Bhopal: The Madhya Pradesh government has taken a decision to purchase a new aircraft by selling 18 years old government aircraft B-200 of 2001. With the consent of the Cabinet, the State Government has signed an MoU with the aircraft manufacturing company M/s Textron Aviation Pvt. Ltd. of USA on November 15, 2019 to purchase new aircraft Turbine Engine 7+2 Seater- Model B-200 GT (Beech Craft King Air 250).
It is to be mentioned that a new jet aircraft is not being purchased by the state government but the new aircraft is being purchased by selling 18 years old aircraft. The old aircraft was no longer worth practical use because of the old technology. Moreover, the availability of spare parts required to repair this aircraft of old technology is also uncertain. Hence, a new aircraft is being purchased by selling this aircraft.