TC957
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A340 M-IABU...who Or What Is "Bourkhan"

Wed May 23, 2012 1:26 pm

Hi all...my 1st post so please go easy on me ! Saw the gorgoeus exec A340 M-IABU arriving at MUC yesterday afternoon. What's the significance of the Bourkhan titles? A web search shows thia aircraft as registered to KlaretAviation.

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RE: A340 M-IABU...who Or What Is "Bourkhan"

Wed May 23, 2012 1:48 pm

I believe it is one of Roman Abramovich's front companies.
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RE: A340 M-IABU...who Or What Is "Bourkhan"

Wed May 23, 2012 1:54 pm

It must have something to do with RA. His private A340 also has the Bourkhan titles and looks identical, it's registered M-ABUS. I don't know what the purpose of this second A340 is though. Maybe a Corporate Jet, as he already has 2 private jets  

Also see this post: Nice Private A340! Picture (by JBOND Sep 12 2008 in Civil Aviation)
 
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RE: A340 M-IABU...who Or What Is "Bourkhan"

Wed May 23, 2012 2:11 pm

It's the same aircraft - M-ABUS was re-registered M-IABU sometime last year.
 
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RE: A340 M-IABU...who Or What Is "Bourkhan"

Wed May 23, 2012 2:47 pm

I'd love to see it take off from the Isle of Man - given that it's registered there! That would be worth seeing...
 
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RE: A340 M-IABU...who Or What Is "Bourkhan"

Wed May 23, 2012 2:50 pm

Didnt they extend the runway.. Don't think its that small anymore.
 
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RE: A340 M-IABU...who Or What Is "Bourkhan"

Wed May 23, 2012 3:18 pm

ABU = Alisher Usmanov - also owner of a large part of Arsenal Football Club
 
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RE: A340 M-IABU...who Or What Is "Bourkhan"

Wed May 23, 2012 4:51 pm

Many thanks guys, I see Mr Usmanov's middle name is Bourkhanovich, so that would explain it. Of Course, he just has to have a bigger biz-jet than RA !! Size does matter...

 
 
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RE: A340 M-IABU...who Or What Is "Bourkhan"

Wed May 23, 2012 6:19 pm

It belongs to Alisher Usmanov the Russian billionaire. M-IABU stands for " I Alisher Bourkhanovich Usmanov". Bourkhan was his dad's name. He also has a giant yacht that is named after his mom.
 
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Re: A340 M-IABU...who Or What Is

Fri Dec 09, 2016 1:30 pm

Looks like someone is trying to capitalise on the name www.bourkhan.com

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