They are going to replace:
The old Russian TU-154M:
Photo © Alan Lebeda
by either a A-319 or a B-737NG
The old Russian Jak-40:
Photo © Maarten Peters
by either a Brazilian Embraer or Canadian Bombardier 600.
Also, the Russian, old, helicopters Mi-8:
Photo © Miloslav Vasicek
by either Sikorski or Eucopter.
Fist deliviries in 2007 and the whole "package" should cost approx. 135 million dollars.
Thanks God we are updating our gov. fleet and the communist legacy is leaving!!!
PS: The main reason why they are updating the fleet is because of:
1). New noise regulations made by the European union which these aircraf do not pass
2). They are getting older
3). We don´t want to look like a Russian satilite by flying for example to France with a Tupolev- very exotic + we look like a underdevoleped country with no money to buy new plane for the highest politians
Any thoughts welcome!!!