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  1. Where can North American fly?
  2. What is the difference between a charter airline and scheduled airline?
  3. How safe are charter airlines?
  4. Will we still have to go through the airport security screening if we are chartering a flight?
  5. If I have a special need, may I make necessary accommodations?
  6. Who owns North American Airlines?
  7. What kind of aircraft does the company fly? Does North American own their aircraft?




  1. Where can North American fly?
    North American Airlines is a U.S. FAR Part 121 certificate carrier, has world-wide charter authority and can fly to most U.S. domestic and international locations. Government regulations, security risks, and airport facility limitations may be limiting factors for some destinations.

  2. What is the difference between a charter airline and scheduled airline?
    SCHEDULED flights by scheduled airlines are not contracted with other entities. Instead, flights are operated on a specific schedule by the airline itself, not on behalf of other entities. Individual reservations are made and ticketed directly with the carrier, online travel website, or travel agent.

    CHARTER flights are contracted with one entity to provide specific air transportation for a group of passengers. Full-service charters are classified as one of three types:
    • SINGLE ENTITY (PRIVATE CHARTER): If the travel is for a single organization (i.e. company sales trip), and as long as participants are NOT paying for their own transportation, this can be operated as a single entity charter.
    • AFFINITY (PRIVATE CHARTER): If each flight participant is a member of a single (affinity) organization (i.e. college alumni association), and participants ARE paying for their air fare, and seats are not being offered to the general public, this can be operated as an affinity charter.
    • PUBLIC CHARTER: If you are planning to advertise and sell seats, open for sale to the general public, you will need to file the flight(s) as a PUBLIC CHARTER with the U.S. Department of Transportation. Public charter requirements by the U.S. DOT and North American Airlines include marketing and advertising, acceptance of reservations, the sale of tickets/passage, an approved prospectus filed with the DOT, a DOT surety bond and any other bonding required by state or local governments, security deposits/letter of credit, and a bank escrow account for depositing customer payments (consumer protection). For more US DOT information about public charters, click on the following links or contact the US DOT Special Authorities Division.
      US DOT FORMS & CONTACTS FOR A PUBLIC CHARTER
      US DOT ECONOMIC REGULATIONS – PART 380
      US DOT SPECIAL AUTHORITIES DIVISION

      U.S. DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION
      Aviation & International Affairs
      Special Authorities Division
      400 Seventh Street, S.W.
      Washington, DC 20590
      Phone: +1 (202) 366.1037


      From the U.S DOT Office of the Assistant Secretary for Aviation and International Affairs:
      "Any person that wishes to arrange charter flights that are advertised and held out to members of the general public must first submit a charter prospectus to the DOT (Special Authorities Division of the Office of International Aviation) which contains the required information set forth in Part 380 of the DOT's Economic Regulations (14 CFR Part 380) together with a $39 filing fee made payable to the Department of Transportation. A person conducting such operations is generally referred to as a "tour operator" and are classified as a form of "indirect" air carrier. They differ from travel "agents" in that they undertake the legal responsibility to the passenger for providing the transportation service. Our regulations include requirements designed to protect customers' monies. Tour packages may or may not include hotel accommodations."

    WET LEASE "ACMI" charters are available only to other certified airlines or tour operators under special conditions such as providing substitute aircraft (aka “sub service”). ACMI stands for Aircraft, Crew, Maintenance, and Insurance…the only items provided under an ACMI contract. The charterer is responsible for all other items such as fuel, catering, operational permits, and ground handling services.

  3. How safe are charter airlines?
    All U.S. scheduled and non-scheduled (charter) airlines must adhere to FAA, DOT, TSA and other regulatory agencies’ requirements governing safety, security, and consumer protection. North American Airlines aircraft meet the same FAR (Federal Aviation Regulations) maintenance and operational standards as U.S. scheduled airlines.

  4. Will we still have to go through the airport security screening if we are chartering a flight?
    Security screening is under the jurisdiction of the Transportation Security Administration (TSA). Passengers on charter flights must adhere to the same TSA requirements for all flights operating within or to and from the United States. The TSA may be contacted at www.tsa.gov for any questions.

  5. If I have a special need, may I make necessary accommodations?
    Meeting special needs such as dietary requirements is a standard part of our charter service arrangements. Ranging from the charter's arrival or departure times to upgraded catering, we strive to satisfy your special requests to make your customized charter a perfect one, every time.

  6. Who owns North American Airlines?
    North American is owned by Global Aviation Holdings Inc. and operates as a stand alone airline based at Peachtree City,GA.

  7. What kind of aircraft does the company fly? Does North American own their aircraft?
    North American currently operates a fleet of five (5) B767-300ER aircraft that are leased.