planes built for russian airline may be next us air force one
Last Updated : GMT 07:25:12
Arab Today, arab today
Arab Today, arab today
Last Updated : GMT 07:25:12
Arab Today, arab today

Planes built for Russian airline may be next US Air Force One

Arab Today, arab today

Arab Today, arab today Planes built for Russian airline may be next US Air Force One

Facing pressure from President Donald Trump to cut the cost of new Air Force One aircraft, the U.S. Air Force is
Washington - NNA

Facing pressure from President Donald Trump to cut the cost of new Air Force One aircraft, the U.S. Air Force is negotiating with Boeing to purchase two 747-8 jetliners that were built for a Russian airline that went bankrupt before they were delivered. 


"We're working through the final stages of coordination to purchase two commercial 747-8 aircraft and expect to award a contract soon," said Air Force spokeswoman Ann Stefanek, who declined to elaborate on the details. 


National security publication Defense One, which first reported the negotiations, said the Air Force was believed to be getting a good deal on the aircraft, which sell for about $386 million on average. 


The two aircraft were initially ordered four years ago by Transaero, a Russian airline that went bankrupt in 2015, a person familiar with the talks told Reuters. 


Boeing built two 747-8s out of an order of four. But the airline never took ownership of them, and the planes have been stored in the Mojave Desert, where the dry, hot climate slows corrosion, Defense One said. 


Trump rattled Boeing in December before taking office by saying in a Twitter message: "Boeing is building a brand new 747 Air Force One for future presidents, but costs are out of control, more than $4 billion. Cancel order!" 


Boeing Chief Executive Officer Dennis Muilenburg called Trump and told him the cost could be reduced if the Air Force changed its requirements, sources familiar with the conversation said at the time. 


White House officials in December were unclear where Trump obtained the $4 billion figure. The Air Force has estimated it would spend $2.87 billion through 2021 for development of a new presidential aircraft. 


The cost of refitting the commercial 747-8s with the enhanced electronics and security systems required for Air Force One were unclear. 


Boeing had said it expected to add the Air Force One jets to its backlog, which currently numbers 20 planes - five passenger models and 15 freighters. 


The redeployment to the Air Force of jets already built for another customer would effectively reduce Boeing's future 747 production plans by two aircraft. But it would provide a home for two airframes that have been built but remain unsold. 


The Air Force operates two military versions of the Boeing 747-200B aircraft that serve as Air Force One when the president is aboard. Both are nearing the end of their planned 30-year life

Source: NNA

arabstoday
arabstoday

Name *

E-mail *

Comment Title*

Comment *

: Characters Left

Mandatory *

Terms of use

Publishing Terms: Not to offend the author, or to persons or sanctities or attacking religions or divine self. And stay away from sectarian and racial incitement and insults.

I agree with the Terms of Use

Security Code*

planes built for russian airline may be next us air force one planes built for russian airline may be next us air force one

 



Name *

E-mail *

Comment Title*

Comment *

: Characters Left

Mandatory *

Terms of use

Publishing Terms: Not to offend the author, or to persons or sanctities or attacking religions or divine self. And stay away from sectarian and racial incitement and insults.

I agree with the Terms of Use

Security Code*

planes built for russian airline may be next us air force one planes built for russian airline may be next us air force one

 



Arab Today, arab today Modern colorful bedroom renovation

GMT 11:23 2017 Thursday ,21 December

Modern colorful bedroom renovation
Arab Today, arab today For the Variety of Interior Design Styles

GMT 11:14 2017 Tuesday ,19 December

For the Variety of Interior Design Styles

GMT 13:29 2018 Friday ,14 December

Turkey targets military over alleged Gulen links

GMT 09:00 2018 Wednesday ,12 December

May tours Europe in desperate bid to save Brexit deal

GMT 13:27 2018 Tuesday ,11 December

France and the crisis of democracy

GMT 12:46 2017 Thursday ,16 November

Nawal Al Zoghbi launched new song

GMT 19:47 2016 Wednesday ,21 December

EAPD secretary wraps up visit to Lome

GMT 19:50 2017 Friday ,29 September

Police clear protesters from legendary Berlin theatre

GMT 04:55 2017 Sunday ,10 September

Floods, landslides kill 26 in Vietnam

GMT 14:54 2016 Sunday ,04 September

Knot bad: Cop from Indian Kashmir weds Pakistani girl

GMT 13:33 2015 Sunday ,12 April

Kylie Jenner debuts blue hair

GMT 19:57 2017 Friday ,17 February

Lebanese actors dominate Ramadan"s drama

GMT 05:37 2016 Tuesday ,13 December

Ronaldo beats Messi to his 4th Ballon d'Or

GMT 12:01 2017 Wednesday ,26 April

Labour Day holiday announced

GMT 14:26 2017 Wednesday ,26 July

Sofia Jamali to participate in American film

GMT 14:35 2016 Wednesday ,28 September

Mobily unveils protection program for smartphones

GMT 04:29 2018 Sunday ,21 January

FedExpress steams on as Sharapova grinds
Arab Today, arab today
 
 Arab Today Facebook,arab today facebook  Arab Today Twitter,arab today twitter Arab Today Rss,arab today rss  Arab Today Youtube,arab today youtube  Arab Today Youtube,arab today youtube
arabstoday arabstoday arabstoday arabstoday
arabstoday arabstoday arabstoday
arabstoday
بناية النخيل - رأس النبع _ خلف السفارة الفرنسية _بيروت - لبنان
arabstoday, Arabstoday, Arabstoday