McGlinchey's Aviation and Aerospace team represents a range of clients in the aviation and aerospace industry.
Our clients range from manufacturers of aircraft (fixed-wing, rotary, hot air balloons), spacecraft, and satellites, to airports (commercial and private), fixed base operators, commercial air carriers, and insurers.
We advise on a variety of matters including contractual and operational issues, service contracts, casualty matters, government contracts and government relations, asset purchases and sales, mergers and acquisitions, creditors rights, bankruptcy, restructuring, recovery of aviation collateral, intellectual property, data privacy, airline disputes with passengers, and insurance coverage.
We have extensive experience advising on:
Airports. Our work involving airports nationwide includes defending against a myriad of claims including slip and fall accidents, premises liability, security and cargo issues, and passenger disputes.
Accident investigations and litigation. Using our in-depth understanding of the technical, mechanical, and engineering issues underlying aircraft crash and incident lawsuits, we defend clients against allegations of causation and negligence. Our experience includes working with the National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB), the Canadian Transportation Safety Board (CTSB), the Transportation Security Administration (TSA), and the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) during the often complex and high-stakes investigation process.
Toxic torts. We defend aviation and aerospace clients in toxic torts and long-term exposure litigation arising from the use of aviation products, whether in single claimant litigation or in class action claims.
Airline and Insurance Representation. Having represented airlines and their insurers for many years, we have considerable experience with contracts of carriage, the Montreal Convention, the Airline Deregulation Act, frequent flyer programs, and related issues. We defend airlines and their insurers against allegations of causation, negligence, intentional acts, and breach of contract.