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This $218 million presidential jet is up for sale; take a look inside

Here's a closer look at former Mexican President Pena Neito's Boeing 787-8 Dreamliner private jet.

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Mexico's newly-inaugurated President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador is fulfilling one of his campaign promises by selling the $218 million presidential jet deeming it 'too lavish' and a symbol of excess. (Image: Reuters)
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Mexico's newly-inaugurated President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador is fulfilling one of his campaign promises by selling the $218 million presidential jet deeming it 'too lavish' and a symbol of excess. (Image: Reuters)

The luxurious Boeing 787 Dreamliner that was used by erstwhile President Pena Nieto is among the 60 government planes and 70 helicopters that the new president wants sold. The aircraft was transported to a facility in California on December 3 where Boeing will maintain the jet until it finds a new owner. (Image: Reuters)
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The luxurious Boeing 787 Dreamliner that was used by erstwhile President Pena Nieto is among the 60 government planes and 70 helicopters that the new president wants sold. The aircraft was transported to a facility in California on December 3 where Boeing will maintain the jet until it finds a new owner. (Image: Reuters)

According to AirFleets.net, the jet was the sixth Boeing Dreamliner ever produced. Its maiden run was on October 4, 2010 and it was converted into the presidential transport by the Mexican Air Force almost half a decade later. Before his formal inauguration on December 1, Lopez Obrador, known for his frugal lifestyle, opened its doors of Dreamliner for journalists and photographers. (Image: Reuters)
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According to AirFleets.net, the jet was the sixth Boeing Dreamliner ever produced. Its maiden run was on October 4, 2010 and it was converted into the presidential transport by the Mexican Air Force almost half a decade later. Before his formal inauguration on December 1, Lopez Obrador, known for his frugal lifestyle, opened its doors of Dreamliner for journalists and photographers. (Image: Reuters)

The aircraft is a 787-8 Boeing Dreamliner, the smallest of the three Dreamliner variants. It is available at a list price of $239 million and is the first in a new generation of ultra fuel-efficient airliners. (Image: Reuters)
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The aircraft is a 787-8 Boeing Dreamliner, the smallest of the three Dreamliner variants. It is available at a list price of $239 million and is the first in a new generation of ultra fuel-efficient airliners. (Image: Reuters)

The jet is powered by two General Electric GEnx-1B turbofan engines and has a range of nearly 13,700 km. (Image: Reuters)
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The jet is powered by two General Electric GEnx-1B turbofan engines and has a range of nearly 13,700 km. (Image: Reuters)

The Dreamliner was acquired by the Mexican Air Force in 2016 and was one of the first of its kind to be converted into a private jet. (Image: Reuters)
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The Dreamliner was acquired by the Mexican Air Force in 2016 and was one of the first of its kind to be converted into a private jet. (Image: Reuters)

It was named after Mexican revolutionary leader and Roman Catholic priest José Ma. Morelos Y Pavón. (Image: Reuters)
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It was named after Mexican revolutionary leader and Roman Catholic priest José Ma. Morelos Y Pavón. (Image: Reuters)

The interior of the cabin has been redesigned and equipped with plush seats, dark panelling and swanky living quarters. (Image: Reuters)
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The interior of the cabin has been redesigned and equipped with plush seats, dark panelling and swanky living quarters. (Image: Reuters)

The bathroom is fitted with modern amenities and countertops are made of stone. (Image: Reuters)
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The bathroom is fitted with modern amenities and countertops are made of stone. (Image: Reuters)

The grandeur of the aircraft spills to the cockpit which is fitted with state-of-the-art digital equipment and interiors. (Image: Reuters)
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The grandeur of the aircraft spills to the cockpit which is fitted with state-of-the-art digital equipment and interiors. (Image: Reuters)

First Published on Dec 7, 2018 08:09 am
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