Air Charter Association of North America Unveils “Contract Best Practices” for Carriers and Brokers


The Air Charter Association of North America (ACANA), a nonprofit organization, recently published its 12-page *Contract Best Practices (CBP) document, which provides in-depth information as a valuable resource for air carriers and brokers that engage in the arranging of brokering aircraft.Addressing its CBP and other issues affecting industry, ACANA will hold a press conference in meeting room 211C on Feb. 4, from 2 – 3:30 p.m. during NBAA2015 Schedulers & Dispatchers Conference at the San Jose McEnery Convention Center. ACANA is also exhibiting in booth 1826 during the event, Feb. 3 -6.Scott Bickford, ACANA’s cofounder and CEO of Air Planning LLC., said, “The CBP addresses a myriad of areas, including recommended contract language, credit card payments, agency relationships, waivers of subrogation, flight irregularities, payments and cancellation, force majeure and numerous other issues that are associated with crafting effective contract agreements.”Bickford credited the CBP as collaboration between ACANA’s Board and Dayton Lehman Jr. Mr. Lehman, the former Department of Transportation principal deputy assistant general counsel of the Aviation Enforcement Office, now holds the position of president of Capitol Business Solutions’ Aviation Group.”Having Dayton’s involvement with the CBP project certainly speaks to the quality of our association,” Bickford said.*The CBP in its entirety is available at, which also has a printable PDF link at the end of the document.About ACANA:The Air Charter Association of North America is a nonprofit organization, which comprises the finest air charter providers in the industry–representing combined annual revenues in the hundreds of millions of dollars. Our mission is to enhance and foster the air charter industry by promoting best practices and professionalism representing members’ collective regulatory interests, and to educate consumers about the benefits of private aviation. ACANA’s mission is a benchmark for excellence, promoting professionalism and transparency that helps consumers to make informed decisions about their air charter service provider.