Nicknamed “The Bandit”, the custom jet boasts a host of mind-boggling features including an anti-missile system that makes it as secure as the US Presidential jet, the Air Force 1.

Roman Abrahamovich

Besides his love of the sport, Chelsea football club owner Roman Abrahamovich is well-known for owning a collection of extravagant properties and status symbols. This shouldn’t come as a surprise, considering his net worth of US$12.3 billion from stakes in various businesses on top of the English Premier League club.

Among the Russian businessman’s fleet of superyachts (check out his Eclipse mega yacht, the second largest in the world, here), flashy cars and private planes is one specially customized Boeing 767-33A ER jet worth $80 million.

Nicknamed “The Bandit”, the custom jet boasts a host of mind-boggling features including an anti-missile system that makes it as secure as the US Presidential jet, the Air Force 1.

Take a closer look at the aircraft below.


Abrahamovich purchased the jewel of his plane collection back in 2004, after Hawaiian Airlines cancelled their order for the jet.

One of its highlights is a banquet hall complete with gold fittings, furniture made of fine wood like chestnut as well as plush seats fit for royalty. It has enough room to accommodate up to 30 guests to wine and dine on board.

The main bedroom mirrors the hall’s mauve and gold interiors, featuring a double bed fitted with premium beddings and mountains of pillows and cushions.

Meanwhile, other guests can also fly in comfort with posh leather upholstered seats and spacious window-side beds.

As a businessman, it’s likely that Abrahamovich discusses dealings in-flight from time to time. And you can bet the office (if you can call it that) is just as lavish as the rest of the aircraft, with elegant furniture and warm décor.

Even the kitchen is not spared of frills, boasting faucets and sinks dipped in gold upon drawers and cabinets filled with dainty tableware and kitchenware.

With all those extravagances, it’s no wonder why The Bandit is often dubbed a “palace in the sky”.

Photos: Boeing