Tax exemption legislation introduced in Florida

Florida State Senator Michael Bennett (R-61) has introduced SB 1384, which would provide a tax exemption on labor and parts for maintenance on aircraft weighing 2,000 pounds or more. The current statute provides the exemption for aircraft weighing 15,000 pounds or more.

This is seen as a boost to maintenance and repair businesses in Florida so they can compete on a more level playing field with other states with similar exemptions, officials with the Florida Aviation Trades Association said, noting Representative Steve Crisafulli (R-32) has filed a companion bill in the House, HB 1213.

Tethers anchor tools

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Hammerhead Industries, manufacturers of Gear Keeper industrial tool tethering systems, has introduced a pair of new tool tethers for heavy tools and instruments. Both of the new anchored tethers are designed for attachment to a fixed structure rather than to a person.

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ARSA continues holiday tradition with scholarship

In lieu of holiday cards and gifts to members, the Aeronautical Repair Station Association (ARSA) donated $1,000 to the Northrop Rice Foundation (NRF) for an aviation maintenance scholarship. The award will go to a student attending an (FAA certificated Part 147 Aviation Technician School, with the winner selected by NRF’s Board of Directors.

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