DePaul aviation law institute director participates in Singapore summit

International Aviation Law Institute Director Brian F. Havel moderated a high-level panel including European Commission Vice President Siim Kallas and FAA Administrator Michael Huerta on "The Future of Regulation" at the 2014 Singapore Airshow Aviation Leadership Summit on Monday, Feb. 10. The panel covered a range of regulatory topics facing the international air transport industry, including lessons to be learned from the airlines’ failure to properly anticipate and respond to demand for passenger rights regulations, the need for a harmonized global approach to regulation, and the role of the International Civil Aviation Organization in guiding such an effort.

Professor Havel’s questions — particularly regarding the ICAO’s ability to regulate, and whether the airlines brought the passenger rights problem on themselves — proved challenging and provocative, resulting in a lively exchange among the participants.