Posted On 17 Oct 2012
The Mexican government has confirmed the purchase of a new presidential plane with a cost of $139 million (1,781,027,600.36 pesos).
According to the U.S. aerospace company, Boeing, is a 787-9 Dreamliner aircraft model with capacity for transatlantic flights without stopovers and designed to carry from 250 to 290 passengers. In addition to the purchase price, 100 million more should be added for safety and interior equipment, a total of $239 million.
The presidential plane that will be replaced and which is currently used by President Felipe Calderon, had a cost of $43 million. It has a capacity for 60 passengers and can travel four thousand miles without scales. The new presidential plane would be delivered in mid-2014.