The Aviation Team acts for aircraft lessors in enforcement and recovery actions against major international airlines and other lessees of aircraft.
Team members have experience of aircraft arrest, grounding and exportation notices, rent and maintenance debt recovery actions and enforcement procedures in relation to general UK airline assets, including in UK and European insolvency processes. We regularly advise lessors on English law lease provisions for default and termination, including issues arising as to the appropriation of payments towards outstanding principal and interest. We have also acted for aviation sector clients on procurement and tender disputes and in disputes over the sale and purchase of aircraft.
We act for some of the world’s leading aircraft leasing companies and we have taken action against a large number of foreign and UK based airlines.
Examples of recent work:
- Advising major aircraft leasing company on recovery of aircraft flying to UK and EU
- Advising major aircraft leasing company on recovery of rent and maintenance fees and enforcement of judgment against airline assets in UK
- Advising US aircraft leasing company on dispute over delivery of aircraft for fleet (contractual and statutory claims for defects)
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