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Cyprus' Air Force 1 ready for delivery (correction)

See the EMB-135LR dressed up in unmistakable Cypriot colors

The EMB-135LR, touted as Cyprus' Air Force 1, is ready for delivery.  The presidential aircraft was gifted to Cyprus by the Hellenic Republic as a token of appreciation for Cyprus' help in fighting the devastating fires in Mati in 2018.

The donation of the aircraft was officially announced by Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis during a press conference at the Presidential Palace in Cyprus a few months ago when he was on an official visit to the country.

The EMB-135LR

This specific EMB-135LR aircraft will serve the transportation needs of the President of the Republic, the Minister of Foreign Affairs and possibly the Speaker of the Parliament. It is billed as a VIP (VIP) aircraft with a capacity of 32 passengers.

 Technical specifications

  • Crew: 4 (pilot – co-pilot – engineer – flight attendant)
  • Manufacturer Company: EMBRAER
  • Engines: 2 Turbofan ROLLS ROYCE, type AE3007A1P, thrust 2×8169 lb
  • Wingspan: 20.04 m
  • Length: 26.33 m
  • Ceiling: 37000 ft
  • Maximum Speed: 0.78 Mach
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