NATA, along with its Air Charter Committee, launched an initiative to combat illegal charter, addressing a growing concern among members and industry. This initiative reinforces the association's ongoing efforts in opposing a serious threat to air charter and the public that is often difficult to identify due to the use of deceptive and convoluted agreements. NATA's initiative to combat illegal charter is overseen by a sub-committee of its Air Charter Committee called the NATA Illegal Charter Task Force.
What can you do to avoid illegal charter?
Ensure you fully understand the requirements for legitimate leases as explained in AC 91-37B. If you consider placing your aircraft in a "leasing pool" or "leasing program," conduct an independent exam of the system to ensure you are not engaging in a disguised illegal charter system.
Justice Department Involvement in FAA's Illegal Charter Case Spotlights Consequences for Aircraft Owners
Fifteen Shades of Grey Aircraft Charter (John McGraw of NATA, Business Aviation Advisor, August 9, 2018)
Shedding More Light on Illegal Charter (Business Aviation Advisor - Above and Beyond Podcast Series September 13, 2018)
Stay Out of the Illegal Charter Trap
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