game of Thrones

Topics:

What impact do NSAs and ANSPs have on airports and passengers?
Civil-Military ATM Cooperation within the Single European Sky
Liability aspects in civil aviation activities
UAVs, the challenge of the year?
The importance of the Just Culture concept and the implementation in the national legislation

Moderator:

Mr. Alan Meneghetti, Partner Locke Lord LLP, London, UK

Panellists:

Mr. Aleodor Francu, Development Director, ROMATSA, Bucharest, Romania
Capt. Piotr Ołowski, TBC, President of the Civil Aviation Authority of the Republic of Poland, Warsaw, Poland
Mr. Adrian Codi, Director Romanian Military Aeronautical Authority, Bucharest, Romania
Prof. Anna Masutti, Partner, LS LexJus Sinacta/ University of Bologna,Bologna, Italy
Mr. Bogdan Nedelcu, Vice-Presedinte Teamnet International SA, Bucharest Romania
Mr. Rodercik van Dam, President of the International Foundation for Public Aviation, IFPA, Brussels, Belgium

Panel IV – Airlines

Topics:

The new Regulation 261
The fate of State owned operators
Are the operators still facing the economic crisis?

Moderator:

Prof. Pablo Mendes de Leon, Professor of Air and Space Law, Leiden University, Leiden, The Netherlands

Panellists:

Ms. Anca Apahidean, Bucharest, Romania – ‎Area Manager Eastern Europe at International Air Transport Association, Bucharest, Romania
Mr. Dragos Munteanu, Head of Flight Safety & Quality Department, TAROM Romanian Air Transport, Bucharest, Romania
Prof. Brian Havel, TBC, Dean of International Affairs, DePaul University, Chicago, USA, Director, International Aviation Law Institute, DePaul University, Chicago, USA, Distinguished Research Professor of Law, Oxford University, UK
Mr. Henning zur Hausen, Cargolux, Senior VP Legal and Compliance at Cargolux Airlines, Luxembourg

Presentation: Mergers and commercial transactions

Mr. Arthur Flieger, Flieger Law on behalf of Blue Air
Blue Air – Business Transfer