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183 ABA Journal Aviation & Space Law articles.

Freed from jail Thursday, accused airline stowaway attempter is arrested again Friday and Saturday

On Thursday, a 63-year-old woman who has made international headlines over her repeated claimed efforts to get aboard commercial airlines in multiple states without a ticket was released from the…

Report: FBI uses fake companies to disguise surveillance planes with video and cellphone technology

The FBI operates a fleet of low-flying aircraft equipped with video and cellphone surveillance technology that generally gather information without judicial approval, according to an investigative report.

The airplanes operate…

Did passenger control plane by hacking into its computer? FBI probes Twitter claims

A cybersecurity consultant who claims he hacked onto airline computer systems while on board as a passenger and once briefly controlled a plane is being investigated by the FBI.

Federal…

TSA returns $100K watch forgotten by traveler, after investigating ownership claim

Travelers so frequently forget items at airport security checkpoints that the federal Transportation Security Administration has a routine procedure for logging and holding lost property.

However, a watch left at…

Judge: Woman with history of stowaway attempts will be jailed if she keeps going to airports

During the past year, a 63-year-old retired legal secretary with a penchant for spending time at airports—and, authorities fear, a yen for totally ticketless travel—has tested the resources of the…

Serial stowaway attempter is charged with trespassing at Chicago airports

A 63-year-old retired legal secretary who repeatedly made headlines within the last year as she was charged with airport-related trespasses and stowaway attempts in multiple states is back in the…

No working restroom on your plane? FAA allows it, passengers learn

The Federal Aviation Administration regulates the type of coffee pots that can be used on planes, and requires ashtrays in or near lavatories, though smoking is now banned on flights.

Airline crash occurred in Europe, but attorneys are pondering possible US lawsuit

A co-pilot’s intentional crash of a Germanwings flight last month, killing all 150 aboard, occurred in the French Alps.

However, attorneys are considering bring a lawsuit seeking damages in the…

Should air travelers switch seats for passengers with religious scruples? Paralegal holds her ground

Among the most orthodox of Orthodox Jews, some men try to uphold the dictates of their religion by not sitting next to women on public transportation.

While this may be…

Germanwings co-pilot’s browser showed research on suicide and cockpit door security

The co-pilot who intentionally crashed a Germanwings plane into the French Alps last week, killing all 150 aboard, had researched suicide and cockpit door security beforehand, prosecutors say.

Andreas Lubitz,…

Deadly Alps crash by co-pilot leads to recommendations for changes in aviation regulations

The co-pilot who intentionally crashed a Germanwings flight carrying 150 people into the French Alps on Tuesday had concealed a mental illness from his employer, authorities said Friday.

However, the…

TSA agrees to stop singling out black women for hair pat-downs at airports

The Transportation Security Administration has agreed to stop singling out black women for airport pat-downs based solely on their hairstyles.

The agreement (PDF), announced Thursday in a press…

Prosecutor: Co-pilot intentionally crashed plane into French Alps, killing 150

The crash of a Germanwings flight in the French Alps on Tuesday, killing all 150 people aboard, was no accident, a French prosecutor said at a Thursday news conference.

Co-pilot…

March 9, 1953: A state secrets doctrine is born

Serial stowaway attempter flies again, is arrested in Florida

A retired legal secretary who reportedly tried to make her way onto multiple California airline flights without a ticket last year, resulting in multiple arrests, is now in Florida.

Marilyn…

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