New Court Ruling Could Expose Aircraft LLC Members to Personal Liability

Posted on Oct 2nd, 2018

October 2, 2018—A recent Texas Supreme Court ruling creates the potential risk that the Federal Aviation Administration might “pierce the veil” of limited liability companies (LLCs) that aircraft owners often use to shield themselves from personal liability associated with aircraft ownership …

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DOT Releases New Final Rule for Air Charter Brokers

Posted on Oct 1st, 2018

October 1, 2018—After nearly five years of deliberation, the United States Department of Transportation (“DOT”) issued final rules regarding air charter brokers. DOT accomplished this through the development of a new 14 CFR Part 295 and regarding air taxi/air commuter operations through the r…

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FAA Reauthorization Act Provides Funding to Study Airport P3s

Posted on Oct 1st, 2018

October 1, 2018—The US House of Representatives passed the Federal Aviation Administration Reauthorization Act of 2018 last week, just days before funding for the FAA was set to lapse. The current legislation brings a number of changes to the Airport Privatization Pilot Program—including renami…

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Congress Set to Vote on FAA Reauthorization that Includes Consumer Protections and Safety Changes

Posted on Sep 27th, 2018

September 27, 2018—Congressional leaders on the Senate and House transportation committees announced this weekend that they had reached a compromise on a bill to reauthorize the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA). The latest version of the bill, which has been the subject of heated debate in C…

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FAA’s UAS Automated Flight Approval Expanded to 500 Airports

Posted on Mar 30th, 2018

In an effort to further integrate drones and other unmanned aircraft into the U.S. aviation system, the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) announced that testing of Low Altitude Authorization and Notification Capability (LAANC) will expand to 300 air traffic facilities serving a total of 500 air…

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ICAO Asia-Pacific Conference Highlights Region’s Opportunities and Challenges Amid Rapid Growth

Posted on Feb 9th, 2018

With the Asia-Pacific region on track to become the world’s largest air traffic market by 2022, high-level civil aviation officials met together at the 2018 ICAO APAC Ministerial Conference in Beijing last week to solidify shared commitments to critical aviation safety priorities, as well as to i…

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