Aviation Law 101

This page on our website provides an overview of Aviation Law.  If you need our help, call us day or night.

Aviation Law: refers to the rules and regulations governing aircraft operation and aircraft facilities. Aviation law is primarily exercised under federal jurisdiction through the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) and the National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB). The FAA oversees the manufacture, operation, and maintenance of all aircraft to make sure they meet safety standards, while the NTSB investigates accidents and problems in order to improve air travel safety. Aviation accident laws cover both commercial / major carrier accidents and general aviation or private carrier accidents.

Major Carrier Accidents: This refers to aviation accidents of commercial aircraft irrespective of whether it is a domestic or an international carrier, an airplane or helicopter.

General Aviation Accidents: Includes accidents of all types of non-commercial aircraft such as small private airplanes, private helicopters, charter flights, and business jets.

Common Causes of Aviation Accidents:

    •  Faulty equipment and/or aircraft;
    • Air traffic controller negligence.
    • Negligence of the pilot or flight crew;
    • Non-compliance of FAA rules and regulations

Aviation Accident Law can be complicated.  If you or a family member has suffer a loss call us day or night at 1.800.862.1260.
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