At Bird & Bird, we proactively support all our clients in their business aspirations. These clients include many of the world's leading airlines, aerospace companies, financiers, aircraft lessors, travel companies and other key players in this exciting sector.
Our specialist international team advises on all the legal issues our clients face, in particular guidance on complex regulatory issues, protecting them when disputes arise, advising on critical commercial issues and projects, as well as on matters such as employee rights and consumer protection.
We also have a team of highly recognised aircraft finance and leasing lawyers advising aircraft financiers, leasing companies and airlines on some of the largest and most innovative financings, new and used portfolio leasing transactions, equity investments, new and used aircraft acquisitions and corporate jet transactions. These deals are almost always cross-border, fast-paced and vitally important to the parties involved.
Our Aviation Regulatory and Competition Law team covers the whole range of regulatory and antitrust issues affecting our clients' businesses.
Our Aviation Dispute Resolution team has successfully handled some of the largest and most complex aviation disputes of recent years.
Wherever they are based in our network, and whichever area they specialise in, all the lawyers in Bird & Bird's Aviation and Aerospace team share with our clients a genuine passion and enthusiasm for the industry - and a drive to ensure our clients succeed.
If you'd like to know more about how we can help take your business further, please get in touch with Elizabeth Reid in London, or Leo Fattorini in Singapore.
For the latest videos in our Infrastructure Video Series, Simon Phippard met senior management of client Urban-Air Port in 2022 about their launch of Air One, the world’s first fully operational urban airport for drones and electric vertical take-off and landing (eVTOL) aircraft, in Coventry. Our series covers the challenges faced by Air One, and the ground infrastructure for advanced aerial mobility solutions.
Sustainability is currently one of the single biggest issues impacting the global aviation, aerospace and defence sector, with many companies focused on reducing their environmental footprints. With a growing focus and buzzwords such as SAF, Greenwashing, Sustainability-Linked loans and more, Bird & Bird’s Aviation, Aerospace & Defence Sector Group speak to the leading lights playing a key role in addressing sustainability concerns across the sector.
Episode 1: Sarah Wilkin from Fly Green Alliance on the use of Sustainability Aviation Fuel (SAF)
In our first episode, Paul Briggs, consultant in our Aviation group, is joined by Sarah Wilkin from Fly Green Alliance to discuss the launch of Fly Green Alliance, the work they do, their impact on the sector and the use of Sustainable Aviation Fuel (SAF).