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Air Charter Association of North America Hosts Vital Forum on U.S. Government’s Upcoming Air Charter Broker/Operator Regulations

SALEM, N.H.--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- The Air Charter Association of North America (ACANA) will hold a critical forum and Q & A on the upcoming Department of Transportation’s (DOT) Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (NPRM) for the air charter broker/operator industry in the United States. For the first time, driving factors behind the DOT’s proposed new regulations will be disclosed.

WHERE: ACANA’s press conference takes place at the Orange County Convention Center, Orlando, Fla., during NBAA2012.

WHEN: Oct. 30, 2012, room N220B from 2 p.m. to 3:45 p.m.

WHO: This year’s renowned panelists are Dayton Lehman Jr., former DOT principal deputy assistant general counsel, now president of Aviation Group at Capitol Business Solutions; author and aviation attorney Kent Jackson of Jackson & Wade LLC; Geoff Makely, senior vice president of charter management of Part 135 carrier Jet Edge International; Kevin White, director of sales of Part 121 carrier Miami Air International Inc.; Scott Bickford, CEO of charter brokerage Air Planning LLC; and moderator Brent Moldowan, Wyvern Consulting Ltd.’s managing director and ACANA president.

WHAT: Forum

  • Four major factors driving the DOT’s NPRM will be revealed
  • How the NPRM will affect industry operator/broker businesses
  • Challenges on organizational compliance and DOT oversight
  • How the DOT investigates new practices/products and an outline of how industry can better participate with the U.S. government
  • Best industry practices when the Part 135 community becomes a brokering community, selling off-fleet charter flights
  • Broker agreements, pricing and practices
  • Broker practices must follow legal format
  • Brokering practices following an accident
  • Broker /operator emergency response plan (ERP); in the event of an incident or accident, how to deal with an operator that a broker or operator is using


The Air Charter Association of North America is a nonprofit organization, which comprises the finest air charter providers in the industry—representing combined annual revenues in the hundreds of millions of dollars. Our mission is to enhance and foster the air charter industry by promoting best practices and professionalism representing members’ collective regulatory interests, and to educate consumers about the benefits of private aviation. ACANA’s mission is a benchmark for excellence, professionalism and transparency, which helps consumers make informed decisions about their air charter service provider.

Air Charter Association of North America
Karen Di Piazza, 530-622-2182

Source: Air Charter Association of North America