Dean Kantis [Guest Author]
Dean Andrew Kantis is the CEO/Founder of Charter My Jet, a Fort Lauderdale, Fla.-based company that “matches” both aircraft owners with Part 135 charter operators who are the best match for their clientele. Kantis, also founded Micro Jet Network in 2006, is a licensed aircraft consultant/broker and an expert in selling jet aircraft as well as “matching” buyers and sellers of Part 135 charter companies. In 1999, Kantis experienced complications to his eyesight following LASIK surgery and is still searching for a cure. Kantis can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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Archive for Dean Kantis [Guest Author]
There are many benefits in owning a business aircraft such as being able to operate directly to your business destination, avoiding commercial airlines with long lines, and having an aircraft available at any time the passengers requires it. However, you will find that the associated costs in maintaining an aircraft when not used can prove expensive for many…
Since the Federal Aviation Administration’s (FAA’s) sequestration, much has changed in the arena of new Part 135 charter certificates. With the FAA looking to reduce the current number of certificates, it may be best to look at purchasing an existing charter certificate. Below we will cover items you should consider when establishing a new Part 135 certificate or purchasing an existing one…
Purchasing an Existing Part 121, 135, or 145 Certificate: Part 2 – Steps in Purchasing or Applying for a Certificate
There are many considerations to take into account prior to purchasing an existing 121/135/145 certificate. We recommend that you work with an experienced aviation law firm and understand the costs for this process up front […]
Have you ever wondered whether to purchase an existing Part 121 (Airline Certificate), Part 135 (Charter Operator Certificate), or Part 145 (Repair/Service Facility Certificate) from an experienced operator? This can be a viable alternative to starting from scratch and beginning the process to obtain a new certificate. The advantage to purchasing an existing certificate is that doing so allows operators to immediately carry over their business, instead of having to wait two years or more when going through the standard Federal Aviation Authority (FAA) application approval process. The following is an overview of what you need to know if considering purchasing an existing certificate.
Pre-owned business aircraft are taking much longer to sell these days, and there are a growing number of challenges impeding General Aviation (GA) buyers. It may be some time before this situation changes, so aircraft sellers should take a second look at offers they receive from prospective buyers […]
In my previous article , I discussed things to consider before selecting LASIK (or Laser-Assisted In Situ Keratomileusis) as a treatment option for vision correction. For those who have determined that LASIK is the option for them, it’s important to understand the risks involved […]
LASIK (or Laser-Assisted In Situ Keratomileusis) is a relatively new laser eye surgery technology. The first laser was approved for LASIK in 1996; however, the long-term safety and effectiveness of the surgery are still not clearly understood. Before pilots or crew members commit to eye […]