Home / Aviation News / Presidency affirms sale of Falcon 7x, Hawker 4000 aircraft
Presidential Aircraft Falcon 7x with registration number 5N-FGV

Presidency affirms sale of Falcon 7x, Hawker 4000 aircraft

TWO of the Nigerian presidential fleet aircraft are now up for sale as the federal government has published an advert on a national daily to sell a Falcon 7x and Hawker 4000

The Presidential fleet has no fewer than 10 aircraft and due to economic realities, the present administration finally heeded public outcry as it has advertised the sale of two aircraft and has directed that the bids for them be quoted in US dollars.

According to the advertorial, interested buyers are asked to inspect the Falcon at the presidential wing of the Nnamdi Azikiwe International, Airport, Abuja, and the Hawker at Cessna Zurich Citation Service Centre, Zurich, Switzerland.

Nigerianflightdeck.com learnt that the office of the National Security Adviser (NSA) which put the advert up, is in charge of the sale, and also pointed out that all bids should be quoted in US dollars.

Confirming the planned sale yesterday, Senior Special Assistant to the President on Media and Publicity, Garba Shehu, said that the government is downsizing the presidential Air fleet.

In his statement,  the newspaper advertisements for the sale of two presidential aircraft, a Falcon 7x executive jet and Hawker 4000, were duly authorized by the Presidency.

The statement reads: “This is in line with the directive of President Muhammadu Buhari that aircraft in the presidential air fleet be reduced to cut down on waste.

“When he campaigned to be President, the then APC candidate Muhammadu Buhari, if you recall, promised to look at the presidential air fleet with view to cutting down on waste.

“His directive to a government committee on this assignment is that he likes to see a compact and reliable aircraft for the safe airlift of the President, the Vice President and other government officials that go on special missions. This exercise is by no means complete.

Already, given the plummet of the economy, people are already hailing the move especially as maintenance for each aircraft cost a millions of dollars which is not available as the country is battling to rise above recession.

The Presidential Aircraft Fleet contains aircraft like the Boeing Business Jet (Boeing 737-800), one Gulf-stream 550, one Gulf-stream V (Gulfstream 500) and two Falcons 7X. Others are one Hawker Sidney 4000, two Augusta Westland AW 139 helicopters and two Augusta Westland AW 101 helicopter.

About NigerianFlightDeck

mm
Nigerianflightdeck is an online news and magazine platform reporting business stories with a bias for aviation and travel. It is borne out of the intention to inform, educate as well as alter perceptions with balanced reportage.

Check Also

FAAN initiates AEP review at MMA to hasten emergency response

AS part of efforts to enhance safety of lives and property during incidents and accidents, …

International Operations: Senate heeds Onyema’s call, set to probe multiple designation

Let me make this clear, Air Peace will never be able to combat international aero-politics without the support of the government. We can only combat it if our government supports us. It is a shame that several Nigeria airlines have come here (Dubai) and they were pushed out either through unfair competition or some arm-twisting tactics, it is very unfair. The only plan we have is the plan of sustainability, to sustain our operations to the best of our abilities. That is so far as we can go, if we are not supported. So Air Peace needs the support of everybody.

SON clamps down on importer of N38m substandard galvanized roofing sheets

OVER N38 million worth of substandard galvanized roofing sheet were seized a ware house in …

NATCA inducts new Air Traffic Controllers

PRESIDENT of Nigerian Air Traffic Controllers’ Association Mr Agoro, Abayomi Omotayo has disclosed that the …

Lagos Aviation Academy rates NCAA’s ATO approval as Half Year 2019 milestone

LAGOS Aviation Academy (LAA), has announced that its certification by the Nigerian Civil Aviation Authority …

Leave a Reply

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.

%d bloggers like this:
Skip to toolbar