Saturday, May 06, 2017

Govt. to appoint pvt. agencies to hire aircraft for VVIPs

The State government has decided to appoint two private aviation companies to assist it in hiring aircraft. The decision came after a Government Resolution issued by the General Administration Department (GAD) cited non-availability of government aircraft for urgent travel by VVIPs and the need to hire small aircraft or helicopters.

The hourly rates for hiring six- to 15-seater aircraft and five- to 10-seater helicopters quoted in the GR ranges between Rs. 99,999 per hour for Super King Air B200 planes and Rs. 1,78,500 per hour for an Agusta 109E helicopter. The GAD said a public e-tender has been called for hiring private sector aviation agencies.It also said an Empowered Committee headed by Chief Secretary had debated during a meeting on March 14 on the need for a private aviation agency.
06/05/17 PTI/The Hindu