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Pacific Aerospace inks deal with Moscow’s Aeroproject

Hamilton, New Zealand-based Pacific Aerospace has agreed to a deal worth $NZD 88 million ($AUD 68.97) to deliver 37 of its P750 XSTOL aircraft.

37 planes will be provided in the next five years to the Russian Aeroproject 751, which has favourably compared the P750 to Russia’s Kalashnikov assault rifle.

The planes will be the first light aircraft to operate in Russia’s general aviation sector.

"It has very good construction, very good technology, is very simple, not a big price and needs minimum service and maintenance – like a Kalashnikov," Aeroproject’s Vladimir Zhelezniak told Fairfax’s www.stuff.co.nz.

Pacific Aerospace was originally established by the US military to assist its Pacific campaign in WWII.

Image: australianaviation.com.au

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