BONN (Apr. 24)
Israel has sold its first nationally produced aircraft, the Commodore Jet, to the United States for about $950,000, it was disclosed today by Al Schwimmer, managing director of Israel Aircraft Industries which manufactures the executive plane as well as the Arava transport.
Both aircraft are on display at the International Air Show which opened Friday in Hanover. Schwimmer made the sales disclosure in an interview with the German Aviation Show newspaper. He said his company is to produce 15 more Commodore Jets this year and three of eleven already sold have gone to Western European buyers.
The Israeli display at the Air Show covers an indoor area of 260 square meters and an out-door area of 700 square meters. The Israeli exhibit was formally welcomed at the opening by Premier Alfred Kubel of Lower Saxony and by Dr. Karstein Rohwedder, State Secretary of the Lower Saxony Finance Ministry.