How (not to) terminate an aircraft lease

19 Jun 2023

Is there ever a right way to terminate an aircraft lease?  Maybe not, but there are certainly some wrong ways.

So what practical steps should an aircraft lessor take terminating a lease agreement?

Many aircraft leases are governed by English law and often disputes around them end up before English courts.

Here I focus on the approach of English courts deciding such cases, but there are general takeaways.


High flying disputes

25 May 2021

Disputes between owners and managers of aircraft are on the rise - tips for owners on how to handle.


Arbitration of China aviation disputes

18 Nov 2020

The Mainland Chinese domestic aviation market has been one of the quickest to bounce back from the pandemic.  How in this climate, the geo-political new normal, to resolve Mainland Chinese-related aviation disputes?


Aircraft redelivery - what can possibly go wrong?

29 Sep 2020


Aircraft redelivery has become an increasingly fertile breeding ground for disputes between lessors and lessees. The sums involved can be significant. Aircraft engines, airframe and component parts are complex marvels of engineering that require careful routine maintenance. Engine borescope examinations do not come cheap. Keeping technical records up to date can be onerous. Lessors and lessees should carefully consider issues around aircraft redelivery when negotiating a lease to avoid turbulence.