The Fuerza Aerea Argentina operated three F-28's as VIP+Presidential aircraft until their retirement in recent years. Two of these also wore the military registration T-50, apparently also flying regular air force missions for the FAA.
History of the individual aircraft:
F-28 Mk. 1000 (c/n 11028)
(c/n 11028) operating as T-03, takes off from Buenos Aires Aeroparque (AEP) on 03Oct10 wearing its last color scheme. (Phil Perry Photo)
Fuerza Aerea Argentina / Presidencia de la Nacion F-28 Mk-1000 (c/n 11028) was delivered by Fokker to the FAA on 28Dec70 taking on the Air Force registration T-01. The aircraft went on to fly as T-02 and T-04 before assuming its final identity of T-03 in 1995, which it wore until its retirement on 20Apr15. The plane went on to serve as a source of spares for the remaining F-28's in service with the FAA. "11028" was the first F-28 to fly with an Argentine operator and also the longest-serving F-28 in Argentina with 49 years flying in the country.
F-28 Mk. 1000 (c/n 11048)(c/n 11048) after its arrival in Argentina following the 1976 Farnborough International Airshow where it was on display wearing a Fokker company scheme. The aircraft was already re-registered as LV-LZN for entry into service with Aerolineas Argentinas and was eventually repainted in the carrier's scheme of the time, although in all-red colors instead of the usual two-tone blue. (Phil Perry Collection)
(c/n 11048) at Buenos Aires Aeroparque (AEP) operating for the Fuerza Aerea Argentina's Presidential Flight Group as T-02 in February 1997. (Adrian Arzenheimer Photo - Phil Perry Collection)
(c/n 11203) at Buenos Aires El Palomar (EPA) on 18Dec19. Note the Argentine Air Force 707 and 757 T-01 "Tango Zero-Uno" parked behind the F-28. All three aircraft were retired and in somewhat derelict condition. (Phil Perry Collection)
F-28 Mk. 4000 (c/n 11203) was delivered to Korean Air in 1984 where it flew for several years before going on to the Fuerza Aerea Argentina's Presidential Flight Group as T-02 in 1999. It flew the rest of its career for the FAA, for a short time as T-50 and then back to T-02, before being withdrawn from use on 19May17.
This aircraft was a model 4000, some 2.5m (7.5 ft.) longer than the 1000 and 3000 models that comprised all of the other F-28's that served with the Argentine military.