The Biden administration will scrap a paint scheme for Air Force One proposed by former President Donald Trump, after the Air Force decided the design would create an excessive amount of warmth for the presidential plane, a U.S. official mentioned on Friday.
The present exterior shade scheme on the presidential plane, often called Air Force One when the president is on board, is white with two shades of blue and dates again to President John F. Kennedy’s administration.
Trump, who left workplace in January 2021, needed to vary it to pink, white and blue.
“The Trump paint scheme is not being considered because it could drive additional engineering, time and cost,” an administration official mentioned on situation of anonymity.
The Air Force didn’t instantly remark.
A mannequin of the proposed paint scheme of the following era of Air Force One is on show throughout a gathering between U.S. President Donald Trump and Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau within the Oval Office of the White House June 20, 2019 in Washington, DC.
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On Wednesday, an Air Force spokeswoman mentioned darker colours, amongst different components, on the underside of Air Force One “might contribute to temperatures exceeding the current qualification limits of a small number of components.”
In 2018, Boeing obtained a $3.9 billion contract to construct two 747-Eight plane to be used as Air Force One by the U.S. president, resulting from be delivered by December 2024.
The Pentagon mentioned this 12 months that the planes usually are not prone to be delivered till 2026.
A Boeing spokesperson mentioned it was making progress, “while navigating through some challenges.”
The paint scheme determination was reported earlier by Politico.