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User currently offlineCOEWRNJ From United States of America, joined Oct 2003, 1064 posts, RR: 19
Posted (10 years 9 months 2 weeks 2 days 14 hours ago) and read 14205 times:

What type of aircraft to other countries use for their leaders (presidents, prime ministers, kings, queens, etc.) and what are they called?

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User currently offlineBA From United States of America, joined May 2000, 11153 posts, RR: 58
Reply 1, posted (10 years 9 months 2 weeks 2 days 14 hours ago) and read 14168 times:

The Prime Minister of Lebanon, Rafik Hariri owns a number of aircraft which also other government officials use.

Below is his 727:


Below is his new 737-700BBJ:


He has a couple of Gulfstreams also:


Here is his personal 777-200ER which he only uses and no one else:





Regards



"Generosity is giving more than you can, and pride is taking less than you need." - Khalil Gibran
User currently offlineCOEWRNJ From United States of America, joined Oct 2003, 1064 posts, RR: 19
Reply 2, posted (10 years 9 months 2 weeks 2 days 14 hours ago) and read 14154 times:

nice. I wish i could have a fleet like that..

Dave


User currently offlineBA From United States of America, joined May 2000, 11153 posts, RR: 58
Reply 3, posted (10 years 9 months 2 weeks 2 days 13 hours ago) and read 14101 times:

Saudi Arabia made him rich. He completed High School and only a little bit of college. Afterwards, he went to Saudi Arabia and became a teacher. He some how started a contracter business and he became acquainted with King Fahad who at that time was just a prince. He was contracted to build a hotel in Taif and built it in a record time and as a result, he became very popular. That's when he started rising and he started several companies that do many things.

Went back to his home country, a rich man, a politician, and a genius.



He's a billionaire now.

Regards



"Generosity is giving more than you can, and pride is taking less than you need." - Khalil Gibran
User currently offlineRjpieces From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 4, posted (10 years 9 months 2 weeks 2 days 13 hours ago) and read 14116 times:

Japan has modified 747-400s. Britain charters planes (usually from British Airways). Several European countries use A310s. Some of Qatars' planes are specifically for VIP flights.

User currently offlinePositive rate From Australia, joined Sep 2001, 2143 posts, RR: 1
Reply 5, posted (10 years 9 months 2 weeks 2 days 13 hours ago) and read 14079 times:

The Australian prime minister uses a combination of different planes- all Air Force. Sometimes he goes in a 707, sometimes a Falcon 900 and he recently started using a 737BBJ.

User currently offlineYqfca From Canada, joined Jun 2001, 156 posts, RR: 0
Reply 6, posted (10 years 9 months 2 weeks 2 days 13 hours ago) and read 14018 times:

King Hussein of Jordan (Not related to Saddam Hussein) flew charcoal black and white L1011-500 that was dressed up inside and out.
He flew it himself and visited various airshows (like Abbotsford) around the world like any spectator.
I real king aviation nut.
May he rest in peace.


User currently offlineGoose From Canada, joined Aug 2003, 1840 posts, RR: 15
Reply 7, posted (10 years 9 months 2 weeks 2 days 13 hours ago) and read 14006 times:

The Canadian Prime Minister and our Governor General fly aboard on a Bombardier Challenger RJ;


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Or sometimes aboard a CC-150 Polaris, better known as an A310;


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"Talk to me, Goose..."
User currently offlineDufo From Slovenia, joined May 1999, 798 posts, RR: 4
Reply 8, posted (10 years 9 months 2 weeks 2 days 13 hours ago) and read 13962 times:

'Small force one'  Smile


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soon to be replaced by the Falcon 2000.




I seriously think I just creamed my pants without any influence from any outside variables.
User currently offlineCarlos Borda From United States of America, joined Dec 2000, 538 posts, RR: 51
Reply 9, posted (10 years 9 months 2 weeks 2 days 13 hours ago) and read 13925 times:

Both the Presidents of Argentina and Mexico use VIP 757s. The Emir of Kuwait has a couple of planes, one of which is a 747-400. And the Venezuelan President likes his VIP transport classic... a 707 which also serves as a tanker.

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User currently offlineUpgradeplease From United States of America, joined Oct 2003, 106 posts, RR: 0
Reply 10, posted (10 years 9 months 2 weeks 2 days 13 hours ago) and read 13912 times:

I think I am in the wrong business!


Is ignorance something you have to practice or were you blessed that way?
User currently offlineORD747CLE From United States of America, joined Nov 2003, 240 posts, RR: 0
Reply 11, posted (10 years 9 months 2 weeks 2 days 13 hours ago) and read 13891 times:

Why does the British gov't charter commercial A/C? They miss out on the amenities that you have in your own A/C. Do they think they are not needed? Does BA keep a few planes charter ready with meeting rooms, showers, etc?

Ord747Cle


User currently offlineFLYSSC From United States of America, joined Aug 2003, 7412 posts, RR: 57
Reply 12, posted (10 years 9 months 2 weeks 2 days 12 hours ago) and read 13867 times:

The best "Air Force One" ever is certainly this one :



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Former french President François Mitterrand (1981-1995),R.I.P, was a big fan of the Supersonic, and used it all the time for all its Official trips abroad.

The Fleet of the "République Française" is composed by 3 Airbus A310-300 (F-RADA,DB,DC )

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2 Airbus A319 ( F-RBFA, FB ) :


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and a few Dassault-Mysteres (Falcon) -20, -50, -900


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Old DC8-72 are still in service, but they are mostly used to carry Military troops.

The A313 can be configured for V.I.P transport (The President, Ministers; etc...) or troops.


User currently offlineDanny From Poland, joined Apr 2002, 3509 posts, RR: 2
Reply 13, posted (10 years 9 months 2 weeks 2 days 12 hours ago) and read 13753 times:

Polish guys still in Tupolevs:

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User currently offlineConcordeBoy From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 14, posted (10 years 9 months 2 weeks 2 days 11 hours ago) and read 13638 times:

The best "Air Force One" ever is certainly this one

In a near-tragic twist of fate... F-BTSC almost destroyed the 744 carrying the French President during its doomed takeoff. In fact, this picture was taken from that same 744. Freaky really.






User currently offlineUSAFHummer From United States of America, joined May 2000, 10685 posts, RR: 52
Reply 15, posted (10 years 9 months 2 weeks 2 days 11 hours ago) and read 13629 times:

Japan uses a 744, Russia an IL-96 (and probably the best looking of all the head-of-state fleets out there IMO)...

Greg



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User currently offlineVRG772 From Brazil, joined Oct 2003, 124 posts, RR: 1
Reply 16, posted (10 years 9 months 2 weeks 2 days 11 hours ago) and read 13599 times:

Brazil's aircraft used by president on International travels is like a joke: an old, dirty, noise 707-300... The ones who travel with president are always joking about this airplane (they say it's scary, old....).
The plane is called "Sucatão", which means "Big Scrap".

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For domestic travels, (an also old, noise) 737-200 is used.

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But, an A330-200 of TAM had already been used by the president in Intl travels

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Rgds,
Julio Big grin



Decolagem Autorizada.
User currently offlineVirginFlyer From New Zealand, joined Sep 2000, 4574 posts, RR: 41
Reply 17, posted (10 years 9 months 2 weeks 2 days 10 hours ago) and read 13580 times:

ConcordeBoy - on that, I recall reading in late 2000 that it was thought F-BTSC may have rotated at an earlier speed, in order to avoid hitting president Chirac's aircraft. The is resulted in the aircraft travelling at a lower speed through the air, and eventually led to the loss of control, and the crash. I guess it is all academic as to whether the Concorde would have survived if it had have been travelling faster...

V/F



"So powerful is the light of unity that it can illuminate the whole earth." - Bahá'u'lláh
User currently offlineBosugadl From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 18, posted (10 years 9 months 2 weeks 2 days 10 hours ago) and read 13557 times:

Apprently Ecuador's President doesn't travel all that far  Smile


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User currently offlineARGinMIA From Argentina, joined Nov 2001, 487 posts, RR: 5
Reply 19, posted (10 years 9 months 2 weeks 2 days 9 hours ago) and read 13501 times:

I would guesses that Brasil had a better Presidential Airplane than Argentina.. well.. thats the only thing tha menem did right !.. Nice to see such a bird representing Argentina


Alto.. Mucho mas alto.. hasta la cumbre
User currently offlineIwantaBBJ From Switzerland, joined Jun 2002, 776 posts, RR: 4
Reply 20, posted (10 years 9 months 2 weeks 2 days 9 hours ago) and read 13445 times:
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Switzerland... Don't laugh  Wink/being sarcastic


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User currently offlineMightyFalcon From Oman, joined Jun 2001, 384 posts, RR: 9
Reply 21, posted (10 years 9 months 2 weeks 2 days 8 hours ago) and read 13397 times:

As for the Sultanate of Oman, a couple of Boeing 747-SPs:


"Oman One" - A4O-SO


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It's said that despite the yet-to-be delivered new model (see below), she'd stay in the fleet as Oman Two and would be heavily upgraded (glass cockpit...)

The new "Oman One"


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"Oman Two" - A4O-SP


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Suffered a bird strike during training about a month ago and has been grounded since.



Regards
MightyFalcon



The sky has no limit...
User currently offlineDstc47 From Ireland, joined exactly 15 years ago today! , 1476 posts, RR: 3
Reply 22, posted (10 years 9 months 2 weeks 2 days 8 hours ago) and read 13345 times:

Ireland has an ageing GIV of the Irish Air Corps (254) used for Presidential and ministerial transport, mostly in connection with EU membership. Should be more widely visible in 2004.

A tender process to replace it (with a BBJ? Airbus?) was abandoned earlier this year, due to supposed lack of money, as was plans to replace the seriously ancient helicopter component of the IAC.

An additional Citation is expected for delivery in advance of the Irish EU Presidency commencing 1 January.


User currently offlineManairport From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 23, posted (10 years 9 months 2 weeks 2 days 8 hours ago) and read 13323 times:

Whilst the UK Prime Minister does use chartered BA aircraft sometimes, the RAF also provides a VC10 for him and other senior government ministers to use on occasion. The Royal family ususally use aircraft from the Royal Flight (a wing of the RAF) for short trips using BAe 146s. Interestingly, a few years ago the Queen travelled to New Zealand on a commercial flight for the first time (ANZ 744). She travelled in first class, paid for by the NZ government, and had the whole cabin to herself!

User currently offlineOd720 From Lebanon, joined Feb 2003, 1925 posts, RR: 32
Reply 24, posted (10 years 9 months 2 weeks 2 days 8 hours ago) and read 13308 times:

The Armenian president currently flies in this Tu-134. Armenia has been using Tu-134s as the President's VIP since 1992.


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25 Post contains links and images BO__einG : Bush's plane: View Large View MediumPhoto © Bo Kim A bunch of other leader's planes: View Large View MediumPhoto © Bo Kim Chirac's Plane: Vi
26 Post contains links and images Pouyazad : Some pictures from Iran: View Large View MediumPhoto © Rolf Wallner View Large View MediumPhoto © Jorgos Tsambikakis View Large View MediumP
27 Zk747 : The Sultan of Brunei use to have more planes then a airline and with his brother Prince Jefri there were evern more. It's all run under the name off S
28 MYT332 : I read a few years ago that the British Govenment were getting an A320 and that the RAF was replacing its VC-10's with A332's. Is this not going ahead
29 Post contains images SA006 : Thabo Mbeki's plane (ther president of South Africa) I'm not too sure if it belongs to the president or to the SAAF Regards SA006
30 YP6370 : Germany: A310 Bombardier Challenger Puma Helicopters Belgium: A310 Dassault Falcon 20/50 Denmark, Croatia: Bombardier Challenger Greece: ERJ-145 Italy
31 Azmi : What does the Queen of England use and does she share it with her PM?
32 YP6370 : The British royal family as well as the Prime Minister and cabinet members use a BAe146 or HS125 for domestic or European flights. For long-haul fligh
33 Solnabo : Kim Yung Ill, the dictator of N-Korea, is he flying with his Il-62?? Beatiful plane! He´s afraid of flying so he takes the train to Moscow or Beijing
34 AZMD80 : Italy AF uses 2 Airbuses 319 cj for presidential and prime minister use. they have sostituited three years ago two old dc9. Are also in use two (with
35 Airbus Lover : Malaysia currently has M53-01 B737-7H6/BBJ M48-02 Bombardier Global Express M37-01 Dassault Falcon 900 M28-01 Fokker 28 In the past: M48-01 Bombardier
36 Post contains images Lehpron : Maybe it is me, but that 737-700 looked kind of attractive to me... Awe geez, ConcordeBoy, I do not want to ever see that pix again. That is like bein
37 L1011Fan : I think AF1's livery is hidious, especially when it's compared to other countries "AF1" livery. I think our AF1 should be red, white, and blue.
38 Post contains images Jaspike : The Queen & Royal Family (and sometimes Tony Blair) use: Reg: ZE701 Josh
39 Post contains images Hoons90 : Korean president flies a 737-300... saw that aircraft a few months ago but missed the opportunity to photograph it.. For long flights, he flies a 747-
40 Post contains images Racko : Germany:
41 Post contains links and images Yqfca : The Netherlands has a Fokker 70 for Queen Beatrix View Large View MediumPhoto © Tim de Groot
42 Post contains links and images Yqfca : Like I said in a earlyer post King Hussein of Jordan (Not related to Saddam Hussein) flew charcoal black and white L1011-500 that was dressed up insid
43 WorldTraveler : don't forget the Pope who I believe uses AZ most of the time but apparently always chartered commercial aircraft.
44 Bmacleod : The CC-150 Polaris, an 310 used by the Canadian PM is also known as "Ottawa One". Guess where they got that idea from?
45 Post contains links and images Brubiac : Belgium: A310-200 CA-01 and CA-02 View Large View MediumPhoto © Serge Bailleul ERJ-135 and ERJ-145 View Large View MediumPhoto © Serge Baill
46 Post contains links and images Steph001 : The Romanian president uses a B707 View Large View MediumPhoto © Alsatian Spotters View Large View MediumPhoto © K.H. Ng View Large View Med
47 Da man : Saudi Arabia operates the last ever built L-1011-500 as a VIP aircraft.
48 ClipperNo1 : I always loved the 'King Hussein One' for its striking colours. There was one very striking scene where it overflew Jerusalem with the King himself on
49 Airways6max : I'm surprised that the British Prime Minister and the Royal family charter commercial aircraft. Surely it would make better sense for them to have the
50 Arsenal@LHR : "Blair Force One" is yet to become a reality, although it could. A 747 would be too big IMO, something like a VIP A340 (If you want to show your solid
51 VS340 : I think it is kind of refreshing to see a government, especially one of a major country, that still charters flights rather than spending huge amounts
52 Post contains images Motorhussy : We like to refer to this as Air Helen... after our beloved Prime Minister.
53 GDB : I think the current arrangement works well, if there is a security issue, the RAF crewed/countermeasures equipped VC-10 is used, anything long haul, w
54 Post contains links and images Commander_Rabb : Are there any helicopters dedicated exclusively to Presidential travel? View Large View MediumPhoto © Tom Turner
55 Post contains links and images Thenoflyzone : Armenia uses the Tu-134 for it's VIP government transportation: View Large View MediumPhoto © Miguel Snoep View Large View MediumPhoto © Cha
56 Post contains links and images SKb : Here is the greek government's ERJ: View Large View MediumPhoto © Propfreak
57 Post contains links and images Sk945 : Sweden har several types of "offical" airplanes used by the Royal family and the goverment. The Gulstream View Large View MediumPhoto © Patrick L
58 Post contains links and images Lionel : Switzerland has some smaller planes but for the small domestic routes they are using helicopters: View Large View MediumPhoto © Bruno Althaus Vie
59 Rb211 : Remember, "Air Force One" is just a call sign.Any aircraft the president steps on is called that unless it's flown by the Navy or Marines. As far as a
60 Post contains links and images Sushka : Macedonia: Z3-BAB View Large View MediumPhoto © Pawel Kierzkowski [epwa_spotters] View Large View MediumPhoto © Renato Burkhart
61 Aeromexico757 : Commander_Rabb: Are there any helicopters dedicated exclusively to Presidential travel? The president of México has like 7 Super Puma and PUma helico
62 AA717driver : On the topic of Switzerland, I used to see Falcons and 757's around Europe and in GVA with the Swiss flag on the tail and no other markings. Are those
63 KBUF737 : There is "Marine One" which is the helicoptor which brings the President right to the white house lawn. I think there are two but I am not sure.
64 Post contains links RA-85154 : Hi Some little more info on Vladimir Putin's fleet: http://www.kremlin.ru/eng/articles/transport%20%20.shtml I know the ROSSIYA company had an interne
65 Unicorn : Australia formerly had two 707 aircraft, operated by the Royal Australian Air Force, in a transport configuration, which were used to shift personnel,
66 Cancidas : this pope always travels to a country aboard an alitalia plane but always returns on that countries national carrier.
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