Skip to comments.Russia to buy two presidential jets from European manufacturer
Posted on 03/31/2011 7:57:07 AM PDT by sukhoi-30mki
Russia to buy two presidential jets from European manufacturer
Russia will purchase two Airbus jets for its leadership in a deal worth $235 million with a European aircraft manufacturer despite promises to help its own struggling aeronautical industry.
The Russian government announced on Thursday it is buying two Airbus A319ACJs from EADS, headquartered in Toulouse, France, as well as building two Russian Ilyushin Il-96-300 airliners for President Dmitry Medvedev.
The entire deal, including the building of four Mi-8 MTV-1 helicopters, will cost the Kremlin's property department 18.6 billion rubles ($652.6 million).
Last year, Kremlin property manager Vladimir Kozhin said Russia may buy Ukraine's Antonov An-158 jet for the Russian leadership, and was eyeing the purchase of Sukhoi's most up-to-date Superjet 100 airliners.
I am sure if the Russians waited long enough Obama would give them a good deal on Air Force One and Two..Since he will be leaving office in 2012 he will be trying to get rid of everything he thinks is his..He lives on Air Force One...Heck he might even sell the white house for the right price..
They want something the seats don’t break on and not require constant fixing.
Probably more of an oil payment trade. You know, so you don’t have the money to pay your oil bills. Ok, we will take some planes.
Also an opportunity to trade favors with the politictians in EU.
The White House was sold the moment he was inaugurated.
Yes, back scratching.