The British government is proposing to procure two new aircraft to fly ministers and the royal family, including one Boeing 737-sized aircraft and a smaller business jet. These aircraft would replace the BAe 146s and HS 125s currently flown by No.32 (The Royal) Squadron from late 2007/early 2008. The new aircraft would cost about UKP1.5 million a year more than current arrangements. The No.32 Squadron fleet has been increasingly used by government ministers in recent years.
Recent news items on No.32 (The Royal) Squadron:
- RAF BAe 146 painted in 100th anniversary colors (2018-05-12)
- Dispute over use of No.32 Squadron aircraft settled (2017-12-08)
- BAe 146 carrying Boris Johnson makes emergency landing (2016-07-18)
- 32 Squadron BAe 146 participates in Queen’s Birthday flypast (2016-06-12)
- BAe 146 marks No.32 Squadron centenary (2016-01-23)