PREMIUMChartered presidential plane only for long-haul flights

first_imgFacebook LOG INDon’t have an account? Register here Forgot Password ? Log in with your social account Google Topics : Linkedin Aviation experts commended the government’s decision to charter a wide-body aircraft from flag carrier Garuda Indonesia as a presidential aircraft for long-haul flights considering that President Joko “Jokowi” Widodo is not known to frequently visit foreign countries that require long-range aircraft.Currently the presidential aircraft is a Boeing Business Jet (BBJ) 2 which is based on a Boeing 737-800 commercial aircraft, and is currently undergoing routine maintenance.A picture circulated recently on social media showing one of Garuda’s Boeing 777-300ER sporting the red and white presidential livery. The picture prompted speculation that President Jokowi would fly in a new presidential aircraft.“The [Boeing 737-800] airplane could only fly for five to six hours, covering a distance similar to a Jakarta to Hong Kong commercial flight. A 14-hour f… Jokowi presidential-plane presidents Pramono-Anung aircraft Boeing Boeing-777-300ER Garuda-Indonesialast_img read more