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New Air Force One May Come From Bankrupt Russian Airline

by Jeff DonlanSo, now there’s a Russian connection to Air Force One? Well, sort of.The Air Force is reportedly considering buying a pair of jumbo Boeing 747-8s that were originally built in 2015 for Transaero, a now-bankrupt Russian airline. The Pentagon is now working on a contract with Boeing to repurpose two of those planes, which are each listed at $368.8 million.It’s part of a cost-cutting initiative by President Donald Trump, who has said building a new Air Force One would be too expensive.Either way, there’s a chance Trump will never set foot on Air Force Russia, as the proposed completion date for the new airplanes is well after the next presidential election. The post New Air Force One May Come From Bankrupt Russian Airline appeared first on Vocativ.

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