The Slovenia Times

Ill-Fated Govt Jet Up for Sale


The move comes after year of ill-fated attempts to find a solution for the jet, whose use is considered too costly.

The 2008-2011 government of Borut Pahor published a call for bids to lease it in August 2011 but withdrew it after establishing that the decision went beyond its role as a care-taker government.

In 2011 the value of the plane, which provoked a public outcry when it was bought for US$ 33m in 2001, was estimated at around EUR 13m, while yearly maintenance costs reach up to EUR 240,000.

The plane was lent to an American company in 2004. In 2009 the Falcon was taken to Switzerland for maintenance and was returned to Slovenia later that year. Subsequent attempts to sell or lease the jet have been unsuccessful.


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