Boeing 747-8 picked to replace Air Force One - sources
Thursday, January 29, 2015 - 00:35
The U.S. Air Force will reportedly announce a decision to go with Boeing's commercial 747-8 airliner as a replacement for Air Force One's current fleet of presidential aircraft. Vanessa Johnston reports.
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Boeing's commercial 747-8 has been chosen to replace Air Force One.
That's according to two sources familiar with the decision, who say an official announcement is expected Wednesday.
The current fleet of the Air Force One presidential aircraft will reportedly switch from Boeing 747-200B to the newer model.
The decision comes a month after Boeing said it would slow production of the 747-8 aircraft from 1.5 a month to 1.3 a month.
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