Quote: "The RFI lists three options - a dedicated aircraft for these official flights, a dual-use aircraft that will be operated by an airline between the official flights, and a long-term agreement with an airline, under which one of its aircraft will be converted to VIP configuration at short notice.
The operator must be an Israeli company, the RFI dictates, and the requirement is for an aircraft able to carry up to 120 passengers in a three-class configuration. The front section will be modified to include an office with secure communications systems, a bedroom and other facilities and systems.
The RFI includes an option for a dual-use aircraft that will be operated by the Israeli air force."
120 pax in three sections - with Club seating? Suggests 767/787/A330 at least.
You could be right, Keesje. But I still think the Israel-1 will be a dedacated airplane and not swapped out to the tanker or cargo mission when not used as a VIP transport. The VIP airplane would require unique comm suit than the military would not usually need.