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"Anyone who paid attention to the recent campaigns and the election results realizes that one of the overarching themes was apprehension about free and fair trade," Muilenberg said at the Illinois Manufacturing Association last week, as noted by Tribune columnist Robert Reed. Fair trade has helped Boeing, which prides itself on being America's largest manufacturing exporter.
"Last year, we delivered 495 737s from our factory in Renton, Wash., to customers around the world," Muilenberg continued, noting that a third of the planes were sent to China. "This phenomenon would have been unimaginable when I started at the company in 1985."
"Anyone who paid attention to the recent campaigns and the election results realizes that one of the overarching themes was apprehension about free and fair trade," Muilenberg said at the Illinois Manufacturing Association last week,
The $16 million contract awarded on 28 September for “classified requirements” comes after Boeing received a $127.3 million award in July and $25.8 million award in January.
All three contracts totaling $169 million are part of the air force’s risk reduction efforts.
The beat-up pair of modified 747s that have been hauling the world's most powerful passenger for 25 years are reaching the end of their useful lifespans, and are set to be replaced.
The presidential planes are renowned for the tech specs of their interior cabins, which allow a globe-trotting commander-in-chief to run the country, and even manage a war, virtually the same way he would in the White House. But their fuselages are hardly state-of-the-art.
originally posted by: Wide-Eyes
a reply to: intrptr
Wow, I can't believe I missed that! Seriously, wtf. It's like leaving a sorry note for killing a million people. Now look what happened.
originally posted by: intrptr
Yah, whatever are they gonna do, Trump already said he'd work for free. Doesn't need a fancy jet to fly in either.
originally posted by: windword
originally posted by: Annee
originally posted by: usernameconspiracy
Every time Trump throws out some simplistic and uneducated tweet, I just cringe. The guy has absolutely no clue. he'll have about as much ease in cancelling that order as he will have trying to build his wall that, in reality and in a perfect situation of multi year funding, land acquisition, and contracting, won't have broken ground before he leaves office, and which will make one order for new AF1's look like penny candy.
Just a typical Trump game play to his base.
I expect him to throw out these baseless attention getters regularly.
I wonder who he told ahead of time that he was going to send out such a Tweet. After he sent that Tweet Boeing's stock dropped over half a point. Follow the money to see who gained financially by shorting Boeing's stock.
originally posted by: evc1shop
Probably, and there are a few good things I can see with that plan.
He can use the existing AF1 and its backup until his plane is retrofit and if his plane ever goes down, we can be certain that it will be found considering how much gold he has decorated it with. I know, it is mostly gold plating or gold leaf but I'm sure people will be have the incentive to look for it.
I actually think it could be a good idea to save some $, perhaps redirect it to the human side of government like education and infrastructure.
Why do they need new planes that often, I could guess that these planes take on less mileage than a commercial plane of the same kind so I would expect a level of longevity that should surpass an election cycle or two.
originally posted by: Sremmos80
I wonder if he is then going to turn around and just have them modify his private jet.
originally posted by: matafuchs
a reply to: Zaphod58
So Boeing knows they have thumb under their thumb so looks like they could charge what they would want. Another old business tactic. When really needed and desperate jack the price.
Do you think he could try to open it for bids again or is this an exclusive contract with Boeing?