Thursday, December 22, 2016

Air Force One: Boeing promises to Trump a lower price – Handelsblatt


The current Air Force One – Boeing to build a new machine for the US President.

(photo: AFP)

WashingtonTo the threats from Donald trump, to cancel the contract for the new presidential aircraft, promises the manufacturer, Boeing, the nominee for U.S. President, for a good price. Trump had recently tweeted: “Boeing builds a brand new 747 Air Force One for future presidents, but the costs are out of control, more than four billion dollars. Cancelling the Order!" Boeing CEO Dennis Muilenburg said on Wednesday after Meeting with Trump in Florida: “We will do it for less.” He gave Trump his word.

The Pentagon had contracted to Boeing in January with the construction of the new Air Force One. The new Jumbo jets of the type 747-8 to replace the aging 747 jet, flying since the early 1990s, the President of the world.

The Airbus-rival Boeing had initially received only at the beginning of the contract. Thus, a Plan should be developed that shows how the two machines on time, within budget with all requirements. The US government had given the financial framework of the programme for the development and construction of the new machines with up to three billion dollars. The so far agreed with the government of the contract value for the planning of the new Air Force One Boeing gives $ 170 million (159 million euros).


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