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Trump reaches deal with Boeing on new presidential planes

9 months 1 week 5 days ago Tuesday, February 27 2018 Feb 27, 2018 February 27, 2018 9:29 AM February 27, 2018 in News
Source: Associated Press
By: Associated Press

WASHINGTON (AP) - President Donald Trump has reached an informal deal with Boeing to provide the next generation presidential aircraft.

Deputy press secretary Hogan Gidley says the $3.9 billion "fixed price contract" for the new planes, known as Air Force One when the president is on board, "will save the taxpayers more than $1.4 Billion."

Boeing, in a statement, said it 'is proud to build the next generation of Air Force One." The company added: "President Trump negotiated a good deal on behalf of the American people."

The agreement includes the two 747-800 aircraft, and the cost of modifying the commercial planes with the equipment needed to support the president, including external stair, large galleys, and a secure communications suite.

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