Governor Cuomo Helicopter Request Denied

Governor Cuomo Helicopter Request Denied 9 Dec, 16, Source: HeliHub.com

State Controller, Thomas DiNapoli has squashed Governor Cuomo’s dreams of traveling Albany in a new helicopter. DiNapoli rejected the state police’s bid of $12.5 million for a second hand Sikorsky S-76D.

As reported by Daily News, the state has said the helicopter will have other uses such as for the police or EMS missions, other than solely transporting the Governor, but DiNapoli has questioned how the interior could be overhauled for such use. Cuomo’s officials countered these questions by reporting that the new helicopter will benefit the aging fleet they currently own. The last of which was bought in 2002.

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