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Crowell & Moring represents aircraft owners and operators in Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) enforcement proceedings, investigations, and regulatory compliance matters. Working with our corporate and tax lawyers, we have substantial transactional capability to assist clients in aircraft purchase, sale, FAA registration, financing, tax, fractional ownership, dry and wet lease, insurance, U.S. citizenship, and voting trust matters. Our lawyers also advise companies on flight department and aircraft usage issues and compliance with FAA regulations and requirements affecting aircraft operations.

Representative Engagements

  • Representing a passenger airline in the acquisition and FAA registration of Boeing aircraft
  • Advising a major international manufacturer on FAA regulations governing the sharing of company aircraft among affiliated companies and U.S. registration of aircraft by foreign citizens
  • Representing a foreign investor in acquiring business jets, structuring U.S. ownership trusts and leases, and exploring fractional ownership options for utilization of the aircraft
  • Advising an all-cargo airline on structuring aircraft leases and acquiring Boeing aircraft
  • Advising a charter passenger airline on wet leases to other airlines

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Crowell & Moring Releases Third Annual Litigation Forecast Report and Inaugural Regulatory Forecast (Jan.13.2015)
Firm News/Announcement
"Don't Crash & Burn: Dealing with Aircraft Transactions," Crowell & Moring's 2014 National SALT Summit, Washington, D.C. (November 6, 2014). Speakers: Jeremy Abrams and Eileen M. Gleimer.
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Crowell & Moring Elects Seven New Partners and Promotes Twelve Attorneys to Senior Counsel and Counsel Positions (Jan.17.2013)
Firm News/Announcement
"The Ever-Expanding Impact of Federal Excise Tax on Business Aircraft Operations," NBAA Business Aircraft Transactions Conference, New York, NY (2012); NBAA Annual Convention, Orlando, FL (2012). Speaker: Eileen M. Gleimer.
Speech/Presentation
"IRS Issues Final Regulations Governing Entertainment Use of Aircraft," Tax Alert (August 16, 2012). Contact: Eileen M. Gleimer
Client Alert/Newsletter
Face Time, Surveys Boost Client Service At 17 Firms: GCs Legal Industry Law360 (November 30, 2011)
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Crowell & Moring LLP is an international law firm with more than 500 lawyers representing clients in litigation and arbitration, regulatory, and transactional matters. The firm is internationally recognized for its representation of Fortune 500 companies in high-stakes litigation, as well as its ongoing commitment to pro bono service and diversity. The firm has offices in Washington, DC, New York, Los Angeles, San Francisco, Orange County, London, Brussels, and Shanghai.

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