USA can buy for trump’s two aircraft ordered by Transaero

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The US air force can buy as US President Donald trump two Boeing 747 who ordered earlier, the Russian airline «Transaero», the portal writes One Defense, citing sources close to the deal.

According to him, the two aircraft were ordered in the batch number of the four cars in 2013. The Boeing Corporation built the first two cars, but «Transaero» has gone bankrupt in 2015, and the aircraft remained in the United States. Aeroflot, which received the existing fleet of «Transaero» did not buy the aircraft from the United States totaling $ 1.5 billion. After flight test Boeing sent the machine in storage in the Mojave desert in California. The desert climate prevents corrosion and is suitable for storage of aircraft, to clarify the portal.

According to the newspaper, the US air force will be able to obtain these aircraft at $ 390 million. The average purchase price of a new Boeing 747 is 386,8 million dollars, but customers pay in different ways, depending on the number of delivered machines, configurations, and other factors. The sources noted that the US air force managed to get the liners at a good price, given that Boeing has spent a substantial amount on their conservation in new condition.

The representative of the US air force confirmed for the publication that the military is close to signing a contract for the purchase of two planes Boeing 747-8. She did not say what machine you intend to buy. The representative of Boeing Caroline Hutcheson said the company will try to provide air force’s «excellent quality and best price.»

Previously, trump said that the contract for the delivery of new aircraft will cost $ 4 billion, and has threatened to cancel the contract. Boeing promised to reduce the price of the aircraft. However, the bulk of the contract is not the aircraft itself, and the secret of refinements, including air defense, resistance to nuclear explosions, communications systems and finishing, the cost of which was not disclosed. This work is carried out, the contractors of the air force.

The role of a «Board number one» performed by two aircraft alternately. Now the President of the United States uses two Boeing 747-200B that were produced about 30 years ago. It is planned to Commission the new aircraft in 2023-2024. Thus, the current President, subject to his re-election in 2020 can manage to make a few trips on a new plane.