Boris Johnson’s jet will get ‘Austin Powers’ makeover | UK Information

A army plane is receiving a secret makeover to offer Boris Johnson and senior cupboard ministers a Union Jack-coloured jet for official journey, defence sources stated.

One supply stated the paint job gave the impression of one thing “from Austin Powers”.

The supply stated the RAF Voyager transport aircraft can be reworked from plain gray – a color Mr Johnson has previously complained about – to sporting the UK’s purple, white and blue on the rear of its fuselage and up the fin.

“Boris does not prefer it being gray. He’s getting it painted up,” the supply stated.

The Voyager is receiving its makeover at an airport in Cambridge, based on the supply. It’s anticipated to be completed by the again finish of this month.

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A second defence supply additionally stated he thought the aircraft was being repainted.

A spokesman for the Royal Air Pressure stated: “An RAF Voyager is presently in Cambridgeshire for pre-planned works”

An RAF-linked social media account stated final week on Twitter {that a} Voyager plane was travelling to the Cambridge airfield.

“This flight is important to allow scheduled upkeep to be carried out at Marshall Aerospace”, the tweet, by RAF Brize Norton, stated.

Mr Johnson, as international secretary in 2018, stated he would really like a “Brexit aircraft” to assist him journey the world.

He made the feedback after complaining concerning the unavailability of the “gray” Voyager plane that can be utilized by members of the Royal Household.

At the moment Mr Johnson stated spending cash on a brand new plane, which might promote the federal government’s imaginative and prescient of worldwide Britain, can be justified if prices weren’t “exorbitant”.

Former prime minister Tony Blair beforehand deliberate for a first-rate ministerial aircraft however the concept was scrapped by his successor Gordon Brown to save cash.

In 2016 when David Cameron was prime minister, an tailored plane from the RAF’s A330 Voyager fleet began offering VIP transport.

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It was dubbed “Cam Pressure One” – a play on the US president’s Air Pressure One.

Two years later Mr Johnson stated the plane’s a number of customers made it exhausting to guide.

“It by no means appears to be obtainable. I do not know who makes use of it, however it by no means appears to be obtainable,” he stated. “Additionally, why does it must be gray?”





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