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'New' Air Force One planes could be unwanted Russian airline jumbos

Thursday, August 3, 2017 - 05:50

An Air Force One jet at Joint Base Andrews outside Washington. Possible replacements could come in the form of two 747s abandoned by a failed Russian airline. Boeing, which has the planes in storage, is said to be offering them at a "favourable" price.


PRESIDENT Donald Trump's administration may be poised to strike a peculiar deal for the next Air Force One planes: buying jumbo jets abandoned by a defunct Russian airline.

The US Air Force is in talks to purchase two 747-8 jetliners from Boeing Co that were originally

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