What is Aviation Law?
Aviation law is a highly specialized field of law encompassing most facets of air travel, as well as the operation and regulation of business issues relating to air travel, which requires a comprehensive knowledge of FAA regulations, specific laws regarding flight, and an understanding of aviation. Aviation law pertains to nearly all individuals connected to the operation and maintenance of aircraft.
Aviation law can include litigation on behalf of families who are suffering from loss or injury due to an aircraft tragedy and the defense of an aviation professional accused of violating Federal Aviation Regulations.
Most aspects of aviation law fall under the oversight of the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA). However, States may alter existing remedies and enact state laws consistent with federal mandate. Federal law does not preempt state products liability law, and more often than not, in most defective product cases, aviation manufacturers may be held strictly liable.