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Air force training aircraft acquisition went horribly wrong – the machine in worse shape than was thought, additional count to a million

as Used purchased air force training planes came to the Finland clearly the previous estimate but more expensive.

the Grob G115E aircraft, technology upgrading has received three million additional bill. The data shows the government's latest supplementary budget show (you move to another service).

the air force staff of the planning department replied to the additional expenses relating to questions yle the e-mail.

the design according to the department, the additional cost due to the fact that aircraft structures were revealed the alleged the poor condition of more. This became clear only after the machines were reviewed extensively in Finland.

So that planes can be used safely, modernization has been included already in the previously agreed to modifications in addition to the aircraft inspection, maintenance and repairs.

– This will cause additional work and an additional amount of money need to an average of about 100 000 per machine per, the planning department will be told.

the additional cost, including machinery modernization is now paying a total of 17.5 million euros.

the Original modernization plan according to the machinery was to be installed, including a new radio and the screen, which allows to teach the current navigation methods. These and later occurring additional work has responded to the state-owned company patria subsidiary of Patria Aviation.

the design according to the department, the modernisation work at the site, are well advanced and the air force commander has already approved the machines for educational use.

Machines came off the cheap from the Uk

Finland decided 28 used Grob-prop plane acquisition in 2016. The transaction value was approximately 6.6 million euros, and the price was considered cheap. The German-made machines were previously in the British air force flight training use.

grobe in training future fighter pilots. They replaced the Valmet manufacturers, already in the early 1980s until used L-70 Vinka -training machines.

the Two-seater Grob similar flight characteristics and performance very much Vinkaa.

Grob aircraft is scheduled to begin flight training next year. Then use is still also Vinka equipment, so next year let's fly overlap both aircraft types.

see also:

German aircraft manufacturer put pressure on the Finnish defence forces, training aircraft acquisition

These machines are training future fighter pilots – Military buy 28 used workout machine.

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