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The N85VM-N227SV is listed among planes alleged to have been used for extraordinary rendition.

History: N85VM-N227SV

According to Amnesty International (AI) [1], the "Gulfstream IV plane that took Abu Omar to Egypt from Germany after his kidnapping in Italy. Its owners have admitted leasing the plane to the CIA, but have said it is not used exclusively by the agency. There are 488 relevant recorded landings or takeoffs between February 2001 and July 2005.

  • "Registration: owned by Assembly Point Aviation Inc., registered May 1995 in New York State. The aircraft was registered as N85VM until September 2004, when it was re-registered as N227SV. Operated by Richmor Aviation, a company based at the Columbia County airport (Hudson, New York) and Scotia (New York). Richmor Aviation owns or manages a fleet of about 15 business jets.
  • "Landing rights: Richmor Aviation aircraft were permitted to land at US military bases worldwide (expiration February 15, 2005).
  • "Range and capacity: average range of 3,633 nautical miles at 460/582 knots; can transport up to 19 passengers, but it is usually configured for 8/14 passengers."

Confirmed Flights: N85VM-N227SV

"Use of Scottish airports includes: ... recorded movements of N85VM-N227SV, Gulfstream IV plane, include one stop at Edinburgh, two at Glasgow, and 10 at RAF Leuchars in Fife." See page 41 of the Amnesty International report. [2][3]

Aircraft Profile

The following is the aircraft profile for N227SV:

Manufacturer: Gulfstream Aerospace
Model: G-IV
Year built: 1991
Serial Number (C/N): 1172
Mode S Code: 50376246
Aircraft Type: Fixed wing multi engine
Amateur-Built: No
Number of Seats: 22
Number of Engines: 2
Engine Type: Turbojet
Engine Manufacturer and Model: Rolls-royc TAY 611SER

Certification Class: Standard
Certification Issued: 2001-01-25
Air Worthiness Test: 1997-11-20
Last Action Taken: 2005-06-09

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