Boeing Aircraft

The Boeing VC-25 is a military version of the Boeing 747 airliner, modified for presidential transport and operated by the United States Air Force as Air Force One,

 

Boeing VC-25 Air Force One

The Boeing VC-25 is a military version of the Boeing 747 airliner, modified for presidential transport and operated by the United States Air Force as Air Force One, the call sign of any U.S. Air Force aircraft carrying the President of the United States.

Only two examples of this aircraft type exist; they are highly modified Boeing 747-200B, designated VC-25A and having tail numbers 28000 and 29000. Although technically the Air Force One designation applies to the aircraft only while the President is on board, the term is commonly used to refer to the VC-25 in general. The two aircraft often operate in conjunction with Marine One helicopters, which ferry the President to airports whenever a vehicle motorcade would be inappropriate.

 

The main passenger area is on the second floor or main deck. There are three entrances on board, two on the main and one on the lower deck. Typically the president boards and deplanes from the front, main deck entrance via an airstair, while journalists and other passengers enter at the rear door of the main deck. Facilities for the press and other passengers are configured like an ordinary airliner's first-class cabin.

"Your exciting Journey into digital world of aviation starts "

You are definitely intrigued

to discover VC-25A AF one.

The VC-25A has also been used to transport deceased former presidents. The guest area aft of "the White House" has chairs and tables that can be removed and the casket laid in their place. The bodies of Ronald Reagan and Gerald Ford were transported by SAM 28000 and 29000 respectively to Washington for their state funerals, and then on to their final resting places. Colonel Mark Tillman, pilot for President George W. Bush, said, "We'll take care of the president from basically when he's in office to when he lays sic in state."

Boeing
VC-25A Air Force One

The current 747-200B aircraft are aging and have become less cost-effective to operate. The USAF Air Mobility Command investigated possible replacements, with early press coverage suggesting that the USAF would consider the Boeing 747-8 and the Airbus A380. On January 7, 2009, Air Force Materiel Command issued a new Sources Sought notice for a replacement aircraft to enter service by 2017 with an additional two aircraft to follow in 2019 and 2021.

  • History

    Role Presidential transport

    Manufacturer Boeing

    First flight May 16, 1987

    Introduction August 23, 1990

     

  • Primary Users

    Status In service

    Primary user United States Air Force

     

     

  • General Info

    Produced 1986–1990

    Number built 2

    Unit cost

    US$325 million

    Developed from Boeing 747-200B

     

Boeing VC-25A Air Force One

Aircrafttotaal

The Boeing VC-25 is a military version of the Boeing 747 airliner, modified for presidential transport and operated by the United States Air Force as Air Force One, the call sign of any U.S. Air Force aircraft carrying the President of the United States.

Aircrafttotaal

Ultimate encyclopedia

AIRCRAFTTOTAAL

© 2017 aircrafttotaal All rights reserved.