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The 2017 edition of the Aerospace Fair. The 2017 edition of the Aerospace Fair.

70 government aircraft for sale will be on display at Aerospace Fair

The biennial fair takes place at the Santa Lucía air force base in México state

The 70 airplanes and helicopters that the federal government intends to sell will be on display at the 2019 Aerospace Fair from April 24-27 at the Santa Lucía air force base in México state.

Defense Secretary Luis Cresencio Sandoval told a press conference today that personnel will be on hand to give detailed information about each aircraft.

“Those that are interested in buying these aircraft will be able to see for themselves their characteristics and the state they’re in.”

President López Obrador has predicted the aircraft sale will generate revenue of 10 billion pesos (US $524 million). Included in that total is the sale of the former presidential plane, a Boeing Dreamliner 787.

The fair, held every two years, is intended to encourage growth in the national aerospace industry. In 2017 it drew 471 exhibitors from 34 countries.

Canada will be the event’s guest country of honor.

The fair will be open from 9:00am to 5:00pm on each of the four days. An air show will be held on the fourth day between 10:00am and 2:00pm.

Source: El Financiero (sp), López-Dóriga Digital (sp)

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