Jet Talk

The Truth About Aircraft Time-Swapping
Kent S. Jackson | April 14, 2015

Maximizing utilization of corporate aircraft can be challenging, which is why many owners/operators choose to implement an interchange agreement. Click here to download full article.

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The Flight Department Company Trap
Kali M. Hague | July 2, 2014

Thinking of operating an aircraft in a sole purpose company to minimize liability? Think again. One of the most frequestly violated FAA regulations is also one of the most well-known, but misinterpreted, provisions. Click here to download full article.

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Why a Single LOA May Be Insufficient
Kent S. Jackson | June 25, 2014

When purchasing a new aircraft, or making a change in the operating structure, often the last items to be considered are the FAA Letters of Authorization (LOA) for operations. For years the operator specific nature of the LOAs has gone unnoticed by the FAA, and the business aviation industry. Ongoing confusion led to the persistant […]

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The Flight Department Company Trap
Kali M. Hague | April 9, 2014

Thinking of operating an aircraft in a sole-purpose company to minimize liability? Think again. One of the most frequently-violated FAA regulations is found in one of the most well-known, but misinterpreted, provisions. As a general rule, Federal Aviation Regulation (FAR) Part 91 operators may not charge or accept reimbursement for flights. Owners and pilots forget […]

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Sharing Aircraft Under FAR Part 91
Kent S. Jackson | November 3, 2012

For U.S. Operators, charging someone for a ride in the company jet is a subject thick with claims and counterclaims, ignorance and outright bad behavior.  The arguments are old, but some of the consequences are new.  Today, the IRS may be more likely than the FAA to punish practitioners of any “Part 134 1/2”. Click […]

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Aviation Insurance
Kent S. Jackson | January 4, 2011

The complex relationship between insurance underwriters, reinsurers and the financial markets explains why premium costs often fluctuate wildly even in years where insurance claims are low.  Since you can’t control the financial markets, what can you do to control insurance costs?  Get your broker and/or underwriter to visit your operation. Click here to download full […]

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