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Air Force lays out what it needs from Boeing for next Air Force One

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posted on May, 17 2016 @ 11:48 AM
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Air Force lays out what it needs from Boeing for next Air Force One

I'm not sure how I missed this one. But according to the article it seems that the Air Force is in talks with Boeing to purchase 2 new 747-8i. And of course load it up with all the goodies it will need to be the PotUS's flying command center.

This should be a nice chunk of change for Boeing for the 2 planes. As well as providing a boost in sales for other 747's.

I wonder if they will improve on the engines this time around.


The U.S. Air Force this week began communicating with Boeing (NYSE: BA) about what it wants in its two new 747s, which will be used to make the new Air Force One planes that carry the President of the United States.

The list of requirements go far beyond what a typical 747 would include.







posted on May, 17 2016 @ 12:02 PM
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originally posted by: grey580
I wonder if they will improve on the engines this time around.


This time around?



posted on May, 17 2016 @ 12:13 PM
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a reply to: grey580

Improve the engines?

I've never heard of any reliability problems with the current engines. I try my best when flying overseas to fly ONLY 747's.



posted on May, 17 2016 @ 12:17 PM
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I'm just wondering if they will be using the stock engines.

Or something a little more exotic since it's the PotUS plane this time around.



posted on May, 17 2016 @ 12:22 PM
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a reply to: grey580

The current VC-25s use stock ducted fan engines. They've always used stock engines, to keep parts commonality with current inventories.



posted on May, 17 2016 @ 12:37 PM
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a reply to: grey580

General Electric GEnx engines are pretty exotic compared to a decade before they were introduced which I think are used on the 8I 747. There are comparable Rolls Royce engines but I am not sure they are used on the 8I 747. The jet engine market is an interesting one which has a fierce market drive to improve technologies for lighter weight and fuel consumption for obvious reasons. (As well as shifting from air pressure driven to electric for all the functionings of the engines.)
I used to be a painter at the Boeing Everett factory and sure do miss all the excitement working there. The engine assembly is unbelievably amazing there.



posted on May, 17 2016 @ 12:58 PM
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a reply to: grey580

Here's the thread I made on it a while back:

www.abovetopsecret.com...



posted on May, 17 2016 @ 04:59 PM
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Hope it comes with in flight entertainment!




posted on May, 17 2016 @ 05:09 PM
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Do the 747's have those little escape pod gizmos... that the president can escape from a serious situation.

Like in Escape from New York?

Serious question.
edit on Tue, 17 May 2016 17:10:11 -0500105America/ChicagoTuesday4 by rigel4 because: (no reason given)



posted on May, 17 2016 @ 05:20 PM
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a reply to: rigel4

No. They have a lot of things but an escape pod is not one of them.



posted on May, 17 2016 @ 05:25 PM
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originally posted by: Zaphod58
a reply to: rigel4

No. They have a lot of things but an escape pod is not one of them.


Thanks.. always wondered if this were true!



posted on May, 17 2016 @ 08:06 PM
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a reply to: brace22
And Sharks with Frikkin Laser Beams on their heads...



posted on May, 17 2016 @ 08:44 PM
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originally posted by: Zaphod58
a reply to: rigel4

No. They have a lot of things but an escape pod is not one of them.


You have to admit, it looked really cool. And it sorta made sense.

It's way less awful than ziplining to a C130.



posted on May, 17 2016 @ 08:52 PM
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originally posted by: Bedlam

originally posted by: Zaphod58
a reply to: rigel4

No. They have a lot of things but an escape pod is not one of them.


It's way less awful than ziplining into a C130's prop.


Fixed it for ya.



posted on May, 17 2016 @ 10:24 PM
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It wasn't an 'escape pod' It was a hardened pod designed to survive a crash, like a Black box but with the President inside.

Then Snake Pliskin had to land a glider on top of the World Trade Center and go in and save his ass. Damn. I want to go and watch that movie now.



posted on May, 17 2016 @ 10:30 PM
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a reply to: Bedlam

You have no idea how much I hate that movie.



posted on May, 17 2016 @ 11:48 PM
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You guys mean that movie wasn't factually correct?



posted on May, 18 2016 @ 12:15 AM
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a reply to: grey580


What the American citizen thinks the president needs for transport: 2 787-10 with the front of the aircraft converted to an office and communications suite. The rest stock. Bone #ing stock. 15 trillion in debt and we want to buy the monarchy a new toy. Stupid.


Better yet, do it the good old capitalistic way: contract it out and have a non-government panel approve all executive spending. Boom.



posted on May, 18 2016 @ 12:17 AM
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a reply to: Zaphod58


With all due respect: Air Force One was an awesome movie. Crazy, inaccurate, glorious stupidity with one liners and lots of bullets. It's Die Hard in the air.



posted on May, 18 2016 @ 12:23 AM
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a reply to: Caughtlurking

Right up until people started with "I want to see the escape capsule" and other crap that drives me nuts. Heh.



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