Inside & # 39; Shark One & # 39 ;: Scott Morrison's new $ 250 million aircraft is unveiled after a commercial Jetstar Airbus A330 has been transformed into a 100-seater tanker for the premier
- Scott Morrison has upgraded his prime minister's plane & # 39; Shark One & # 39; called
- The jet is a modified A330, previously used commercially by Qantas and Jetstar
- It has a custom-made interior and can carry 100 passengers in a horizontal configuration
- Scott Morrison's first trip to Shark One is on September 19 to the US.
Prime Minister Scott Morrison has given his official aircraft a new name after the jet received an upgrade from the taxpayer with a $ 250 million tax.
The KC30-A tanker, named after his beloved NRL team the Cronulla Sharks, is a welcome improvement for the Prime Minister and his retinue and can now travel from Australia to Russia in one trip.
The aircraft is an earlier Qantas and Jetstar commercial A330, which was purchased by Airbus in 2015 and changed by Airbus into a cargo ship and air-to-air tanker truck.
Shark One has a customized interior and can comfortably carry more than 100 passengers in a horizontal configuration.
Scott Morrison has his upgraded KC30-A tanker & # 39; Shark One & # 39; named after his beloved Cronulla sharks (photo: a Royal Australian Air Force KC30-A tanker)
Scott Morrison (pictured left) is the Cronulla Sharks number one ticket holder
The Prime Minister's previous aircraft was a Boeing 737-700 with one aisle that had been in use since John Howard's leadership and would be used for both domestic and international flights.
The aircraft had the capacity for only 18 passengers, including two AFP Protection officers and three Air Force employees, causing other ministers, journalists and officials to chase the aircraft of the PM around the world with the help of commercial airlines.
Now the press party can travel in style with the plane that can complete one-way flights from Canberra to Tel Aviv and Moscow.
Mr. Morrison's first trip to Shark One will be to the US on September 19 and travel to Washington and New York.
The premier is the number one cardholder for the Cronulla Sharks, who will play their elimination final against the Manly Sea Eagles on Saturday night.
The improved KC30-A tanker called & # 39; Shark One & # 39; has an adapted interior and can comfortably carry more than 100 passengers in a horizontal configuration (photo: a Royal Australian Air Force KC30-A tanker in the Middle East)
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