County goes ahead with new airport hangars

NORWICH – Despite the pending pull-out of Procter & Gamble Pharmaceuticals’ business, the cog began churning again this week for the development of an additional 12-bay t-hangar at Lt. Warren E. Eaton Jr. Chenango County Airport.

P&G executives have been flown back and forth between the North Norwich-based airfield and P&G’s headquarters in Cincinnati, Ohio most weekdays for decades. Nonetheless, the company’s recent announcement that it would be ending local operations isn’t expected to impact air traffic here, officials say.

“There’s no question that every day traffic will diminish, but you’re not going to see a huge difference,” PrivatAir Manager Jamie Baciuska said Thursday. PrivateAir, the Eaton airport’s operators, used its own aircraft to fly P&G executives. Baciuska said they will instead be piloting a growing roster of corporate clients based outside of Norwich.

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