The Konrad Adenauer was a German aircraft used by the head-of-government for official travel and diplomatic business. It was named after German statesman Konrad Adenauer.Like all German governmental aircraft, the Konrad Adenauer was maintained by the Luftwaffe/ 1.Luftwaffendivision at Köln/Bonn.
Konrad Adenauer (10+21) 1990-2011
It was an Airbus A310-304, just like the other similar-purposed German aircraft Kurt Schumacher, Hermann Köhl and Theodor Heuss. The Konrad Adenauer had a white livery with the national colours of Germany (Black-Red-Gold) around it and the words "Bundesrepublik Deutschland" (Federal Republic of Germany). In April 2011 it was replaced by an Airbus A340-313X which also carries the name Konrad Adenauer.
In February 2011, the Konrad Adenauer was used to safely evacuate citizens of 15 nations from Libya.
New Konrad Adenauer (98+47) 2011-present
The new aircraft is an Airbus A340-313 VIP. It is able to fly non-stop 13.500km and is constructed to have 143 passengers on board. It has an VIP design with sleeping rooms and several safety technology.