Our View From 50,000 Feet

Delivery Conditions: Fundamental Assumptions that an Aircraft Buyer Assumes When Agreeing on Price

October 20, 2020

An offer to purchase an aircraft customarily includes a variety of terms, chief among them the purchase price that the buyer will pay and a list of technical delivery conditions (inspections current, airworthiness directives complied with, complete records, etc.). During the pre-purchase inspection, the inspection facility performs an independent evaluation of the aircraft and issues…

The Hokey Schemes Are Back!

October 9, 2020

It seems like every time there are new entrants to the aviation market (in this case driven by the correct perception that private aircraft are safer than airlines when it comes to exposure to COVID-19), the old shenanigans raise their ugly heads. These new seekers of safe flying  are not experienced in business aviation, including…

Small Aircraft Exemption

October 5, 2020

Many of you operate aircraft 12,500 pounds MTOW or under (piston aircraft, small aircraft and helicopters).  If you utilize any of the provisions of FAR 91.501 (e.g. time sharing agreements, inter company chargebacks under b(5), etc.), as a member of NBAA you are entitled to use FAR 91.501  under the FAA’s Small Aircraft Exemption even…

New Podcast

April 24, 2020

Plane Talk Radio, a podcast hosted by Stewart and available on blogtalkradio.com, dropped a new episode on April 22, 2020 entitled Business Aviation in the Covid19 Environment – Part 1.  Part 2 airs April 24, at 3:00pm Eastern or it can be listened to at your convenience.