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Sky high pricing – Ukrainian National Aviation University

August 7, 2012

How much does a trainer aircraft cost?  Do you get discount for volume?  As a government entity, do you go through a foreign unknown finance agency for the funds?

It seems the National Aviation University of Ukraine, on 23rd July, signed a contracted with Diamond Finance Services GmbH (Austria) for 7 training aircraft at a cost of Euro 2.85 million – excluding VAT and import taxes etc.  One presumes this is the credit arm of Diamond Aircraft Industries.

To be exact, 5 x DA40 NG Club (refurbished) @ Euro 345,ooo each

DA40NG

and 2 x DA42 NG @ 562,000 each.

DA42NG

If that seems a little pricey – that is because it is!

Shenanigans with the budget? Something seem a little smelly?  Just a bit!

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