August 19, 2004
Good news for aircraft owners in the Empire State. GA aircraft are now exempt from New York state sales and use taxes on repairs, overhauls, and restoration. The law also exempts aircraft parts from sales tax. This tax break had been a top AOPA legislative priority (see " AOPA fights for GA tax break in New York"). AOPA Northeast Regional Representative Craig Dotlo and AOPA Vice President of Regional Affairs Roger Cohen lobbied New York lawmakers and state officials. AOPA also worked closely with the New York Aviation Management Association on the initiative.
"This puts New York on a par with neighboring states and will keep business in New York," said Cohen. "It will save aircraft owners up to $3 million a year."
The law takes effect December 1.
August 19, 2004
AOPA and the Massachusetts Airport Management Association defeat an effort to cut $34 million from the Massachusetts transportation bond bill.
Engine overhauler Penn Yan Aero announced that it is extending the warranties on overhauled and experimental aircraft engines, effective immediately.
Dinners at Waypoint Café at California's Camarillo Airport will have an outside dining option to watch airplanes and helicopters take off and land, and learn more about general aviation in the process.
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