May 2, 2008
An AOPA-supported amendment that would have prevented the repeal of an exemption for aircraft and aircraft parts sold in Massachusetts from the state’s five-percent sales and use tax was defeated in the House on April 28. AOPA members have been contacting their legislators, asking them to keep the exemption and explaining the economic benefit it has brought to the state’s general aviation industry. “The fight now moves to the state senate, and AOPA is working aggressively to convince senators to remove the repeal from the governor’s budget,” said Greg Pecoraro, AOPA vice president of regional affairs. “We’re calling on the help of our members once again. Please contact your senator, and tell him or her to preserve the aircraft sales and use tax exemption.”
May 2, 2008
A new FAA policy on obstructive sleep apnea that addresses many of the concerns raised by AOPA is scheduled to take effect March 2.
AOPA and the National Business Aviation Association have jointly filed an amicus, or friend of the court, brief in the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals as part of the ongoing legal battle over the future of Santa Monica Municipal Airport.
AOPA worked with the flight training industry and FAA to quickly resolve a problem that suddenly put many rating applications on hold.
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