Aviation | AVIATION REGULATION AND POLICY
The Aviation Practice provides regulatory guidance and public policy support to domestic and foreign airlines, charter operators, business aircraft operators, airports, maintenance/repair facilities, aircraft/avionics manufacturers, fixed-based operators, and industry service providers. We represent our clients before the federal aviation regulators: the U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT), Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), and U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS)/Transportation Security Administration (TSA). We advance clients' interests before federal legislators, as well as the administrative agencies.
- Draft and comment upon federal agency rule-makings affecting clients' business and industries.
- Advise our clients on the impact of new regulations and compliance with all regulations and agency actions.
- Represent clients in defense of regulatory enforcement actions before the federal agencies.
- Structure novel business models for air transportation within a highly regulated environment.
- Assist airlines in obtaining access to slot-controlled U.S. airports.
- Support foreign air carriers in obtaining international authority to serve U.S. destinations.
- Support U.S. carriers in securing rights to serve international locations under international agreements.
- Assist regulated carriers in opposing or seeking to change U.S. regulatory policies affecting aviation operations.
- Prepare and file applications and petitions for air service, waivers of restrictions, support, and opposition of petitions.
- Develop an integrated congressional, executive, and regulatory strategy to reach all stakeholders and decision makers.
- Build alliances within and across industries to build momentum and consensus for key issues.
- Develop and disseminate strategic statements and work product to advance our position.
- Make and support contact with government decision-makers.
- Provide low-cost carrier with general counsel services and representation in the sale of aircraft and multiple financing transactions.
- Represent investment firm in the acquisition and sale of aircraft and U.S. regulatory compliance.
ISSUE: FEBRUARY 2015
IN THIS ISSUE
Not All UAS Operations Will Be Regulated by the FAA ... Indoor Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS) Will Need Risk Management Approaches to Make Them Insurable
By Gary A. Michel
June 11, 2014
Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS) Regulation: Challenges and Opportunities
By R. Michael Senkowski, Greg Cirillo and Joshua S. Turner
June 2014 | The Metropolitan Corporate Counsel Vol. 22, No. 6
Ruling on Drone Regulation is Only Minor Setback for FAA
By Joshua S. Turner and Katy M. Ross
March 11, 2014 | Law360