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Husch Blackwell's Aviation law team helps businesses take flight.

Our Aviation law team helps clients reach new heights with deep experience in aircraft- and aviation-related commercial transactions, regulatory compliance, tax, insurance, accident and product liability litigation, as well as intellectual property matters. We represent commercial and private business aviation clients such as commercial airlines, charter operators, aircraft management companies, FBOs, MROs, corporate flight departments, aircraft owners, lessors and financing parties, parts manufacturers, EMS operators and airports.

The Aviation law team has deep experience involving aircraft acquisition, disposition, leasing and financing transactions, ranging from fleetwide transactions involving hundreds of commercial aircraft and engines to individual private and business aircraft. In addition, our aviation law attorneys negotiate a variety of domestic and international commercial airline agreements such as in the areas of charter, cargo, procurement, tech ops, and sales and marketing.  

The Aviation law team also provides guidance in matters involving the Department of Transportation (DOT) (including obtaining certificates of convenience and necessity), the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) and related regulatory agencies, and represents clients in aviation industry mergers and acquisitions and joint ventures, aircraft engine campaigns, maintenance agreements, aircraft management and charter agreements, aircraft ownership and operational structures, aircraft refurbishment agreements, privacy data compliance, data monitoring agreements, airport, tax and import/export issues. In addition to the foregoing, our Aviation attorneys advise on space law issues and includes a UAS group providing advice on matters involving unmanned aircraft systems (UAS).

News Releases | June 21, 2019
Husch Blackwell Represents American Airlines in 50-Plane Purchase Agreement with Airbus

The transaction provides for converting 30 firmly ordered A321neo aircraft to the purchase of 30 A321 XLR aircraft, plus a commitment to purchase 20 additional A321 XLR aircraft.

Testimonials CEO, Cross-Border Railway Service

“Thanks to the impressive industry and trial expertise of the Husch Blackwell team, we successfully obtained a motion to dismiss. The case represents the first time we have prevailed on either jurisdictional or venue grounds in a train-crossing accident.”

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CEO of a major commercial airline acknowledged the “heavy lifting” by Husch Blackwell attorneys in negotiations for a multibillion-dollar fleet acquisition and restructuring, noting that such agreements constituted a “remarkable achievement.”

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Testimonials Kate Hayashi, Associate General Counsel – Corporate, American Airlines, Inc.

“I have worked with Dave Agee for a number of years. He is a remarkable aviation and corporate finance lawyer. I would trust (and have trusted him) with any size corporate transaction. We are fortunate to have partnered with him and his talented team.”

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Testimonials Former General Counsel, Major U.S. Airline

“I truly believe this has to be, all things considered, the best executed, most complicated aircraft deal.”

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Client Results

Persuasive response averts FAA investigation into shipping of hazardous materials.

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