New law exempts Florida FBOs from tax

General aviation advocates are hailing the passage of new legislation that will benefit not only aviation businesses in Florida, but general aviation aircraft owners. Language in a new economic development bill includes sales-tax exemptions for repairs and equipment on aircraft that weigh 2,000 pounds or more. The previous exemption was for aircraft that weighed 15,000 pounds.

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AeroPremier Jet Center debuts at NEW

Drive-through Canopy at new Jet Aviation FBO at Houston Hobby Airport

After almost four years, AeroPremier Jet Center finally moves into its new FBO offices at New Orleans Lakefront Airport (NEWS) in a recently renovated terminal. Formerly a National Guard helicopter facility, the building was destroyed during Hurricane Katrina and it was uncertain what the fate of the structure would be pending FEMA funding discussions.

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Chattanooga FBO LEED certified

Wilson Air Center CHA Exterior LR

The Chattanooga Airport’s new 9,000-square-foot FBO facility, managed by Wilson Air Center, was recently awarded platinum certification from the U.S. Green Building Council’s Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) green building certification program.

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