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TUG is Pleased to Welcome Patty Salvato as AvPORTS’ New Administrative Assistant – Port Authority Support

AvPORTS has announced that Patty Salvato will succeed Terri Lee as the new Administrative Assistant – Port Authority Support. We’re delighted to welcome Patty, and look forward to a long, warm and professional working relationship. Please join us in offering our heartiest congratulations to Patty on her new role. AvPORTS has released the following statement in announcing her appointment:

“Patricia Salvato will join the Teterboro Airport Manager’s Office in the role of Administrative Assistant – PA Support starting May 4th.  She will replace Terri Lee who has retired. Patricia started at Teterboro Airport in 2010 working as an Assistant Contract Specialist in the Resident Engineer’s office eventually working her way up to the role of Senior Contract Specialist. She has enjoyed working at Teterboro, has made a lot of friends along the way, and is looking forward to continuing her career at TEB.  Her career has been varied with experience in different areas including working several years as a high school teacher, a few more years as a benefits coordinator and had a stint in publishing prior to taking on the position at the Resident Engineer’s Office. She is a wife and mother whose main hobby is gardening.  Patricia is looking forward to working with Maria, Scott and Rick in the Manager’s Office and all the TEB stakeholders.”

Terri Lee Retires from AvPORTS after 19 Years of Dedicated Service

After 19 years of exceptional service, Terri Lee retired on Friday, April 17, and will move with her husband to Florida. To her colleagues and all who had the pleasure of interacting with her, she was a steady, warm, highly competent, abundantly helpful and simply delightful presence. We’ll miss her dearly, and ask you to join us in expressing our sincere gratitude for a job well done!

AvPORTS released the following statement in honor of her retirement:

“Terri Lee, the Administrative Assistant for the Airport Manager and office staff at Teterboro Airport, retired from this position after nineteen years of exemplary service on April 17, 2020.  During her tenure, Terri worked for four Airport Managers and supported multiple other staff members and departments.  At times you would think she was the administrative assistant for all the 90 Moonachie Avenue office building. She distributed mail and packages and directed people throughout the building.  She was dedicated to her job, her faith, and family, always sharing stories and pictures of her children and especially her grandchildren. She showed longstanding respect to all the Teterboro Airport businesses and their leadership and always had a welcomed treat in her candy dish for those that stopped in the office.  We congratulate Terri on her retirement and wish her the very best.”

The COVID-19 pandemic is creating unprecedented challenges for business and general aviation (GA) – now is the time to tell Congress we need additional relief. 

While the CARES Act provided tax relief to commercial aviation, non-commercial GA operators (i.e., FAR Part 91), were not included in the aviation-specific provisions. As Congress considers a fourth relief package, NBAA is joining with the entire GA community to request a temporary fuel tax suspension for non-commercial operators, and we need your support. 

With our operations down more than 60-percent, the fuel tax suspension will provide a critical incentive as our country begins to recover from this crisis. This temporary relief from fuel taxes, until Jan. 1, 2021, will help reduce operating costs, provide longer-term relief, and is consistent with the policy for commercial aviation. 

Please take a moment now to Contact Congress today and explain that fuel tax relief will help GA small businesses recover. 

View of Jet Aviation from Taxiway J – April 17, 2020: