GOVERNMENT VIP JET AIRPLANE OPERATOR.
THE REPUBLIC OF KOREA (TAEHAN MIN-GUK) WAS ESTABLISHED IN 1948, IT COVERS AN AREA OF 99,016 SQ KM, ITS POPULATION IS 46 MILLION, ITS CAPITAL IS SEOUL, AND ITS OFFICIAL LANGUAGE IS KOREAN.
JANUARY 1985: 737-3Z8 (23152, 85101), DELIVERY.
JANUARY 1998: D J KIM, PRESIDENT STATED THAT HE PLANNED TO SELL EXECUTIVE 737 AIRPLANE.
SEPTEMBER 2000: PRESIDENT KIM FLEW ON 737-300 TO TOKYO, FOR JAPANESE-KOREAN SUMMIT. THE REST OF THE PARTY AND MEDIA, FLEW ON AN ASIANA (AAR) A321.
March 2010: 747-4B5 (26412, HL7465 - - SEE PHOTO - - "KAF-747-2010-10"), Korean Air (KAL) 5 year leased.
October 2011: A Boeing (TBC)-led team delivered the 1st Peace Eye 737 Airborne Early Warning and Control (AEW&C) airplane to the Republic of Korea Air Force (ROKAF) (KAF).
The 737 was delivered during a ceremony attended by officials from the (ROKAF), the Defense Acquisition Program Administration (DAPA), the South Korean and USA governments, industry partners and Boeing (TBC) at (ROKAF) Base Gimhae, the main operating base for the Peace Eye fleet.
""Peace Eye" increases South Korea's self-defense capacity with powerful airborne-surveillance and battle-management capabilities that will help enhance the security of the Korean peninsula," said Randy Price, Peace Eye Program Manager for (TBC). "Working closely with the (ROKAF), (DAPA), the USA government and our Korean industry partners was key to making today's milestone a reality."
3 additional "Peace Eye" airplanes are being modified by Korean Aerospace Industries in Sacheon, Korea, and will be delivered to the (ROKAF) in 2012.
The Peace Eye program includes 4 737 (AEW&C) airplanes plus ground support segments for mission crew training, mission support and system maintenance. 737 (AEW&C) airplanes also are in production for the governments of Australia and Turkey.
Based on the Boeing Next-Generation 737-700 commercial airplane, the 737 (AEW&C) airplane is designed to provide airborne battle-management capability with an advanced multirole electronically scanned radar and 10 mission crew consoles that are able to track airborne and maritime targets simultaneously. The mission crew can direct offensive and defensive forces while maintaining continuous surveillance of the operational area.
May 2012: 737-7ES (CFM56-7B) (35328, 65-328), EX-(N413NS), delivery.