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Posted September 20. 2017 1:13PM

NH House panel weighs changes to state's aircraft fees

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The interior of a Hawker passenger aircraft at the Pro Star Aviation hanger in Londonderry. (David Lane/Union Leader)

Currently, New Hampshire is one of the most expensive places in the region to base general aviation aircraft, particularly when it comes to fancy new jets owned by executives that the state wishes to attract. As a result, the state is losing them to Massachusetts, particularly after the Bay State abolished its the sales tax on aircraft and planes. For example, it now costs more than $300,000 to base a Gulfstream 550 in New Hampshire in its first year as opposed to $300 in Massachusetts.