Main Aircraft (VC-1A)
The main presidential aircraft currently used to transport the President of Brazil is a modified version of the Airbus A319, with tail number 2101. It was designated by the Brazilian Air Force as VC-1A, and officially christened as the "Santos-Dumont", after the Brazilian aviation pioneer. It is used to transport the President on all medium and long-range international flights. This aircraft has received the tongue-in-cheek knickname of "Air Force 51", in allusion to former president Lula's taste for that brand of the Brazilian sugar-cane brandy (cachaça).
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