Aviation Law Expertise

So long ago and far, far away, Alan started to really learn the FAA regulations and all things related to aviation.  He can quote the regulations to you backwards and forwards. He IS your go to for all things aviation related.

Structuring Aircraft Flight Departments

Involved in structuring operations of aircraft (particularly turbine aircraft) to avoid pitfalls presented by FAA claims of illegal air taxi operations. Extensive experience in structuring time share, interchange, joint ownership and aircraft lease agreements.


Claims Against Operators of Public Use Airports

Ninety percent of the funds employed in developing, maintaining or repairing public use airports typically are provided by the FAA, with the airport owner/sponsor agreeing to honor FAA Sponsor Grant Assurances.  Alan has extensive experience in both Part 16 formal complaints and Part 13 informal complaints to address violations of the FAA Sponsor Grant Assurances.

Air Crash Litigation

Prosecuting claims for injuries and wrongful death arising out of air crash litigation. Considerable experience in pursuing claims of product liability against aircraft/component manufacturers. Litigation against FAA certified repair stations for improper repairs resulting in post maintenance crashes.

Aircraft Acquisitions & Sales

Drafting and negotiating aircraft purchase agreements with consideration given to sales and use tax implications of the transaction, 1031 tax free exchanges,  and the host of other issues that are presented in aircraft sales and purchases.

Airman Enforcement & Certificate Actions

Litigation before the National Transportation Safety and appeals to the United States Circuit Courts of Appeal of revocation and suspension actions taken against airmen by the Federal Aviation Administration.


A Trusted Name In Aviation Law

For 35 years Alan Armstrong has been practicing aviation law in Atlanta, Georgia. Mr. Armstrong has written over one hundred articles on aviation law published in professional journals and periodicals. He is AV rated and listed in the Martindale-Hubbell Bar Register of Preeminent Lawyers.

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"If we could only find some way to have them [the Chinese] drop some bombs on Tokyo."

Secretary of State Cordell Hull in conversation with Secretary of the Treasury Henry Morgenthau, Jr.

December 10, 1940

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