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Donald Trump Gives First Look at Historic $3.9 Billion Makeover of 'Air Force One'

Bettina Dizon
Jun 13, 2019
11:27 P.M.
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President Donald Trump shared proposed ideas for the redesign of the “Air Force One,” including a new paint scheme and an American flag at the tail of the aircraft.

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Less than a year after announcing a redesign for America’s presidential jet, Donald Trump unveiled prospective models for the “Air Force One.” In an interview with George Stephanopoulos on ABC news, Trump showed photos of the crafts mock-ups in red, white, and blue.

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PATRIOTIC BLUEPRINTS

“George, take a look at this,” Trump said while raising printed designs. “Here’s your new Air Force One.”

The blueprints Trump held up were designed by the president himself, with slight differences in the choices. The patriotic red, white, and blue color scheme deviates from its original light blue and white colors. Although he was able to disclose the external details of the presidential jet, Trump kept other particulars to himself.

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“There are a couple of secrets,” the president teased. “You know what, there are a couple of secrets I don’t think we’re supposed to be talking about.”

“AIR FORCE ONE”

For over three decades, the private plane has served different presidents taking them different places. The jet stands at 4,000 square feet and has medical rooms, armored windows, and offices for meetings.

Towards the end of the last year, Trump paid a “special tribute” and sent Air Force One to transport former President Bush’s casket to Washington.

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In case of emergency, the medical room can double as a mini hospital with its own operating table and facilities, including extra bags of the president’s blood type kept in a refrigerator.

With all eyes at America’s president, attacks can never be foreseen; hence, the sturdy built of the plane that can function like a bunker in the case of anuclear attack. It reportedly has an electronic system which can block radars and repel missiles.

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The plane can cater to over a hundred people and hold a press room with a high tech facility for national television reports and video-teleconferences. 

PLANE TRANSPORTS

Towards the end of the last year, Trump paid a “special tribute” and sent Air Force One to transport former President Bush’s casket to Washington. Trump referred to it as a “special tribute that he deserves very much.”

“Air Force One will be taking myself and a group of our people back to Washington. It will then be reset, and it will be sent to Houston to pick up the casket of President Bush, and it will be sent back to Washington,” Trump said.

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