a.p.strom

Aviation law

For general aviation and small-to-medium-sized operators.

The area of practise

Reducing costs by providing affordable legal services

Air law is a mishmash of fields, all of which are focused on keeping pilots and their planes in the skies. 

The Canadian Aviation Regulations are one part of the picture, and a.p.strom regularly dives into the CARs. Our experience in this regard pairs with parliamentary experience and knowledge of the regulatory process. We assist patrons with representation to government agencies and civil servants. We also litigate before administrative tribunals and the Federal Court of Canada and the Federal Court of Appeal.

Operators, whether private or commercial, also require assistance with more common property or contract matters. a.p.strom helps with these matters by bringing experience with aircraft ownership, pilot training, and aviation labour and employment issues to bear. We review and help draft all manner of contracts, agreements, and corporate by-laws. a.p.strom also interprets legal instruments–a field particularly useful in insurance disputes. We conduct litigation on these and other matters before provincial tribunals, the Superior Court of Justice, and the Court of Appeal.

Our services

Innovative fee structures for operators.

The GALS program

Grouped Aviation Legal Services: a program driven by small individual monthly contributions, which allows a.p.strom to deliver high-quality dedicated services to the aviation community. 

The traditional hourly rate

Sliding scale rates range from $100 to $165 an hour.

Subscription packages for heavy users

Make regular, predictable payment with no surprise fees when you subscribe to a package of services.

A firm for your aviation needs.

Our Contributions

Aviation sectors that we serve

A typical general aviation cockpit.

We enthusiastically assist pilots, aircraft owners, flying clubs, and aircraft constructors (a.k.a. homebuilders). We are particularly concerned with supporting pilots and other participants in the industry through aviation medicals. We assist with aircraft purchasing and ownership agreements. 

A radial engine-once a standard aviation engine that now requires TLC from an AME.

Keep your AME happy and your AMO in business. We assist with things like maintenance and supply contracts, faulty parts, claims against AMEs or AMOs, and regulatory proceedings. We also help mechanics establish possessory liens for unpaid invoices. Our goal: provide aviation maintenance specialists with certainty in business dealings.

Small-to-medium-size operators sustain and provide crucial aeromedical services to remote communities. We aim to provide a service that responds to these operators’ needs while staying within their means. We help by reviewing and drafting all manner of contracts; assisting with employee and labour relations; providing advice regarding corporate governance; and engaging with the regulator. 

Grouped aviation legal services

Get advice and protection from GALS

Low monthly cost

Gain peace of mind by paying a low monthly cost for unlimited legal advice regarding aviation matters.

Dedicated expertise

Receive assistance from one of the few general aviation law practises in the country.

Support

Alternative dispute resolution between members and stalwart representation before tribunals and courts.

Subscriptions
Monthly plans for affordable legal services.

$500.00 / mo

  • 5 short legal research tasks accompanied by a written report/opinion.
  • 5 e-mail or telephone exchanges regarding research and legal services.
  • 1 revision of a short legal text (~5,000 words or less).

$1000.00 / mo

  • Unlimited short legal research tasks accompanied by written reports/opinions.
  • 1 long legal research task accompanied by a written report/opinion.
  • E-mail or telephone exchanges regarding research and legal services.
  • 3 revisions of short legal texts (~5,000 words or less).
  • Referral service for legal matters and expert-level (i.e., academic & expert) research.

$2000.00 / mo

  • Unlimited short legal research tasks accompanied by written reports/opinions.
  • 3 long legal research tasks accompanied by written reports/opinions.
  • E-mail or telephone exchanges regarding research and legal services.
  • 5 revisions of short legal texts (~5,000 words or less).
  • 1 legal text drafted.
  • Referral service for legal matters and expert-level (i.e., academic & expert) research.
  • Fact summaries of complex cases (litigation preparation & marshalling evidence).

$4000.00 / mo

  • Unlimited short legal research tasks accompanied by a written report.
  • 5 long legal research tasks accompanied by written reports.
  • E-mail or telephone exchanges regarding research needs, knowledge management, and business processes.
  • 10 revisions of short legal texts (~5,000 words or less).
  • 3 legal texts drafted.
    Referral service for legal matters and expert-level (i.e., academic & expert) research.
  • Fact summaries of complex cases (litigation preparation & marshalling evidence).
  • 1 custom summary/guide for industry or company processes, regulations, or knowledge bases.