"A member of the PCO staff has again asked if CC150001 can be designated a VIP-only AC (aircraft) and be repainted in the GoC (Government of Canada) colours by June," says another internal document.
The staff were asking for a new paint job to be completed by June 10 last year, apparently to spruce up the aircraft in time for the G8 and G20 summits later that month in Huntsville, Ont., and Toronto.
MacKay's office again rejected the request, on April 15 last year, but the prime minister's staff persisted.
Sunday, February 13, 2011
Stephen Harper wants his own permanent prime ministerial widebody transport aircraft. This ain't no Challenger VIP but a dual use CC150 (Airbus), which can serve as a troop transport and as VIP aircraft.