May 6, 2014
Israel to get its own version of Air Force One
The cabinet approved the recommendations of purchase an Air Force One-type plane.
Currently the prime minister and president carry out travels abroad on Israel’s airline carriers, usually EL Al.
But this planes are not equipped with state-of-theart, secure communications systems, depriving the prime minister of the ability to be in touch with Israel when flying abroad.
Since 2001, the country has rented planes from Israeli airline companies for the prime minister’s trips. Until that time an old air force Boeing 707 was placed at his disposal, but it was unable to make a transatlantic flight without stopping to refuel, and was eventually decommissioned.