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AVIATION

The aviation industry is a highly competitive international industry, regulated by extensive laws that are always changing. Aviation innovators and legacy players require expert advice from an aviation law firm that understands the international laws and regulations that govern the aviation sector, as well as where the industry is going. McMillan’s aviation industry lawyers work with the leading players that are shaping the future of the industry. We represent a cross-section of national and international airlines, aviation associations, aerospace and defence contractors, aircraft and parts manufacturers, maintenance providers; aircraft operators, purchasers, sellers, financiers, lessors and lessees; airport authorities and aerodrome operators, air cargo organizations and pilots.

McMillan helps aviation clients lead by:

  • Advising on local and international regulatory regimes and treaties
  • Advising on airport infrastructure development
  • Advising air carriers on foreign ownership rules that may affect their holdings
  • Assisting clients with tax matters related to aircraft ownership and finance
  • Advising on insurance and risk management issues
  • Representing clients in bankruptcy and restructuring proceedings
  • Advising carriers concerning air passenger rights
  • Representing clients in claims-related litigation and dispute resolution, including class actions
  • Assisting with crisis management planning
  • Representing carriers and brokers in the purchase, lease and disposition of aircraft, engines, parts and other equipment
  • Advising on equity and debt financings, mergers, acquisitions and investments
  • Negotiating charters, maintenance agreements and other commercial and operational arrangements, such as codeshare agreements

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Featured Insight

Closing the Gap: New Proactive Pay Equity Rules for Federally Regulated Employers

Guidance on employers' obligations under the new federal Pay Equity Act and its associated regulations, expected to take effect in late 2021.

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Apr 27, 2021
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Canada’s Transport Minister Approves Air Transat’s Take-Over by Air Canada

In a long-awaited decision, Canada’s newly appointed Transport Minister approved Air Canada’s acquisition of rival Transat on public interest grounds

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Feb 22, 2021
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In the Bag: Court Certifies Class Action for Westjet Baggage Fees

In the Bag: Court Certifies Class Action for Westjet Baggage Fees

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Jan 29, 2021
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ATPDR: Limited Exemptions for Foreign Air Carriers

On June 1, 2020, the CTA issued the Accessible Transportation for Persons with Disabilities Regulations Application Exemption Order.

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Jun 23, 2020
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Aviation – New Regulations Regarding Passenger Rights in Canada

On May 24, 2019, after many months of consultations with various stakeholders, the Canadian Transportation Agency (“CTA”) formally adopted the Air Passenger Protection Regulations (the “APPR”).

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Jun 5, 2019
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“Facts Matter” – Despite Amendments to the Foreign Ownership Restrictions for Canadian Air Carriers, ‘Control in Fact’ is still the Rule

Following its introduction on May 16, 2017 as Bill C-49, an Act to amend the Canada Transportation Act (the "CTA") the Transportation Modernization Act (Canada)

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Jun 21, 2018
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Business Aircraft Finance, Registration & Legal Conference

Business Aircraft Finance, Registration & Legal Conference.

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March 18, 2018 - March 20, 2018
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‘Trick or Tweak’ – Proposed Relaxation of Foreign Ownership Restrictions

‘Trick or Tweak' – Proposed Relaxation of Foreign Ownership Restrictions
for Canadian Air Carriers

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May 18, 2017
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Government Announces Changes in Foreign Ownership Rules for Canadian Airlines – ‘Change in Fact’?

Government Announces Changes in Foreign Ownership Rules for Canadian Airlines – 'Change in Fact'?

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Nov 7, 2016
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Final Report: Canada Transportation Act Review

Final Report: Canada Transportation Act Review

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Mar 16, 2016