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MAPPS and PA-MAPPS, the Pennsylvania chapter of MAPPS,  supports the passage of HB 1100, a bill to exempt the purchase of a fixed-wing aircraft, as well as aircraft repair parts and installation, from the Pennsylvania sales and use tax.

The collection of aerial photographs and other remote sensing data by fixed wing aircraft is essential to the economy of Pennsylvania. Every day, aerial survey missions collect data to support hundreds of critical programs and applications from emergency response to E-911 systems, from highway projects to private development, from energy production and distribution to environmental management and land use planning. Firms engaged in aerial surveying, photography and photogrammetry, airborne remote sensing and related activities that utilize fixed-wing aircraft serve government clients at the federal, state and local levels, as well as the commercial sector.

PA-MAPPS Letter to Rep. Peter Daley, Sponsor of HB1100 May 14, 2012