No surprise ….
Mostly EVERYTHING Donald Trump touches turns to shit….
Heck, the two ‘new’ Boeing 747-8 series ain’t even ‘New’….
They are Russian airline returns…
The problems in getting the planes is service involve Trump cutting a deal to have Boeing eat any cost overruns which have balloned to over a BILLION Dollars to the typical process of stuffing everything and a kitchen sink in a plane that is just needed to fly a President form point A to point B….
Boeing is NOT having a good time these days….
Their 737 Max is trying to get back in the game…..
Their KC-46 Tanker is doing refuelling, but the Government had to bend the rules to have it operation whuile not fully certified operational….
Airbus is running circles around them with selling single aisle A-320 aircraft….
Tom Cruise IS giving them a smile with the US Navy F-18 actions in ‘Top Gun: Maverick”….
It’s the latest setback for the planemaker as it to get the high-profile presidential plane effort back on track following other problems that have delayed the project at least two years.
Difficulties in finding skilled workers are hardly unique to Boeing; companies across the United States have struggled to find employees for specialty positions. But Boeing is unique because it needs skilled workers who can also pass a comprehensive security clearance process in order to work on the top-secret aircraft, which the Air Force calls the VC-25B.
“Employees must meet stringent security requirements to work on the VC-25B program because of its presidential mission,” the Government Accountability Office said Wednesday in a new report to Congress. “VC-25B officials said that Boeing continues to work with the program office to improve the prescreening process for applicants to ensure timely processing of security clearances.”
Boeing has run into numerous problems converting two already-built 747-8 jetliners into a flying White House. The company has lost more than $1.1 billion on the projects. To date, the company has blamed the delays on workforce issues related to the pandemic and a legal dispute with a company that was supposed to customize the planes’ interiors. Boeing has never explicitly said it did not have enough workers.
Still, Boeing has been advertising job openings for Air Force One workers since at least 2020. The company’s hiring website lists at least 11 job openings related to the new Air Force One at a factory in San Antonio, Texas. Workers can “build the flying Oval Office in San Antonio,” the company website states….
One would assume that new jets won’t have the Trump inspired paint job….
In this Politico piece we get a Bull Shit dance on the subject instead of Biden just putting his foot down and saying NO tribute to Trump is goingto be the planes paint job…
“The Biden administration will scrap a paint scheme for Air Force One proposed by former President Donald Trump that would have changed the iconic blue and gold design after the Air Force determined the darker color scheme would create engine heat issues for the presidential aircraft,” NBC News reports