Area of focus

DoT and FAA Regulatory

Understanding and dealing with the FAA and DoT calls for a legal team with an insider perspective on aviation regulatory matters.

Our lawyers counsel companies on economic licensing, consumer protection, operational licensing, and safety.

We help clients apply for authorities, exemptions, and waivers. And defend against...

Representative experience

Advise Aeromexico, the largest airline in Mexico, on obtaining a grant of antitrust immunity from the U.S. DOT for an alliance agreement with Delta.

Serve as Air France’s U.S. regulatory counsel, advising the carrier on competition, DoT/FAA licensing, compliance, and rulemaking matters, as well as certain transactional matters.

Represent Atlas Air Worldwide Holdings and its two air carriers as lead aviation regulatory counsel on DoT and FAA licensing and compliance matters for over a decade.

Advise Atlas Air with respect to obtaining the grant and renewal of an FAA exemption petition allowing it to transport extremely tall, rigid cargo on its B-747 freighter aircraft.

Advise PenAir, the oldest and largest commuter air carrier based in Alaska, on its applications and discussions with the DoT to expand service in the lower-48 continental U.S.

Represent Chinese carrier Sichuan Airlines in obtaining the DoT and FAA authorizations required to initiate its first scheduled service from China to the U.S.

Represent Aerion on FAA noise/certification and legislative matters in connection with its plans to develop a supersonic business jet.

Assist CNN in obtaining the very first waiver under Part 107 (the small UAS rule), thereby permitting it to operate over non-participating people.

Hogan Lovells Publications

Drones: Moving toward the future of mobility and highways in the sky

In this interview, Hogan Lovells partner Lisa Ellman and senior advisor Gretchen West talk about the role commercial drones and unmanned aircraft systems (UAS) will play in ...

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Press Releases

Hogan Lovells assists CNN to become first US company granted right to fly Unmanned Aircraft Systems ‘over people'

Washington D.C., 29 August 2016 – Hogan Lovells today announced that it has successfully assisted CNN in its receipt of a first of its kind waiver from the Federal Aviation...

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