Being the first person of a country requires an appropriate transport to air travel from one destination to another rapidly and comfortably enough. Do you want to find out what are the jets that presidents choose for such trips? Get an insight into the world‘s most luxurious and expensive aircraft.
USA – Boeing VC-25, Air Force One
The special features of this aircraft are that it is a double-decker, has medical refueling system and a security system repulses against attacks. The length of the Air Force One is 70 meters with a maximum speed of 1000 km/h.
The Russian Federation – Ilyushin IL-96-300PU
It came at a cost of around $500 million when factoring in the plush interiors and high-tech security. The weight of the aircraft is around 270 tonnes, the service ceiling is 12,000 meters and the wingspan stretches 65 meters.
People‘s Republic of China – Boeing 747-400
The government is leasing the aircraft from Air China (0753) so there is a possibility to get a seat where the president has sat. The special feature of this Boeing is that it is highly secretive and has flexible interiors.
The Federal Republic of Germany – Airbus 340-313X VIP
Carrying nearly 150 passengers and costing an amount of $300 million, the Airbus A340-313X VIP – or Konrad Adenauer – is an impressive specimen. It was actually purchased from Lufthansa (LHAB) (LHA) before being reconfigured for a VIP setting. It has added fuel tanks that allow it to fly for 13,500 km without stopping.
France – Airbus 330-200
This Airbus has a private suite complete with shower and other necessities. The president can get down to business at any point with internet access that reaches over 10,000 meters above the ground. The cost of this aircraft is $270 million.