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The presidential aircraft of Mexico was put on sale by the new president, on his first day as president of Mexico.
The Boeing 787-8 Dreamliner TP-01 “José María Morelos y Pavón” was put on sale by president, Andrés Manuel López Obrador, at the Benito Juárez International Airport in Mexico City, Mexico.
“We are selling all the planes and helicopters that were used by corrupt politicians”, the new President said at a rally in Xalapa, Veracruz, near the end of his first day as president of Mexico.
The aircraft was procured at the end of 2012 at an approximate cost of USD 370 million. It will be sold along with the rest of the 60 government airplanes and 70 helicopters.
In agreement with Boeing, the aircraft is sent to Victorville in Southern California, while waiting for a new owner, on Dec. 3.