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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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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NBAA BACE
Kent S. Jackson | October 28, 2016

Join 27,000 industry professionals for the most important three days of business aviation. Ranked as the sixth largest trade show in the United States, the Business Aviation Convention & Exhibition (NBAA-BACE) will be held Nov. 1-3, 2016, in Orlando, Florida, bringing together current and prospective aircraft owners, manufacturers and customers into one meeting place to […]

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Rest and Duty–The One Call Rule
Kent S. Jackson | October 26, 2016

“Hello.  This is your pilot speaking.”  A company needs to call its pilot on her off day. It’s no big deal you think. It’s just to run a schedule change by her, or better yet, to offer her additional training. Call anytime? Don’t dial just yet. With the one call rule, you have one chance to make that phone call count. […]

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