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Custom upgrades add $600 million
to Air Force One sticker price

Washington Examiner, by Jamie McIntyre

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Posted By:JoniTx, 9/13/2017 1:15:18 PM

The Air Force has awarded Boeing a $600 million modification to a previous contract to buy two commercial 747 jetliners, and convert them for the Air Force One. The additional money, according to an Air Force statement, is for design upgrades to the pair of planes that were originally destined to be sold to a now-bankrupt Russian airliner, which never took delivery. The contract is for the design of modifications to ensure the planes can accommodate the communications and security needs of the president. The actual work on the aircraft won´t begin until sometime next summer, and will require a


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Reply 1 - Posted by: earlybird, 9/13/2017 2:08:51 PM     (No. 11382300)

The headline is very misleading. Aren’t they usually?

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Reply 2 - Posted by: Gordon Freeman, 9/13/2017 2:16:26 PM     (No. 11382313)

Even so, it´s a drop in the bucket?

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Reply 3 - Posted by: crimea river, 9/13/2017 3:11:49 PM     (No. 11382369)

Hillary´s next book: What Happened to My Plane!

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Reply 4 - Posted by: tommyr, 9/13/2017 4:38:45 PM     (No. 11382445)

Not luxuries but to repeat, communications and security.

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Reply 5 - Posted by: jimjr, 9/14/2017 10:03:42 AM     (No. 11383084)

$600 Million as opposed to $4 Billion. Art of the Deal, baby.

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