Gov. Martinez sells another state plane
Posted at: 06/07/2012 11:15 AM
| Updated at: 06/07/2012 11:36 AM
By: KOB.com Staff
Courtesy State of New Mexico
New Mexico Governor Susana Martinez has sold another state plane.
The latest on the block was a 1983 Gulfstream Turbo Commander.
The sale announced Thursday completes a reduction in the number of airplanes owned by the State from eight to three since Governor Susana Martinez took office.
The aircraft was sold to Jerry Gay of Santa Fe for $575,000.
Last summer, Governor Martinez announced the sale of a 2005 Cessna Citation Bravo executive jet for $2.5 million
. In April, the General Services Department sold a 1976 Beechcraft King Air, which hadn’t been flown in almost five years, for $245,000.
“Today’s sale represents the final disposal needed to create a more efficient aircraft fleet,” Governor Martinez said in a release Thursday.
“Trimming the number of aircraft to three makes more sense than continuing to pay for hangar space and maintenance when our usage has been quite limited.”
State Police use a Cessna 421 Golden Eagle fixed-wing aircraft and an Agusta 109E helicopter.
The Department of Game and Fish flies a 2009 Vulcanair Observer.
Last fall, State Police sold a 1979 Cessna Skymaster and a 2007 Adam A500.