2 Retired Japan Govt Planes to Be Sold for 1.3 B. Yen

Society

Tokyo, May 17 (Jiji Press)--Two Japanese government planes that retired in March will be sold to an industrial waste disposal firm in June for about 1.3 billion yen, it was learned on Friday.

Fujinomiya, Shizuoka Prefecture-based Econecol Inc. won its bid for the government aircraft in March, Air Self-Defense Force sources said.

"We want to breathe new life into the planes by selling them in foreign countries," a company official said.

The planes went into use in 1993 as the first Japanese government planes.

Visiting 269 locations in 100 countries on 349 mission flights under ASDF operation, the planes' total travel distance is 14.6 million kilometers, equivalent to 365 times around the world.

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