South Korea’s new presidential jet entered service Saturday for a three-nation journey by President Moon Jae-in to the Center East. Code One is the identify of the Republic of Korea Air Pressure (ROKAF) plane which carries the President of South Korea. South Korea’s Yonhap information company reported that the brand new presidential aircraft, a Boeing 747-8i, was positioned in fee Thursday. Moon and his entourage flew aboard the brand new Code One for an eight-day journey to the United Arab Emirates, Saudi Arabia and Egypt.

In 2020, the federal government signed a five-year contract with Korean Air Traces Co. to lease the brand new aircraft. Beneath the 300 billion received (US$252.7 million) deal, Korean Air Traces offers pilots, crew members, mechanics, in addition to a back-up aircraft of the identical kind for the president’s abroad journeys. The 213-seat aircraft was geared up with numerous safety and communication gadgets, in addition to {hardware} to enhance its protection in opposition to exterior assaults, resembling missiles, whereas new engines elevated its cruising pace and most complete vary.


The Boeing 747-8 is a wide-body airliner developed by Boeing Business Airplanes, the most important variant of the 747. The stretched 747 Superior was launched because the 747-8 on November 14, 2005, for a market forecast of 300 plane. The Boeing 747-8 is the one plane manufactured within the U.S. when absolutely missionized meets the mandatory capabilities established to execute the presidential assist mission. In January 2015, the U.S. Air Pressure introduced the collection of the 747-8 to interchange the getting older VC-25A for presidential transport.

On 27 February 2018, the White Home introduced a US$3.9 billion settlement with Boeing to change the 2 unsold 747-8s to interchange the present VC-25As. The brand new plane shall be designated VC-25B. After the business interiors, engines, APUs and different parts have been faraway from the airframes, modification work began in March 2020 on the USAF’s Kelly Area in San Antonio, Texas. The primary part of the work concerned structural modifications to put in the inner airstairs. The 747s are present process modification work on the Boeing’s San Antonio facility in 2021 and they’re anticipated to enter service in 2024.

Republic of Korea Air Pressure Code One ( Boeing 747-8I Intercontinental and Boeing 747-400)