Jet Talk

Managed Charter 2.0
Kent S. Jackson | August 6, 2010

For decades, FAR Part 135 charter operators have used their aviation expertise to manage aircraft for companies that own jets for their own use.  The now-common practice of placing these managed corporate aircraft on a charter company’s operations specifications for charter by third parties evolved from this initial management service.  This arrangement, originally called piggybacking, […]

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Flying Political Candidates Under Part 91
Kent S. Jackson | May 1, 2010

The Federal Election Commission has now revised its regulation to interpret and explain the “Honest Leadership and Open Government Act of 2007”.  If your company wants to give a Senator a ride on the corporate jet, the first step is to review FAR Part 91.321. Click here to download full article.

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FAA Registration
Kent S. Jackson | June 13, 2008

The FAA believes that limiting the duration of a Certificate of Registration would be the most effective method of increasing the accuracy of its records.  Expiration and re-registration within a specified time period is proposed.  The proposal would supercede and eliminate the need for the information obtained via the Triennial. Click here to download full […]

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Taxes on Aircraft, State and Local Taxation
Kent S. Jackson | March 5, 2007

There is no credit for registration or property taxes paid to other states.  This makes little sense where the registration tax is essentially equal to the property tax.  However, no one with the right facts has stepped forward to take this question to the Supreme Court. Click here to download full article.

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Foreign Civil Aircraft
Kent S. Jackson | September 15, 2006

The NBAA recently won a quiet struggle to help “foreign” U.S. companies use their corporate aircraft as efficiently as, well, non-foreign U.S. companies. The NBAA petitioned for, and finally succeeded in obtaining a new rule, Part 375.37 addressing “Certain business aviation activities using U.S.-registered foreign civil aircraft.” Click here to download full article.

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Cape Town, Aviareto and You
Kent S. Jackson | May 16, 2006

The Cape Town Treaty, signed and ratified by the United States and a handful of other countries, was created, essentially, to facilitate the financing and leasing of aircraft in Third World countries by making their repossession easier. A surprisingly broad group of aircraft and powerplants are affected. Companion to the treaty is the creation of […]

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