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DOT Issues Air Charter Broker NPRM

Sept. 27, 2013

The U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) is issuing a notice of proposed rulemaking (NPRM) to improve the air travel environment for consumers of single entity charter air transportation.

DOT is taking this action to protect consumers, ensuring that consumers of single entity charter air transportation have adequate information about the operator of chartered aircraft and by enumerating certain prohibited unfair and deceptive practices by air taxis and commuter air carriers. The NPRM proposes creating a new class of indirect air carriers called air charter brokers and establishing required disclosures and enumerating certain prohibited unfair and deceptive practices for this class.

Review an advance copy of the DOT NPRM on Enhanced Consumer Protections for Charter Air Transportation (229 KB, PDF)

NBAA is reviewing this proposed rulemaking in detail and is preparing comments for submission this November. For questions or concerns, contact NBAA's Operations Service Group at [email protected].

This NPRM and its impact on the business aviation industry will be discussed in detail at the NBAA2013 education session, Six Shades of Grey – FAA and DOT Regulatory Compliance, on Wednesday, Oct. 23 from 9 a.m. – 10 a.m. in the Las Vegas Convention Center. For more information or to register, visit the NBAA2013 web site.