Tallahassee, FL - Fulfilling yet another campaign promise, Gov. Rick Scott directed the Florida Department of Management Services to sell the two state-owned and operated airplanes. This is the first of many steps Gov. Scott is taking to reduce government spending.
“The privilege of using a state-owned aircraft is an unnecessary burden to taxpayers, especially when lower-cost travel options exist,” said Gov. Scott. “As elected officials it is our responsibility to utilize the most affordable options for official business, and I do not believe state-owned airplanes are the best option.”
The current budget for the operation of the state-owned airplanes is $2.4 million. Bids for the 2000 King Air 350 and the 2003 Cessna Citation Bravo will be publicly opened at 2 p.m. on Feb. 9, 2011.
Visit the following links for aircraft listings:
2000 King Air 350:
2003 Cessna Citation Bravo:
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