#54 | Privatization of Air Traffic Control, AIRR Act – HR 2997 w/ NBAA’s Dan Hubbard

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The AIRR Act – H.R.2997 is a bill designed to reauthorize Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) funding, which runs out September 30th, 2017.

But, it contains language for privatizing air traffic control (ATC) by handing the ATC current system to a non-for-profit corporate entity, empowered with taxing authority and overseen by a board NOT accountable to Congress

The bill describes a board that seems to be more aligned with airline control agendas than general aviation’s (business aviation’s) $219 billion, 1.1 million jobs economic contribution in communities large and small across America.

So, what does H.R. 2997 mean to you, the private aircraft owner, operator, principle or passenger?

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#53 | Business Aviation Contracts, Negotiations, & Valuations w/ Private Aviation Attorney James Butler of Shaircraft

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Your private aviation risk-return factor, including financial, legal, and safety, will be based on contractual agreements between you and your aviation provider including charter, membership, fractional and full ownership.

The documents behind your business jet travels will contain familiar language, foreign language, and fine print that defines every detail down to the penny and decimal percentage. This means that most principles, partners, and passengers will find themselves standing far outside of their circle of competence.

Here, an experienced aviation attorney, sitting on your side of the negotiating table, can help you avoid costly aviation lessons.

Our guest on this episode, attorney James Butler, shares his private aviation legal expertise, looking beyond the fancy brochures, boilerplate contracts, and low-ball valuations to help ensure your business aviation ventures are low risk, high value.

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#52 | Finding & Filling Charter Jet Flights w/ Paul Mulko & OpenPoint.co

Almost every business aviation user has chartered (rented) aircraft to meet their on-demand travel needs. But, until recently, finding available charter aircraft and the associated trip cost was a painful process that took too much time. First we … [Continue reading]

#51 | Private Jet Cards

Accessing private aviation to support your business or family travel goals can be accomplished via four main methods:  ownership, charter, club, and private jet card.  Each method meets a market need with the jet card being one of the industry’s … [Continue reading]

#50 | Aircraft Overview – Falcon 2000S vs. Challenger 350

Free Report:  Falcon 2000S vs. Challenger 350 Cost Analysis. When you utilize business aviation, chartering, leasing, or buying into a business aircraft, you’ll need to decide which aircraft matches or exceeds your expectations. Choosing the … [Continue reading]

#49 | Aircraft Residual Values & Other Market Intelligence w/ Paul Cardarelli of JetNet

To make smart business aircraft decisions, you’ll need real-time, comprehensive industry intelligence.  Data!  For aircraft principles, partners, and passengers… this data helps you determine how to move your asset on the chess board. In this … [Continue reading]

#48 | What Aircraft Costs are Important?

What’s it cost?  This is almost always the first question in business aviation. But, it’s the wrong first question. Instead, first ask “what costs are important?”  This is quality planning discussed in episode 47.  Identifying the important costs … [Continue reading]

#47 | “Quality by Design” in Business Aviation

All industries... small and large, local and global, succeed or struggle based on quality. This is most evident in manufacturing… think Toyota vs. American car manufacturers. But, other sectors center on quality, too… from healthcare to energy to … [Continue reading]

#46 | Identify, Recruit, Place Qualified Aviation Professionals w/ George Kythreotis

Get the right people on the bus, in the right seats.  First “who,” then “what.”  This is classic “Good to Great” thinking for business… and business aviation. With the right people flying, maintaining, and administering your private aviation … [Continue reading]

#45 Threat & Error Management in Business Aviation Ops. w/ Shannon Forrest

Today, we’re discussing threats and errors inside business aviation operations that can eat away safety margin and expose private jet principals and passengers to unnecessary risk. To help us, we’re joined by author, speaker, and aviation safety … [Continue reading]

#44 | Summer of Safety – 3 Must-Attend Safety Events

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#43 | Summer of Safety – Calibrating Team Capacity

The multitude of unseen duties that keep your business aviation assets operating safely, smoothly, and on budget require peoples' bandwidth. But, as more and more bandwidth is utilized, team capacity is consumed and risk rises. Not good. To help … [Continue reading]