mardi 16 juillet 2024

COTAM 1 - The French Presidential Aircraft


- COTAM 1 -
The French Presidencial Aircraft


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The AIRBUS A330-200 of ET60

The AIRBUS A330-200 of the ET60 is intended for long and very long haul flights for the priority use of the Presidency of the French Republic. It is sometimes nicknamed the French AIR FORCE ONE in a nod to the American one.


   
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The AIRBUS A330-200 of the ET 60

The call sign of any French Air Force aircraft carrying the President of the French Republic is COTAM 0001. It is the acronym for Command of Military Air Transport.

It has been managed by Escadron de Transport 60 (ET60) since 2015.  



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The AIRBUS A330-200 of the ET 60

 It is equipped with countermeasure equipment and anti-missile decoys in case of an airborne attack. 


The AIRBUS A330-200 of the ET 60

Here are the details of this aircraft: the presidential room with double bed and shower.

 

 

The AIRBUS A330-200 of the ET 60

The Salon office, where the French President can conduct day-to-day business in a secure environment .

 

 

The AIRBUS A330-200 of the ET 60

A meeting room for 12 people.

 

 

The AIRBUS A330-200 of the ET 60

A medical center with the possibility of medical operations.

 

 

The AIRBUS A330-200 of the ET 60

Companion cabin with 60 seats.

 


The AIRBUS A330-200 of the ET 60

The crew and bodyguards' wardroom.

 

The AIRBUS A330-200 of the ET 60

This aircraft has a range of 12,500 kilometers, a cruising speed of 800 km/h and a cruising altitude of 10,700 meters.
It has a length of 59 meters and a wingspan of 60 meters.

 

The AIRBUS A330-200 of the ET 60

The purchase of this AIRBUS was controversial: bought under the French Presidency of President SARKOZY to the company "AIR CARAIBES", it was entirely refitted. For a purchase of 50 million euros before tax, the equipment inside with means of telecommunications, new engines and interior fittings made the price rise to more than 95 million euros before tax. It was nicknamed at the beginning "Air Sarko One"...

 

Here are two videos presenting the interior of this aircraft

 


 
 
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