The GV Gulfstream-V aircraft donated by Greece to the presidency of the Republic of Cyprus will bear the name “Republic of Cyprus” in gold letters, flanked by the flags of Cyprus and the Union.
Cyprus Air Force 001
At the same time, on the tail of the aircraft is the coat of arms of the Republic of Cyprus and below it is CAF001 i.e. Cyprus Air Force 001.
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The aircraft is known to be a donation from the Hellenic Republic to Cyprus, following an agreement signed during the visit of Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis to Nicosia last June.
The history of the GV Gulfstream-V
This is the GV Gulfstream-V, which was acquired by Greece in January 2003. Three months later, on March 26, 2003, the first operational VIP mission took place with the GV Gulfstream-V plane, to transport the Greek Prime Minister to Brussels .
This type of aircraft is classified as business, and in some cases it is used as a military aircraft. The manufacturing company is the American Gulfstream Aerospace.
Gulfstream Aerospace first flew in 1995 and two years later secured the appropriate certificates.
It is considered a VIP aircraft and has the capacity to carry 12 people.
Technical characteristics and performance
Crew: 4 (commander – co-commander – engineer – caretaker)
– Manufacturer: Gulfstream Engines: 2 turbofan Rolls Royce
– Type: BR700-710A1-10
– Thrust: 2×14700 lbs
– Wingspan: 28.5 m
– Length: 29.4 m
– Ceiling: 51,000 ft
– Maximum Speed: 0.88 Mach