Igor Shuvalov told why his plane disappeared from radar
The First Deputy Prime Minister Igor Shuvalov explained why a private jet, on which he flies, disappeared from the FlightRadar24 database, the public service for tracking aircraft routes.
The Swiss operating company, which provides services to business jet, insisted on removal the Bombardier Global Express, tail number MVQBI, from FlightRadar24. The official said this at a closed conference in Rambler.
According to Shuvalov, it was done for security reasons, because the constant awareness of the aircraft flights was rendered by the company as "indirect call to do something with it," Shuvalov told reporters.
In addition, the Deputy Prime Minister said that he has sufficient knowledge of the law to not break the legislation, referring to the aircraft acquisition and payment of its flights. The Alexei Navalny's FBK interest to his person the official explained with a high position, which he occupies.
Recall that in July this year the FBK published the investigation dedicated to the luxurious aircraft of Igor Shuvalov. On the basis of Flighradar24 data the FBK showed how the wife of the Deputy Prime Minister carries their dog breed Welsh Corgi Pembroke to different exhibitions.
Then the presence of the aircraft was confirmed by Olga Shuvalova; moreover, two weeks later the chief editor of Echo of Moscow Alexei Venediktov told that the business jet does not belong to the official, but to his son. According to him, Shuvalov and his wife lease aircraft and regularly pay for each of their flights from their own pocket.
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