Aug 6, 2015

SGR’s Marc Latman Selected to Serve on ABA Air and Space Law Governing Committee and International Registry Advisory Board for Aircraft Objects

SGR is pleased to announce that Marc Latman has been selected to serve on the American Bar Association’s (ABA) governing committee for the Forum on Air and Space Law and he’s been appointed as the ABA’s alternate member to the International Registry Advisory Board for aircraft equipment (IRAB).

The Forum on Air and Space Law, which was created in August 1982, focuses on the legal, regulatory, and policy issues that arise in the air transportation and commercial space industries. Forum membership is primarily comprised of aviation and space practitioners from both the public and private sectors. They represent airlines, aerospace manufacturers and service providers, travel distribution companies, travel agencies, tour operators, airports, the financial and insurance communities, and business and general aviation interests as well as government agencies, including the Department of Transportation (DOT), the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), and the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA). Members of the Forum on Air and Space Law are involved in leading some on the country’s major airlines, engine manufacturing and space exploration corporations. Latman will serve a two-year term beginning in September.

IRAB was formed in 2005 to support the then yet-to-be-created International Registry for aircraft equipment and its registrar, Aviareto. The International Registry, created in connection with the international treaty knows as the Cape Town Convention and its Aircraft Protocol, provides for the international registration and the protection of ownership, lease and security interests in aircraft, aircraft engines and helicopters.  The International Registry is a first of its kind all electronic registry and IRAB, made-up of aviation-focused legal practitioners from around the world whose clients are the heaviest users of the International Registry, provides feedback to the registrar received by IRAB from users of the Registry and proposes improvements to the Registry and its processes. Latman’s five-year term will begin this month.

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