Charles III: visit the plane in which the new King of England travels

Charles III: visit the plane in which the new King of England travels

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New king of England since the death of his mother Elizabeth II, Charles III has been going back and forth since last Thursday between London and Scotland aboard a plane filmed by televisions around the world. Tour of this royal private jet, an Embraer Legacy 600.

We see it on all TV images for a few days. Waiting on the tarmac, landing, taking off… King Charles III’s private plane is scrutinized by cameras around the world. This Monday, September 12 again, between the Royal Air Force base in Northolt, west of London, and Edinburgh, the royal private jet – an Embraer Legacy 600 – took the successor of Queen Elizabeth II to the capital. Scotland for a new tribute to the sovereign disappeared on Thursday, September 8.

Four days after his death in his Scottish residence of Balmoral, his coffin will indeed be exhibited in Edinburgh at the end of a procession headed by Charles III and Queen Consort Camilla. Before flying to the Scottish capital, the new king had received condolences from the Speakers of the House of Lords and the House of Commons in the British Parliament in London.

The Embraer Legacy 600 taking off at Northolt.

The Embraer Legacy 600 taking off at Northolt.
MAXPPP – Andrew Matthews

The Embraer Legacy 600 landing at Northolt.

The Embraer Legacy 600 landing at Northolt.
MAXPPP – Jonathan Brady

Since last Thursday, images of the King boarding the business jet registered G-LEGC at Aberdeen Airport, the place used by the Royal Family to arrive at Balmoral Castle, the summer residence of the queen, loop.

A jet for 13 passengers

But this Legacy 600 used by Charles III, is not quite royal. The device built by the Brazilian aircraft manufacturer Embraer in 2007 belongs to the company Luxaviationa business aviation operator in Europe.

The aircraft, based at Luton Airport in north London, seats 13 passengers and three crew members and flies at a cruising speed of 852 km/h.

As can be seen on the video below and according to the description of the site of Luxaviation, the cabin is divided into 3 sections: a club with 4 seats in the front; a 4-person conference area with a large table in the middle; and a final section with a 3-seater sofa and 2 individual seats at the rear. The set can be configured in night mode but only 6 passengers can then be transported (4 single beds and a double bed). Finally, a kitchen is equipped with an oven and a microwave.

After being presented for 24 hours to the Scottish population, the body of Elizabeth II will be embarked on Tuesday evening September 13 at Edinburgh airport on board another royal plane bound for London. He will again be on public display 24 hours a day, closed, draped with the royal standard, on a platform at the Palace of Westminster from Wednesday evening before his funeral on Monday September 19.

Budget cuts

In the meantime, the King and Queen consort will travel to Ireland on Tuesday September 13 and then to Wales on Friday September 16, completing their four-nation tour of the UK. A trip that will take place aboard the Embraer Legacy 600.

As part of the defense cuts, the royal family has been obliged since this year to borrow the British Prime Minister’s plane to travel, an Airbus A330 MRTT. The four BAE-146 jets, used until then by the royal family, and which were part of the historic 32e Royal Air Force (RAF) squadron known as “Queen’s Flight”, were indeed sold.

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