Jet Talk

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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What the Tax Law Means for Your Operation
Kent S. Jackson | March 14, 2018

The “2017 Tax Cuts & Jobs Act” made it through the U.S. Congress in the waning days of December.  The controversial bill has garnered so much attention.  There are, however, some important provisions relating to aircraft purchases, operations and federal excise taxes that drew little notice by the media as the bill raced through the […]

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FBO Liability Hazards: What can go wrong on the road
Kent S. Jackson | February 16, 2018

Perhaps the most persistent FBO nightmare remains the February 2010 hangar collapse at Dulles Jet Center that damaged 19 aircraft. But snowmageddon hangar collapses are rare. Far more common are the dangers of a patch of ice at the bottom of an airstair, a harried lineman speeding in a fuel truck with bad brakes, or […]

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