Date(s): Feb. 26 | 1:00 pm – 5:00 pm

Public Aircraft

Professional Education Course (PEC)
Instructor: Marshall S. Filler and Christian A. Klein

Price by Jan. 12: $445 Member | $655 Nonmember
Price after Jan. 12: $575 Member | $840 Nonmember

This course provides instruction on the statutory provisions and FAA guidance governing public aircraft operations; namely:

  • The requirements for an aircraft to be operated as a public aircraft
  • What constitutes an eligible governmental function and the practical implications of using the same aircraft to conduct both civil and public operations
  • FAA policy regarding operations conducted under contract for a government entity.

The course will also offer attendees an opportunity to test their knowledge through case studies.

Learning Objectives: By the conclusion of the course, participants will have learned:

  • Aircraft eligibility requirements
  • Qualification requirements for operating a public aircraft
  • Methods for ensuring your company is able to negotiate the land mines associated with public aircraft operations.

Instructor Bio

Marshall S. Filler is managing member of OFM&K and the managing director and general counsel of the Aeronautical Repair Station Association. He has advocated for individuals and companies on international aviation safety law, policy, and compliance issues for over 40 years. He obtained his bachelor of arts and law degrees from The American University in Washington, D.C.

Christian A. Klein is the managing member of OFM&K, overseeing the firm’s policy advocacy practice. He represents trade associations as a registered federal lobbyist and provides strategic communications and legal counsel services to clients. He is also executive VP of the Aeronautical Repair Station Association and a member of the University of Virginia’s adjunct faculty. He obtained a bachelor’s degree with honors in international relations from the College of William and Mary and a law degree and a master’s degree in congressional politics from the Catholic University of America.

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