The VC-25As are expected to be replaced, as they have become less cost-effective to operate. On 28 January 2015, the Air Force announced that the Boeing 747-8 will serve as the next presidential aircraft. On 6 December 2016, then-President-elect Donald Trump tweeted his opposition to the Air Force One replacement due to its high cost of "more than $4 billion". The U.S. Government Accountability Office estimated the total cost at $3.2 billion, and the U.S. Air Force's budget for the program is projected to be nearly $4 billion. In December 2016, Boeing was on contract for preliminary development worth $170 million. On August 1st, 2017, Defense One reported that in an effort to pay less for the replacement program, the United States Air Force has entered into a contract to purchase two of a Bankrupt Russian Firm's (Transaero) Undelivered 747-8Is from Boeing which currently is storing them in the Mojave Desert to prevent corrosion of the planes. The pair of planes have registration numbers N894BA and N895BA. The Air Force and Secret Service will retrofit these new aircraft with telecommunications and security equipment to bring them to the required security level of the presidential aircraft.
More information http://www.air-force-one.fr/
|Landing gear||Oui fixe / Yes fixed|
|Stand||Non / No|
|Width / Wingspan||17.13|
|Airline / Operator||USAF (US Air Force)|