Chair
Serap Zuvin

Aviation Law Committee

The Aviation Law Committee is a forum for lawyers practicing in all areas of international and domestic air law. The Committee addresses, for example, issues relating to aircraft/engine finance/leasing; airports; competition; dispute resolution (tort and contract); insurance; passenger safety/compensation; regulatory; and space.

About the Committee

The Aviation Law Committee is concerned with several major areas of law. Aircraft transactions and financing are always a major interest. The Committee also follows developments of international law with respect to airlines in both economic and tort areas, and also focuses on competition issues related to aviation.

The Committee provides an opportunity not only to contribute to the development of aviation law but also to make useful contacts with aviation attorneys from all over the world. This is particularly important in an international industry such as aviation, where attorneys are required to deal with aviation attorneys in other countries on a regular basis.

Forthcoming conferences and webinars View all conferences and webinars

Aircraft lessor lawyer – a year of the pandemic

This article discusses the impact of the Covid-19 pandemic on aircraft lessor lawyers and how it has shaped the airline industry. It covers the airlines’ response to the pandemic and the impact of local and national restrictions.

Released on May 28, 2021

Aircraft fractional ownership in Brazil - a long-waited regulation

This article aims to outline the recent Brazilian regulations brought by the amendment to the Civil Aviation Regulation (RBAC) No. 91, issued by the National Civil Aviation Agency (ANAC) to establish guidelines for the operation of fractional ownership companies, as well as its benefits for the development of the aviation sector and the creation of a more business-oriented regulatory environment for business aviation.

Released on May 18, 2021

The provision of air services in a globalised world: jurisdiction, governing law and alternative dispute resolutions method

This article addresses the discussions revolving around how Brazilian law deals with the issues of governing law and competent jurisdiction arising in respect of the contractual relationship established between passengers and airline companies and disputes arising thereunder, particularly in the age where air tickets are mostly purchased online and air carriers (when of foreign origin) and passengers are domiciled in different jurisdictions.

Released on May 18, 2021

The aircraft financing market after Covid-19

Aviation has been one of the most affected business sectors since Covid-19 started spreading around the world. The initial response of most countries to this pandemic has been to close their borders and restrict travel. Consequently, global air traffic dropped by 73.7 per cent in April 2020, compared to the previous year.

The Virgin Australia Airlines insolvency

Virgin Australian Airlines appointed insolvency administrators on 20 April 2020, when its debt-servicing burden became unsustainable. Usually when an airline becomes insolvent, lessors and financiers will immediately repossess their aircraft and fly them away. But in the present pandemic, the Virgin aircraft financiers were in no hurry: no-one was lining up to lease aircraft. They decided to request that the insolvency administrator deliver up the aircraft engines to its facility in Florida, according to t