After some changes to its appearance, the old presidential aircraft, a Boeing 787-8 DreamlinerEarly this Sunday, May 14, flew from California to Dushanbe airport in Tajikistan.
President’s plane trying to sell after years acquired by Felipe CalderonUsed by Enrique Peña Nieto and marketed by Andrés Manuel López Obrador, left the country on 28 April to fly to Tajikistan, the country that acquired the aircraft for 1,658 million pesos.
The aircraft is registered as EY-001 and has a new white base paint with green and red lines, as they are the official colors.paintedkistan, In addition, the aircraft has a crown with seven stars, which is the national symbol of that country.
The aircraft departed on flight OMD195 operated by Nomadic Aviation, en route to the Central Asian country for handing over to its new owner. The estimated journey is 15 hours, arriving in the Republic of Tajikistan at approximately 7:30 am local time (8:30 pm CDMX).
Bob Allen, a partner at Nomadic, shared some photos via Twitter showing off the design of the new aircraft.
A few weeks earlier, the Government of Mexico announced the completion of the purchase and sale of the aircraft, which could not be marketed due to its high price and adjustments considered a luxury, commissioned by Peña Nieto.
Who will use the aircraft in Tajikistan?
Everything indicates that the aircraft will be used by Emomali Sharipovich RahmonPresident of Tajikistan.
Emomali Sharipovich Rahmon is a Tajik politician and statesman who has been President of Tajikistan since 1994 and is one of the most influential political leaders in Central Asia.
He has been reelected five times since the late 1990s. He assumed office as President after a civil war ravaged the country.
Emomali Sharipovich Rahmon has led a series of political and economic reforms aimed at stabilizing the country and promoting its development. He has been criticized throughout his tenure restrict freedom of the press and expression as well as for presiding over a political system that is considered totalitarian.