Saturday, May 15, 2021

Unclear When New Air Force One Planes Are Delivered

Air Force One taxis onto the flight line at Berry Field Air National Guard Base in Nashville, Tenn., on March 6, 2020. (Tech. Sgt. Mark Thompson/U.S. Air National Guard)  

Defense One: Unclear when Boeing will deliver new Air Force One planes, says Air Force general 

WASHINGTON — Boeing will be late to deliver the two new Air Force One planes currently under construction, the U.S. Air Force’s top uniformed acquisition official said Thursday. 

Last month, Boeing reported a $318 million charge on the VC-25B program to turn two Boeing 747s into new presidential aircraft, which are given the call sign “Air Force One” when the commander in chief is onboard. 

The charges occurred just weeks after Boeing canceled its contract with GDC Technics, a Texas-based company contracted to supply VC-25B interiors, for falling more than a year behind schedule. 

GDC later countersued Boeing, alleging that Boeing was responsible for the delays.  

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Update #1: Boeing risks missing Air Force One 2024 deadline due to legal, production issues (FOX News)  

Update #2: New Air Force One Delayed by COVID, Boeing Subcontractor (DefenseOne)  

WNU Editor: Its now official .... It’s Official: New Air Force Ones Will Be Delivered Late (Defense One).

1 comment:

RussInSoCal said...

/The very concept of an 'Air Force One' is just racist.