The Schnader Aviation Group has decades of experience representing many of the world’s leading aerospace manufacturers, airlines and other operators of aircraft, repair stations, airports, and aviation insurers.
We have advised manufacturing clients in high profile, multi-district litigation arising out of foreign airline disasters, including the Swissair 111 crash into the Atlantic Ocean near Nova Scotia, the Spanair 5022 crash in Madrid, and the Air France 447 crash into the Atlantic Ocean. We also routinely defend airlines in wrongful death and personal injury actions, of which our representation of Southwest Airlines in litigation arising out of Flight 1380 on April 17, 2018, is one example. We have advised on military aircraft accidents, including the crash of an Army Air National Guard helicopter and a military helicopter crash in Iraq. We also counsel the world’s leading aviation insurers on a variety of coverage and claims handling issues.
Our members include a former Air Force Command pilot and current Air Force Reserve Instructor Pilot, both with substantial international flight experience, an instrument-rated private pilot, FAA-licensed commercial pilots, as well as an aviation consultant, flight instructor, ground instructor and a former air traffic controller. This industry knowledge gives us the capability to efficiently litigate high-profile, complex cases throughout the country.