London, July 10 (ANI): Love-struck French President Nicolas Sarkozy has named his new 50 million pounds jet “Carla”, in honour of his third wife Carla Bruni.
Last year, Sarkozy had ordered 240 million pounds worth of planes, including an Airbus designed to be bigger than any flown by other European leaders, and two corporate run-arounds for shorter trips.
And one of these jets has now been delivered, complete with the hand-painted “Carla One” glistening on its side, after the First Lady.
“Carla One” is a hugely luxurious Dassault Falcon 7X with a range of 6,000 nautical miles.
“She’s a beautiful plane and of course officially named after the President’s wife,” the Telegraph quoted a source at the Villacoublay airbase near Paris, where the plane is currently stored, as saying.
After Darkozy married the model-turned singer last year, he made it clear that Bruni would have the very best in aviation luxury to transport her around the world.
The Falcon, with its full leather seats and teak desks, is understood to be red, white and blue.
Jean Guisnel, an aviation expert for France’s Le Point magazine, said that the model is decorated in the livery of all official French planes – sober and elegant.’ (ANI)