With a base price of $358 million, the new Boeing 747-8 VIP rquired an additional $200 million for the refurbishment. This amazing and incredibly luxurious jet can fly at a speed of about 646 mph (1,195 km per hour) on a 9,200-mile flight (17,020 km).
The Boeing 747-8 VIP is the first aircraft of its kind to undergo such customization. It boasts a large meeting room, dining room for 14 guests and two spacious living areas with sofas, low tables, and big screen TVs. Additional facilities include a private office, a guest cabin with en-suite bathroom and a spacious master suite with panoramic views, private living room, and fully equipped bathrooms.
Greenpoint Technologies developed innovative designs and advanced technologies for the new model, and although it has not been confirmed, the recently refurbished model, will be available in future units. The new space for resting cabins—called Aeroloft —is located on the main level with eight beds inside personal cubicles, which are conducive to comfortable rest. Also a part of the custom design, the new Boeing features the Aerolift system, an elevator for up to four people that connects the two lower levels of the aircraft with the runway. With a final investment of over $500 million, the Boeing 747-8 VIP by Greenpoint Technologies is a unique and exclusive aircraft, modeled after the wishes and needs of its owner.
It has been revealed that the US Air Force will replace the current fleet of two presidential Air Force One aircraft using two Boeing 747-8. What remains to be seen is whether the craft designed for the Commander in Chief, one of the most visible symbols of the United States, will display the luxury of the new Boeing 747-8 VIP, the “Palace of the Clouds” designed by Greenpoint Technologies. ■