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Timothy McCulloch Discusses FAA's Proposed Unmanned Aerial Systems Regulations

March 3, 2015

Timothy I. McCulloch, a Phoenix-based partner in the firm's Business Litigation Practice, spoke with UAS Magazine about the Federal Aviation Administration's (FAA's) proposed unmanned aerial systems (UAS) regulations. The article, "Aviation Lawyer Sees Problems With FAA's Proposed UAS Regulations," appears in the February 19, 2015 issue of the publication.

As noted in the article, "[Mr.] McCulloch, an aviation attorney and pilot, commends the U.S. Federal Aviation Administration for releasing proposed regulations for small unmanned aerial systems (UAS), but sees potential legal problems on the horizon." The piece details several specific potential areas of concern identified by Mr. McCulloch. But Mr. McCulloch notes in the article, “The FAA is to be commended for thinking outside of its usual box[.] Their stand on small UAS was very rigid for a long time, trying to take the small UASs and put them in the same box as a large manned aircraft.”

Mr. McCulloch focuses his practice in business and commercial litigation with particular emphasis on the aviation industry. He represents numerous commercial aircraft operators, flight schools, fixed-based operators and airport sponsors. Mr. McCulloch represents banking institutions seeking to judicially or nonjudicially foreclose upon aircraft loans. He has defended aircraft operators, fixed-based operators and airport sponsors against negligence claims, and has first-hand experience with airport land use, Part 16 complaints, permitting, noise, hangar condominium development, environmental, and grant assurance compliance issues.

Hinshaw & Culbertson LLP is a national law firm with approximately 500 attorneys providing coordinated legal services across the United States and in London. Hinshaw lawyers partner with businesses, governmental entities and individuals to help them effectively address legal challenges and seize opportunities. Founded in 1934, the firm represents clients in complex litigation and in regulatory and transactional matters.

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