Blakes has Canada’s largest aviation law practice, with a focus on aircraft financing and aviation commercial law. We represent most of the world’s largest aviation manufacturers, aircraft and engine leasing companies, advisors, government export credit agencies, aviation financiers, international banks and hedge funds. We also represent aerospace manufacturers and satellite system operators in respect of commercial products liability, regulatory and financial matters. Blakes Aviation Group is ranked #1 in Transportation: Aviation by Chambers Canada: Canada’s Leading Lawyers for Business 2018 and Legal 500 Canada 2018. Blakes serves as international external counsel for the Aviation Working Group (AWG), the industry association for the world’s leading aircraft and engine manufacturers, lessors and financiers.
Blakes lawyers are active supporters of Canada’s aviation and aerospace industries. Several team members are pilots and aircraft owners. We are active members of the Air Transport Association of Canada (ATAC), Canadian Business Aircraft Association (CBAA), Aerospace Industries Association of Canada (AIAC), Canadian Owners and Pilots Association (COPA), Aviation Working Group (AWG) (Legal Affairs Committee), AWG Canada Contact Group, International Society of Transport Aircraft Trading (ISTAT), Helicopter Association International (HAI), Canadian Aviation Regulatory Council (CARAC), Women in Aviation, Women in Aerospace, the International Aviation Womens Association, and other industry and aviation legal associations.