“Ladies and gentlemen, please prepare for departure”.
That’s what Christian Thier, founding shareholder of the law firm Urban Thier & Federer, P.A. heard when he recently attended Aviation Week: MRO Americas at the Orange County Convention Center in Orlando.
The convention was held April 25-27, 2017.
It was the world’s largest gathering of the international aviation maintenance professionals. Industry heavyweights from Germany or Switzerland like Lufthansa Technical, MTU Maintenance, Diehl Aerosystems and Kühne & Nagel were present.
The convention was more than just a networking event. It was the chance to view first-hand the latest technologies in aviation and aircraft maintenance.
Mr. Thier is no stranger to flying. As a partner with Urban Thier, he helps guide clients with their corporate expansion plans in the US. He frequently travels between the firm’s Orlando, Munich and New York offices to assist global clients with their international business dealings, be it Mergers and Acquisitions, Joint Ventures or other bilateral transactions with US partner companies.
Like other areas of engineering, the aviation industry is one that counts several German-speaking companies among its key players. Just one look at the exhibitor list of Aviation Week and you’ll see that international companies were well represented.
Urban Thier & Federer, P.A. knows that it’s not enough to assist the aviation heavy weights but also to help the smaller aerospace aftermarket suppliers and parts and service providers with legal assistance when they seek a foothold in the US.
Most people who fly for business or leisure never think about what goes on below the cabin of the aircraft. From engine parts to flight safety systems, small to medium-sized companies must collaborate to manufacture and maintain a well-designed aircraft.
Whether looking to start a subsidiary in the US or finding a US-based distributor for aviation parts, companies must act swiftly. They need the experience of an established international law firm.
Urban Thier & Federer, P.A. has attorneys who are admitted in the US, Germany and the UK who provide their international clients with a leading edge when trying to pursue a manufacturing or sales presence in the US. Similarly, US companies can no longer ignore Europe when they seek new sales or manufacturing opportunities.
They see that the European aircraft manufacturers are becoming a viable threat to the once-dominant American aircraft manufacturer, Boeing. For example, Airbus Group SE is a European multinational aerospace and defense corporation that manufactures civil and military aircraft, communication systems and space rockets.
Their expanding market presence means that companies in the aviation manufacturing sector must keep a global focus.
Hiring an international law firm like Urban Thier & Federer, P.A. is crucial to being successful in the expansion in the US market.