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Can an airline pilot be prosecuted for killing an unruly passenger who could not be physically restrained?

The 'Arming Pilots Against Terrorism Act' (H.R.4635) '...shields flight deck officers from liability for acts or omissions in defending the flight deck of an aircraft against acts of criminal violence ...
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In the United States how can a federal agency constitutionally regulate aviation?

The Federal Aviation Administration is a federal agency with the authority to regulate all civil aviation in the United States, including flights over state rather than federal territory. How is the ...
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FAA medical certification and the American with Disabilities Act

I'm in my early thirties and a recovered addict with a former diagnosis for bipolar disorder with psychotic features. However, I've been sober for five years, off all medications for four, and ...
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Why can NTSB reports not be admitted as evidence?

According to 49 U.S. code § 1154, part (b), No part of a report of the Board, related to an accident or an investigation of an accident, may be admitted into evidence or used in a civil action for ...
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Is there reliable intellectual property protection in overtly international markets?

Say I have a device I wish to sell to airlines. This device provides incredible value for commercial flights, and I'd like to start a business selling it. I have a problem. Where do I patent my device,...
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Can a citizen sue the FAA for noise pollution from planes redirected over residential areas?

Can a citizen sue the Federal Aviation Administration for noise pollution resulting from NextGen flight redirection over residential areas? EPA used to have a noise abatement division which was ...
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What international law requires armed police to be present in international airports?

Among its reasons for reintroducing weapons into Solomon Islands' police force, RAMSI states that Under international conventions it is a requirement that all international airports maintain an ...
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Is it legal for the military to shoot down a plane that is going to crash?

In a few cases pilots have been rendered unconcious or killed and their planes have flown on as 'ghost' planes. So imagining a situation where the pilots of an airliner suddenly die and the ...
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Aviation regulation in Liechtenstein, Dominica and Tuvalu?

I have understood that both Liechtenstein, Dominica and Tuvalu are not members of ICAO. I have also read that Liechtenstein have delegated the application of treaty to Switzerland. My question is the ...
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Who owns wrecked airplanes in international waters and in terra nullis?

This question has been suggested to be transferred from Aviation site. However I have expanded my question also applicable to terra nullis (like Bir Tawil) So, assuming we have a wrecked airplane ...
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Is it allowed to export drones from the US?

I wanted to export drone (DJI Phantom 3) from USA to another country, but mail forwarding company said that this is prohibited (for all drones with fly distance above 200 meters and cost more than $...
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If a cybercrime were committed while the attacker is on an aircraft, who has the jurisdiction?

Say, the plane is flying from country A to B. A cybercrime was committed while the plane was above country C. The attacker hacked into country D. Who has the jurisdiction in this case?
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What is the effect of non-LASER light sources on pilots?

After all the media coverage about people pointing lasers at commercial aircraft, I started to wonder what was so special about lasers. It seems to me that the amount of distraction that could be ...
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What are “Drone Privacy Stakeholders”?

I just read this article because I am interested in the Wild West that is Drone regulation. At several points in that article, the term privacy is used (privacy regulations, privacy stakeholders, and ...
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Which state has jurisdiction in a case of a murder in an airplane?

A murder happened in an airplane flying from country A to country B when crossing above country C. Who will have jurisdiction? Bonus question: What if countries A, B and C are members of the ...
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Is it illegal to listen to Air Traffic Control transmissions in the UK?

According to Is it illegal for Joe Public to listen to ATC in the UK? over on Aviation.SE, although aviation transmissions are broadcast publicly, in the clear, unencrypted; it is illegal to listen to ...