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Trump Is Still Pushing for a Red, White and Blue Air Force One

  • Color scheme for $5.3 billion program isn’t due until 2021
  • White House military office wants planes delivered before 2024
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Red, White and Blue Air Force One?

The White House is pressing ahead with President Donald Trump’s demand that Boeing Co. paint new Air Force One jets red, white and blue, replacing the blue-and-white pattern used since the early 1960s.

The Air Force, which manages the $5.3 billion program to build two new presidential planes, hasn’t been given a formal request by the White House Military Office to abandon the color pattern originated under President John F. Kennedy. But the White House is “evaluating specific red, white, and blue livery (paint scheme) options,” the Air Force said in a statement.