Air transports of heads of state and Government

In many countries, air transport for heads of state and government officials is provided by special aircrafts. The most famous one is off course 'AIR FORCE ONE'.

Behind below continents / groups you will find pictures of aircrafts used by many different countries / governments.  

Sometimes you will also notice military aircrafts used by those governments.

This list is off course not final. I will add more pictures when available.

Currently available USA : USAF 2x VC-25 (AF1) / C-40B / C-37 / E-4B / 4x VC-32A and C-17

And some oldies : Jetstar / VC-9C / Liftmaster

And Canada including  : CANADAIR CC-144B CHALLENGER / 

AIRBUS CC-150 POLARIS (A310-304)

Currently including aircrafts used by following countries :

Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Croatia, Republic of Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Ireland, Italy, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Netherlands, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden.

Aircrafts are missing for following countries : Austria / Cyprus / Estonia / Finland / Latvia / Luxembourg / Malta / Romania.

Also included : other countries within Europe (not members of the EU)

Albania, United Kingdom, North-Macedonia, Switzerland, Ukrain

Including Boeing 757, Royal New Zealand Air Force. (RNZAF)

And Royal Australian Air Force (RAAF) including DASSAULT FALCON 7X

Including Government of Burkina Faso : BOEING 727-282 / XT-BFA.

First flight : 30/01/1981 construction number 22430

Including Government of Mali : BOEING 737/700BBJ. (TZ-PRM)

Including Government of Niger : BOEING 737-75U (BBJ) - (5U-GRN)

including Government of Algeria : GULFSTREAM 4SP & V & BEECH 1900D

including Government of Ivory Coast : AIRBUS A319-133 (CJ)

including Government of Egypt : AIRBUS A340-211

including Government of Mauritania (national carrier) : BOEING 737-88V

including Government of Nigeria (Nigerian Air Force) : BOEING 737-7NG(BBJ)

including Government of Libya (hired aircraft HALA AIR) : MITSUBISHI CHALLENGER 850

including Government of Senegal : AIRBUS A320-251N(ACJ)

including Government of Chad : BOEING 737-74Q(ABJ)

including Government of Zambia : BOMBARDIER CHALLENGER 604

including Government of Namibia : DASSAULT FALCON 7X

Including Government of Japan : BOEING 747-400 (AIR FORCE ONE & TWO)

Tailcodes : 20-1101 & 20-1102


Tailcodes : 80-1111 & 80-1112

Including Government of Turkey : Gulfstream Aerospace G450 / Airbus A319-133(CJ) / Airbus A330-243 Prestige

Reg No. : TC-GAP / TC-IST & TC-TUR

Including Government of OMAN : AIRBUS A320-232 & BOEING 747SP-27 

Including Government of Armenia : AIRBUS A319-132 (CJ)

Including Government of Kazachstan : AIRBUS A330-243

including Government of Thailand : AIRBUS A340-541

including Government of Malaysia : BOMBARDIER BD-700-1A10 GLOBAL EXPRESS

including Government of Turkmenistan : BOMBARDIER CHALLENGER 605 (CL-600-2B16) 

including Government of Brunei : BOEING 747-8LQ (BBJ)

including Government of India : BOEING 747-437

including Government of the State of Kuwait : AIRBUS A319-115 (CJ) 

including Government of Azerbaijan : AIRBUS A340-642

Including Government of Vietnam : A Boeing 787-9 or Airbus A350-900 chartered from Vietnam Airlines is often used for international and long haul flights. 

included : VN-A868 BOEING 787-9 DREAMLINER (ASEM TOP 12 at Brussels in 2018)

Including Government of China :

An Air China Boeing 747-89L with registration B-2480 was used to transport head of state towards Brussels concerning ASEM TOP 12.


The Russian Federation, better known as Russia gets a separate part concerning government aircrafts because this country is partly located in eastern Europe and partly in northern Asia.

currently included aircrafts : Tupolev Tu-214SUS / 2x Ilyushin IL-96-300 / Ilyushin IL-76 MD / Tupolev Tu-154M

Reg No. :  RA-64524 / RA-96020 & RA-96023 / RA-78835 / RA-85042


Canadair CL-600-2B19 Regional Jet CRJ-200LR / UNITED NATIONS / C-FWWU
Canadair CL-600-2B19 Regional Jet CRJ-200LR / UNITED NATIONS / C-FWWU