Term Aviation Law
Code FT-0850
Definition Programs that provide legal assistance which relates to the ownership, operation, manufacture, maintenance and use of aircraft, airports and airspace. Aviation lawyers represent a wide variety of clients in regulatory, enforcement, legislative, administrative, transactional (commercial) or liability matters; work with an administrative body such as the U.S. Federal Aviation Administration; or represent members of the flying public who may be plaintiffs involved in civil litigation. Clients may be aircraft or aircraft component manufacturers, established airlines, new entrants, cargo carriers, air freight forwarders, flight schools, private pilots, repair stations and other organizations that are part of the aviation industry. Specific issues include licensing and certification, flight operations, airline alliances, noise regulation, pricing, code sharing, route authority, airport access, air safety, purchases of an aviation-related entity such as an airline or charter operation, contract negotiation (e.g., modification, maintenance and repair), airport operations and litigation arising from situations as varied as air crashes and lost baggage claims.
Created 9/8/04
Changed 5/12/10
Use References
See Also References Air Accident Rescue (JR-1800.0500)
Aircraft/Airport Noise Control (JD-6500.6000-030)
Airline Complaints (DD-1500.0150)
Airport Complaints (DD-1500.0200)
Air Safety Education (JR-8200.0500)
Air Safety Standards (DF-8000.9000-050)
Air Traffic Control (TE-8440.8500-050)
Air Transportation (BT-4800.0500)
Federal Air Marshals (FL-1900)
External Classification Terms Legal, Consumer and Public Safety Services (USA LE-450)
Legal/Public Safety (CAN LP-450)
Legal Services (NTE I80)
Specialized Law Practice Areas (NPC I06)
Related Concepts
Facet Service
Bibliographic References "Aviation, Aerospace & Transportation Industry", Practice and Industry Areas, Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman, LLP website, http://www.pillsburylaw.com/aviationaerospacetransportationindustry

“Guide to Legal Practice Areas”, Provided Courtesy of William Mitchell School of Law, St. Paul, MN, Northeastern Illinois University website, http://www.neiu.edu/~casdept/pre-law/files/WMCLguide.html

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