Polish Ministry of Defence signs for two Gulfstream G550s
Gulfstream Aerospace has announced that the Polish Ministry of National Defense has signed an agreement to purchase two Gulfstream G550 aircraft. The aircraft will be configured for VIP transport and will be delivered in 2017.
The purchase follows the loss of the Polish Air Force Tupolev Tu-154 near Smolesnk, Russia, in 2010 - an accident that killed all 96 people on board, including Polish president Lech Kaczynski. Two Tu-154s were used for government transport at the time. In the intervening period, two Embraer 170s have been used for VIP missions.