In 2013, the Transportation Department published a Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (NPRM) to require air charter broker disclosures. The NTSB began calling for such a regulation after a chartered Bombardier Challenger 601 crashed on takeoff from Montrose, Colorado, on Nov. 28, 2004, killing the captain, a flight attendant and one passenger. How is the DOT regulating “unfair and deceptive practices,” which are prohibited by statute, without a regulation in place to spell out what is ...

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