complex issues at the federal level.

Helping clients resolve complex issues at the federal level.

       Elwell & Associates understands how to navigate the FAA’s complex regulatory process. With decades of experience in both U.S. and international civil aviation policy, Elwell & Associates provides strategic guidance on issues that impact business productivity and efficiency.

We specialize in bridging client aerospace interests across government agencies and congressional committees of jurisdiction. Firm founder and president Dan Elwell has the experience and network required to help clients work directly with the people in government who can answer questions and resolve tough issues.

Services include consultation and advocacy in the areas of aviation certification, safety standards, regulatory compliance, UAS, and assistance working with foreign civil aviation authorities.

Advocacy and Government Relations

Aviation Safety & Security Compliance

FAA Liaison and Engagement

Communicating with Foreign Civil Aviation Authorities

NTSB, TSA and CBP Engagement

International Civil Aviation Organization Liaison

Aircraft Emissions and Noise


Aircraft Certification

Effective July 1st, 2022, Elwell& Associates is pleased to announce a strategic consulting and advocacy alliance with HWL Aerospace Policy, LLC. Founder and President Holly Woodrull Lyons was the Republican Staff Director and Senior Counsel of the United States House of Representatives Subcommittee on Aviation.  She retired at the end of 2021 after serving on the U.S. House Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure staff since 2002.

During her almost 20 years of Hill experience, Holly worked on a number of legislative efforts including every Federal Aviation Administration and National Transportation Safety Board reauthorization bill and law since 2002.  She was the lead House drafter and negotiator of the FAA Reauthorization Act of 2018; the FAA Extension, Safety, and Security Act of 2016; and the FAA Modernization and Reform Act of 2012; and the lead House Republican drafter and negotiator of theAircraft Certification, Safety, and Accountability Act in 2020.  Holly also helped draft and negotiate the Airline Safety Act of 2010; the European Union ETS Prohibition Act of 2011; and the Small Airplane Revitalization Act of 2013.

Prior to joining the committee, Holly was an attorney in the FAA’s Office of the Chief Counsel, Airport and Environmental Law Division, and before that, worked in private legal practice and higher education.

She graduated from Colgate University and the University of San Diego School of Law.  She is a member of the Bar in Colorado.

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