Newcomers looking for deals and cash strapped private jet owners are causing a surge in illegal charter activity. However, FAA enforcement often misses the mark, industry experts say
Illegal charter can be deadly. Last year’s death of European soccer star Emiliano Sala came on an aircraft not authorized for commercial charters in Europe. It was flown by a pilot who wasn’t qualified. A 2018 Falcon 50 crash that killed both pilots in South Carolina found that maintenance records weren’t up to date. The pilots were not qualified to fly Part 135 charter flights.
After years of claims about Uber for private jets instant booking technology, it’s finally arriving. Should you book a private jet online?
After years of claims about Uber for private jets instant
booking technology, it’s finally arriving. But should you use it?
Many of the broker websites and apps promising online bookings were nothing more than electronic request forms.
But that’s changing, and increasingly, you may find yourself able to rent a private jet or turboprop digitally from a broker or platform, and without much human oversight, or at least human oversight looking after your interests.
“Illegal air charter operations pose a serious safety hazard,” says the Federal Aviation Administration
The Federal Aviation Administration yesterday issued what it called important information for pilots and passengers covering safe air charter operations.
It comes two days after sending the jet-sharing platform BlackBird a letter it has found serious issues.
TapJets is claiming its technology is disrupting the private aviation market, however, it now faces a severe challenge to its operations from the FAA
The U.S. Department of Transportation’s Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) has issued an Emergency Order of Revocation against TapJets, Inc. of Spring, Texas and Fargo, North Dakota, for allegedly conducting passenger-carrying flights using unqualified pilots and operating unauthorized aircraft.
Unless you fly by private jet, chances are you wouldn’t know which airports are the busiest when it comes to private aviation. That’s because nine out of the 10 busiest airports when it comes to general aviation don’t have commercial airline flights.
Lantana Airport officials are sticking with a 44-year-old agreement that bans private jets from landing at the airport, just seven miles from Palm Beach International. However, in a letter to Palm Beach County officials, Alan Armstrong, an attorney representing Errol Forman, who wants to land his jet there, said there are plans to file a formal complaint with the FAA if jets aren’t allowed into Lantana. Read more…