Panama: New Presidential Airplane for $17.9 Million

The direct purchase of the aircraft was authorized by the Air Transport Authority, for use in official presidential voyages.

Wednesday, September 9, 2009

A resolution by the Authority green lights the negotiation of a loan with HSBC Bank to finance the purchase.

"The contract will be signed with U.S. Hawker Beechcraft Corporation, but the specific model is still not known", reports newspaper Panamá América.

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Honduran Airline Introduces New Plane

July 2009

Aerolíneas Sosa presented its new plane, the SAP340-B, with capacity for 33 passenger and 3 crew members.

Juan Antonio Sosa, president of the airline, indicated that the SAP340-B will fly from La Ceiba to San Pedro Sula and Tegucigalpa.

Tiempo.hn quoted Sosa's declarations: "...this millionaire investment aims to modernize our fleet and support the development of the country, specially in La Ceiba, since this institution was born in and grew in this locality."

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