Boeing Awarded Contract for Next Air Force One
The United States Air Force has declared last Friday that has conceded Boeing the first contract to supplant the nation’s presidential “Air Force One” aircraft with modified form of the 747-8.
In 29 January 2015, the US Air Force declared the determination of the 747-8, after investigation of ability prerequisites presumed that a four-engine, wide body aircraft is required to address the issues of the Air Force One mission.
The Boeing 747-8 is the main air ship made in the United States when completely missionized meets the fundamental abilities set up to execute the presidential support mission, while mirroring the workplace of the president of the United States of America steady with the national public interest.” Said secretary of the aviation based armed forces Deborah Lee James
The agreement recompensed by the Air Force to Boeing is the first for the Presidential Aircraft Recapitalization (PAR) program. Contract modification will be made to it later on “to buy the commercial 747-8 airplane, and in addition to plan, change and test those aircraft to meet the presidential mission,”
This is the begin of our contractual association with Boeing. It will permit Boeing to start taking a shot at what will be the following Air Force One,” said Col. Amy McCain, the PAR program administrator.
Exercises to be done by the manufacturer incorporate the meaning of point by point necessities and outline trade-offs to endorse choices that will prompt a lower danger Engineering and Manufacturing Development program and lower life-cycle costs.
“The present fleet of VC-25A presidential airplane has performed incredibly well, a demonstration of the Airmen who support, maintain and fly the aircraft,” secretary James said. “Yet, the time has come to supplant them. Parts out of date quality, reducing fabricating sources and expanded down times for support are existing difficulties that will increment until another airplane is handled.”