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Boeing-USAF Team Begins Air Force One Modifications

Boeing and government personnel have commenced the effort to modify 747-8 aircraft into VC-25B, also known as the next Air Force One presidential aircraft. Modifications began in late February as the team cleared foreign object debris in the two 747-8 aircraft and the facility where work will take place, Air Force Life Cycle Management Center said Wednesday.

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Air Force Merges Presidential, Special Mission Aircraft Into Single Directorate

A U.S. Air Force office that oversees the procurement of the new Air Force One has adopted a new name to demonstrate its expanded mission and aircraft fleet. The service said Monday the new presidential and executive airlift directorate will operate as part of the Air Force Life Cycle Management Center with about 300 employees at Tinker Air Force Base in Oklahoma and Wright-Patterson AFB in Ohio.

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Air Force Would Defer A-10, U-2 Retirement Plans Under Trump Budget

A fiscal 2018 spending plan released by the Trump administration does not provide  retirement dates for the U.S. Air Force‘s A-10 Warthog and U-2 reconnaissance aircraft fleets, Defense News reported Tuesday. Defense News obtained budget documents that say the Air Force plans to allocate money for its fleet of 283 A-10s; extend the service of U-2 …

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