Jenner & Block

Aviation Regulatory and Administrative Practice

Representative Engagements

  • Successfully advocated for the FAA to withdraw an interpretation on “flight time” computation that would have caused flight cancellations, diversions and crew management changes.
  • Successfully advocated for the FAA to postpone significant changes to its related-aircraft program.
  • Provided recurring advice to a major airline on joint ventures, antitrust immunity, capacity purchase agreements and statements of authorization.
  • Provided recurring advice to major cargo and passenger airlines on FAA and DOT compliance and enforcement matters.
  • Provided recurring advice to an air tour operator on operating and flight authorities.
  • Advised an airport and airline clients on FAA grant assurances, including Part 16 actions, disputes over aeronautical uses of land, rates and charges.
  • Advised NFL teams on compliance with FAA Part 77 to clear new stadium construction.
  • Represented major airline in response to DOT and Congressional investigations of a high-profile incident.
  • Represented Airlines for America in developing industry response to major FAA rulemaking concerning flight and duty time regulations.
  • Advised an airline on compliance with a variety of TSA regulations and programs.
  • Advised a major airline on reworking recordkeeping processes to ensure compliance with the Pilot Records Improvement Act.
  • Counseled a major airline on developing drug, alcohol and HAZMAT compliance programs.
  • Advised a major airline on DOT and FAA regulatory issues associated with proposed airline mergers.