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2008 Session

Budget Bill - HB29 (Chapter 847)

Department of Aviation

Item 430

Item 430 (Not set out)

First Year - FY2007Second Year - FY2008
State Aircraft Flight Operations (65600)$6,255,877$2,278,420
State Aircraft Acquisition or Enhancement (65601)FY2007 $4,500,000FY2008 $500,000
State Aircraft Operations and Maintenance (65602)FY2007 $1,755,877FY2008 $1,778,420
Fund Sources: 
GeneralFY2007 $44,067FY2008 $44,067
Commonwealth TransportationFY2007 $6,211,810FY2008 $2,234,353

Authority: Title 5.1, Chapter 1, Code of Virginia.


Out of this appropriation $500,000 the first year and $500,000 the second year from uncommitted aviation special funds is provided for purchase or lease-purchase of one or more replacement aircraft.  No funds shall be expended by the Department of Aviation for the purchase of a new aircraft until 45 days following such time as the Department has provided a report to the Chairmen of the House Appropriations and Senate Finance Committees of the General Assembly detailing the following:  1) miles flown by the state fleet by airport; 2) a listing of which airports in the Commonwealth cannot be serviced by jets, and what share of state fleet travel is to such airports; 3) an analysis of the relative maintenance costs of the aircraft owned and proposed to be purchased on a per-hour basis; and 4) a cost-benefit evaluation of purchasing an additional jet or an additional propeller-driven aircraft.