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Tunisian Government A340-500 For Sale  
User currently offlineDEVILFISH From Philippines, joined Jan 2006, 4840 posts, RR: 1
Posted (3 years 7 months 1 week 2 days 4 hours ago) and read 4147 times:

It appears that the latest to be put on the block due to the recent political upheaval in Tunisia is its presidential plane...

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http://www.flightglobal.com/articles...-presidential-a340-500-up-for.html

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"As the new Tunisian government begins the difficult job of undoing the more grandiose projects of its deposed dictator, President Zine El Abidine Ben Ali, the former presidential aircraft, an Airbus A340-500, has been put up for sale, according to reports in the French press.

Registered as TS-KRT, it was delivered on 30 November 2009, eventually leaving for Tarbes in France at the end of 2010, before moving to Bordeaux Mérignac.

The four-engined jet saw little use, as the majority of Ben Ali's infrequent foreign journeys were taken in a state-owned Boeing BBJ."


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I guess the successors have to content themselves with the BBJ.  

The report adds that a Falcon 900B is also for sale. Any takers?



[Edited 2011-02-15 09:35:53]


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User currently offlinechuchoteur From France, joined Sep 2006, 764 posts, RR: 0
Reply 1, posted (3 years 7 months 1 week 2 days 2 hours ago) and read 4023 times:

Poor thing.
Dumped by Kingfisher, abandoned by Ben Ali... and it probably only has a couple of cycles on it!

I'd love to see what the interior looks like though, probably bad taste... lots of gold and pastel/pistacchio green colours alas


User currently offlineMadameConcorde From San Marino, joined Feb 2007, 10899 posts, RR: 37
Reply 2, posted (3 years 7 months 1 week 2 days 1 hour ago) and read 3983 times:

Maybe Sarkozy will put an offer on it. He was good buddies with Ben Ali. Tunisia can give him a cheap price.

 



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User currently offlineKC135TopBoom From United States of America, joined Jan 2005, 12150 posts, RR: 51
Reply 3, posted (3 years 7 months 1 week 1 day 21 hours ago) and read 3862 times:

Sarkosi can give the A-332 to the common folk, like the troops. It could be used along side of the A-342 tey alrady have. Now the almost new A-345 would be of the status set for the King of France.....er President of France.

No other King....er President can claim to have such a glorious and modern airplane to shuttle him areound the world.


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