I'm an experienced lawyer specializing in air transportation issues in a major international law firms. I've worked in the aviation industry extensively and am deeply familiar with the issues confronting it.
—Edward W. Sauer

Edward Sauer represents airlines, companies buying and selling aircraft, online travel agents, equipment manufacturers, investors in aviation companies and airports.

In his career, Edward has handled the full range of aviation issues, including regulatory licensing, enforcement and rulemaking, commercial negotiations for airlines, investors and websites, buying and selling executive jets, airport privatizations.

Representative Experience

Obtained licenses for multiple U.S. and foreign airlines, defended them in enforcement investigations, participated in major rulemaking cases involving aviation issues negotiated sales and purchases of hundreds of aircraft.

Negotiated contracts with major vendors of automation and other services; performed due diligence in acquisitions of aviation companies.

Represented equipment manufacturers in FAA matters.

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  • Obtaining operating authority for dozens of U.S. and foreign airlines.
  • Negotiating contracts with leadings suppliers of airline automation services.
  • Successfully defended airlines and equipment manufacturers against regulatory enforcement proceedings.


  • J.D., Georgetown University Law Center, 1974

    B.S.F.S., Georgetown University, 1971


  • District of Columbia


  • French