Ex-Japan Govt Plane Up for Online Sale at 28 M. Dollars

Politics

Tokyo, Aug. 16 (Jiji Press)--One of the two Japanese government planes that were decommissioned in March has been put up for sale on an online market for used aircraft at 28 million dollars.

On the Controller website are images of the Boeing 747-400, and a bedroom and a conference room in the aircraft, as well as a message from the seller, CSDS Aircraft Sales & Leasing of the United States, claiming that the plane "has been maintained to the highest possible standard" and "looks like a factory new aircraft."

The aircraft leasing company also said that the plane is good for VIPs and one of the Boeing 747-400s with shortest flying hours in the world.

The aircraft, along with its backup, went into use in 1993 as the first official government plane in Japan.

It flew across the world carrying dignitaries including former Japanese Emperor Akihito, who now holds the title of Emperor Emeritus, and prime ministers of the country.

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