|Quoting Humberside (Reply 7):|
Yes. Should be replaced by A330's in the next few years
|Quoting Wingscrubber (Reply 10):|
He shouldn't have his own plane, there's enough controversy about the royals flying around - anybody remember recently the complaints from all the environmental activists about prince harry(?) catching a lift in an RAF Hawk on a routine training sortie?
|Quoting GDB (Reply 9):|
No, lovely aircraft though it is, the VC-10's age is dictating it's (overdue) replacement.
It was built in small numbers compared to the DC-8 and 707, was out of production first, two long term support headaches there for a start.
|Quoting Crox1 (Reply 13):|
Why waste hard earned tax payers money on a plane just for Blair?
|Quoting Moparman (Reply 14):|
shouldn't have to discuss political implications, responsibilites, and viewpoints demanding an aircraft, not for Blair, but the British PM.
|Quoting Wingscrubber (Reply 18):|
Blair deserves his own plane because he's the PM? I don't see your argument
|Quoting Shamrock350 (Reply 17):|
he was told by someone to "stop wasting his time on little jets and buy some real European planes from Airbus"
|Quoting Moparman (Reply 20):|
Not just Blair, but any PM deserves a VIP transport to carry him to official business abroad. Chartering a DC-8 is something that, while I would like to fly on one, it is not fitting....
|Quoting Boeingfanyyz (Reply 27):|
Then what does Her Majesty use?
|Quoting Tu114 (Reply 28):|
As mentioned further up the page there are a small number of RAF BAe 146s that are often used for transporting the Queen
|Quoting Tu114 (Reply 28):|
seem to remember that on her last trip to Canada the Canadian government sent a plane for
|Quoting Boeingfanyyz (Reply 29):|
It seems kind of weird that the POTUS has his own plane, while (arguably) the most powerful person in the world does not!
|Quoting AIRCANL1011 (Reply 32):|
She has as much power in the UK as Britney Spears does in the US.
|Quoting AIRCANL1011 (Reply 35):|
As Tony Blair is the Prime Minister and the head of the party that was actually chosen by the people and not just forced upon them,
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