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Jones Walker's aviation law attorneys represent aircraft manufacturers, aircraft engine manufacturers, aircraft component parts manufacturers; airlines and charter operators; corporate and individual aircraft owners; and public and private airport and fixed-base facility operators in casualty, product liability, completed operations, property damage, regulatory, and transaction matters. Among our attorneys are a commercial pilot, helicopter and fixed-wing, and also Board Certified Aviation Law Specialist as certified by The Florida Bar. Our attorneys also handle complex litigation, alternative dispute resolution (ADR), and transactions encompassing the following areas of concentration.

Air Cargo

We advise and interpret the applicability of specific tariffs; review air shipment contracts; and handle claims for cargo delay, damage, and loss claims for cargo and carriers.

Insurance

We assist with coverage opinions, recommendations, and negotiations with insurers for manufacturers, aircraft owners, and operators, as well as with providing coverage interpretation for underwriters.

Regulatory

We provide advice to clients in Part 135 and Part 91 aircraft operations; advise aircraft and component manufacturers in accordance with applicable Federal Aviation Regulations (FARs); National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) accident investigations; advise pilots, mechanics, and repair facilities regarding Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) certificate enforcement actions, as well as the formulation and implementation of ethics and compliance programs.

Aircraft Financing

We complete due diligence, including aircraft and engine mechanical surveys, preparation of documentation for the purchase, sale, lease, and registration of aircraft, as well as financial documents and the recordation of instruments with the FAA.

Aircraft Charter & Leasing

We draft charter agreements, time share agreements, and fractional ownership documents; interpret charter agreements and leases to facilitate compliance and/or termination; and review all agreements for compliance with applicable Federal Aviation Regulations.

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