Get guidance on how to achieve your goals in the aerospace sector. We understand the complexities and challenges you face in this industry.
Our team has experience in a range of aviation matters, from financing to leasing aircraft. When you partner with BD&P, you receive clear and practical legal advice that achieves your business goals. We can keep up with you.
Who we work with
We help aerospace players including airlines, manufacturers, and purchasers. We also work with:
- Charter companies
- Corporate aircraft owners and operators
What we do
Alongside advising on the purchase, sale and financing of aircraft and aircraft hangers, we can help with:
- Commercialization, construction and financing of airport facilities
- Enforcement of security on aircraft
- Regulatory and compliance matters
- Environmental issues
- Airline operations
- Domestic, cross‑border and sales tax issues
- Operating leases
- Debt financing
Did you know?
We’ve been advising WestJet from the very beginning. A partnership that’s lasted over 25 years.
$232 million acquisition of Canadian Helicopters Limited
Counsel to Don Wall and CHL Heli-Acquisition Company Ltd. in the $232 million acquisition of HNZ Group Inc. (Canadian Helicopters Limited).
Acquisition of Kenn Borek Air Ltd.
Counsel to Don Wall and 11412175 Canada Ltd. on the acquisition of Kenn Borek Air Ltd.
Leasing aircraft for multiple international leasing companies
Special aviation counsel to various North American and International aviation leasing companies regarding leasing foreign owned aircraft to Canadian operators.
Avmax Group Inc.'s corporate reorganization
Counsel to Avmax Group Inc., an aviation services and consulting company, on its corporate reorganization and investment by a confidential third party.
Bistow Group Inc.'s acquisition of Cougar Helicopters Inc.
Aviation counsel to Bistow Group Inc., a leading provider of helicopter services to the worldwide offshore energy industry, in the acquisition of an interest in Cougar Helicopters Inc. for approximately US$250 million.
WestJet Airlines Ltd.'s negotiations to purchase 65 Boeing aircraft
Counsel to WestJet Airlines Ltd. in the negotiations to purchase 65 Boeing 737 Max aircraft.
WestJet Airlines Ltd.'s negotiations to purchase 45 Bombardier aircraft
Counsel to WestJet Airlines Ltd. in the negotiations to purchase 45 Bombardier Q400 aircraft.
Leasing of Boeing aircraft by WestJet Airlines Ltd.
Counsel to WestJet Airlines Ltd. in negotiations with various North American and international lessors to lease 40+ Boeing aircraft.
WestJet Airlines Ltd.'s guaranteed financing of 55 Boeing aircraft
Counsel to WestJet Airlines Ltd. in the financing for 55 Boeing 737 Aircraft guaranteed by Export-Import Bank of the United States.
Financing 45 Bombardier aircraft for WestJet Airlines Ltd.
Counsel to WestJet Airlines Ltd. in the financing of 45 Bombardier Q400 Aircraft by secured term loans with Export Development Canada.
Export Development Canada aircraft fleet financing
Counsel to Export Development Canada with respect to the aircraft fleet financing of Avmax Group Inc..
Acquisition by Sunwest Aerospace Ltd.
Counsel to Sunwest Aerospace Ltd. in the acquisition of a Canadian aircraft charter and management company.
Royal Bank of Canada aircraft leasing and financing
Counsel to Royal Bank of Canada with respect to the financing and leasing of 25+ aircraft.
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