Siberian airline to operate Gulfstream IV-SP

 - May 15, 2008, 11:52 AM

Surgut, Siberia-based TyumenAviaTrans (TAT) is scheduled to take delivery of a Gulfstream IV-SP in August and operate it on behalf of the owner, “one of the oil companies based in Tyumen,” according to the airline. The airline said it will become the first of its type to operate in Russia. TAT already operates three corporate-configured Mi-8 helicopters, and it also operates 19 other helicopters (three Mi-26s, 11 Mi-8MVTs and five Mi-8Ts) in U.N. missions in Sierra Lione, Eritrea, Eastern Timor and Western Sahara.