Trump probably won’t fly in new Air Force One

20 July, 2018, 04:33 | Author: Genevieve Gibbs
  • Air Force One with President Donald Trump aboard departs from Andrews Air Force Base Md. en route to Mar-a-Largo in Palm Beach Fla. for a meeting with Chinese President Xi Jinping. Trump says Air Force One

"And it's going to be red, white and blue, which I think is appropriate".

"Boeing gave us a good deal". But I said, "I wonder if we should use the same baby blue colours?"

President Donald Trump unveiled his plans for major changes - inside and out - to Air Force One during his recent trip to Scotland, CBS News reported. By that time, Trump could be finishing the final months of his second-term, or a new president will be the first to fly on it.

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The White House style icons asked for an update to their Boeing 707s red color scheme after it was branded gaudy and regal.

Air Force One jets are created to serve as a central command center for the president in the event that the U.S.is attacked. "And it's gonna be red, white and blue", Trump told CBS News.

Air Force One's iconic blue-and-white color scheme may be on the way out.

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According to Boeing history, former first lady Jacqueline Kennedy picked new colours for the plane used by her husband, the late United States president John F Kennedy.

Air Force One will be largely for future presidents to use and enjoy, he said. Since our inception in 1940, we have a strong heritage and tradition of meeting the highest standards of independent journalism and has expanded with publications serving all branches of the USA military. That followed years of negotiations between Boeing and the U.S. Air Force - and Mr. Trump's personal intervention since his election. If a president wanted to use the aircraft sooner, he or she would have to consult with the Air Force and White House Military Office regarding the length of the testing period.

According to Boeing, the two new 747-8 planes are created to be an airborne White House, each with a communications suite, internal and external stairs, large galleys and other equipment.

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Air Force budget documents released in February for fiscal year 2019 disclosed a $3.9 billion cost for the two-aircraft program.

The White House has previously claimed that Trump's tough talk with Boeing on the cost of the planes had saved taxpayers more than US$1.4 billion. The presidential aircraft is a prominent symbol of the American presidency and its power.

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