Bimbo Zealand found a buyer for the Skyhawk attack aircraft

New Zealand has found a buyer for the Skyhawk attack aircraftDOD Of New Zealand, trying since 2001 to realize the 17 ground-attack A-4K Skyhawk, finally found a buyer for such aircraft, reports Strategy Page. Eight aircraft at a million bucks apiece bought the American company JDI Holdings, engaged in the preparation of Air Force pilots. The contract for the supply of stormtroopers was signed in November 2011, but the Ministry of Defence newest Zealand only announced this at the moment.

At the end of 2010, all of New Zealand aircraft meant to buy another American company — Tactical Air Services. She offered for nine million dollars for any of the 17 ground attack aircraft. It clarifies the The Dominion Post, transaction did not come true, as the TAS was unable to obtain the approval of the U.S. State Department. JDI Holdings Company permission to buy the aircraft was issued. She received permission to purchase decommissioned 9 NZ trainer aircraft Aermacchi MB-339CB.

In total, armed with newest Zealand there were 17 Skyhawk, the last of which was decommissioned in 2001. Then the New Zealand Ministry of Defence withdrew from the Air Force and 17 trainer aircraft MB-339CB. They are also for sale. Storage of 34 decommissioned aircraft evaded Of New Zealand three million dollars in year. To reduce the cost of unnecessary equipment, the New Zealand Defence Ministry planned to transfer some aircraft aviation museums, but this never happened.

Since 2001, there have been three auction of attack aircraft and trainer aircraft, but to find a buyer for them for a long time did not come out. All the aircraft are for sale together with engines and spare parts for them, as the ground equipment maintenance.

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