Airline law is highly specialized field of law encompasses most facets of air travel, as well as the operation and regulation of business issues relating to air travel, which requires a comprehensive knowledge of FAA regulations, specific laws regarding flight, and an in depth understanding of aviation. Aviation law pertains to nearly all individuals connected to the operation and maintenance of aircraft.
It is one of the most complex branches of law. This is due to a number of factors, including: the globalization of aviation, the numerous countries involved, commercial and business competition, and overlapping requirements.
The practice of Aviation law can include litigation on behalf of families who are suffering from loss or injury due to an aircraft tragedy and the defense of an aviation professional accused of violating Federal Aviation Regulations.
Why air law is important?
The most important role of the law of aviation is to provide a framework that keeps the aviation industry safe, fair, and efficient.
This branch of law contains both national and international branches. Established by the United Nations in 1947, the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) governs international law. They mediate international air navigation, flight inspections, develop air transport standards, prevent unlawful interference, and facilitate border-crossing protocols for international civil aviation.
If a flight is cancelled, passengers are automatically entitled to their choice of re-routing to the same destination at the earliest opportunity (under comparable conditions); later rerouting, at the passenger’s convenience, to the same destination under comparable conditions (subject to seat availability); or a refund of the ticket as well as a return flight to the point of first departure, when relevant. Any ticket refund is the price paid for the flight(s) not used, plus the cost of flights already flown in cases where the cancellation has made those flights of no purpose.
If the flight is expected to depart on the day after the original scheduled departure time, passengers are entitled to accommodation.
If a flight is delayed by five hours, passengers are additionally entitled to abandon their journey and receive a refund for all unused tickets, a refund on tickets used already if the flight no longer serves any purpose in relation to their original travel plan, and, if relevant, a flight back to their original point of departure at the earliest opportunity.
How we can help you?
- We are international lawyers qualified in various jurisdictions, routinely handling and managing transactional and commercial work, claims and litigation around the world on behalf of a multitude of clients – from individuals to the largest airlines.
- We are committed to utilizing our skills of professional advocacy in advancing each client’s cause while using safer air transportation as a constant guide in the pursuit of justice.
- We provide aviation law services, specifically drafting contracts and ensuring regulatory compliance with players in this field.