Boeing awarded $600 million Air Force One contract

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The U.S. Air Force has contracted Boeing to begin design work on presidential aircraft.

According to an Air Force news release, the U.S. government purchased two Boeing 747-8 jetliners as part of their plan to develop a new Air Force One aircraft.

Under the contract, Boeing will design modifications for the 747-8s. These will reportedly include an executive interior, meeting rooms, medical facilities and other features of the current presidential aircraft.

According to Reuters, the planes were previously ordered by Transaero, a now defunct Russian Airline.

According to Defense One, the design will also need to have defensive countermeasures, including a hardened exterior capable of withstanding electromagnetic pulse from nuclear explosions.

The Air Force plans to spend around $3.2 billion on the next presidential aircraft, reported Defense One.

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VOICEOVER (in English):

"The U.S. Air Force has purchased two Boeing 747-8 jetliners as part of their plan to develop a new Air Force One aircraft."


"The planes were previously ordered by Transaero, a now defunct Russian Airline."

"Under the contract, Boeing will design modifications for the 747-8s."

"These will reportedly include an executive interior, meeting rooms, medical facilities and other features of the current presidential aircraft."

"The design will also need to have defensive countermeasures, including a hardened exterior capable of withstanding electromagnetic pulse from nuclear explosions."


SOURCES: U.S. Air Force, Reuters, Defense One, Los Angeles Times,
http://www.af.mil/News/Article-Display/Article/1309352/af-awards-contract-to-begin-designing-next-air-force-one-aircraft/
http://www.defenseone.com/business/2017/08/russian-air-force-one-boeing-trump-747/139872/
https://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-trump-airforceone/boeing-wins-u-s-air-force-contract-to-modify-next-presidential-aircraft-idUSKCN1BO1UK
http://www.latimes.com/business/la-fi-air-force-one-contract-20170913-story.html