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Inside 'Shark One': Scott Morrison's new $250MILLION plane is revealed after a commercial Jetstar Airbus A330 is transformed into a 100-seater tanker for the prime minister

Daily Mail logo Daily Mail 9/09/2019 Charlotte Karp and Jackson Barron

Prime Minister Scott Morrison has given his official aircraft a brand new name after the jet received a $250million taxpayer-funded upgrade.

a large passenger jet sitting on top of a runway: Scott Morrison has dubbed his upgraded KC30-A tanker 'Shark One' after his beloved Cronulla Sharks (pictured: a Royal Australian Air Force KC30-A tanker) © Provided by Associated Newspapers Limited Scott Morrison has dubbed his upgraded KC30-A tanker 'Shark One' after his beloved Cronulla Sharks (pictured: a Royal Australian Air Force KC30-A tanker) Named 'Shark One' after his beloved NRL team the Cronulla Sharks, the KC30-A tanker is a welcome improvement for the PM and his entourage and can now travel from Australia to Russia in a single voyage.

The plane is a previous Qantas and Jetstar commercial A330, which was bought in 2015 by Airbus and modified by Airbus into a freighter and air-to-air refueller.

Shark One has a customised interior, and can comfortably carry more than 100 passengers in a lie-flat configuration.

a group of people in uniform: Scott Morrison (pictured left) is the Cronulla Sharks number one ticket holder © Provided by Associated Newspapers Limited Scott Morrison (pictured left) is the Cronulla Sharks number one ticket holder

The Prime Minister's previous aircraft was a single-aisle Boeing 737-700 that had been used since John Howard's leadership, and would be used for both domestic and international flights.

The plane had the capacity for only 18 passengers, including two AFP Protection officers and three Air Force staff, leaving other ministers, journalists and officials to chase the PM's aircraft around the world using commercial airlines.

Now the press party can travel in style, with the aircraft capable of completing one-way flights from Canberra to Tel Aviv and Moscow.

a large passenger jet sitting on top of a runway: The upgraded KC30-A tanker named 'Shark One' has a customised interior, and can comfortably carry more than 100 passengers in a lie-flat configuration (pictured: a Royal Australian Air Force KC30-A tanker in the Middle East) © Provided by Associated Newspapers Limited The upgraded KC30-A tanker named 'Shark One' has a customised interior, and can comfortably carry more than 100 passengers in a lie-flat configuration (pictured: a Royal Australian Air Force KC30-A tanker in the Middle East)

Mr Morrison's maiden voyage in Shark One will be to the US on September 19, travelling to Washington and New York.

The prime minister is the number one ticket holder for the Cronulla Sharks, who will play their elimination final against the Manly Sea Eagles on Saturday night. 

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