747 8 air force one. Air force announced that it will continue the boeing tradition with the 747 8 which will replace the two 747 200s that serve as the presidential air force one fleet. Washington afns secretary of the air force deborah lee james in coordination with frank kendall the under secretary of defense for acquisition technology and logistics determined that the boeing 747 8 will serve as the next presidential aircraft commonly known as air force one. Roosevelts dixie clipper and harry s. From president franklin d.
President donald trump said the projected cost of new air force one aircraft was too high so the us. On friday the us air force confirmed that it has purchased two boeing 747 8 intercontinental commercial airliners that will be converted over to serve as the nations next generation presidential. Air force found a way to lower it. Why the future air force one will be a boeing 747 8 the two jumbo jets designated specifically for presidential transport have now been in service for more than a quarter century.
Air force one has time and again proven a modern marvel delivering a flying oval office that matches mission to engineering superiority.