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Call to action: Airport Advisory Board Meeting, November 14

Please attend the next Westchester County Airport Advisory Board Meeting on Wednesday, November 14. Westchester County Commissioner of Public Works Hugh Greechan will be giving a presentation about the proposal to repave runway 16/34. The Westchester Aviation Association has called for their members to attend and urge the county to lock in the status quo and preserve capacity for future expansion.

Proposed 2019 County capital budget would lock in status quo

Westchester County's proposed 2019 capital budget contains a major airport infrastructure project to repave runway 16/34 that would preserve & renew current levels of capacity at the airport for 20 years. Please join us on October 23 in speaking out against this thoughtless preservation of the unacceptable status quo.

County Planning Board to discuss new Airport Master Plan

Westchester County has released a draft proposal for the new Airport Master Plan. We believe that the current proposal does not reflect input from public hearings over the summer showing that the current environmental impact of the airport is unacceptable. Please attend a meeting at 8:30am on Tuesday, October 2 at the airport's 2nd floor conference room to comment on the proposal.

New hangars mean more flights

Contrary to claims by aviation interests, the construction of new hangar space at Westchester County Airport increased the number of flights. Construction also increased the proportion of "local flights" that are to or from airports within 40 miles and are thus likely traveling empty to pick up passengers, since that distance could be covered faster by car. This is unsurprising as charter aircraft go where their customers are, with the exception of HPN competing with TEB for NYC based customers.

Million Air: Mislead the Public, Collect $1 Million

Million Air, an aircraft charter business and Fixed Base Operator, is seeking $1 million in state subsidies for their expansion at Westchester County Airport. A public hearing is scheduled for Monday, August 13, from 10:00 am-11:00 am, at Harrison Town Hall. The state plans to adopt a finding of no environmental impact from Million Air's expansion. Please attend and speak at the public hearing. We will not condone giving bad neighbors $1 million of taxpayer money to expand their ability to run roughshod over residents. We demand an in-depth environmental impact study that includes the secondary impacts of increased air traffic.