Air transport of the Royal Family and government of the United Kingdom

July 27, 2009 - 10:40am

Britain’s Royal Household and Ministry of Defence are evaluating options for providing flights for Queen Elizabeth II and her family beginning April 1 next year, when existing military and private charter arrangements expire. The revival of an earlier plan to purchase a new head-of-state aircraft appears unlikely due to concerns about the continuing recession.

July 2, 2009 - 11:46am

Britain’s Royal Household and Ministry of Defence are evaluating options for providing flights for Queen Elizabeth II and her family beginning April 1 next year after existing military and private charter arrangements expire. Revival of an earlier plan to purchase a new head-of-state aircraft seems unlikely in view of the continuing recession in the UK.

March 27, 2008 - 12:26pm

Arguments for a UK government corporate-aircraft operation were dealt a blow yesterday when Prime Minister Gordon Brown announced that he was dropping plans to acquire two bizliners to carry ministers and members of the British royal family in favor of a single smaller business jet for domestic use only.

 
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