President Joe Biden is sticking with a blue-and-white coloration scheme for the outside of the substitute Air Drive One plane, the primary of which is predicted to be delivered in 4 years.
The Air Drive mentioned late Friday that the sunshine blue on the brand new mannequin of the modified 747s that transport the president might be slightly bit deeper and extra fashionable in tone than the robin’s egg blue on the variations of the plane presently in use.
Boeing is modifying two of its 747-800 plane that may use the Air Drive One name signal when the president is aboard.
They are going to exchange the prevailing fleet of two growing old Boeing 747-200 plane the president presently makes use of.
The selection of the airplane’s exterior colours follows an earlier choice by the administration to scrap a red-white-and-blue design favored by Donald Trump, Biden’s speedy predecessor.
An Air Drive assessment had prompt the darker colours would improve prices and delay supply of the brand new jumbo jets.
In 2018, Trump directed that the brand new jets shed the long-lasting Kennedy-era blue-and-white design for a white-and-navy coloration scheme.
The highest half of the airplane would have been white and the underside, together with the stomach, would have been darkish blue.
A streak of darkish purple would have run from the cockpit to the tail.
The coloring was nearly an identical to the outside of Trump’s private airplane.
Formally often known as the VC-25B, the brand new plane will exchange the present fleet, often known as VC-25A, which the Air Drive mentioned face functionality gaps, rising upkeep prices and “components obsolescence.”
Modifications to the successor plane will embrace electrical energy upgrades, a medical facility and a self-defense system, the Air Drive mentioned.
Supply of the primary of the brand new airplanes is projected for 2027, adopted by the second plane in 2028, the Air Drive mentioned.
The present era of planes first carried President George H.W. Bush, who served from 1989-1993.