USAF Buys Ex-Russian 7478Is as Future Air Force One

Boeing and U.S. President Donald Trump may have gotten off to a rough start. But eight months after his infamous tweet about potentially canceling the Air Force’s $4 billion program to replace the presidential airlift fleet, Boeing has received a much-anticipated contract for the next “Air Force One.”

The Air Force has purchased two pre-built Boeing 747-8 Intercontinental aircraft that have been in storage since February. The aircraft had been intended for Russia’s failed …

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