Saturday, January 30, 2016

Boeing Has Won The Contract To Build Two Air Force One Presidential Jets

Reuters: Boeing wins contract to build new Air Force One presidential jets

Boeing Co (BA.N) has won a contract to start preliminary work on a new fleet of Air Force One presidential aircraft based on its 747-8 jumbo jet, the Pentagon said on Friday.

The U.S. Air Force awarded Boeing an initial contract worth $25.8 million to reduce risk and lower the cost of the program by looking at the tradeoffs between the requirements and design of the new plane, according to the Pentagon's daily digest of arms deals.

Details about the total value of the new contract have not been released, but the Air Force has previously said that it had earmarked $1.65 billion for two replacement jets.

The Air Force first announced in January 2015 that Boeing's 747-8 would be used to replace the two current Air Force planes used to transport the U.S. president. Air Force One is one of the most visible symbols of the United States.

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WNU Editor: They get better with each generation of Air Force One .... I can only imagine what this version will be having.


Unknown said...

Airbus has sold hundreds of planes to Iran.

Thx Obummer.

Caecus said...

a golf course ?

War News Updates Editor said...

Now that is an idea Caucus.