The aviation industry includes a variety of businesses, consumers, and governmental organizations. Many of these relationships are governed by contracts or arrangements that are controlled by a third party. Often, legal disputes arise and they are frequently complex in nature. Though litigation can be used for resolving a dispute in the aviation industry – and sometimes it is necessary – mediation is often the fastest and most efficient way to resolve the matter.
Consumers, aviation companies, and others involved are at risk for being involved in disputes that include product failures, wrongful death and bodily injury, property losses, regulatory issues, warranties, and other factors. In order to minimize the cost of these common disputes, mediators can be called upon to aid in resolution.
Mediation provides a number of benefits when disputes occur in the aviation industry. In addition to being more efficient, mediation is also flexible. Parties can determine when and where the mediation takes place, who serves as the mediator, and whether or not a resolution is possible during mediation. As a matter of fact, mediation does not end successfully until all parties involved are satisfied.