Emergency Order of Revocation

Receiving an Emergency Order of Revocation from the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) is devastating. You may feel overwhelmed and unsure of what to do next. Before responding to the FAA Emergency Order of Revocation, seeking legal advice from an experienced aviation attorney is in your best interest.

At The Ison Law Firm Aviation Lawyers, our lawyers are certificated pilots. We understand complex aviation law and the complicated regulations and procedures pilots face to obtain and retain their certification to fly. Our attorneys will use their decades of experience as pilots and aviation lawyers to protect your rights if you are forced to go up against the FAA or the NTSB.

Aviation law is our only area of practice. We represent clients nationally and worldwide. Call us today to schedule a confidential consultation with one of our experienced Emergency Order of Revocation lawyers at (855) 322-1215.

How Our Aviation Attorneys Can Help If You Receive an Emergency Order of Revocation from the FAA

You must make immediate decisions on how to respond to an FAA Emergency Order of Revocation. However, responding without legal counsel can jeopardize your career as a pilot. Don’t let the order’s legal terminology, accusations, and demands to surrender your pilot’s license cause you to act rashly.

Instead, contact The Ison Law Firm Aviation Lawyers for assistance. Our pilot attorneys have decades of experience responding to and litigating FAA Emergency Orders of Revocation.

When you hire our top-rated aviation lawyers, you can expect us to:

  • Investigate the matter to determine the circumstances that resulted in the Emergency Order of Revocation
  • Work with you to prepare a response based on the facts of the case
  • Submit a timely response to the Emergency Order of Revocation to meet the short time limits required 
  • Ensure you understand your rights and legal options regarding the enforcement action
  • Aggressively represent you during all informal proceedings, litigation, and appeals to the NTSB

 

Receiving an Emergency Order of Revocation can threaten your livelihood. It can tarnish the reputation you have worked years to establish since obtaining your pilot certification.

Our attorneys at The Ison Law Firm Aviation Lawyers are pilots. Therefore, we have practical and technical knowledge that gives us an advantage when advocating for our clients. Call us for a case review with a nationwide aviation lawyer.

What Is an FAA Emergency Order of Revocation?

Under 49 U.S.C. §46105, the FAA may issue an Emergency Order of Revocation to revoke a pilot’s certificate if the Acting Administrator determines an emergency exists related to safety in air commerce. The FAA believes there is evidence that the pilot has violated regulations, lacks the qualifications to hold a certificate, or has shown a lack of judgment, care, and responsibility required to hold pilot certification.

The order revokes the pilot’s certification and requires the pilot to immediately surrender the certificates to the FAA. The order may also indicate that you cannot apply for a new certificate or have a certificate issued to you for a specific period.

Failing to surrender the revoked certificates can result in FAA enforcement actions. These actions can include substantial fines in the form of civil penalties for each day you fail to surrender your certificates.

What Should I Do if I Receive an FAA Emergency Order of Revocation?

Unlike a Letter of Investigation or Notice of Proposed Certificate Action, an Emergency Order of Revocation from the FAA immediately affects your pilot’s certification. You must immediately cease all operations as a pilot until the FAA Emergency Order is overturned in the appeal process. 

If the NTSB overturns the emergency status, a pilot can retain their certificates while the action to suspend or revoke their certificate is pending investigation and adjudication.

The deadlines to fight the emergency status are short. Therefore, contact The Ison Law Firm Aviation Lawyers immediately upon receiving an FAA Emergency Order of Revocation. 

You can pursue three levels of the appeals process in defense of an Emergency Order of Revocation. Our nationwide aviation lawyers have extensive experience in all levels of appeal, including the accelerated appeal process to allow faster access to courts.

Even though the FAA may overestimate the risk involved in allowing a pilot to continue to fly, appealing an Emergency Order of Revocation is challenging. The FAA may have been overzealous in issuing an Emergency Order of Revocation without going through the complete investigation process. However, the pilot has the burden of fighting the order.

Schedule a Confidential Consultation With Our Nationwide Aviation Lawyers To Discuss an Emergency Order of Revocation

If you’ve received an FAA Emergency Order of Revocation, contact The Ison Law Firm Aviation Lawyers for a confidential case assessment with an aviation attorney. The steps you take now could significantly impact whether you fly again. Sound legal advice from a pilot lawyer gives you the best chance of successfully fighting an Emergency Order of Revocation from the FAA.