Trump orders a bold paint job for new Air Force One


He said that the new plane "will be largely for future Presidents" due to the time it will take to build.

Shortly after his election, Trump complained that Boeing was over charging the USA for the new plane, and pressured the aerospace company to cut costs in what has been a years-long negotiation.

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

Donald Trump is redesigning Air Force One to be more patriotic with red, white and blue paint - at a cost of $3.9bn (£2.9bn). When asked if he wanted to keep the current robin's egg blue design he said he would not.

The new Air Force Ones are believed to be 747 jumbo planes with modifications tailored to the specific security needs of the US President.

The plane's current color scheme was designed by Raymond Loewy during John F. Kennedy's administration.

US President Donald Trump has announced plans to repaint the next model of the presidential aircraft. The lettering on the outside the aircraft was inspired by the heading of the U.S. Declaration of Independence.

Trump reveals details of planned Air Force One makeover
Trump says new Air Force One will be decked out in patriotic colors: red, white, and blue

The plane is immediately recognized around the world.

'Why would anyone want to discard an Air Force One design that evokes more than a half-century of American history?' Michael Beschloss asked Axios.

Some accounts suggest Kennedy rejected the Air Force's red and gold theme because it looked "too imperial".

"It's a travesty to break from tradition and put a new paint job on the plane", Mr Hagerman said.

The current Air Force One planes are almost 30 years old, and first carried President George H W Bush. "But I said, "I wonder if we should use the same baby blue colors?' And we're not". The presidential aircraft is a prominent symbol of the American presidency and its power.

The White House has previously claimed that Trump's tough talk with Boeing on the cost of the planes had saved taxpayers more than $1.4 billion. He also threatened to cancel the order.

The new planes are set to be delivered "mission ready" by 2024, White House said.

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