Practice

Aviation Law

The global aviation industry can be turbulent. We help clients find clear skies. Our aviation practice spans every facet of the industry, including regulatory, aviation finance and leasing, antitrust, airline alliances and joint ventures, litigation, legislative/lobbying, M&A, and environmental issues.

Representative experience

Advise Aeromexico in connection with negotiations of a joint-venture alliance agreement with Delta Air Lines, and obtaining approval and the grant of antitrust immunity for the joint venture.

Advise Norwegian Air Shuttle ASA on its enhanced equipment trust certificate (EETC) financing of ten new B737-800 aircraft and the related bridge financing.

Advise Virgin America in obtaining airport slots and gates related to the settlement of a lawsuit the DOJ brought against the merger of American Airlines and US Airways.

Assist CNN to secure the first-ever FAA waiver to legally fly UASs in the U.S. for news gathering and reporting activities over people.

Advise UK Export Finance on the capital markets aspects of a US$913m Sukuk issuance for the acquisition of four Airbus aircraft.

Assist several UAS manufacturers and operators on aviation regulatory issues affecting this emerging industry.

Advise two airlines in antitrust damages claims brought in relation to a cartel in the air cargo market in the UK, the Netherlands, Germany, and the U.S.

Represent DVB on a US$400m warehouse facility provided by Deutsche Bank for the acquisition of a portfolio of over 20 aircraft on lease to a range of airlines.

Counsel Aerion Corporation on FAA and International Civil Aviation Organization noise and certification matters in connection with Aerion’s plans to develop a supersonic business jet.

Press Releases

MexCAT Ad Hoc Bondholder Group Concerns Regarding Tender Offer and Consent Solicitation

The ad hoc group of holders of bonds issued by the Mexico City Airport Trust (“MexCAT”) represented by Hogan Lovells (the “MexCAT Ad Hoc Bondholder Group”), together ...

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MexCAT Bondholders form Ad Hoc Group

An ad hoc group of bondholders (the “MexCAT Ad Hoc Bondholder Group”) holding in excess of US$1 billion of bonds issued by the Mexico City Airport Trust (“MexCAT”)...

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EASA publishes proposed airworthiness standards for small eVTOL aircraft for public consultation Aviation Alert

On 15 October 2018, the European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) opened a public consultation on proposed airworthiness standards for the certification of small electric vertical takeoff and...

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New FAA exemption issued to Avitas Systems, a GE venture, will help expand beyond visual line of sight drone operations Transportation Alert

The commercial unmanned aircraft systems (UAS or drones) market is taking off in the United States and around the world. Recent innovations have transformed what used to be considered toys...

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No fly zone: FCC proposes US$2.8 million penalty for marketing non-compliant drone AV accessories Government Regulatory

The Federal Communications Commission is proposing to bring a US$2.8 million penalty against HobbyKing for marketing drone-attachable audio/video (AV) transmitters that operate on...

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Cross-jurisdictional Hogan Lovells team advises China Development Bank on award winning aircraft deal

A combined team from Hogan Lovells' Singapore and Beijing offices advised China Development Bank ("CDB") in connection with its US$270m loan to the Chinese aircraft lessor, Comsys (Tianjin) ...

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