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Aviation and aerospace

Aviation and aerospace

Over recent years the global aviation sector has witnessed the rapid growth of air travel in emerging markets, the continuing growth of low cost carriers across the globe, and regulatory changes to global emissions trading schemes to name but a few developments.

In such a constantly changing market, organisations across the industry require service from law firms that not only offer high quality lawyers, but also those with a deep focus on the aviation sector. Clyde & Co prides itself on being that firm.

Top level experience

For the past seven consecutive years the Clyde & Co aviation and aerospace team has been named as ‘the world’s leading firm in the field of aviation law’ (Who’s Who Legal), recognition that is mirrored by the various legal directories. With ‘enviable depth at partner level’ we are proud to note that more than twenty of our partners are listed as leaders in the aviation market.

Worldwide coverage

Our aviation team provides global coverage for a global industry - meaning that our clients are always offered a high quality service, no matter where they are based in the world. Our 35 international offices are staffed by over 100 aviation lawyers who between them speak 35 languages.

Our services and capability

We are experienced in all types of aviation related work, whether in the context of fleeting programmes, high-value disputes, corporate transactions, commercial contracts, development of aviation infrastructure or major casualties. With industry know-how stretching across the entire sector; we are often found at the forefront of developments in aviation law.

From the smallest claims to major losses, Clyde & Co has the resources to handle insured liability of all sizes and complexity. Our lawyers have represented the aviation industry in nearly every major aviation loss over the last twenty-five years, and we bring this high level of expertise to every matter we handle.

Aviation Links

Aviation Safety Network

Flight International

Flight Safety Foundation

Institute of Air and Space Law


Airport Code Database

Air Accident Investigation Branch

Civil Aviation Authority

International Civil Aviation Organisation

Leiden Institute

European Air Law Association

European Aviation Club