Interior Ministry to buy VIP-liner for $28m?

Interior Ministry to buy VIP-liner for $28m?
Tu-204-300

In May, the agency could not find the contractor and now announced a second tender.⁠

The Ministry of Internal Affairs of Russia does not lose hope to buy a Tu-204-300 passenger plane for 1.7 billion rubles ($28m). The department tried to conduct the purchase in May, but there was no one willing to execute the order and now a repeated tender was announced, RBC reports.

According to the document posted on the site of the state procurement, the aircraft should be released after 2005 and have a resource balance of not less than 19 thousand flight hours and no less than 19 thousand landings at the date of delivery.

The plane with VIP-apartments can transport 55 passengers. At the same time in the first cabin should be located four comfortable seats, as well as the apartments of the "main passenger" with a double bed, wardrobe, toilet module and office.

In the second salon should be placed large stationary tables for negotiations, three comfortable seats and a five-seated sofa. The third salon should consist of business and economy class seats. The airbags of the aircraft must be equipped with toilets, wardrobes, cabinets with electrical equipment and places for flight attendants.

At the same time, Oleg Panteleev, the Executive Director of AviaPort, told the portal that a similar liner can be bought for 1.2 billion rubles ($19.9m).

Applications for participation in the new tender are accepted until July 27, and the auction itself is scheduled for August 7. The passenger liner with VIP-apartments will be bought at the expense of the federal budget within the framework of the state defense order, the document says.

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