Jet Talk

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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Air Charter Broker Rules: What Law Governs?
Kent S. Jackson | September 12, 2017

The DOT published a Notice of Proposed Rulemaking to require air charter broker disclosures. That was back in 2013. Prior to this proposal, the NTSB began calling for such a regulation after the 2004 charter flight crash in Montrose, Colorado.  How is the DOT regulating “unfair and deceptive practices,” which are prohibited by statute, without […]

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Avoid Boilerplate Aircraft Purchase Agreements
Michael D. Kolich | January 27, 2017

The days of boilerplate aircraft purchase agreements are long over. (If they were ever here in the first place.) New regulations – whether from the FAA, IRS or from financial institutions – are continually added or change on a regular basis. Your first line of defense against unexpected difficulties at closing is the aircraft purchase agreement. You […]

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Unmanned Aircraft Systems – Rules and Obstacles
Kent S. Jackson | September 23, 2016

The last week of July, 2016 saw our attorneys attending Experimental Aircraft Association’s 64th AirVenture event in Oshkosh, Wisconsin. The event hosted approximately 563,000 attendees and brought together about 10,000 aircraft. AirVenture is where “new aviation technology and innovations are unveiled to the world,” said EAA Chairman, Jack Pelton. This year showcased commercial drones, also known as […]

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Making a Drone Work For You
Kent S. Jackson | September 21, 2016

Last month, the FAA gave businesses and industries across the country the legal ability to integrate an Unmanned Aircraft System (UAS) into their operations. Over 500,000 UAS are registered with the FAA, and more registrations are processed each day.Drone Safety + Security MeasuresThe new rules regulate operations and safety for drones weighing less than 55 […]

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UAS (Drone) Pilot Regulations
Kent S. Jackson | September 9, 2016

Tired of climbing into a cramped cockpit and contending with cumulonimbus and demanding passengers? Now you can make money piloting from the ground. Why not don a pair of fuzzy slippers, settle into a recliner and become a remote pilot in command (R-PIC)? Here is an overview of UAS Drone Pilot Regulations.On June 28, 2016, […]

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