Trump’s personal Boeing 757 has been the crown jewel of his wealth, the former President of the United States used his private jetliner for VIP tours, sleek photoshoots, fancy in-sky dinner experience, and his luxurious lifestyle. The former President was never shy in showcasing his lavish lifestyle, Trump 757, as one of the most remarkable possession in his billionaire easy of life is customized with cream-colored leather seats, glided bathrooms, and the extraordinary seat buckle that are layered in 24-karat gold.
The Trump 757 was grounded for five years on an airport ramp in Orange County, New York, 60 miles to the north of Manhattan. The plane’s one engine was missing parts, and another one was wrapped in plastic, the fixture cost was estimated to be in six figures, so Trump didn’t oversee the aircraft’s maintenance immediately at the time. However, the Trump 757 has returned to its glorious state, the aircraft took off from the storage in New York on Monday, November 1st, 2021. The aircraft flew to Nashville for a brief stop and continued its flight to Chennault International Airport in Louisiana. The aircraft will undergo maintenance work at the airport before making its full-service return.
Here are some interesting facts about the Trump 757 aircraft that you probably didn’t know.
1. Trump 757 Ranks 11th in the list of the world’s most expensive planes.
The former President’s narrow bodies Boeing 757 aircraft is the 11th most expensive aircraft in the world, the Trump 757 costs about $100 million in the list of Jet Finder’s most expensive aircraft in the world in 2021. The lavish custom interior design of the aircraft that hosts the in-sky premium class services is certainly worth the value. The aviation firm CEO, Greg Raiff, on the cost of the Trump 757 aircraft, noted the price of the 25-year old aircraft was relatively low compared to the services and comfort it brought.
With the private bedrooms, cinema rooms, and of course, the extravagant fancy dining room, the Trump 757 aircraft is packed with luxurious comfort and amenities that wouldn’t make anyone miss the palatial services on the ground.
On the Jet Finder’s same list, the Air Force One owned by Donald Trump dominated the other aircraft in the list with the estimated cost of $660 million.
2. Glass cockpit
The glass cockpit is the next-generation flight monitoring system that has revolutionized the traditional technology in the aviation sector. Glass cockpit shows the flight data on Electronic Flight Displays (EFDs) rather than the multiple separate gauges for each instrument in the traditional cockpit. Of course, the private aircraft of the former President and billionaire is equipped with the most advanced tool and technology to add quality to the premium sky experience.
The Trump 757 is integrated with the modern-day EFDs that combine the data from several instruments and is the pilot crew’s primary source of flight data. The advanced technology also allows the data to be presented on multiple pages, which can be easily switched in between on the Multi-Functional Display (MFD). The former President’s crown jewel has been equipped with all the cutting-edge technology that will be a standard feature to all aircraft in the future.
3. One of the fastest airplanes in the world
The introduction of the new innovations and aircraft in the aviation industry has easily surpassed their predecessor jetliners like how the Cessna X+, Aerion As2, Bombardier Global 6500, Dassault Falcon 900B, and many more are currently dominating the fastest private jet segment. However, the Trump 757 is still listed among the fastest aircraft in the world.
The aircraft powered by pair of Rolls Royce RB211 Turbofan engines can fly 16 hours straight with a speed limit of 500 mph. Thanks to the powerful Rolls Royce engines, the aircraft can also take off easily on relatively short runways and performs well in high altitude areas with the typical cruising altitude of 38,000 to 40,000 feet.
4. 43-seat passenger cabin
Normally the Boeing 757 is configured with a seating capacity of up to 239 passengers; however, the personal customization of the Trump 757 has only 43 seats. The aircraft has been remodeled into a completely grand on-air lounge experience, maximizing the luxurious amenities and comfort. The lucky guest in the aircraft can stretch and move around in comfort at the same time enjoying the perks of on-air theatre, private bedroom, and splendid dining space.
The Trump 757 has all features that reflect a billionaire’s lifestyle, including a silk-linked master bedroom equipped with a big-screen entertainment system, a master bath with 24-karat gold fixtures and showers.
5. Every fixture on the aircraft is 24-karat gold
Who doesn’t love displaying their luxurious health when you have billions of dollars at your disposal. The former President and billionaire Donald Trump clearly states his wealth and his grand lifestyle with his crowned possession. Literally, almost every fixture in the Trump 757 aircraft has been plated with 124-karat gold from seat buckles to bathroom tabs and interior touches.
Also, every seat in the aircraft has a personal entertainment system that can be converted into a bed, and they are embedded with the Trump family crest that personalizes the plane owning to a whole new level. Thus, Trump and his guest get to travel in style in a classy vessel with gold to spare in almost every corner.
6. Expensive flight cost in the expensive plane
As remarkable as the aments and comfort level in the Trump 757 is, the traveling cost doesn’t come cheap for the in-sky premium lounge experience. The one-hour flight in the aircraft cost around $10,800, which concludes all the premium services as well as fuel. That is certainly the level of expense only billionaires like him can afford; by the $10,800 per hour expense rate, a single route 10-hour flight for the former President would cost around $108,000.
But, Trump doesn’t end up paying for all the lavish expenses by himself, the former President could let himself spend up to $5,06,000 on his private jet travel in the second quarter due to his large self-sponsored campaign.
7. Trump 757 is much older than other personal Boeing in use today
Registered as N757AF, the Trump 757 aircraft is a lot older than the other Boeing 757 personal aircraft that are in use today. The N757AF was built in 1991 and spent most of its earlier years in services with commercial airlines; it was originally delivered to Sterling Airlines in Denmark but was later operated by the Mexican commercial airline TAESA since 1993.
Spending most of the 90s in the service of commercial airlines, the aircraft was purchased by Donald Trump in 2011. When asked about the long service of the Trump 757 aircraft in the commercial segment, the former President stated that he preferred older planes because they have been thoroughly tested and have been around for a while.