November 2022

November Jurisdictional Updates – United States – Miami

Update provided by Andrea Villa with Harper Meyer:

Foreign-operated aircraft are required to have Letters of Authorization (LOA) to fly overseas. LOAs allow aircraft to conduct different operations, such as flying in RVSM airspace, doing certain approaches, working with the minimum equipment list, etc. The FAA’s backlog of work severely impacts obtaining letters of authorization (LOA) from the FAA for U.S.-registered aircraft operated by foreigners.

The backlog has been an issue in the past, but the problem has grown significantly, and operations are severely impacted. We are currently working with NBAA offices to try to get answers.


I am fortunate to have found Ulrich. He is one of a select group of outside attorneys on whom I absolutely rely.

It is important to us to have attorneys in foreign jurisdictions with aircraft and/or aviation finance experience.  We have been happy with our L2b lawyers.

-Laura Ice, Textron Financial Corp.

The L2b Aviation tax booklet has been so helpful to me and my practice!

-Andrea Villa, Harper Meyer, USA (Miami)

Extremely responsive, very helpful and highly knowledgeable: they understand the cultural issues faced by foreign firms – Santamarina y Steta

I trust Ulrich’s judgment – his advice is both legally on point and commercially savvy. In reality, Ulrich functions more like an in-house attorney, since he acts on our behalf with very little supervision or direction required.

Share this article