Drones operated by criminal gangs used to deliver drugs, mobile phones and potentially firearms to prisoners, admit senior officials – The Guardian

Posted September 17th, 2015 in aircraft, crime, firearms, gangs, news, prisons by tracey

‘Drones operated by organised crime gangs pose an increasing threat to security in Britain’s prisons by offering a new route to smuggle drugs and potentially firearms into the hands of criminals, senior officials have admitted.’

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The Guardian, 16th September 2015

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Man fined for flying drone at football matches and Buckingham Palace – The Guardian

Posted September 16th, 2015 in aircraft, costs, fines, health & safety, news, sentencing, video recordings by tracey

‘A drone enthusiast has been fined and banned from pursuing his hobby after he was convicted of flying remote control aircraft over and around Premier League football stadiums, parliament and Buckingham Palace.’

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The Guardian, 15th September 2015

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Airline passenger ‘so drunk he didn’t know what country he was in’ jailed for sexual assault on cabin crew – The Independent

Posted June 24th, 2015 in aircraft, airports, alcohol abuse, news, sexual offences, transport by sally

‘A man has been jailed after pleading guilty to sexual assault, threatening and abusive behaviour, assault and being drunk whilst on a plane between Glasgow and Turkey.’

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The Independent, 23rd June 2015

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Tiger Moth biplane death crash pilot Scott Hoyle not guilty – BBC News

Posted May 13th, 2015 in accidents, aircraft, homicide, news by tracey

‘A biplane pilot has been found not guilty of causing a crash that killed his passenger.’

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BBC News, 12th May 2015

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Nottingham man in court over football stadium drones – BBC News

Posted March 19th, 2015 in aircraft, crime, news by sally

‘A man has been summoned to appear in court over allegations he flew a drone over London landmarks and at several football grounds during matches.’

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BBC News, 18th March 2015

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Lords urge compulsory registration of all civilian drones – The Guardian

Posted March 5th, 2015 in aircraft, armed forces, news, parliament, reports by tracey

‘A database of civilian drones being flown in the UK should be created to enforce their safe operation, a House of Lords report has recommended.’

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The Guardian, 5th March 2015

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Britain open to terrorist drone attacks due to lax aviation rules, experts fear – The Independent

Posted January 26th, 2015 in aircraft, bills, disclosure, enforcement, freedom of information, news, terrorism by sally

‘Terrorists could use swarms of drones to bring down passenger aircraft, disperse chemical or biological weapons and target a nuclear power plants in Britain because of our lax aviation rules.’

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The Independent, 23rd January 2015

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Pilot jailed for flying while drunk – The Guardian

Posted January 9th, 2015 in aircraft, alcohol abuse, drunk in charge, news, sentencing by sally

‘A pilot who flew an executive jet from Spain while hungover after a three-day drinking binge has been jailed for nine months.’

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The Guardian, 8th January 2015

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Jimmy Mubenga’s widow shocked as security guards cleared of manslaughter – The Guardian

‘The widow of Jimmy Mubenga, the Angolan man who died after being physically restrained on a deportation flight, said she was “shocked and disappointed” by the acquittal of three private security guards who were charged with his killing.’

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The Guardian, 16th December 2014

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Jimmy Mubenga’s final moments acted out before Old Bailey jury – The Guardian

Posted December 3rd, 2014 in aircraft, airports, deportation, homicide, news, police, restraint, trials by sally

‘The wife of an Angolan man who died as he was being deported from the UK broke down in court as a G4S guard described her husband’s last moments.’

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The Guardian, 2nd December 2014

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Control and restraint techniques used on people being removed from UK are lawful, says Court of Appeal – UK Human Rights Blog

Posted November 7th, 2014 in aircraft, human rights, immigration, news, restraint by tracey

‘R (on the application of FI) v Secretary of State for the Home Department [2014] EWCA Civ 1272. The Court of Appeal has held that the physical restraint of persons being removed from the UK by aircraft is subject to a sufficient framework of safeguards to fulfil the state’s obligations under Articles 2 and 3 of the European Convention on Human Rights. Further, the decision of the Home Secretary not to publish aspects of the applicable policy on the use of such control and restraint is lawful.’

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UK Human Rights Blog, 7th November 2014

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Sky faces inquiry over MH17 report – The Guardian

Posted August 18th, 2014 in accidents, aircraft, complaints, inquiries, media, news, ombudsmen by tracey

‘Sky News is to be investigated by the media regulator for broadcasting images of one of its presenters handling a passenger’s belongings at the Malaysia Airlines MH17 crash site.’

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The Guardian, 18th August 2014

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Manchester Airport tyre blast: Lufthansa and Storm Aviation pay damages – BBC News

Posted July 17th, 2014 in accidents, aircraft, compensation, news, personal injuries by tracey

‘An engineer who lost an arm and a leg when a tyre on an aircraft exploded at Manchester Airport has been awarded about £600,000 in damages.’

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BBC News, 16th July 2014

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Huzar v Jet2.com Ltd – WLR Daily

Posted June 19th, 2014 in aircraft, appeals, compensation, delay, EC law, law reports by sally

Huzar v Jet2.com Ltd [2014] EWCA Civ 791; [2014] WLR (D) 239

‘A technical problem in an aircraft which could properly be described as the result of usual wear and tear did not constitute “extraordinary circumstances” within the meaning of article 5(3) of Parliament and Council Regulation (EC) No 261/2004 such as to exempt the carrier from the obligation to compensate passengers for delay, notwithstanding that the problem neither had been discovered nor was discoverable by a reasonable regime of maintenance and inspection.

WLR Daily, 11th June 2014

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UK’s first drone conviction will bankrupt me, says Cumbrian man – The Guardian

Posted April 3rd, 2014 in aircraft, costs, fines, news by tracey

‘A TV-repair shop owner who has become the first person convicted in the UK for “dangerously” flying a drone says the fine and legal costs will bankrupt him.’

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The Guardian, 2nd April 2014

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Woman jailed for being drunk and abusive on flight from Crete to UK – The Guardian

Posted March 27th, 2014 in aircraft, alcohol abuse, news, sentencing by tracey

‘A woman has been jailed after admitting to being drunk and abusive on an aircraft.’

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The Guardian, 27th March 2014

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Immigrant detainees face ‘excessive force and abuse,’ says MoJ report – The Independent

Posted March 19th, 2014 in aircraft, detention, immigration, news, proportionality, restraint, unlawful killing by tracey

‘Immigrant detainees sent home from the UK are still facing “disproportionate force and restraint” and are subjected to offensive language from their escorts, according to a new report by the Ministry of Justice.’

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The Independent, 18th March 2014

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Stott v Thomas Cook Tour Operators Ltd (Secretary of State for Transport intervening) – WLR Daily

Posted March 7th, 2014 in aircraft, carriage by air, damages, disabled persons, EC law, law reports by tracey

Stott v Thomas Cook Tour Operators Ltd (Secretary of State for Transport intervening): [2014] UKSC 15; [2014] WLR (D) 111

‘The court could not award damages for distress and injury to feelings caused to a disabled passenger during flight in breach of Council Regulation (EC) No 1107/2006 (implemented in domestic law by the Civil Aviation (Access to Air Travel for Disabled Persons and Persons with Reduced Mobility) Regulations 2007) since such an award was precluded by article 29 of the Montreal Convention for the Unification of Certain Rules for International Carriage by Air 1999 (“the Montreal Convention”), as adopted in the European Union by Council Regulation (EC) No 2027/97, as amended by article 3(1) of Parliament and Council Regulation (EC) No 889/2002, (“the Montreal Regulation”), and pursuant to the European Communities Act 1972, as amended.’

WLR Daily, 5th March 2014

Source: www.iclr.co.uk

V‏irgin Atlantic Airways Ltd v Jet Airways (India) Ltd and others (Controller General of Patents and Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills intervening); Zodiac Seats UK Ltd (formerly Contour Aerospace Ltd) v Virgin Atlantic Airways Ltd (Controller General of Patents and Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills intervening) – WLR Daily

Posted January 8th, 2014 in aircraft, human rights, jurisdiction, law reports, patents by sally

V‏irgin Atlantic Airways Ltd v Jet Airways (India) Ltd and others (Controller General of Patents and Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills intervening); Zodiac Seats UK Ltd (formerly Contour Aerospace Ltd) v Virgin Atlantic Airways Ltd (Controller General of Patents and Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills intervening) [2013] EWCA Civ 1713 ; [2013] WLR (D) 511

‘The English Patents Court had no jurisdiction to review or investigate the decision of European Patent Office (EPO) to register a patent on an application under article 6 of the European Convention on Human Rights and Fundamental Freedoms, since the United Kingdom’s sovereign power in relation to that issue had been surrendered to the EPO under the European Patent Convention (EPC).’

WLR Daily, 20th December 2013

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Judge astonished only 12 hours between ‘bottle and throttle’ for pilots – Daily Telegraph

Posted November 22nd, 2013 in aircraft, alcohol abuse, news, sentencing, transport by tracey

‘An experienced pilot who was found to be more than three times the permitted alcohol level as he was about to fly an Airbus with 156 people on board to Pakistan has been jailed for nine months. he judge sentencing Irfan Faiz, 55, said it was ”extraordinary” that the rules in Pakistan only stated that there should be a 12-hour gap between ”bottle and throttle”, no matter how much the pilot had drunk.’

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Daily Telegraph, 22nd November 2013

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