Aviation is a highly regulated industry, possibly even the most regulated of all the international industries. As a result, practising aviation law requires specialised knowledge, not just of aviation regulations, but of the aviation industry itself.
The Carneys Aviation Team has significant experience in the aviation industry as well as in the practice of aviation law.
Our experience gives us a rare blend of aviation industry practical knowledge and knowledge of the law as it applies to aviation.
We understand the relationship between the industry and its regulator, the Civil Aviation Safety Authority, so we can help you to navigate through the regulations to a successful outcome.
As an industry with international reach, aviation legal matters often taken on a global component. Carneys have provided advice on aviation law to airline operators in addition to government departments where possible. Our clients also include those injured in the aviation system.
Contact our Aviation Lawyers for advice
Unmanned Aerial Vehicles
An unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) is an aircraft without a human pilot on board. A pilot on the ground or in another vehicle operates it remotely.
Unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) are becoming less a vision of the future, and more a reality of today. They are being implemented extensively within defence forces internationally, and are increasingly moving into the civil sphere.
With the commercialisation of UAVs and the continuous development of new technical capabilities come many new legal and regulatory challenges. The law regulating the use of UAVs is in a state of change and uncertainty.
Legal uncertainty, however, should not prevent new or established enterprises maximising business opportunities in the realm of UAVs, considering the economic and technical potential of these new machines. Carneys Aviation Team can assist to explain the complex legal regime and remove uncertainty, allowing you to get on with business.
- Acquisition and disposal of aircraft
- Acquisition and disposal of aviation businesses
- Air safety investigations
- Aircraft selection and financing
- Aviation disputes
- Aviation security
- Bilateral arrangement
- Breaches of Crimes (Aviation) Act 1991
- Capacity issues
- Freight arrangements
- Infrastructure arrangements
- Insurance matters (see below)
- Licensing disputes
- Negotiations with airport owners and operators
- Regulatory compliance