The government park of the Republic of Italy was replenished with a leader of Airbus A340-500 who is intended for visits of the prime minister of the country Matteo Renzi. The I-TALY aircraft which will operate Aeronautica Militare (Italian Air Force) has been acquired in the secondary market and after almost semi-annual customization is ready to performance of runs. Earlier the liner of 2006 was operated by the Etihad Airways company.
Now the Aeronautica Militare park consists of three Airbus A319-115(CJ) aircrafts, five Falcon 900, two Falcon 50, two AW139, four ATR P-72A MPA (72-212A) and four Boeing 767-2EY(ER). For transportation of members of the government only Airbus A319-115(CJ), 2000, 2003 and 2006, 36-48 passengers designed for transportation, and also Falcon 900 (16 places), Falcon 50 (9 places) and AW139 were used until recently (to 11 places).
Airbus A340-500 airplane cost taking into account modernization of salon has made about 200 million euros. It is remarkable that at official visits of Matteo Renzi was used until recently by the Airbus A330 airplane of Alitalia national airlines.
The main otlichitelnost of the Airbus A340-500 liner is range of non-stop flight which makes nearly 16500 km. The former owner of the airplane – Etihad Airways – carried out on it “business runs”, including nonstop from Abu Dhabi to Tokyo and Melbourne.
We will remind that Airbus Corporate Jets in response to growth of interest in widebody corporate airplanes has developed a new passenger cab of Gala for A330 and A340. In this development the company plans to establish a bedroom, the working area and a conference room on the basis of ready blocks. It allows to reduce both expenses on re-equipment of the airplane, and terms of works. Time of all works on installation of an interior Gala makes 18 months which 6 months will leave on design and 12 months on installation of equipment.
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