For the US President Donald trump may purchase the Boeing 747-8, built by order of the bankrupt in 2015, the Russian airline «Transaero» – after he accused the air force in inflating the budget for government aircraft.
About it writes on Wednesday, August 2, the news service of the BBC.
«We are at the last stage of agreement on the purchase of two passenger sides 747-8, and hope to soon conclude a contract», – quotes Reuters words of the representative of the air force CIFЭнн Stefanek, who refused to give details of the transaction.
In 2013 Transaero has ordered four ship, of which I managed to build two, but even these aircraft, the company has not paid.
CNN sources, however, claim that it was ordered three aircraft, two of which was planned to pass Iranian airline Iran Air, but the deal never took place.
Portal Defense One of the first who published the information, said that the presidential Board, the price was very reasonable assigned: 386 million dollars for each.
CNN confirms this information: «the US air force believe that it would be cheaper to buy airplanes and upgrade them than to build from scratch.»
The Boeing representative reported that the deal is under preparation. Currently, the aircraft are in the Mojave desert, California, where dry and hot climate slows down corrosion.
«Cancel the order!»
About the delivery of the Boeing aircraft as a presidential aircraft became known in January 2015, when the White house was the Obama administration. However, in December 2016, trump wrote on his blog: «Boeing is building a new air force one 747 model for future presidents, but the costs are out of control, more than $4 billion to Cancel the order!».
How much will be spent on the modernization of the Boeing 747-8 in the event of their purchase, is not known. The company had previously stated that he would take the presidential court from its reserves. Currently, they consist of 20 aircraft, five passenger and 15 cargo.