BOEING WINS CONTRACT TO BUILD NEW AIR FORCE ONE PRESIDENTIAL JETS

BOEING WINS CONTRACT TO BUILD NEW AIR FORCE ONE PRESIDENTIAL JETS

THE AIR FORCE DECISION WAS WIDELY EXPECTED SINCE THE ONLY OTHER SUITABLE FOUR-ENGINE JET IS THE A380 BUILT BY AIRBUS AIR.PA IN TOULOUSE, FRANCE.

Air Force One is one of the most visible symbols of the United States.
In January, Air Force Secretary Deborah James said the Air Force One program would use proven technologies and commercially certified equipment to keep the program affordable.
The Air Force decision was widely expected since the only other suitable four-engine jet is the A380 built by Airbus (AIR.PA) in Toulouse, France.

WASHINGTON Boeing Co (BA.N) has won a contract to start preliminary work on a new fleet of Air Force One presidential aircraft based on its 747-8 jumbo jet, the Pentagon said on Friday. The U.S. Air Force awarded Boeing...

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