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Mondaq Webinar

The lawyers of Tan Hassani & Counsels, in association with Mondaq, conducted a webinar on the introduction to aircraft financing and leasing in the Philippines, giving key insights for aircraft owners, lessors, operators and lessees. The corresponding write up discussing aircraft financing and leasing in the Philippines can be downloaded here. ...

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Drone Regulations in the Philippines

Drone Regulations in the Philippines Are Unmanned Aerial System (UAS) considered as “aircraft” in your country? Yes. Civil Aviation Authority Act of 2008 (the “Act”) provides that an "Aircraft" refers to any machine that can derive support in the atmosphere from the reactions of the air other than the reactions of the air against the earth's surface. The term "aircraft," when used in this Act or in regulations issued under this Act, shall refer to civil aircraft only, and will not include State or public aircraft. Part 14 of the Civil Aviation Regulations-Air Navigation Services (CAR-ANS Part 14) provides for the following relevant definitions: (1) ...

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Closing Another Aircraft Financing in the Time of Covid

We are pleased to have assisted in closing another aircraft financing transaction in the Philippines. The Cessna Citation CJ4 safely arrived at the Manila airport, and, after flipping to local registration, will soon start serving the discerning business traveler. Philippine business aviation is truly proving to be resilient in these trying times, and the added safety it affords to those flying private makes us happy to have contributed to Philippine aviation once again.  Incidentally, this year 2020, marks the 10th year our managing partner has been advancing Philippine business aviation, assisting with closing aircraft sales and/or leasing of, approximately, an average of three (3) aircrafts every...

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COVID-19: Catalyst for Philippine General Aviation?

COVID-19: Catalyst for Philippine General Aviation? By: Kerwin K. Tan General Aviation in the Philippines By the Numbers Philippine aviation in general is a relatively small, tight-knit community. Let’s look at the official numbers of the Civil Aviation Authority of the Philippines (“CAAP”). As of 2019, there are only forty-two (42) active air operators (with one currently suspended as of this date), thirty (30) of which are classified as “small” operators; a little over a hundred domestic Approved Maintenance Organizations or AMOs (i.e. MROs) and similarly a little over a hundred foreign AMOs; only five (5) AMT/AMS skills test facility; forty (40) active...

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Leading Edge Air Services to Operate International Non-Scheduled Air Transportation Services

We congratulate Leading Edge Air Services Corporation for being granted a Certificate of Public Convenience and Necessity to Operate International Non-Scheduled Air Transportation Services. We are pleased to have assisted with this application in particular, and to the contribution for further air mobility of the Filipino public in general. ...

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Textron Aviation Manila Authorized Service Center

We congratulate our client, Textron Aviation, for the opening of its newest Philippine authorized service center through Philjets Aero Service, a licensed MRO facility. The Firm is pleased to be part of this transaction and successful closing. Owners and operators of King Airs and Caravans, two of the most popular aircrafts in its class with thousands delivered to date, can look forward to locally provided, world-class after-sales service. Read more here: https://txtav.com/en/newsroom/2019/09/textron-aviation-adds-authorized-service-capabilities-in-manila-with-philjets ...

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Renewal of the radio and television legislative franchise

The Firm is pleased to announce the renewal of the radio and television legislative franchise of Swara Sug Media Corporation for another 25 years. The Firm acted as lead counsel in such renewal, and have filed for application with, and attended the public hearings at, the House of Representatives and the Senate of the Republic of the Philippines. The President of the Republic of the Philippines has signed Republic Act No. 11422 otherwise known as an act renewing for another 25 years the franchise granted to Swara Sug Media Corporation. Swara Sug is otherwise known as Sonshine Media Network International...

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Aviation Law: Field Work with Bell Flights

Our Kerwin Tan, one of the few lawyers who do aviation law in the Philippines, takes the Firm's new associates up for a spin in Bell Flight's Philippine launch of the 505. The 505 has one of the most advanced avionics in its class. Our associates have a hands on experience in aviation law for a holistic appreciation on the intricacies of the aviation industry. We certainly thank Bell Flights for this opportunity. ...

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Modes of Doing Business in the Philippines: 2019 Edition

We are pleased to make available for download our updated Modes of Doing Business in the Philippines. Our highly detailed, information-packed write up on the different types of companies that can be formed in the Philippines was updated to take into account the implementation of certain sections of the Revised Corporation Code of 2019 of the Philippines, which includes, among other, the concept of a One Person Corporation (or the "OPC") and the streamlined and reduced requirements to form a standard Philippine corporation (which we call the "SPC")."   Should you need further assistance, please do not hesitate to reach out to...

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Senate Committee on Public Service: Legislative Franchise Hearing

Our managing partner, Kerwin Tan, fields questions from the Honorable Senators Grace Poe (Committee Chair), Franklin Drilon, and Miguel Zubiri. We are pleased to have successfully responded to the inquiries and requirements of the Senate Committee on Public Services, and concluded the hearing with an approval of the 25 year renewal of our client's radio and television legislative franchise.       ...

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