In News by Oluwaseun Samuel on the 23rd, September, 2020

FG Places 9-year-old Presidential Jet On Sale

FG Puts Nine-year-old Presidential Jet On Sale

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FG Places 9-year-old Presidential Jet On Sale

The Federal Authorities has put up on the market a jet within the Presidential fleet, Hawker 4000 plane with registration quantity, 5N-FGX/: RC 066.

The business-size jet which entered into service in December 2011, has capability for 9 passengers and three crews.

Findings point out that solely 73 Hawker 4000 plane have been manufactured by Hawker Beechcraft between 2001 and 2013 and so they have been bought for $22.91 million every as of 2012.

The FG in a broadcast advert on Wednesday disclosed that the plane with a spread of three,190-nautical mile had flown for 1,768 hours.

It mentioned the plane could possibly be inspected on the Presidential Air Fleet’s hangar situated on the Nnamdi Azikiwe Worldwide Airport, Abuja.

patrons have been requested to submit their closed bid to the Chairman, Committee for Sale of Plane, Workplace of the Nationwide Safety Adviser, care of Particular Providers Workplace, Workplace of the Secretary to the Authorities of the Federation.

In an commercial printed in some nationwide dailies on Wednesday, potential patrons have been directed to submit a refundable financial institution draft for $50,000 to the committee with the bid.

It additionally mentioned that each one the bids needs to be quoted in United States .

The discover learn, “Please word that each one bids have to be submitted inside one week of this publication. Background test is required as a pre-qualification for the bid. Potential bidders who wish to examine the plane can be granted entry inside one week from this commercial.”

The Presidency had equally in 2016 put up on the market two presidential plane, a Falcon 7X government jet and Hawker 4000, consistent with the directive of President Muhammadu Buhari, that plane within the Presidential Air Fleet needs to be lowered to chop down on waste.

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The federal government additionally mentioned some plane within the fleet could be handed over to the Nigeria Air Power for its operations. It couldn’t be confirmed if this had been finished.

In accordance with the Presidency, the PAF has 10 plane and so they embody Boeing Enterprise Jet (Boeing 737-800 or AirForce One), one Gulfstream 550, one Gulfstream V (Gulfstream 500), two Falcons 7X, one Hawker Sidley 4000, two AgustaWestland AW 139 helicopters and two AgustaWestland AW 101 helicopters.

Experiences mentioned every of the 2 Falcon 7X jets was bought in 2010 for $51.1m, whereas the Gulfstream 550 prices $53.3m.

The Senior Particular Assistant, (Media and Publicity) to the President, Garba Shehu, had but to reply to inquiries on the variety of presidential plane bought thus far, as of the time of submitting this report.

 

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