Rachel Trinder has over three decades of experience as an aviation and aerospace advocate in Washington, DC, advising airports, air carriers, helicopter operators, financial institutions, governments, civil aviation authorities, manufacturers, suppliers, and other entities on an extensive range of domestic and international aviation and aerospace matters. She is a national and international leader in her field, with a very strong record of positive results for her clients. Rachel has extensive, in-depth experience in the regulatory, government affairs, commercial and legislative issues affecting the aviation and aerospace industries, including a broad range of matters before the U.S. Departments of Transportation, State and Commerce, the Federal Aviation Administration, and the U.S. Department of Homeland Security. This includes airport and air carrier licensing and operations matters, air services development and proceedings, international bilateral agreements, FAA audits, and airport facilitation. Born in Africa and educated in the U.K. and the U.S., with law degrees from Oxford University and the University of Virginia, Rachel’s primary focus is on highly focused strategic thinking, problem solving and advocacy. She believes in a personalized, hands-on approach that involves analyzing client needs and concerns, and developing a plan designed to achieve a successful result as speedily and cost effectively as possible. This may involve addressing issues at the Federal agency or congressional level, or the solution may be commercial, operational, transactional, or based on a combination of approaches, including mediation, arbitration and/or litigation. Rachel has extensive experience in all these disciplines, including in the international arena. She brings to the table a deep well of knowledge about the aviation and aerospace industries that enables her to bring critical perspective to any problem.