2013 CPEO Military List Archive

From: Lenny Siegel <lsiegel@cpeo.org>
Date: Thu, 12 Dec 2013 10:15:40 -0800 (PST)
Reply: cpeo-military
Subject: [CPEO-MEF] REUSE: Google Execs' planes at Moffett Field, CA
[News coverage of the NASA Inspector General's report accentuates the negative, so I suggest reading the actual report, linked below. - LS]

Google execs got improper discount on plane fuel, NASA says 

Alexei Oreskovic 
December 11, 2013

SAN FRANCISCO - The company that manages a fleet of airplanes owned and leased by Google Inc executives Larry Page, Sergey Brin and Eric Schmidt improperly bought fuel from the government at below-market rates, for a savings of up to $5.3 million according to a report released by the NASA Inspector General on Wednesday.

The 10-page report said the discounted fuel purchases were the result of a "misunderstanding" between a Defense Department fuel provider and the NASA Ames Research Center, which manages the California airfield where a Boeing 767, a military-type Alpha Jet and several other aircraft are stored.

The report found that overall, NASA benefited from leasing 70,000 square feet of space to H211, the private company that manages the Google executives' aircraft. The $1.4 million a year that H211 paid NASA was at a fair market value. And NASA has flown more than 200 flights using some of the aircraft to collect climate data at no cost to the agency.


For the entire article, see

To download the original report, go to


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