Azerbaijan, Baku, Jan. 23 / Trend V. Zhavoronkova/
The British AeroSpace (BAE) Systems Asset Management (now Falko), previously part of BAE Systems Company, will not supply the new airport of separatist Nagorno Karabakh's airport with aircrafts, the company's representative David Dorman told Trend.
Armenian media previously reported that the separatist Nagorno Karabakh's airport will be serviced by aircrafts produced by British AeroSpace Company.
"I can categorically state that these reports are totally false," Dorman said. "At no time has the previous BAE Systems company or the new Falko company sold or leased any of its aircraft into either Azerbaijan or Armenia or separatist Nagorno-Karabakh."
He added that there are "absolutely no sales discussions going on between these territories and Falko".
But, Dorman mentioned that there are plenty of third-party sellers and lessors of these aircraft in the market and neither BAE Systems nor Falko have any control over where these other parties may sell or lease aircraft.
He said independent aircraft movement database organization Ascend Worldwide does not have any record of BAE Systems-built aircraft in service in any of these territories.
The conflict between the two South Caucasus countries began in 1988 when Armenia made territorial claims against Azerbaijan. Armenian armed forces have occupied 20 per cent of Azerbaijan since 1992, including the Nagorno- Karabakh region and seven surrounding districts.
Azerbaijan and Armenia signed a ceasefire agreement in 1994. The co-chairs of the OSCE Minsk Group - Russia, France, and the U.S. - are currently holding the peace negotiations.
Armenia has not yet implemented the U.N. Security Council's four resolutions on the liberation of the Nagorno-Karabakh and the surrounding regions.