By Our Aviation Reporter
Take a look inside the $218 million Boeing Dreamliner private jet the new president of Mexico is selling because it’s ‘too lavish’
- Reuters reports that the presidential jet in question is a Boeing 787-8 Dreamliner valued at $US218 million.
- It will be sold off along with 60 government planes and 70 helicopters.
- López Obrador was inaugurated as Mexico’s president on Saturday.
Mexico’s newly inaugurated President Andrés Manuel López Obrador is to set to make some sweeping changes. His first order of business is to sell the presidential jet used by his predecessor.
Here’s a closer look at the Mexican president’s Boeing 787-8 Dreamliner private jet.
The Boeing 787-8 Dreamliner was the first in a new generation of ultra-fuel-efficient wide-body airliners.
- It’s powered by two General Electric GEnx-1B turbofan engines and has a range of nearly 8,500 miles.
- The Mexican presidential jet was the sixth Dreamliner to be built and first flew on October 4, 2010.
- It was acquired from Boeing in 2016 and converted from an airliner to use as a VIP transport.
- It’s one of a handful of Boeing Dreamliners to be have been turned into private jets.
- The plane is named after Mexican revolutionary leader and Roman Catholic priest José María Morelos y Pavón.
- Naturally, the cabin of the jet is emblazoned with the presidential seal.
- You won’t find traditional airline seats here. Instead, the interior has been designed for work and relaxation.
- Here’s the large TV at the center of the cabin.
- Rich wood veneer abounds.
- Here is a look at a restroom on the plane complete with stone countertops.
- Here’s a look inside the Dreamliner’s state-of-the-art digital cockpit.
- And here is a look at the pilots’ rest area.
- The aircraft will be sold off along with 60 government planes and 70 helicopters.