Welcome to the June Issue of The BAC Bulletin & DA News!
It’s been a controversial few months for the aviation industry, but regional FBOs and airports can breathe a temporary sigh of relief: the DOT announced that 149 air traffic control towers scheduled to be closed will remain open, at least through September.
We are happy to announce that Danbury Municipal Airport’s tower is one of the 149 that will stay open, and we are determined to work with Connecticut lawmakers and aviation officials to keep it open permanently. We strongly encourage you to reach out to your state’s legislators and aviation officials in this matter of extreme safety and importance.
In this issue of the BAC Bulletin, we go into detail about the tower furlough freeze, and on a lighter note, we share a summer 2013 event calendar of airshows, fly-ins and aircraft events happening throughout the North East.
Also to know: The IRS informed the NATA that they will suspend any potential assessments until new guidance on the Federal Excise Tax for aircraft management companies is developed. Read the press release for details.
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Lynda & Santo Silvestro
DOT Keeps Regional Control Towers Open through September
Excellent news for FBOs and executive airports: 149 federal air traffic control towers scheduled to be closed due to the federal budget sequester will remain open, including Danbury Airport’s — at least until September.
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Summer 2013 Northeast Fly-in and Event Calendar
The summer flying season is taking off and there’s plenty of air shows and fly-ins going on in the northeast. Here’s a calendar of summer aviation events to print and refer to all summer long.
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Announcing our new participation in the Shell Contract Fuel Program. Shell offers discounts for corporate jets at more than 100 aviation merchants throughout the US.