Our lawyers have worked on numerous aviation engagements, where strategic acquisitions, alliances and codeshares arise regularly, often on an urgent basis.


Our team advise airlines, manufacturers, maintenance, repair, operators and suppliers. We advise offshore and domestic airlines and manufacturers operating in the Asia Pacific.

Services on offer

Our experience with several key players in the domestic and international aviation industries means we are equipped to advise and shape time critical solutions. We provide expedient, cost-effective and complete advice on matters including:

  • Advising on the sale and lease of aircraft;
  • Advising on aircraft fleet management and lease return issues;
  • Advising on engine, heavy and line maintenance contracts, component availability, warehousing and logistics management;
  • Advising on regulatory compliance issues under the Civil Aviation Act 1988 and Regulations and relevant Civil Aviation and Safety Authority (CASA), International Air Transport Association (IATA), IATA Operational Safety Audit (IOSA) and Federal Aviation Authority (FAA);
  • Advising on conditions of carriage and insurance and liability requirements under international conventions and protocols;
  • Advising on labour dispute issues;
  • Advising on charter service agreements;
  • Drafting, negotiating, facilitating and implementing Buyer Furnished Equipment (BFE) contracts, including seats, wheels and brakes, galleys,  avionics, flight operations data and communications facilities, in-flight entertainment (IFE) systems, and in-flight amenities;
  • Drafting, negotiating and advising on Request for Proposals for ground handling, freight, centralised load control and catering;
  • Drafting, reviewing and negotiating Prime Maintenance Provider (PMP) contracts;
  • Advising on engine and spare parts pooling arrangements;
  • Advising on operational requirements and guidelines for risk prevention;
  • Advising on foreign investment approvals; and
  • Advising on Common User Terminal Environment (CUTE) implementations for common area airport check-in facilities.