Many airplanes flying today are charters and not owned by the operators. The owners charter their planes to make the payments or generate income. Other charter planes are operated by the owner and fly to destinations specified by the customer. Some charter companies have large fleets of planes, while others have a single plane. Some charter companies are set up to provide fractional ownership to the shareholders, giving each a certain amount of flying time. All of these types of charters are governed by Part 135 of the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) regulations.
Handling Complex Charter Airline Accident Matters
Because of the variety of charter arrangements and the complexity of ownership, it is important to consult an experienced aviation law attorney when considering a claim against a charter airline. At our Chicago law firm, Rapoport Law Offices, P.C., our lawyers have a national aviation law practice, handling airplane cases throughout the United States. Our cases have involved all types of charter aircraft errors, including:
- Pilot errors
- Maintenance problems
- Design flaws
- Manufacturing errors
- Air Traffic Control errors
How We Build Cases
As trial aviation law attorneys, we have successfully tried numerous charter airline cases, obtaining compensation for those injured and the families of those who died in charter airplane crashes. Through our experience, our legal team has gained practical knowledge and insight into issues of aviation safety, aircraft operation and maintenance. We investigate cases thoroughly, consulting with experts and specialists in aircraft design and operation.
Learn more about the airline cases we have handled.