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Air charter is the business of renting an entire aircraft (i.e., chartering) as opposed to individual aircraft seats (i.e., purchasing a ticket through a traditional airline).

Ten Qualities You Want In An Aircraft Charter Broker

Almost 2,000 direct air carriers (charter operators), licensed by the FAA, operate more than 11,000 business aircraft, on which more than 1.5...

“I” Contact

That virtual reality is increasingly being used in aviation – for “touring” aircraft interior options, and for pilot training.

DOT Matrix

On February 14th, as relationships are celebrated in many parts of the world, the U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) will place its...

DOT’S Air Charter Brokers Rule

Following more than a decade of contemplation and inertia, the U.S. Department of Transportation finally served up its long-awaited rule addressing the...

Taxing Leases

The recent spotlight on illegal charter and who has operational control of an aircraft is generating new interest in leases: not finance leases, but...

Fifteen Shades of Grey Aircraft Charter

Perhaps you’d like to offset some of the cost of your own flying by making your aircraft available for charter when you’re not using...

Size Matters – And So Do Your Needs

When acquiring your first or subsequent aircraft, one of your primary decisions will be how you want your aircraft to be operated. Have you...

Spotlighting Charter Cheaters

There are hundreds of law-abiding, safety-compliant charter operators in the U.S. who can get you where you need to be in comfort. Unfortunately, there...

Understanding Charter Safety Ratings

Robert L. Sumwalt, the longest-serving member of the National Transportation Safety Board, has been discussing the subject of safety ratings and audits of air...