It is anticipated that the advanced air mobility (AAM) sector will revolutionize air transportation in the coming years, and there is a pressing need to act now to understand the legislative, regulatory and infrastructure needs of this emergent technology.
Reed Smith has been at the forefront of providing legal advice and guidance on drones, eVTOLs and other unmanned aircraft systems (UAS) since 2015. Our AAM team includes highly regarded lawyers, ranked in various leading international directories and trade publications, who have extensive experience in aviation and new transportation technologies. We routinely advise clients in relation to a broad range of aviation work, including aircraft finance, trading and leasing transactions (and their restructuring) as well as aviation sector-specific litigation and enforcement action, M&A, joint ventures, regulatory issues and intellectual property matters. As a result of this, we are now routinely engaged by participants in the AAM sector, providing legal support in respect of matters involving aircraft assets, MRO and retrofitting facilities and services, electric charging and refueling infrastructure for alternative propulsion, air traffic control technology and more. Our team of AAM professionals includes lawyers in the U.S., Europe and Asia and, uniquely among leading aviation law firms, a former adviser on policy and regulatory matters at the U.S. Department of Transportation in its Federal Aviation Administration.