The most expensive private jet in the world has found a new part to play during the coronavirus pandemic, the Boeing 777 owned by Crystal Crises, usually charters for $40,150 an hour. It’s currently being used to transport medical equipment, instead of wealthy passengers. It just flew a load of personal protective equipment from China to the United States. It will be called upon to do so again, since its usual customers aren’t flying these days, like everybody else.
The Boeing 777-200LR is fitted with just 88 seats compared to up to 300 in airline service, it even has an onboard mixologist.
The medical flights involve just three pilots, all with the rank of camptain and a load master to oversee the cargo.
Flight-tracking site Flightradar24 showed that the plane flew from its home base in Florida to Shanghai on 13 April and flew back to Indianapolis on 15 April, both nonstop flights. The cargo it carried back from China was transported in the cargo holds The cargo was reported to be PPE which was carried in the belly of the aircraft.
Crystal Cruises is going to employ its 777 to fly people as well during the pandemic. It will be used for repatriation flights, and to transport doctors and nurses.
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