During the offseason, the Pats purchased two 767 Boeing wide-body jets, making them the first National Football League team to purchase their own plane to fly to games, ESPN's Darren Rovell reported Tuesday.
Sources tell ESPN that the reigning Super Bowl champions bought two 767 Boeing widebody jets in the offseason, retrofitted the planes with all first class seats, some which recline completely. The only problem we see here with the design is this: Where is the team going to fit in a sixth Lombardi trophy on the tail wing? A photo of the repainted plane was posted on the network's social media accounts.
If the planes are brand-new, they may have cost as much as $200 million each.
The Patriots will use one of these planes as the main one for the season while the other is a backup and both will fly in and out of Providence.More news: US Lifts Laptop Ban on All Airlines
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ESPN wrote that a Patriots spokesman declined to comment on the purchase. The plan is that one plane will be the primary one used for transportation to and from game locations.
National Football League teams have 10 road games per season, including eight regular season road games. Two years later, Russian aircraft maker Sukhoi built its concept plane, which had features including a "smart toilet", that measured an athlete's state of hydration and sensors in seats that could detect an athlete's physiological changes. But what makes the planes special is the outside.
A source told ESPN that the planes the Patriots purchased have extended range.