Aviation and Aerospace

JunHe is one of the few competent PRC firms in the aviation field, and has constantly been the leading PRC firm in the sales and purchase, leasing and financing of commercial aircrafts, business jets, aircraft engines, flight simulators and parts.

We have advised a number of manufacturers, financiers (ECA and commercial banks), lessors, airlines, business jet and general aircraft operators on various transactional and regulatory matters. They retain and rely us because we understand their unique business and legal challenges, and the business environment and regulatory frameworks within which they operate.

We are familiar with all kinds of aviation transactions in China, and have insightful understandings of each client's risk exposures and legal service demands. We are also good at designing innovative transaction structures in terms of clients' request and changes in law and taxation environments. Our excellent service has been widely recognized by both international and domestic clients as well as Chambers, ALB, IFLR and other reputable legal medium.

Our Team

JunHe’s aviation service team is composed of professionals with experience in the aviation sector, most of whom have worked in regulatory agencies, aviation manufacturers, airlines and leasing companies prior to joining JunHe.  Not only are we familiar with the laws, administrative regulations, civil aviation regulations and normative documents in the aviation field, but we are also well versed in how these laws and regulations apply to aviation businesses. 

Core Areas of Practice

Aircraft and engine sales and purchase, leasing and financing: We frequently advise on and negotiate aircraft and engine sales and purchase, operating leases, finance leases, sale and leasebacks, dispositions of used aircrafts, pre-delivery payment financings, aircraft financing, public debt and equity financings, as well as securitizations. 

Supply chain of aviation manufacturing industry: We are experienced in providing aircraft manufacturers with legal services related to purchasing aircraft engines, airborne systems, airframe related components, spare parts, R&D services, manufacturing equipment for R&D and simulators from international and domestic suppliers, and also in providing engine manufacturers with legal services related to purchasing systems and parts. 

Aviation Regulatory Matters – We are very familiar with CAAC’s regulations, administrative procedures and advisory circulars. We have advised a number of investors, manufacturers and airlines on certification, airworthiness, registration and deregistration, code-sharing, operation license, import and export matters, as well as foreign investment/control matters and proceedings.

Aviation Bankruptcy, Restructuring and Litigation – JunHe aviation team has involved in several PRC airline bankruptcy and insolvency proceedings during the past few years. We have represented foreign and domestic clients in a number of aviation commercial disputes and insolvency disputes.

Aviation Insurance – We advise clients on all types of aviation insurance, including third party liability, aircraft hull, war and allied perils, political risk, product warranty as well as personal injury insurance for crew members.

Aviation & Aerospace Joint Venture and M&A – We have represented aircraft manufacturers, aviation suppliers, PRC investors in several high-profile joint ventures and M&A transactions.

Business and General Aviation – Lots of manufacturers, buyers, owners, operators and charterers of business and general aviation aircraft rely on JunHe for advice on their business and general aviation aircraft transactions.

Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAVs) – We have extensive experience in respect of the certification, manufacturing, distribution, import and export, operation, industrial application, and product liability of UAVs/Drones for recreational, commercial and military purposes in China.