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Trumps new AF1 discount - never happened
Posted by: Ombligo
Date: August 11, 2019 04:39AM
Back in 2017 Trump complained about the price of the new Air Force 1's that were being built, threatening to cancel the Boeing contracts. Then he announced that he had bargained the $4.2 Billion price down by $1 Billion.

Except no one told the Air Force or Boeing. At the time of his bragging, the General Accounting Office estimated the costs not at the $4.2 Billion the President claimed but at the $3 Billion he "bargained" the price down too.

Finally, since his dealmaking claim, costs on the jets have increased 30% from his claim to a current $5.2 Billion.

Some of the cost increase may be due to Trump's demand that the planes be delivered three years earlier than originally scheduled. Rather than 2024, he wanted delivery in 2021.

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Re: Trumps new AF1 discount - never happened
Posted by: Lemon Drop
Date: August 11, 2019 10:15AM
He is never going to fly on new AF1's. Unless the new President invites him as a guest.

Hey Boeing needs the $$. Things have been rough.
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Re: Trumps new AF1 discount - never happened
Posted by: GGD
Date: August 11, 2019 02:03PM
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Lemon Drop
He is never going to fly on new AF1's. Unless the new President invites him as a guest.

Hey Boeing needs the $$. Things have been rough.

Maybe someday his casket will get a ride.
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Re: Trumps new AF1 discount - never happened
Posted by: Carnos Jax
Date: August 11, 2019 02:12PM
I just hope it doesn't get the dreaded paint scheme Rump ordered.
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