Official state aircraft are the aircraft used by governments around the world to transport their heads of state or heads of government in an official capacity. Most, but not all official state aircraft are specially modified airliners or business jets, which have the range and speed necessary to ferry national leaders during international state visits. Some nations also operate smaller regional airliners or helicopters for domestic travel. Such transports are typically operated by specific units of a nation's military, typically their air force, or loaned from the fleet of aircraft operated by a state's flag-carrying airline. If exclusively operated by a nation for the purpose of transporting senior members of government and/or state, state aircraft may be fitted with protective countermeasures such as jamming equipment, anti-missile systems or flare & chaff launchers because of the high security risk involved with their passengers. It is also not uncommon to see them outfitted with special VIP amenities e.g. secure communications, conference rooms, partitioned work and living areas to allow national heads to undertake their duties whilst in transit.
As a result of their association with a nation's heads of state and/or heads of government, official state aircraft often serve as a symbol of a nation and its national leaders, something particularly emphasised by the unique liveries usually given to them by nations.
List of aircraft, by country
The high-ranking government officials such as the Premier and Vice-Premier, primarily use two Myasnikov Mv-98SP aircraft, previously of Gorbatov's Gorbaviya, redesigned by the Myasnikov Design Bureau with extensive modifications for luxury and safety, including advanced communications systems and anti-missile protection.
Until 2003, Gorbatov's Premier and Vice-Premier used two Myasnikov Mv-79SP, a heavily modified version of the supersonic Mv-79 airliner, that had similarly been modified for the luxury and safety for the officials but was further noted to be fairly cramped. To this fact, with the introduction of the Mv-98, the Mv-79SP has been relegated to the use of the officials in the Ministry of Defence and has been further upgraded to fit into comparable safety standards as to the Mv-98.
The Gorbatovic government fleet consists of the following aircraft (January 2019):
The Vezér of Granzery, as well as senior officials such as Minister-Regent, Royalty, and Foreign Minister utilize a heavily modified Nakajima N220 passenger aircraft, which was commissioned in 2018 to replace the previous state aircraft consisting of two Sovány KS-333 Albatrosz aircraft. One of the KS-333 aircraft remains in fleet as a backup vehicle in cases where both aircraft are required to be used.
The Granzerian government fleet consists of the following aircraft:
|Sovány KS-333ÁM Albatrosz||3||—|
|Vertega H-68ÁM State-Toad||5||—|