Kevin From Canada, joined Dec 2000, 1145 posts, RR: 0 Posted (13 years 2 months 4 weeks 1 day 2 hours ago) and read 1793 times:
New aircraft will be built for the Russian President Vladimir Putin. It is supposed to enter service in 2002. Ilyushin is the general constructor and a certain French company has won the design contest.
Surprising since his current aircraft IL-96-300 is relatively new. In Russia's current economic situation it is a bad moment for buying new aircarft. Anyways good luck!
Kevin From Canada, joined Dec 2000, 1145 posts, RR: 0
Reply 2, posted (13 years 2 months 3 weeks 6 days 23 hours ago) and read 1720 times:
Some new info. Some sources say it won't be a big aircraft , but rather an office kind of jet which will include a control panel (like the one on Air Force 1). All computerised of course. Hey, this becomes interesting!
Slawko From Canada, joined May 1999, 3799 posts, RR: 9
Reply 3, posted (13 years 2 months 3 weeks 6 days 21 hours ago) and read 1709 times:
Nice to see that in a failing economy, with people starving in the streets at one end and others living to US standards, where corruption is not only accepted but considered the norm, that the government of the time has it's priorities in line, and is spending money in all of the right places..
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