Air Force One, Boeing's Most Advanced Aircraft Used by President Joe Biden to the G20 Summit

Air Force One, Boeing's Most Advanced Aircraft Used by President Joe Biden to the G20 Summit
Air Force One, Boeing's Most Advanced Aircraft Used by President Joe Biden to the G20 Summit

Washington - The Air Force One aircraft carrying the President of the United States (US) Joe Biden arrived in Bali to attend the G20 Summit on 15-16 November 2022. This Boeing's most advanced aircraft was specially designed only for the US President.

Air Force One aircraft itself is one of the official vehicles of the US president who is quite famous. The Boeing-type aircraft also regularly takes the number one person in the United States on his state visits to various parts of the world, including this time to Indonesia. Currently, Air Force One refers to the white and blue planes, specially modified Boeing 747-200Bs with tail codes 28000 and 29000.

Quoted from Avian News, Monday (14/11/2022) Air Force One is one of the most recognized symbols of the presidency. The words "United States of America" ​​were emblazoned with the flag. This aircraft has the privilege of being able to refuel in the air. So it has unlimited reach to take the President wherever he needs to travel.

Air Force One is also equipped with advanced and secure communications equipment. This allows the aircraft to serve as a mobile command center in the event of an attack on the United States. On the inside, Air Force One has 4,000 square feet of space on three levels. There is a spacious suite for the President, containing an office, toilet and conference room.

Most of the rooms are designed like luxury hotels and executive offices. In fact, inside it looks like it doesn't feel like a jet plane. While the lowest level of the aircraft mostly serves as cargo space. Air Force One includes a medical suite that can function as an operating room. There are also doctors who work permanently.

Air Force One is also home to those accompanying the President, namely senior advisers, Secret Service officers, the press, and other guests. However, Air Force One does not fly alone. Several cargo planes accompanied in front of Air Force One to provide vehicles and other services the President needed in remote locations.

In 2018, Boeing Co received a $3.9 billion contract to build two 747-8s for use as Air Force One by the US president, to be delivered in December 2024. The Pentagon said this year that the planes would likely not be delivered. until 2026.

The Boeing 747-8 was designed to be a White House capable of flying in the worst security scenarios, such as nuclear war, and was modified with military avionics, advanced communications and self-defense systems.

Earlier this week, government watchdogs said planes faced the risk of further delays due to a tight labor market for mechanics, and lower-than-expected safety clearance rates. Boeing's need to turn to alternative suppliers for some interior work, also cited by the US Government Accountability Office (GAO) added to the length of the delivery delay.

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