Sky high pricing - Ukrainian National Aviation University

How much does a trainer aircraft cost?  Do you get discount for volume?  As a government entity, do you go through a foreign unknown finance agency for the funds?

It seems the National Aviation University of Ukraine, on 23rd July, signed a contracted with Diamond Finance Services GmbH (Austria) for 7 training aircraft at a cost of Euro 2.85 million - excluding VAT and import taxes etc.  One presumes this is the credit arm of Diamond Aircraft Industries.

To be exact, 5 x DA40 NG Club (refurbished) @ Euro 345,ooo each


and 2 x DA42 NG @ 562,000 each.


If that seems a little pricey - that is because it is!

Shenanigans with the budget? Something seem a little smelly?  Just a bit!