Russ Klingaman Authors Article on the U.S. Senate’s 2016 FAA Reauthorization Bill

June 8, 2016

Russell A. Klingaman, a partner in the Milwaukee office of Hinshaw & Culbertson LLP, authored the article "The U.S. Senate’s FAA Reauthorization Bill: Drones & Beyond – What’s in It for the GA Community?" published by the Midwest Flyer on June 2, 2016. 

As Mr. Klingaman explains in the article, "It has been several years since Congress has worked on such a vast array of substantial aviation legislation. And, it will probably be several years before any similar legislative work is done with the potential for such a broad impact on so many different members of the aviation community." He then discusses several highlights of the act, which "has a large number of sections dealing with unmanned aircraft systems (UAS)/drone safety and/or innovation."

Read the full article "The U.S. Senate’s FAA Reauthorization Bill: Drones & Beyond – What’s in It for the GA Community?" on the Midwest Flyer website. 

Mr. Klingaman — a leader of Hinshaw's Aviation Law Practice — helps members of the business and aviation communities manage and deal with their legal matters. His strengths include resolving disputes, reducing risks and leveraging opportunities. As a licensed pilot and aircraft owner, he has unique insights in aviation-related legal matters including products liability, pilot errors mistakes, mechanical problems, Federal Aviation Administration enforcement actions, transactions and many others. Mr. Klingaman also has substantial experience dealing with issues involving business law and intellectual property including trade secrets, copyrights, trademarks and patents.

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