Midway One is the official air traffic call sign for a Midwayan Air Force aircraft whose primary mission is the transport of the President of the Union of Midway and the Emperor of the Union of Midway. It is also used to transport high ranking government officials of any nation going to/from Midway, upon their request.
The idea for designating a specific military aircraft to transport the Emperor or President arose after the Guam War. Near the end of February, 2011, the government began converting a Boeing 747 for this use. The conversion process wasn't finished until March 10th, 2011 because of the heavy internal modifications involved. The design closely followed the designs of the Boeing VC-25, an aircraft used for Air Force One before the Dissolution of the United States of America. This variation is known as the Boeing VC-25M, and is still being used today.
Design and Configuration
While the VC-25M has three decks, like a regular Boeing 747. Its 4,000 square feet (370 m²) of floor space has been reconfigured for the duties of the Emperor and President.
It's lowest deck is used for cargo space, carrying luggage and the on board food supply. The middle deck is the main passenger area, however the front end of the middle deck contains a series of rooms for VIP passengers (such as high ranking government officials of any nation). These rooms are complete with furniture, a small TV, a computer and internet access. The highest deck is where government officials (of any nation) are. The President and Emperor normally board and deplanes from the front via a airstair, while press, journalists and other passengers use the rear door.
The highest deck is referred to as the On-board Capitol. This is because the Emperor and President both have small private offices here, along with a small room (complete with a computer, internet access, a small TV, and furniture) for each of them, a lavatory and shower and a conference room. The nation can also be addressed while on board via the conference room.
- Crew: 26; 2 pilots, flight engineer, navigator, and cabin crew
- Capacity: 76 passengers
- Length: 231 ft 5 in (70.6 m)
- Wingspan: 195 ft 8 in (59.6 m)
- Height: 63 ft 5 in (19.3 m)
- Max takeoff weight: 833,000 lb (375,000 kg)
- Powerplant: 4× General Electric CF6-80C2B1 turbofans, 56,700 lbf (250 kN) each
- Zero fuel weight: 526,500 lb (238,800 kg)
- Maximum speed: Mach 0.92 (630 mph, 1,015 km/h) at 35,000 ft altitude
- Cruise speed: Mach 0.84
- Range: 6,800 nmi (7,800 mi, 13,000 km)
- Service ceiling: 45,100 ft (13,700 m)
- Propulsion-Controlled Aircraft System: Midway One is equipt with a Propulsion-Controlled Aircraft (PAC) system in case the aircraft experiences any sort of hydraulic failure while flying.