Quote: "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."
KC135TopBoom From United States of America, joined Jan 2005, 12224 posts, RR: 51
Reply 3, posted (4 years 1 month 1 week 5 days 23 hours ago) and read 4132 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.