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Pilatus to sign record aircraft deal with India: report

GENEVA, June 18, 2011 (AFP) – Switzerland’s Pilatus Aircraft is about to sign a record deal to supply 75 of its successful PC-7 trainers to the Indian Air Force for 850 million francs ($1 billion), a press report said Saturday. The daily Le Temps, which described the contract as the biggest in the company’s history, said it could eventually be extended to as many as 200 of the single-engined turboprop.

Pilatus declined to comment on the report that the trainer had been selected as the winner of offers invited by India two years ago for a new trainer.

More than 500 PC-7s have been sold across the world to air forces and private customers.

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