‘Boris Force One’ lands in Bermuda
A British aircraft used for official government and Royal transport has called on Bermuda.
The Airbus A330 multi-role tanker transport, operated by the Royal Air Force, touched down at LF Wade International Airport at 6pm yesterday from Las Vegas.
According to the International Flight Network, the aircraft, registered ZZ336, is one of ten MRTTs operated for the Royal Air Force by contractor AirTanker Services.
While the MRTT is an aerial refuelling tanker aircraft, this model has a “unique cabin configuration” from the rest of the fleet and a Union Jack tail which has led to it being nicknamed “Boris Force One”.
IFN states: “Featuring 58 business class and 158 economy seats, this allows the aircraft to transport Government ministers and members of the Royal Family to wherever the mission requires.
“When not being used for official business, the aircraft reverts to its conventional role as an air-to-air refuelling jet and transporter for the Royal Air Force.”
The Royal Gazette has sent a request for details to Government House.
A spokeswoman said the aircraft was “en route to the UK from the US as part of an exercise”.
She added: “The stopover is a mandatory procedure for flights making long haul trips.”
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