Aviation may not be the first thing that comes to mind when you think of Washington. The Cascade Mountain Range that contains Mount Rainier and Mount St. Helens, both active volcanoes, brings many visitors to the area. Starbucks coffee and Pike Place Market in Seattle are also popular destinations for tourists. However, Washington has been a key player in the aircraft and aerospace manufacturing industry since the early 1920s. State leaders are actively involved in efforts to keep aircraft manufacturing contracts competitive and keep aerospace business in the Pacific Northwest.
Seattle Helicopter Tours
Seattle has the highest population in the state and is a popular destination for tourists. Visitors to the area will often take helicopter and seaplane tours for whale watching and close-up views of Mt. Rainier and Mt. Saint Helens. These helicopter tours are especially popular for families with children who want to see the epic sights. Safety records for these operators are tracked and measured.
The attorneys at Slack & Davis place aviation safety above all else. Founded in 1993, our law firm has handled aviation-related cases for more than 20 years. Many of our attorneys are pilots themselves, and understand the intricate laws regarding airplane and helicopter crashes. They fight hard for passenger rights and for those suffering from the loss of a loved one in a crash.
Washington is very important to the aerospace and aviation manufacturing industry. Boeing has a plant in Renton and Washington supplies parts to Airbus. It is second only to California in supplying parts.
Looking to the future, Washington State University and MIT have formed a 16-university consortium for a new Center of Excellence for Alternative Jet Fuels and the Environment. This consortium aims to continue Washington’s legacy as a strong hub for aviation manufacturing companies. These companies include Crane Aerospace and Electronics, Honeywell Aerospace, and Aerojet, which makes rocket motors that are used in several NASA projects.
Washington General Aviation Crashes
In December 1997 a private plane crashed short of the runway in Yakima. Slack & Davis represented the families of the victims in the Aero Commander accident. This is just one example in which our attorneys offered high-level expertise and support to plane crash survivors or families who have lost loved ones due to aviation accidents. Slack & Davis attorneys will navigate the complex field of aviation law so that victims of airplane or helicopter crashes and their families can focus on healing and moving forward. Call our firm at 800-455-8686 for a complimentary case evaluation.