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asked in category: General Last Updated: 4th March, 2020

What plane does the Secretary of Defense use?

Defense Secretary Donald H. Rumsfeld's "flying Pentagon" of choice is an Air Force E-4B aircraft, a highly modified Boeing 747-200 four-engine jet. Known as the National Airborne Operations Center, the plane boasts sophisticated communications equipment as well as the capability to be refueled in flight.

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Also, what plane does Secretary of State use?

The C-32 provides transportation for United States leaders to locations around the world. The primary users are the Vice President of the United States (using the distinctive call sign "Air Force Two"), the First Lady, and the Secretary of State.

Beside above, what is the Doomsday Plane used for? The Doomsday Plane is an unofficial denomination of a class of aircraft which is used as an Airborne Command Post in an event of nuclear war, disaster or other large scale conflict that threatens key military and government infrastructure.

In this regard, what plane does the PM use?

In November 2015, it was announced the government would fit VIP seating to a Royal Air Force Airbus Voyager A332 aircraft for use for carrying the prime minister, government officials and members of the Royal Family.

What is an e4b plane?

The aircraft is a Boeing E4B, a military modified version of the Boeing 747-200. To put that into perspective, Air New Zealand's 747 -200s, which they first flew in 1981, were retired from the airlines fleet in 2000 at the age of 19 years. The E4B is still flying at the ripe old age of 45 years.

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