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Thompson Hine LLP

Transportation: Aviation: Regulatory

Band 3USA - NationwideUSA 2021 View ranking table
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What the team is known for

Solid practice, noted for its representation of clients before the FAA and other government agencies. Specialized knowledge of bilateral aviation agreements, international treaties and International Civil Aviation Organization matters, among other issues. Clients include large airlines, aerospace manufacturers, logistics companies and defense contractors. Also offers clients advice on related trade issues such as export controls, embargoes and other trade sanctions. Has further expertise in security, airspace access, antitrust and UAS operator matters.

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Thompson Hine has extensive experience advising airlines, airports, aviation manufacturers, aircraft owners, and aviation users on the full scope of U.S. aviation regulation. We also help clients collaborate with the Federal Aviation Administration and Department of Transportation on various regulatory matters, including regulation of unmanned aircraft systems and other novel aviation applications. Our experience includes:

  • air-carrier regulation;
  • requests for DOT approvals, licenses and certificates;
  • route proceedings;
  • airline alliances, including code-sharing and blocked space arrangements;
  • antitrust matters;
  • investigations and enforcement proceedings involving consumer protection issues;
  • obtaining authorizations to serve U.S. points;
  • analyzing rights available under multi-lateral and bilateral air transport agreements;
  • aircraft registration;
  • formation of voting trusts for foreign entities;
  • aircraft sales and lease transactions;
  • FAA enforcement proceedings, including those related to shipments of hazardous materials;
  • airport construction, development, funding and charges; and
  • regulation of unmanned aircraft systems.

Transportation: Aviation: Regulatory

Thompson Hine LLP


1919 M Street NW

Suite 700

Washington, DC

District of Columbia



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