Notes:

One of the las pictures of TP02/TP-02. This was once the presidential aircraft in Mexico, bought by Miguel de la Madrid and was used by Carlos Salinas, Zedillo, Fox, Calderón and Peña Nieto (1987-2016.) Nicknamed: Presidente Juarez, this 757 was once TP-01 before its replacement, XC-MEX (787-8) took over its place. It had a double registration, and when the photo was taken, the “TP-02” letters and badge on the tail had been already removed. In the hierarchy of aircraft, the next down the line is TP-03: a 737-300, followed by a G5 (TP-04), G-IV, G1, etc… Presidential aircraft have been somewhat controversial in Mexico since it is deemed corrupt and unfair to have a high poverty rate whilst having the leaders of the country fly multi-million dollar aircraft. Despite your opinion and leaving politics aside, we can all appreciate the aircraft itself with its sleek livery. In 2018, the new left-wing president AMLO decided to sell all government aircraft with VIP use: his main focus and part of his promises was TP-01 (787), which he has not been able to sell, making it a recurring topic in the media. Ironically, this 757 was silently sold for a new life in Canada, with CargoJet as N226CJ.

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One of the las pictures of TP02/TP-02. This was once the presidential aircraft in Mexico, bought by Miguel de la Madrid and was used by Carlos Salinas, Zedillo, Fox, Calderón and Peña Nieto (1987-2016.) Nicknamed: Presidente Juarez, this 757 was once TP-01 before its replacement, XC-MEX (787-8) took over its place. It had a double registration, and when the photo was taken, the “TP-02” letters and badge on the tail had been already removed. In the hierarchy of aircraft, the next down the line is TP-03: a 737-300, followed by a G5 (TP-04), G-IV, G1, etc… Presidential aircraft have been somewhat controversial in Mexico since it is deemed corrupt and unfair to have a high poverty rate whilst having the leaders of the country fly multi-million dollar aircraft. Despite your opinion and leaving politics aside, we can all appreciate the aircraft itself with its sleek livery. In 2018, the new left-wing president AMLO decided to sell all government aircraft with VIP use: his main focus and part of his promises was TP-01 (787), which he has not been able to sell, making it a recurring topic in the media. Ironically, this 757 was silently sold for a new life in Canada, with CargoJet as N226CJ.

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Comments

Marco César CL

Very nice photo and description!

Leonardo Mello

Lovely picture and interesting to read your remark, many interesting information about this aircraft and the whole VIP fleet of the Mexican Air Force. Great insight!

Santiago_MN

Thank you both for your comments, and your time reading the description!