Aviation law complements the firm’s capabilities in admiralty and maritime law, with the scope of both practices extending across the region of the Pacific Rim.
The firm has experience in the application and interpretation of U.S. aviation regulations under the jurisdiction of the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), the Department of Transportation (DOT) and the National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB), as well as international regulations governed by the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO).
Safety is a paramount concern across the aviation industry and the firm works closely with corporate aviation departments, charter operators (Part 135), fixed base operators (FBOs), flight schools, and others to maintain risk management programs.
Accident response plans are also developed as a means of minimizing risks if and when an emergency situation arises. In the unfortunate event of an accident, the firm is ready at short notice to undertake a thorough accident investigation.
Other aviation matters handled by the firm include but are not limited to the following:
- Aircraft registration, recordation, and operations
- Airmen and medical certificate licensing issues
- Aviation facility maintenance
- Hangarkeepers liability
- Personal injury defense
- Premises and products liability
- Standard of care assessment