Boeing Gets $3.9B Contract for New Air Force One Jets

Pauline Gross
July 19, 2018

Trump said he saved the United States $1.5 billion (almost R14 billion) on the $3.9 billion deal with Boeing for two new presidential aircraft.

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.

Boeing's initial price for the planes was $5.3 billion, later reduced to $3.9 billion after Trump emphasized the "need to minimize the cost of replacing" the existing jets, the White House said statement Wednesday.

US President Donald Trump elaborated on his plans for an Air Force One upgrade, announcing that the new billion-dollar American presidential planes will boast enhanced interiors and exteriors.

Air Force One has featured the blue-and-white color scheme since the administration of president John F. Kennedy. Boeing chief executive Dennis Muilenburg and Trump have met multiple times to discuss the Air Force One contract.

In an interview with CBS Tuesday, the President said: 'It's going to be the top of the line, the top in the world.

Trump says the familiar baby blue colour on the presidential aircraft will give way to a red, white and blue colour scheme.

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Donald Trump's presidential plane is set for a makeover and, by the sounds of it, it's going to look a lot like something out of Team America.

"I was able to save $1.5 billion and order a new one for the country", Mr. Trump told Glor. The Air Force One is in the background.

And Trump says these will be jets of a different color.

Boeing (ba) finally secured the $3.9 billion deal to build two new planes to be used as Air Force One by the US president.

According to CNN, the current baby blue colors are from a design by Raymond Loewy for Kennedy in 1962. "And we were able to take that", CBS quoted Trump as saying. "It's a very complex project". In common parlance the term describes those Air Force aircraft designed, built, and used to transport the president.

And if you're going to get a sweet new ride, you may as well get a flash new look to go with it.

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