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ADS-B Installation: Here’s What Happened to Me

First the Good NewsThe FAA is offering $500 rebates with the purchase avionics that have received an ADS-B Technical Standard Order authorization and meet ADS-B Out rule requirements. The rebate, which applies to owners of fixed-wing, single-engine piston aircraft, will run until October 11, 2019 or until the funds run

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Increasing Charter Air Transportation Options

DOT Issues Charter Broker RegulationsThe NTSB called for regulation of air charter brokers after a charter flight crash in Montrose, Colo., in 2014. Fourteen years later, the DOT has published a new set of regulations entitled “Increasing Charter Air Transportation Options.” These new air charter broker regulations provide much needed

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Selling Used Aircraft

“As-is, where-is, with all faults accepted.” Although I believe that the origin of this phrase was an old English wedding vow for the serially betrothed, today it is common legal phraseology for the sale of used equipment without any warranty.  The simpler Latin phrase is “Caveat emptor”: Buyer beware. Click here

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Inflight Medical Emergencies

What are the practical and legal considerations when a passenger or crewmember becomes ill in flight? For the larger air carriers and operators of large business aircraft, a flight attendant is usually available to deal with the inflight medical emergency of a passenger or even a crewmember.  But what about

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Sharing Aircraft: Where is the line between FAR Part 91 and Part 135?

Congress recently clarified that aircraft management fees should not be subject to Federal Excise Tax (FET), nor should flights be operated by the aircraft owner.  However, there are still many gray areas for business flight operations that want to collect reimbursement for flights without taking on FAR Part 135 certifications.  Read

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The Reality of Purchasing a Foreign-Owned Aircraft

More sales and potential buyers have created an uptick in the market for pre-owned aircraft.  The low inventory of U.S. registered aircraft makes purchasing an internationally registered aircraft a viable option.  Before going all-in on a foreign registered aircraft, consider these issues… Read the full article…

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Financing Business Aircraft: Exploring options after the Great Recession

Prior to 2009, Aircraft financing was generally straightforward and often generous.  With a virtual shortage of aircraft (new and used) on the market, lenders did not shy away from supporting what are sometimes characterized as “risky,” high-dollar assets.  In fact, financiers went so far as to seek out aircraft financing

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What the Tax Law Means for Your Operation

The “2017 Tax Cuts & Jobs Act” made it through the U.S. Congress in the waning days of December.  The controversial bill has garnered so much attention.  There are, however, some important provisions relating to aircraft purchases, operations and federal excise taxes that drew little notice by the media as

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