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First reported Mar 13 2014 - Updated Mar 13 2014 - 1 reports

China and other emerging destinations need to raise liability limits for aviation accidents

This week’s article explores the value of a vacationer’s life while traveling outside the U.S. on the domestic airlines of emerging destination countries such as China, among others. I use the U.S. as the benchmark because, perhaps, nowhere on this Earth ... [Published ETurboNews - Mar 13 2014]
First reported Mar 11 2014 - Updated Mar 12 2014 - 1 reports

Barcelona is "iCapital" of Europe

European CommissionPress releaseBrussels, 11 March 2014 The European Commission has awarded the European Capital of Innovation ("iCapital") prize to Barcelona (Spain) "for introducing the use of new technologies to bring the city closer to citizens". ... [Published European Commission - Mar 11 2014]


...included on the ASC’s Annex B Restricting its EU operations to the level of frequencies operated at the time of imposition of the ban in July 2009 "] or on foreign airlines providing domestic or intra-country air transportation. In this regard some countries such as China [see China wants more budget airlines, www.eturbonews.com (3/2/2014), Kazakhstan [see Bombardier to supply planes to new Kazakh domestic airline, www.eturbonews.com (2/28/2014); and many others are vigorously promoting themselves as new and exciting travel destinations and rapidly building up their internal air transportation capabilities. While new aircraft are being purchased and new airports being built what is not clear is the commitment of some countries to properly compensating foreign airline passengers killed or injured in internal aviation accidents as was done by the EU. For example, China still appears to limit liability for wrongful death in internal aviation accidents to 400,000rmb [see Provisions on the Limited Compensation Liabilities of Carriers in Civil Aviation Transport (2006) at www.lawinfochina.com] or about $66,666 at an exchange rate of $1=6 rmb which is a little better, but not by much, than the $20,000 maximum damages allowed by Chinese law to two Americans killed in a crash of a Chinese plane en route from Nanking to Beijing in 1985 (see Barkanic v. General Administration of Civil Aviation (“Chinese law, which limits an airline’s liability for wrongful death of a non-citizen to $20,000" ); see also: Sullivan v...
Máire Geoghegan-Quinn, European Commissioner for Research, Innovation and Science, said: "Barcelona is a deserving winner of the first iCapital award, for its dedication to using new technology for the benefit of its inhabitants. Still, there were many other great initiatives and proposals, and I want cities and regions to join together and share their experiences. Outstanding initiatives at the local level will contribute to keep turning the European Union into an Innovation Union."

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