segunda-feira, 7 de fevereiro de 2011

HL7465 - Governo da Coreia - Boeing 747-4B5

HL7465 - Governo da Coreia - Boeing 747-4B5

Enquanto não chega seu novo avião presidencial para longas distância, o governo da Coréia do Sul arrendou da Korean Air Lines em março de 2010 um Boeing 747-400.
O primeiro vôo deste gigante ocorreu em 08/09/2001, o que no mundo da aviação pode-se considerá-lo como um "novo" ou um semi-novo para os mais exigentes.
O projeto de aquisição de uma nova aeronave, tornou-se público no inicio de 2007, tendo em vista que o vetusto 737-300 tornou-se ineficaz por sua limitada capacidade de pax (em torno de 40) e pouca autonomia.
O governo Sul Coreano tem enfrentado resistência interna pela Assembléia Nacional em aprovar o orçamento e efetivar o negócio, mas fontes militares já dão como certo que o eleito será mesmo o novíssimo 747-800 ou um 777, em virtude desta "escancarada" preferência pelos aviões da Boeing a EADS desistiu de apresentar sua proposta.


terça-feira, 18 de janeiro de 2011


segunda-feira, 17 de janeiro de 2011


BD-700-1A10 Global Express aircraft LONDON HEATROW MAR 2010 (ZS-XRS)

S.Africa based luxury jets owned by RPF- Nshuti May 28, 2010
Posted by Business Daily in Uncategorized.

Luxurious Bombardier jet

By Marcel Museminari

Rwandan President Paul Kagame’s political party RPF and not the government of Rwanda owns mystery South Africa based luxury jets reported in the South African newspaper Sunday Times of Feb 14, 2010, Business Daily can now reveal.

At the time the South African newspaper had reported that ‘Nyirubutama ( first secretary Rwandan Embassy South Africa) said he was appointed as one of the directors of Repli Investments to allow the government to have a say in the operations of the aircraft “for security reasons”.

He said his government had decided to base the jets in South Africa because his country did not have the “skills, expertise or knowledge” to maintain them. Both were available for charter when not needed by the Rwandan government.’

One of the directors named in the plane saga, presidential advisor Manasseh Nshuti recently told Business Daily that the planes belonged to RPF’s trading arm Tri-Star recently renamed Crystal Ventures.
Challenged if the money to buy the planes could actually have been pilfered from the Central bank BNR, Manasseh Nshuti replied, “there is no way any money to buy those planes – (price tag USD50million each) – could leave the treasury without the World Bank officials embedded in the Central Bank BNR raising alarm,” he told this reporter.

The money came ‘from clean sources.’ he said, including the sale of shares owned by Tri-Star in MTN Uganda and Rwanda and ‘which were substantial by the way,’ Manasseh Nshuti added. Tri-Star or Crystal Ventures have since divested in MTN Rwanda and Uganda and the mystery luxury planes explain where the millions of shares from MTN had been re-invested.

Manasseh Nshuti also debunked the idea that the vast wealth of Tri-Star would be the source of conflict among top RPF members including the top army officers who have since fled, such as Gen. Kayumba Nyamwasa and Karegeya.

He said the original RPF fund was a war chest that helped the ‘liberation war’ and was only managed efficiently. Most ventures are strategic ‘to sustain the national rebuilding effort at whatever cost’ implying that ‘some ventures are not profitable.’

But Kayumba Nyamwasa without pointing a finger at who exactly owns the planes, in the May 29, BBC Imvo n’Imvano talk show preferred to say ‘they are owned by the one who rides in them,’ an indirect reference to President Paul Kagame. Kayumba Nyamwasa accuses Kagame of lack of accountability to the party member claiming that even the RPF party secretary does not know about much about party finances.

It is unlikely that that Kagame or any of the named directors would have declared to the Ombudsman; that they own the two planes worth USD100 million or more this after Kayumba Nyamwasa furnishes new information (believable) that the plane are now fitted with anti-missile technology.

Instead, the luxury planes explain the sophistication of the RPF strategy. President Kagame needs efficient and secure air travel in a country with a history of shooting down a president’s plane with missiles. The national budget and embedded World Bank officials in the Central Bank cannot allow it. So RPF goes to its war chest, buys a world class jet fitted with anti-missile technology


VP-BEN - BD-700-1A10 aeronaves Express Global ZURIQUE JAN 2006
BD-700-1A10 Global Express aircraft ZS-XRS LANSERIA SOUTH AFRICA MAR 2009

TOP OF THE RANGE: One of a pair of ultra-luxury jets owned by the Rwandan government at Lanseria airport Picture: Sean Mowatt.

The pair of Bombardier Global Express BD-700 jets – with a new price tag of $50-million each – was acquired in 2003 and 2008, respectively. Both are available for charter when not needed by the Rwandan government.

Aviation experts say the XRS is capable of flying “halfway around the world without refueling”. It is one of the biggest business-class jets available. Paul Kagame uses it often to go to visit his son who is studying in the US.

Kagame controls the finances of the RPF party which is now reputed to be the richest organization in East and Central Africa. It has invested money in banking, mining, and import and export business. He is accountable to no one. His wife is alleged to control the production and export of flowers. Farming areas for food production have been turned into flower farmland.



Rwanda is this week expected to release the findings of an investigation by UK defence experts into the causes of the April 6, 1994 air crash that killed president Juvenal Habyarimana and his Burundian counterpart Cyprian Ntaryamira, triggering off a 100-day genocide in which nearly a million Rwandans, mainly Tutsi, died.

quinta-feira, 23 de dezembro de 2010

domingo, 29 de agosto de 2010

Madagascar - Government Boeing 737-74U(BBJ)

Government Boeing 737-74U(BBJ)
Belgium 4-January-2009