CLOSENext Air Force One will be purple, white and blue, Donald Trump says

It’s reputable, Air Force One goes to be extra patriotic than ever prior to. Veuer’s Sam Berman has the entire tale.

The subsequent era of Air Force One will abandon the planes’ conventional colour scheme in choose of purple, white and blue, President Donald Trump instructed CBS News in an interview that aired Tuesday, confirming reports about changes to the planes’ iconic look.

The interview got here the similar day that the Department of Defense introduced that Boeing had secured a $3.9 billion contract to construct two new Air Force One planes.

“Boeing gave us a good deal,” Trump instructed CBS, including that he stored $1.five billion at the mission.

However, Trump had prior to now criticized an estimate with reference to the overall price: “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!” he tweeted in December 2016.

While “Air Force One” can be used as a label for any Air Force plane wearing the president, it generally refers to planes in particular designed for the president, the White House says.

Since the times of former President John F. Kennedy, the ones planes had been painted an iconic mixture of white and blue, Reuters reported.

“Air Force One is going to be incredible. It’s gonna be the top of the line, the top in the world. And it’s gonna be red, white and blue, which I think is appropriate,” Trump instructed CBS.

The planes are anticipated to be finished by way of December 2024, the Department of Defense stated.

Trump stated in his interview with CBS that the airplane would in large part be for long term presidents.


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