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.
CAF001 Cyprus Air Force ready for delivery... @npanagioto @kmitsotakis @AnastasiadesCY pic.twitter.com/OMcVEQqdM2— Konstantinos Sotiropoulos (@didinos) August 16, 2022
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.
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.
Το Α/Φ EMB-135LR με τα χρώματα της Κυπριακής Δημοκρατίας.— e-Αmyna (@e_amyna) August 17, 2022
(pic via @didinos) pic.twitter.com/WlGMNt6TgJ
- 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