Tuesday, July 12, 2011

NM Tries to Join the Un-Jet Set

If you've got an extra $3.15 million you can get a good deal on the state's 2005 Cessna Citation Bravo. It's been sitting unused in a hangar in Santa Fe, but the state's still paying to maintain it.

My story on the status of the jet sale is HERE.

The state General Services Department says the state is paying $400,000 a year to keep the jet. But that figure is for maintenance and fuel. But, the jet hasn't used any fuel to speak of since December. I asked for but was not able to get a breakdown of the actual cost of maintaining the jet.

Wetzel Aviation, the aircraft broker trying to sell the jet offers all the specs on the plane HERE.