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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The Wicks Group Successfully Assists Panama in Maintaining IASA Category 1 Status

Posted on Sep 19th, 2018

Above, representatives of the Panama Autoridad Aeronautica Civil (AAC), the United States Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), and The Wicks Group (TWG) gather at the conclusion of Diplomatic Consultation. During these discussions, AAC personnel presented evidence of compliance with international…

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FAA Drone Regulation Reaches Milestone but Challenges Remain

Posted on Aug 29th, 2018

On July 26, the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) announced that it had issued more than 100,000 remote pilot certificates. Yet limitations on drone operations imposed by the FAA have led to both litigation and “work-arounds” by industry. The remote pilot certification requirement for dr…

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