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Air Force Said To Be On Verge Of US$1 Billion Deal For Trainer Aircraft

June 20 2011


The Swiss Pilatus Aircraft company is about to finalize a record deal with the Indian air force for 75 PC-7 trainers, Agence France-Presse reports.

The potential deal is worth 850 million francs ($1 billion), according to the Swiss daily Le Temps, which broke the story.

The order could eventually be extended to as many as 200 of the single-engine turboprop planes, according to the Swiss paper.

Pilatus declined to comment on the report.

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