On top of moving faster and wasting less time, it’s easier to get work done in the air when you’re alone. Even in first or business class, Cass pointed out, it’s risky to have confidential conversations, because you don’t know who may be around.
So the next time you wonder why companies spend tens of millions to buy their own jets instead of putting employees on commercial fights, know that it’s not about creature comforts. It’s about saving time and money. Wink wink. Ha ha
We’re going to talk about the top 10 best presidential planes in Africa. Prepare for an interesting virtual journey inside and outside each one of the following magnificent aircrafts owned by African leaders.
10. Angola President’s Plane (Embraer ERJ-135)
After the Embraer EMB-120 Brasilia crash in 2011, Angola’s president now flies in a more superior Embraer ERJ-135. The ERJ-135 COSTS ABOUT $16 million which is obviously a far cry from Nigeria presidents Boeing 737. What makes this plane superior however is its engine – 2 X Rolls_Royce which has a power of 7400 lbf. The plane has a maximum cruising speed of 834 km/h. The Embraer breed of airplanes is manufactured and assembled in Brazil.
9.South Africa Presidential Plane (C130)
8.Kenya President’s Jet (Fokker 70)
7.Ghana President’s Official Plane (Falcon 900 Ex Easy)
Talk of luxury and speed all packaged together and President John Mill’s plane comes to the
foresight. The three engine supersonic jet enjoys an extended range of 9000 kilometers which simply means that it can stay airborne for up to 13 hours. According to a Ghanaian newspaper, the Falcon 900 cost $37 million.
6.Egypt Presidential Plane (Air Bus A340)
4.Algeria President’s Plane (A340-500)
Algeria’s president rides in a gigantic A340-500 private jet that runs on four engines. Normally, the plane is supposed to carry about 150 passengers but this one is customized to cater for the presidents luxury needs. It has a private bedroom, a fully equipped shower room and high quality finish. A340 can last airborne for up to 14 hours, non-stop.
3.Nigeria President Official Plane (Boeing 737)
Goodluck Jonathan, the flamboyant West African leader, flies in a luxurious plane dubbed Eagle One. According the reliable sources, the plane cost the ordinary Nigerian taxpayer a whopping $390 million. A sneak peek to this revered plane shows that the Airbus is incorporated with ground-breaking technologies that ensure Goodluck is safe on air. Boeing 737 is categorized as a medium-range narrow-body airliner, an uprecedented level of efficiency and a breath-taking interior.
The ever-controversial Robert Mugabe’s plane is not a surprise member of our top 10 list of African President’s jets. Although Zimbabwe is conspicuously absent in the top 10 list of African rich nations, Uncle Bob’s plane is one of the most expensive on Africa’s soil. Accordingly, the plane cost the Zimbabwean tax payer a cool $400 million. The country has so far struggled to pay $360 million but still has a debt of $40 million to meet. The super jet has a maximum cruising speed of 858 km/h making it one of the fastest in this part of the world. This not to mention its plush interiors that make it fit for royalty.
1.Morocco King’s Plane (Boeing 747-400)
So now you know who calls the shots when it comes to flying in Africa. That’s our official list of the top10 best presidential planes in Africa.