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Air Force Starts Process to Replace Air Force One

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The U.S. Air Force has begun the process of seeking aircraft makers to replace the current Air Force One that has been in operation for more than 20 years, Military Times reported Monday.

Brian Everstine writes the Air Force Life Cycle Management Center’s sources sought synopsis, released Sept. 9, says the service life of the modified Boeing 747 jet ends in 2017.

That notice says the center aims to acquire the new jets by 2021, Everstine reports.

Presidential planes are required to have exclusive communications systems, interior working environments and the capability to fly across continents, according to Military Times.

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