Argentina’s new presidential aircraft, a Boeing 757, was spotted with its new livery at Dallas Love Field Airport (DAL) in Texas, the United States.
The aircraft, a Boeing 757 registered as ARG-01, was seen arriving at DAL from Salina Regional Airport (SLN), a regional airport in Kansas where, according to planespotters.net data, it was stored between March 31 and May 17, 2023.
According to ch-aviation.com data, the Rolls-Royce RB211-powered Boeing 757 was initially delivered to Iberia in April 2000 and was used by the airline until 2005. Between 2005 and 2022, Fun Air, a manufacturer of inflatable water toys for superyachts, owned the aircraft, which was registered as N757AG. The company now owns a Boeing Business Jet (BBJ) 737, registered as N737AG.
C&L Aerospace helped the government of Argentina to acquire the VIP-configured Boeing 757 in exchange for the country’s older presidential 757. According to a statement issued by the company on April 13, 2023, it completed the sale of the new aircraft to “the Secretary General of the Presidency of Argentina for the purpose of presidential travel” by taking the existing presidential Boeing 757 “as a trade”.
According to C&L Aerospace, the new aircraft can seat up to 39 passengers, and features a bedroom and two other rooms.
“We were happy to assist one of our principal customers in acquiring this critical asset for their government,” said Martin Cooper, the Senior Vice President of Sales at C&L Aerospace. “The nature of our business and the emphasis we put on the relationships we have with our customers lends itself well to helping solve their complex problems and support needs.”
The previous presidential 757, registered as T-01, was delivered new to Fuerza Aérea Argentina (the Argentine Air Force) with a pair of Rolls-Royce RB211 engines in July 1992. C&L Aerospace is now selling the “low-time” 757 in an as-is condition.