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Defending Aviation Certificate Holders

Defending Aviation Certificate Holders

When you work in certain positions in the aviation industry, you need to obtain a certificate from the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA). Once you have a certificate, however, you must maintain it to keep your career.

There are many different types of conduct or factors that can jeopardize your certificate, and the FAA Enforcement Division can initiate certificate actions to suspend or revoke the aviation certificate of many professionals for a variety of reasons. Our aviation lawyers work to defend the certificates of:

  • Airmen
  • ATC
  • Mechanics
  • FAA Designees
  • Flight Attendants
  • Flight Instructors
  • Ground Instructors
  • Remote (Drone) Pilots

The Enforcement Division agents suspend certificates of discipline and also to deter others from similar conduct or issues. Like any agency, they can overstep their bounds and wrongfully suspend or revoke certificates. When this happens, aviation professionals lose their ability to work in their chosen and hard-earned career fields.

Our law firm helps to appeal suspensions or revocations to the National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB). We can represent you and defend your certificate before the NTSB Office of Administrative Law Judges. If an ALJ upholds the adverse action, we can assist with an appeal to the full NTSB Board and represent you in proceedings before the Board. If the Board still upholds the adverse action, we can pursue an appeal in United States District Court.

Seek Help from an Aviation Certificate Defense Attorney

At Harnage Law, PLLC, we know how important maintaining your aviation certificate is, and we work to defend your certificate when it is threatened by the FAA Enforcement Division. We know this can be a challenging process, and our law firm knows the types of arguments and evidence needed for your defense. Contact us for more information about how we can assist you in keeping your aviation certificate whenever possible.