NORTH NORWICH – It’s the end of an era. The economic downturn coupled with losing Procter & Gamble’s long-standing corporate jet traffic ends a 20-year effort of having a fixed-base operator at Chenango County’s Lt. Warren Eaton Airport.
Just one aircraft is scheduled to fly in on a touch and go this week, according to Airport Administrator Donald MacIntosh.
Members of the Chenango County Airport Steering Committee are planning to recommend to supervisors this month that Gama Aviation’s contract not be renewed. The contract is due to expire in November.
Although the committee’s decision isn’t official, both its president and MacIntosh said they were disappointed not to receive offers from any other potential operators for the job.
Gama’s proposal was for $30,000 per month.
“We can’t put that charge to the taxpayers at this point in time,” said Steering Committee President Rodney Schultes.