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Alberta government’s unsold aircraft costing taxpayers $500 weekly

The last unsold airplane in the Alberta government’s executive fleet is costing the province $500 a week to maintain on top of the unspecified costs of leasing a hangar, says the NDP government.

July 9, 2015  By The Calgary Herald

Taxpayers are footing the bill for general operational maintenance of the Dash-8 plane that didn’t sell with the three other, smaller aircraft that sold for $6.1 million last winter, said Cheryl Oates, a spokeswomen for Premier Rachel Notley.

The reserve price on the 36-passenger 1985 Dash-8 is $5.5 million. | READ MORE


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