Airport Use & Lease Agreements

GDB counsels its airport clients on the drafting, negotiation and implementation of various types of agreements entered into in order to establish appropriate use and lease terms for airport property.  

GDB attorneys have experience in drafting, negotiating and implementing airport use and lease agreements with passenger and cargo air carriers, fixed-base operators, concessionaires, and other airport tenants. Issues that commonly emerge in this context include, but are not limited to, the imposition of airport rates and charges, landing fees, passenger facility charges, the differentiation of aeronautical and non-aeronautical revenue, preferential use spaces and gates, joint use spaces, capital expenditures, airport rules and regulations, and maintenance and improvements to premises.

In undertaking this work, the firm has experience in engaging in productive negotiation with the counter-party(ies) to the subject agreement, and framing the terms of the agreement to comply with all federal standards imposed on the airport owner/operator through the oversight of the Federal Aviation Administration.