The Aviation team helps clients buy, register, finance and structure the operations of business and commercial aircraft worldwide. We offer fully integrated representation in all types of aviation transactions, including purchase, sale, leasing, financing and insuring, as well as bankruptcy and insolvency matters. We assist with the commercial, legal and tax issues that typically arise in financial transactions in the aviation industry, and our attorneys develop innovative structures involving true leases, loan securitization, enhanced equipment trust certificates, pooled aircraft securitizations, asset preservation, credit enhancement and residual value support.
We represent clients in administrative and regulatory matters before the Federal Aviation Administration and the Department of Transportation, including applications for charter and other extra-bilateral authority, and we advise Part 135 operators on compliance issues.
Katten attorneys have acted on behalf of clients in commercial litigation in the aviation industry involving maintenance, parts distribution and other related business issues.
Our attorneys are recognized for their ability to resolve international disputes economically with positive results for clients.