Zion Wing: New Air Force One takes off first flight over Israel
Meet the new Israeli “Air Force One” that will be used by the President and the Prime Minister in their visits abroad. It just made today its first test flight.
The Boeing 767-300ER airliner took off for a short flight from Ben Gurion Airport accompanied by a Black Hawk helicopter and another plane that snapped photos.
All key systems operated successfully during the flight, Israel Aerospace Industries (IAI) said.
IAI reworked the former passenger plane over the last two years.
The aircraft “meets all the complex security and safety requirements dictated by the nature of its mission,” the IAI said.