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 immedia
Federal Election Commission
NBAA reports that the FAA has responded to a query about the Honest Leadership and Open Government Act of 2007, which changed the law with respect to what candidates for federal election must pay when traveling on non-commercial aircraft.
The Federal Election Commission (FEC) last month adopted proposed changes to its rules governing the legal rates and timing of travel payments by political candidates, those traveling with candidates and those traveling on behalf of candidates in connection with federal elections on private aircraft, including those operated under Part 91.
With the election season revving into high gear, companies that are considering carrying candidates for state or federal political office should be aware that such activity is regulated but not prohibited.