May 12, 2006
Connecticut Gov. Jodi Rell has signed into law legislation that will save aircraft owners money while keeping the state on a more competitive level regarding aircraft repair services. Beginning July 1, the law extends existing sales and use tax exemptions for aircraft repair or replacement parts and existing sales tax exemptions on aircraft repair services to all types of aircraft. Currently, only air carriers or aircraft weighing 6,000 pounds or more are eligible to take advantage of the exemptions. AOPA Northeast Regional Representative Craig Dotlo joined others in the Connecticut aviation community, like avionics repair shop owner Barbara Rowley, to give the legislation momentum. Connecticut follows several other states (Rhode Island, Massachusetts, New York, and Oklahoma) that recently allowed similar extensions to their residents in response to revenue losses from border states. Sens. Billy Ciotto and Eileen Daily, as well as Reps. Tony Guerrera and Cam Staples, helped see the bill through.
May 12, 2006
In a world of airport burgers, Southern Soul stands out. Swing by when you visit St. Simons for AOPA's final fly-in of the year.
Aerospace and defense giant Lockheed Martin stirred the pot with an Oct. 15 announcement that compact fusion could power vehicles, even aircraft, within a decade. Skeptics were quick to speak up, while Lockheed filed for patents and hopes to find partners in government, academia, and industry.
Check out this exclusive behind the scenes clip from Disney's Planes: Fire & Rescue. We find out just how far the producers went to be accurate.
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