Aerlex Law Group has an unparalleled capability in the field of aviation regulatory law. This capability is important for Aerlex clients as aviation in the United States is one of the most heavily regulated industries at the Federal level. The two Federal agencies principally involved are the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), which oversees safety issues for all segments of aviation, and the Department of Transportation (DOT), which is responsible for economic regulation of commercial air carriers. One of the Aerlex attorneys specializing in aviation regulatory matters worked as a lawyer at both the FAA and DOT before entering private practice. Aerlex offers its clients a broad range of services in all sectors of worldwide aviation regulation.
Aerlex aviation regulatory attorneys have a combined total of more than 50 years experience working in the field of aviation regulatory law. They have represented or counseled major airlines, business aircraft owners, aviation service providers and individual pilots and mechanics on all aspects of aviation regulation, including aviation enforcement matters. They have also counseled and represented airlines (both U.S. and foreign) on issues arising from aviation accidents. They also have considerable experience in issues relating to airline certification and accompanying U.S. citizenship issues.
Aerlex attorneys have often been called upon by the FAA and by leading aviation industry groups to lend their knowledge and experience. One of these attorneys served on the FAA committee that wrote the current rules for aircraft fractional ownership and on another FAA committee tasked by the FAA to suggest changes to its air carrier and commercial operator rules. This attorney was also a founding member of the NBAA Tax Committee and served as its Chairman. Aerlex aviation regulatory attorneys remain active participants on National Business Aviation Association (NBAA) committees.
In addition to their specialized knowledge of aviation regulatory law, the Aerlex regulatory attorneys also have extensive experience in related areas such as aircraft transactions and aviation litigation. This experience allows them to apply their aviation regulatory knowledge and experience to these areas when needed.
Finally, Aerlex is perhaps unique among law firms offering aviation regulatory services. This is because Aerlex also has a former FAA inspector as its FAA Certification and Compliance specialist. This individual is an ATP-rated pilot and has held senior management positions at several air carriers. His “real world” knowledge and experience, combined with the expertise of Aerlex regulatory lawyers, allow us to offer unequalled aviation regulatory service to our clients.