Busy Issaquah Skies

1945 match identifying the Seattle Sky Ranch On a sunny day in Issaquah, Washington—roughly 12 miles from Aero Law Group’s office in Bellevue, WA—drivers along Interstate 90 can look up and see the sky busy with people taking flight.  These days the summer skies are filled with paragliders, but decades ago new pilots [...]

By |2021-01-14T14:45:53-08:00January 13th, 2021|Articles|0 Comments

What to Consider When a Candidate for Office Is a Passenger on Your Aircraft

Now that the United States is nearing its Election Day, aircraft owners and operators might seek to transport candidates for public office. Sponsoring a candidate’s flight raises competing compliance issues among federal and state campaign finance laws, aviation regulations, and federal tax laws. This  article provides a primer regarding the overlap in regulations promulgated by [...]

By |2020-09-08T16:04:39-07:00September 8th, 2020|Articles|0 Comments

NBAA Small Aircraft Exemption Extension Allows for Time-Sharing, Interchange and Joint Ownership Agreements

The FAA has extended the NBAA Small Aircraft Exemption through March 31, 2022. This allows NBAA members who operate piston-powered airplanes, small airplanes (those with a gross weight of 12,500 pounds or less) and rotorcraft an exemption from FAR 91.501(a), which means, among other things, they may enter into agreements that are reserved for large [...]

By |2021-04-08T10:58:45-07:00August 3rd, 2020|Articles|0 Comments

Additional Aviation-Related Tax Relief Under the CARES Act

In a previous article, we wrote about federal aviation excise tax relief under the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act (the “CARES Act”) signed into law by President Trump on March 27, 2020. The CARES Act, however, contains additional tax provisions that may potentially benefit the business aviation sector, including provisions related to excess [...]

By |2020-07-20T11:15:54-07:00July 20th, 2020|Articles|0 Comments

Use Care When Parking Aircraft During the Pandemic

Aircraft parked long term need special care. We hope you remain safe and healthy in the trying times. With the goal of sharing useful information during the pandemic, we offer the following message from one of our trusted aircraft appraisal colleagues, Joe Zulueta, of Aeronautical Systems Incorporated: The impact from the Covid-19 pandemic [...]

By |2020-04-30T17:25:43-07:00April 30th, 2020|Articles, Uncategorized|0 Comments

Federal Aviation Excise Tax Relief Under CARES Act

On March 27, 2020, President Trump signed the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act (the “CARES Act”) into law to combat the nationwide financial impact associated with the unprecedented COVID-19 hospitalization crisis. The CARES Act contains provisions to support the aviation sector, including provisions that suspend certain taxes that ordinarily apply to commercial air [...]

By |2020-04-22T16:41:01-07:00April 22nd, 2020|Articles|0 Comments

Aero Law Group Aviation Attorneys Visit NetJets

R. Nichols and A. Loveless visit with NetJets Aero Law Group aviation attorneys Ryan D. Nichols and Amanda J. Loveless recently met with NetJets, a leading fractional aircraft ownership company. As dozens of Aero Law Group clients own fractional interests in aircraft through NetJets and similar companies, Aero Law Group’s aviation attorneys are [...]

By |2019-05-02T10:14:11-07:00May 2nd, 2019|Articles|0 Comments

John Schmidt Speaks at Corporate Jet Investor Miami

The Future for U.S. Registration panel at CJI Miami (L to R John Schmidt, Scott McCreary, and Bruce Marshall) On November 13, 2018 Aero Law Group Attorney John Schmidt spoke on a panel discussion at Corporate Jet Investor Conference in Miami to discuss upcoming changes at the FAA’s Aircraft Registry.  Joined by industry [...]

By |2018-12-31T11:29:32-08:00December 31st, 2018|Articles|0 Comments

Aero Law Group Attorneys Present at the KCBA Aviation Law and Insurance Conference

Aero Law Group attorneys Amanda Loveless and Ryan Nichols gave the ethics presentation at the King County Bar Association’s 45th Annual PNW Aviation Law and Insurance Conference. Their presentation, Cautionary Tales on Ethics for Aviation Attorneys and Brokers, provided valuable insights for aviation attorneys and brokers involved in aircraft transactions. “Aero Law Group is committed [...]

By |2018-11-07T16:43:00-08:00November 7th, 2018|Articles|0 Comments
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