The Firm has participated in a broad range of matters on behalf of diverse, aviation-related clients.
Air carrier clients have included companies based in both the U.S. and abroad that provide both passenger and all-cargo service. The Firm has supported those clients throughout their lifecycles, from start-up (the Firm has represented several successful new entrants) through established, sometimes global operations and into and through bankruptcy. The Firm also represents business aircraft operators and air taxis, large and small consumers of air transportation services, and aviation-related manufacturers. Other past clients include U.S. airport operators and foreign airline investors. In addition to this regulatory practice, primarily before the U.S. Departments of Transportation and Homeland Security and their component agencies, the Firm has experience in Congressional affairs and legislation and in aviation-related transactions.
Airline Licensing The Firm represents U.S. and foreign airlines before the U.S. Department of Transportation (“DOT”). DOT reviews the fitness of new and expanding U.S. airlines and controls their economic operating rights. DOT licenses foreign airlines on the basis of their homeland operating authority.
The Firm advises and represents companies before DOT, the FAA, and DHS on economic, safety, and security regulation. We also advise on minor aviation transactions.
Other Transportation Regulation
The Firm advises and represents shippers of hazardous materials on regulatory matters before DOT agencies. We also advise and represent trucking interests on operating safety regulations.