9. Angola President’s Plane (Embraer ERJ-135)
After the Embraer EMB-120 Brasilia crash in 2011, Angola’s president now flies in a more superior Embraer ERJ-135. The ERJ-135 COSTS ABOUT $16 million which is obviously a far cry from Nigeria presidents Boeing 737. What makes this plane superior however is its engine – 2 X Rolls_Royce which has a power of 7400 lbf. The plane has a maximum cruising speed of 834 km/h. The Embraer breed of airplanes is manufactured and assembled in Brazil.
8. South Africa Presidential Plane (C130)
President Zuma’s plane offers superior performance with a wide range of flexibility for every theater of operations and requirements of the decorated leader. Although the plane is specifically meant for flying in harsh environments, South African authorities love it because as they say “It keeps the president ready for next mission and for whatever future holds”. There is however rumor that the president could be on his way to getting a superiorBoeing 777 luxurious private jet – at the South African taxpayers’ expense of course. Watch this space.
7. Kenya President’s Jet (Fokker 70)
6. Ghana President’s Official Plane (Falcon 900 Ex Easy)
Talk of luxury and speed all packaged together and President John Mill’s plane comes to the
foresight. The three engine supersonic jet enjoys an extended range of 9000 kilometers which simply means that it can stay airborne for up to 13 hours. According to a Ghanaian newspaper, the Falcon 900 cost $37 million.
5. Egypt Presidential Plane (Air Bus A340)
Algeria’s president rides in a gigantic A340-500 private jet that runs on four engines. Normally, the plane is supposed to carry about 150 passengers but this one is customized to cater for the presidents luxury needs. It has a private bedroom, a fully equipped shower room and high quality finish. A340 can last airborne for up to 14 hours, non-stop.
2. Zimbabwe Presidential Jet (Boeing 767)
The ever-controversial Robert Mugabe’s plane is not a surprise member of our top 9 list of African President’s jets. Although Zimbabwe is conspicuously absent in the top 10 list of African rich nations, Uncle Bob’s plane is one of the most expensive on Africa’s soil. Accordingly, the plane cost the Zimbabwean tax payer a cool $400 million. The country has so far struggled to pay $360 million but still has a debt of $40 million to meet. The super jet has a maximum cruising speed of 858 km/h making it one of the fastest in this part of the world. This not to mention its plush interiors that make it fit for royalty.
- Morocco King’s Plane (Boeing 747-400)