The US military said it has chosen Boeing's 747-8 aircraft for a new fleet of Air Force One presidential planes, opting against an airliner made by Airbus.
The current aircraft used by the US president - with its famous blue-and-white color scheme - is also a 747, but a much older model that dates back more than two decades.
"The Boeing 747-8 is the only aircraft manufactured in the United States that, when fully missionised, meets the necessary capabilities established to execute the presidential support mission," US Air Force Secretary Deborah James said.
http://www.reuters.com/article/2015/01/ ... FP20150128
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Airbus was NOT at all interested in participating in the AirForceOne contract. Don't know why everyone keeps mentioning it as Air Force One option.