Aviation law covers practically all legal matters related to airport operations, including air traffic control and maintenance, air traffic control safety and pilot license requirements. Air traffic law is only available at the federal level, where most of the Federal Aviation Administration's (FAA) aviation regulations apply. The TSA (Transportation Security Administration), the NTSB (National Transportation Safety Board) also regulates flight safety. International flights are also governed by international law and the laws of each country through which the flight operates. Aviation lawyers are well-versed in air safety, flight operations, aviation regulations and airport security rules and regulations.
Aviation lawyers enforce the rules and regulations of the operation of the aircraft, the maintenance of airports and aerospace equipment, as well as any violations that occur in the aircraft, at the airport or as a result of a plane crash. Aviation lawyers investigate the circumstances of an accident. They check for accident and error reports, whether accidents on faulty equipment, violations of FAA regulations, pilot errors, aircraft construction or structural defects. The minimum cost, the aviation lawyer charged is $122,700. Lawyers who own their own law firm often earn less than partners of large law firms.
When it comes to aviation issues, it is best to hire an experienced aviation attorney. Many aviation attorneys are also licensed and some formerly worked as pilots with major airlines. The aviation industry is well regulated and many pilots, shipping companies and companies travel with regular airlines. As a result, many companies and individuals hire aviation attorneys before any legal issues arise. If you or your company is experiencing an aviation law issue, contact the aviation attorney immediately to review your legal options.