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KU Endowment commits up to $8.1 million to buy new university airplane

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Kansas University Endowment is bankrolling another plane for KU, at an expense of up to $8.1 million.

The new plane will supplant one that KU obtained 17 years back.

The plane is a vast buy, KU Endowment President Dale Seuferling said. However much the same as a family auto, its helpfulness will be spread over a time of time.

“We take a gander at this as backing in excess of 15 to 20 years,” he said.

KU at present possesses one plane, in addition to an offer in a second plane. KU Endowment financed both of those buys, and KU pays continuous costs.

The planes are utilized generally for KU Medical Center’s restorative effort project serving rustic Kansas. Different uses incorporate head travel and KU Athletics enrolling treks.

The new plane will be a Cessna Citation Cj4 business plane, wanted to be being used before this present year’s over.

The plane its supplanting is a Cessna Citation Bravo, which Seuferling said has logged 6,800 flight hours and more than 5,000 excursions in the 17 years since KU purchased it.

KU Endowment consented to furnish KU with a gift not to surpass $8.1 million to purchase the new plane. The old plane will be sold or exchanged, which will trim the expense of the new one, Seuferling said.

Seuferling said accommodating flight travel is an illustration of a way KU Endowment helps the college with requirements for which there are no different stores accessible.

KU Endowment’s official advisory group consented to store the plane in light of a formal appeal from the college.

The assention takes after a two-year study process. Seuferling said that helped focus it was time to supplant KU’s old plane.

“You need to be at the point where you have truly understood the larger part of its valuable profitable life cycle without persisting lavish upkeep going ahead and downtime for repairs,” he said.

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