Drawing upon a diverse range of aviation law experiences and capabilities, Holland & Knight's Aviation Regulation Team integrates aviation regulatory advice with a broad-based understanding of business and government affairs to deliver well-rounded counsel to our clients. Our attorneys have a thorough awareness of the marketplace and maintain extensive contacts at all federal regulatory agencies, including the Department of Transportation (DOT), Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), Department of Homeland Security (DHS), Transportation Security Administration (TSA), Department of State, the National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB), Department of Justice (DOJ), and Bureau of Customs and Border Protection (CBP). This enables us to anticipate, rather than merely react to, major regulatory issues so that our clients are well prepared for changes that may impact their operations.
With a client base that spans the breadth of the aviation industry, our team represents airlines, airports, maintenance and leasing companies, corporate jet and fractional ownership companies, air frame and parts manufacturers, tour operators, charter companies and other related businesses in every type of economic, legislative, safety or international aviation regulatory matter.
Providing advice and counsel to airlines is the core of our aviation regulatory practice. Members of our team assist carriers in overcoming regulatory hurdles at the U.S. DOT and FAA and in addressing issues that arise in other agencies such as DOJ, DHS, CBP and the NTSB. Our aviation clients include airlines in the United States, Europe, Africa, the Middle East, Asia/Oceania, South America and the Caribbean.
We regularly counsel airlines in a wide range of regulatory matters, including licensing issues, regulatory compliance, competition analysis and defense of enforcement matters. Following are a few of the matters we have handled for our airline clients:
Members of our Aviation Regulation Team have the business experience and knowledge to handle commercial transactions with significant regulatory components. We regularly support major commercial transactions that shape the industry. For example, we have:
Our team offers comprehensive legal advice on airport-related matters. We frequently counsel clients on airport privatizations, rates and charges, rules governing airspace use and access and air service development initiatives. Our aviation lawyers have assisted clients in the following matters:
Members of our team also support the needs of other aviation-related businesses. We frequently advise travel industry clients, aircraft and engine manufacturers and repair stations, leasing and investment companies and travel distribution companies on U.S. and international regulations. Our work for these clients includes:
Our Aviation Regulation Team and our members have been selected for inclusion in top legal publications throughout the world. Chambers USA – America's Leading Business Lawyers ranked Holland & Knight as one of the leading aviation regulation practices and listed the head of our practice among the leading practitioners in the United States. In addition, both Euromoney Legal Media Group Guide to the World’s Leading Aviation Lawyers and The International Who's Who of Aviation Lawyers ranked Holland & Knight's lead aviation regulation partner to their annual guides.
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