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Orange Airport Leaseholders Call on AOPA Australia for Help

Orange Airport Leaseholders Call on AOPA Australia for Help

Orange Airport Leaseholders Call on AOPA Australia for Help

June 2, 2020 By AOPA Australia
AOPA Australia Digital Editor, BRIAN BIGG, reports.
Aviation leaseholders at Orange Airport in New South Wales have called on the Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association of Australia for help with outstanding lease-renewals following a breakdown in negotiations...

Aviation leaseholders at Orange Airport in New South Wales have called on the Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association of Australia for help with outstanding lease-renewals following a breakdown in negotiations with Council.

“Aviation businesses and airport leaseholders across Australia are struggling as a result of the impacts of COVID-19 and the associated widespread downturn in the economy, ” AOPA Australia CEO Benjamin Morgan.

“If the aviation industry is to successfully navigate the challenges that COVID-19 has presented, now more than ever, aviation leaseholders need to be provided support and certainty by airport owners and operators,

“AOPA Australia is encouraging the Orange City Council to remedy the outstanding lease renewals, by providing a leasehold rate that is comparable to other airports in the region.

“With respect to Orange Airport, a deed is in place between the Commonwealth and Orange City Council that makes clear the obligations regarding lease-renewals.

“AOPA Australia has reached out to Orange City Council CEO, Mr David Waddell, to discuss the situation and has been invited to work with them to help resolve the matter. ” he said.

More on this situation as it develops.


 

Mackey Kandarajah

AOPA Pilot Editor at Large Dave Hirschman joined AOPA in 2008. He has an airline transport pilot certificate and instrument and multiengine flight instructor certificates. Dave flies vintage, historical, and Experimental airplanes and specializes in tailwheel and aerobatic instruction.

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