U.S-Based Charter Operator – Required Services Filing

U.S. Ops Reminder:

Best practices for your
U.S.-based charter operation: Stay in compliance, save time, avoid delays

Service Specific to Operators Based in The United States

Staying on top of U.S.-based charter regulatory requirements can take up a lot of your time—especially when you could be quoting trip costs, collecting pax documentation, and handling logistics planning instead.

A whole host of regulations from Department of Homeland Security (DHS) and Customs and Border Protection (CBP), Department of Transportation (DOT), and the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) are all mandatory for you to operate legally—and seamlessly—in and out of the U.S. as a Part 135 charter entity.

Are you in compliance and using all the tools available? A brief Regulatory Review of your operational profile can identify any missed requirements or opportunities.

Here’s a quick overview of what you need right now to operate successfully:

Pre-requisite baseline requirements:

  • CBP: U.S. Customs Bond
  • CBP: E-APIS Carrier Code – MUST ESTABLISH with your first Charter mission
  • TSA: Master Crew List – Also a must-have on your first operation and maintained or kept to date for all future operations

Key essential operational requirements:

  • CBP – APIS Transmission
  • CBP – U.S. Customs Landing Rights
  • CBP – General Declaration

Additional regulatory tools to help you enhance operational flexibility, customized to how and where you fly:

Are you:

  • New to Charter ops? It’s even more essential that you get up-to-speed and stay in compliance to avoid issues as your business ramps up.
  • An experienced charter operation? Minimize paperwork and avoid delays by reviewing your regulatory status in advance and taking advantage of all the tools at your disposal. That way you can spend more time building a memorable client experience and adding to your bottom line.

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Get ahead of seasonal trip demand -- get a complete Regulatory Review to optimize your Charter operation today.

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Why make Charter ops more complex than they need to be? Get insights direct from our Team on what you really need to stay in-line with current mandates, plus what tools are available to help you stay efficient and flexible.

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