PM’s Office Reconsidering an Israeli ‘Air Force One’ for Official Gov’t Use


Natanyahu still considering recommendationdespite viability of purchasing an aircraft having already been verified and even recommended, The reason: A NIS 30 million ($8.3 million) price tag that would only pay for itself in five years, and fear of public scorn.

Shlomo Cesana and Israel Hayom Staff

The Prime Minister’s Office is evaluating the possibility of purchasing an airplane for Israel’s top politicians similar to the U.S.’ Air Force One. The goal of the purchase would be to allow official work to be done during flights and to meet the needs of the prime minister, president and various officials who would be on board. If the plane is to be purchased, it would be fitted with special communications systems, office equipment and an anti-missile defense system.