Jet Talk

Selling Used Aircraft
Kent S. Jackson | November 16, 2018

“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 for full article

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Inflight Medical Emergencies
Kent S. Jackson | October 11, 2018

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 a business aviation operation with […]

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Anti-Airport Funding? Did East Hampton divert airport funds to fight airport use?
Kent S. Jackson | July 11, 2018

The NBAA has appealed an FAA administrative decision to the next level, which in this case is to the FAA Associate Administrator for Airports.  Here is the question on appeal:  Does the federal prohibition on revenue diversion – as set forth in assurance #25 for Airport Improvement Program (AIP) grants (as mandated by 49 U.S.C. […]

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Sharing Aircraft: Where is the line between FAR Part 91 and Part 135?
Kent S. Jackson | June 11, 2018

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 the full article…

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The Reality of Purchasing a Foreign-Owned Aircraft
Michael D. Kolich | June 11, 2018

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
Kent S. Jackson | May 9, 2018

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 opportunities by aggressively marketing low […]

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