Builder: Boeing Company Services: US Air Force Power Plant: Two Pratt and Whitney 2040 engines Range: 5,500 nautical miles unrefueled range Ceiling: 42,000 feet (12,727 meters) Speed: 530 miles per hour (Mach 0.8) Crew: 16 (varies with mission)
Entering service in 1998, the C-32 Air Force Two is a modified version of the commercially available Boeing 757-200 commercial passenger plane. It is used to transport the Vice President, First Lady, their families and other national political executives.
The aircraft has been modified to comfortably accommodate the Vice President, First Lady, their staff and other traveling dignitaries. The C-32 has been divided into four sections. The forward area has a communications center, galley, lavatory and 10 business class seats. The second section is a fully-enclosed stateroom for the use of the primary passenger. It includes a changing area, private lavatory, separate entertainment system, two first-class swivel seats and a convertible divan that seats three and folds out to a bed. The third section contains the conference and staff facility with eight business class seats. The rear section of the cabin contains general seating with 32 business-class seats, galley, two lavatories and closets.
As with any transportation for the national executive, Air Force Two features an advanced communication suite, including improved telephones, satellites, television monitors, facsimiles and copy machines. The C-32 has state-of-the-art avionics equipment.
The C-32 fleet replaced the C-137 and is primarily based at Joint Base Andrews in Maryland.