June 18, 2019 / 3:28 PM / 4 months ago

German government to buy three new Bombardier jets - papers

BERLIN, June 18 (Reuters) - Germany’s government will buy three new Bombardier jets this year, RND newspapers reported on Tuesday, adding that the deal would have a volume of 240 million euros ($268.51 million).

The finance ministry is willing to approve the on-top budget request by the defence ministry to unlock the funds, RND reported, citing a confidential document the finance ministry sent to the budget commission in the lower house of parliament.

Germany’s government fleet, transporting Angela Merkel and ministers around the world, has been grappling with a series of technical incidents and outages over the last months. It has decided to order three new Airbus A350-900 aircrafts in April.

$1 = 0.8938 euros) (Reporting by Tassilo Hummel Editing by Michael Nienaber)

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