Friday, January 26, 2007
Poland seeks VIP aircraft
Poland has launched a tender for VIP aircraft to replace its Soviet-era Yakovlev YAK-40s. The Ministry of Defence is seeking to buy six aircraft, three of which will be configured to accomodate at least 11 passengers, including four in a dedicated VIP area.The three remaining aircraft will each have room for at least 15 passengers. The range requirement is a minimum of 5,000km (2,700nm), although 90% of operations are expected to be within Europe.The aircraft will be operated by the Polish Airforce's special air transport wing from Warsaw's Chopin airbase.