New Air Force One Delivery Delayed

Boeing also seeking increase in cost of the jets.

Acting Assistant Air Force Secretary Darlene Costello told the House Armed Services Committee that the two new Air Force One jets being built by Boeing are expected to arrive by the end of 2025. She stated, “Boeing has informed us that they believe it will be a 12-month delay beyond their original schedule. That doesn’t mean that we agree with that yet. I wouldn’t expect that [delay] to be more than what Boeing is saying.”

The new presidential jets were ordered by President Trump at a price of $3.9 billion. Boeing is expected to request more than $500 million in additional government funding for the two modified 747s because of an increase in costs related to the coronavirus pandemic and a supplier’s bankruptcy.

The current Air Force One fleet has been in service since 1990 and they are considered to have a 20-to-30-year lifespan.

As the Lord Leads, Pray with Us…

  • For Boeing engineers and tradespeople who are building the new presidential jets.
  • For the House Armed Services Committee as they evaluate necessary equipment upgrades.
  • For the safety of the president and all who fly with him aboard the current Air Force One jets.

Sources: The Hill, Newsmax, Popular Mechanics


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