President Trump recently sat down with Boeing CEO Dennis Muilenburg in February to work on a $4 billion deal for two 747s for use as Air Force One. And he’s not content with the same old thing. President Trump wants a big-time change to the plane design and patriotism will take center stage.
Axios reports on the main changes he’s looking to make:
“Trump wants to change the plane’s signature blue-and-white look that goes back 55 years, to a redesign of the presidential aircraft by President John F. Kennedy and First Lady Jackie Kennedy in the early 1960s.
“We’re told that Trump wants a color scheme that “looks more American” and isn’t a “Jackie Kennedy color.” He doesn’t think the current blue (technically “luminous ultramarine”) represents the USA.
“The president’s preferred design is believed to include red, white and blue.
“We’re told he wants the presidential bed aboard Air Force One to be larger and more comfortable — more like the executive livery package on his personal plane than the current, couch-like sleeping configuration aboard Air Force One.”
But the new design won’t go into effect until his second term.