FAA clarifies inconsistency in new regs

 - July 7, 2008, 6:24 AM

In response to an NBAA query, the FAA has clarified the Honest Leadership and Open Government Act of 2007, which requires presidential, vice presidential and Senate candidates to reimburse the person providing the flight at the fair market charter rate, while House of Representatives candidates are prohibited from traveling on non-Part 135 aircraft unless they are operated by the federal or state government or owned by the candidate or immediate family members. However, current Federal Election Commission (FEC) regulations are inconsistent with statutory guidance in the act, leaving operators uncertain about accepting reimbursement. In its written response, the agency said Part 91 operators can accept reimbursement based on the provisions in the act while FEC regulations are developed.