The Boeing 747 is the first double-decker, long-haul, wide-bodied passenger airplane in the world. From the moment of production it was the largest aircraft of the civic air force. Even now, its dimensions are impressive.
Similar to Russia’s IL-96-300PU, the extensive modification of the two Boeing 747-200Bs was specifically designed for the President of the United States. The VC-25A has better fuel economy and an increased flight range over the original model. Alterations allowing refuelling of the airliner during flight theoretically allow the aircraft to remain in the sky for an indefinite period of time.
Similar to Vladimir Putin’s IL-96-300PU, Trump’s VC-25A serves as a chief government management centre during prolonged flights. Air Force One has a number of secure communication channels including satellite. The aircraft’s security systems are prepared to protect from standard attacks as well as any unusual occurrences such as targeted electromagnetic impulses. The VC-25A is also equipped with a medical suite that acts as a fully functional operating room.
The first interior of the Boeing VC-25A was designed by Nancy Reagan, the wife of President Ronald Reagan, in an American Southwest style that has since been updated.
Of course, the president is unable to travel alone and is always accompanied by a large retinue. Air Force One has personal space for each of the retinue members. Higher ranks have separate offices at their disposal, while others have a place to work and to rest. There is a separate area for the accompanying news reporters. Altogether, the presidential aircraft is capable of comfortably accommodating 70 passengers and 26 members of the crew.