May 29, 2019

New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo is the latest state executive to recognize the value that aviation, including business aviation, brings to his state.

“Business aviation is a critical tool for companies in New York to improve efficiency, save money, and open up opportunities for rural areas not served by commercial aviation, thereby bringing new business, investment and jobs to all areas of the state,” Cuomo wrote.

New York is home to more than 505 commercial, public and private airports and heliports.

“The state’s aviation industry contributes significantly to the economy of the state, creates hundreds of thousands of jobs for New Yorkers and generates billions of dollars in payroll tax revenue in state and local tax revenue annually,” Cuomo wrote. “The state of New York has a significant interest in the continued vitality of general aviation, aerospace, aircraft manufacturing, educational institutions, aviation organizations, community airports and airport operators.”