The Aviation Lawyer

Let me start by introducing myself.  My name is Dane Jaques and I am a law partner in the international law firm Dentons.  I have been practicing aviation law for nearly 30 years.  I am also a former professional pilot.  Prior to attending law school, I spent six years working as a motorcycle mechanic, so I know what it means to spin wrenches for a living. 


Much of my legal work involves assisting air carriers, repair stations, aircraft component manufacturers, pilots, mechanics and dispatchers with FAA regulatory issues.  While I never cease to be impressed with the dedication, attention to detail and commitment to safety on the part of nearly everyone in the aviation industry, I have found that most of us could use a refresher on the ever-changing landscape of aviation law and regulation.  I have also found that there are many areas of aviation law and regulation where there is a big difference between what the industry believes and what the FAA and the courts have held.    


The purpose of this column is to provide real-world lessons that you can use to enhance your awareness of key legal issues affecting the aviation industry generally and maintenance professionals in particular.  I promise to keep each column brief, and would be happy to respond to any questions you may have on my writings.    


Please email me at info@pama.org to submit any aviation law and regulation questions that you would like to see addressed in future columns.


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