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A319 For Turkish Prime Minister  
User currently offlineEmrecan From Turkey, joined Feb 2000, 943 posts, RR: 7
Posted (9 years 11 months 1 week 1 day 23 hours ago) and read 2649 times:

Hi everybody..

As far as I know, Turkish Airlines will buy A319 (Berlusconi`s ex A/C) for the Prime Minister of Turkey.

What do you think about this? Which aircraft is most suitable for a prime minister of a country (not for Turkey) ?

Bst rgrds




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User currently offlineTs-ior From Tunisia, joined Oct 2001, 3489 posts, RR: 6
Reply 1, posted (9 years 11 months 1 week 1 day 22 hours ago) and read 2589 times:


A recompense for the efforts he is making on the Turkey entry to the E.U.


User currently offlineFCKC From France, joined Nov 2004, 2348 posts, RR: 4
Reply 2, posted (9 years 11 months 1 week 1 day 21 hours ago) and read 2547 times:

Maybe Tony Blair will follow in an A319CJ purchase.Not sure yet.

User currently offlineLifelinerOne From Netherlands, joined Nov 2003, 1929 posts, RR: 8
Reply 3, posted (9 years 11 months 1 week 1 day 21 hours ago) and read 2549 times:

A recompense for the efforts he is making on the Turkey entry to the E.U.

The plane isn't for the prime minister himself, it's for the Turkish government. Now with Turkish Airlines flying Airbuses they can provide the pilots and technical backup to operate the plane. It's just an operational thing, not strictly political.




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User currently offlineZonky From New Zealand, joined Nov 2004, 432 posts, RR: 0
Reply 4, posted (9 years 11 months 1 week 1 day 21 hours ago) and read 2534 times:

"Maybe Tony Blair will follow in an A319CJ purchase.Not sure yet. "

The chance is < 0. 'Blair Force One' is too easy a political target. Well, not before the election, anyway....


User currently offlineTrident2e From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 5, posted (9 years 11 months 1 week 1 day 21 hours ago) and read 2531 times:

Turkish Airlines' recent purchase of both Airbus and Boeing aircraft is a shrewd political move. Of course the Turkish government wants to keep both the USA and the EU happy. Nothing unusual in this - El Al regularly buys Boeing aircraft in order to help ensure the US continues to use its UN veto in Israel's favour.

User currently offlineGigneil From United States of America, joined Nov 2002, 16347 posts, RR: 85
Reply 6, posted (9 years 11 months 1 week 1 day 21 hours ago) and read 2517 times:

Plus, Blair and entourage are fairly large. They'd need a plane larger than a BBJ, BBJ2, or ACJ.

A 757 might do the trick for them, however. Perhaps a 767.

N


User currently offlineGreaser From Bahamas, joined Jan 2004, 1101 posts, RR: 4
Reply 7, posted (9 years 11 months 1 week 1 day 21 hours ago) and read 2510 times:

Gigneil, with Blair having such a large entourage (as stated), perhaps an ex-BA 777 would be more suited??

Besides flying the pond, Blair does visit many other, further countries



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User currently offlineTrident2e From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 8, posted (9 years 11 months 1 week 1 day 21 hours ago) and read 2492 times:

It was announced last week that a review is taking place here in the UK on the future air transport needs of the government and the Royal family, given that there is now no suitable long range aircraft in the Royal Air Force's inventory. Expect an order for the A330 or A350 in due course (British taxpayers wouldn't wear us buying an American aircraft, just as US taxpayers wouldn't wear their government buying a European aircraft.)

User currently offlineColumba From Germany, joined Dec 2004, 7088 posts, RR: 4
Reply 9, posted (9 years 11 months 1 week 1 day 21 hours ago) and read 2485 times:

Gigneil, with Blair having such a large entourage (as stated), perhaps an ex-BA 777 would be more suited??

Besides flying the pond, Blair does visit many other, further countries

Maybe another A330 since they ordered the MRTT.



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User currently offlineFrancoflier From France, joined Oct 2001, 3811 posts, RR: 11
Reply 10, posted (9 years 11 months 1 week 1 day 21 hours ago) and read 2486 times:

One thing is sure though, considering the actual political context, the Tukish government was not about to buy a BBJ!

 Laugh out loud



Looks like I picked the wrong week to quit posting...
User currently offlineLaxintl From United States of America, joined May 2000, 26020 posts, RR: 50
Reply 11, posted (9 years 11 months 1 week 1 day 20 hours ago) and read 2445 times:

The A319 news is somewhat old. The A319 was considered surplus by the Italian Air Force. The sale was reported here previously.

In addition the Turkish government is looking for 2 small business jets to replace its current Gulfstream IV fleet, plus one larger aircraft, possibly an ex THY A310 to facilitate the transport of larger delegations including business men and journalist on overseas trips by the leaders of Turkey.




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