Take THAT Donald Trump!
If ANYONE thought that President Biden would approve Trump’s wish to inshrine HIS choice in what the next US President’s airplane would look like?
Was sadly mistaken….
Who knows when the two new Boeing 747’s will actually carry a American President, is anyone’s guess…
The airplane’s, that where supposeted to go to a Russian airline , have been cost over runs and delays against coming into service….
(First is scheduled in service in 2026 and the second by 2028)
But the paint jobs are agreeded on…..
President Joe Biden has decided to paint the new Air Force One in the classic blue and white colors—with a few tweaks—that have adorned presidential aircraft since the Kennedy administration.
The livery has three primary differences from the current two Boeing 747s, designated VC-25s, that serve as the flying White House.
“The light blue on VC-25B is a slightly deeper, more modern tone than VC-25A’s robin’s egg blue,” an Air Force statement said. “Additionally, the VC-25B engines will use the darker blue from the cockpit area vice the VC-25A’s robin’s egg blue. Finally, there is no polished metal section on the VC-25B because modern commercial aircraft skin alloys don’t allow for it.”….
Boeing’s efforts have faced numerous problems, including shortages of workers and parts, that have delayed delivery of the first of two Air Force One jets until 2027. That means the winner of the next presidential election would get to fly on the jet, assuming it’s delivered on time and the necessary testing is finished.
On Friday, the Air Force released several new concept images of the color schemes. The plane in the pictures has the tail number 30000. The two 747s used today are tail numbers 28000 and 29000. The previous two Air Force Ones, which were modified Boeing 707s, were tail numbers 26000 and 27000.
The current Air Force One paint scheme is a variation of a design developed by First Lady Jacqueline Kennedy and industrial designer Raymond Loewy….
Anybody believe the ‘reason’ they gave for the thumbs down on Trump tryin g to change things up to match his B-757 plane?
image….US Air Force
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