Old 16th Jan 2021, 22:00
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Freeman Lowell
 
Join Date: Aug 2006
Location: Valley Forge
Age: 63
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Originally Posted by tdracer View Post
Boeing still has a low-rate line producing 737s for P-8/E-7 conversions - based on the 737 NG. So new build aircraft are still available.


Yes, as roger4 notes, the AF1 747-8 Intercontinentals were built for the Russian airline Transaero - which declared bankruptcy shortly before they were to be delivered.
One was used as a backdrop during Boeing's 100th anniversary back in 2016 - before being stored in the desert.
I believe at least one has been moved from the desert to San Antonio, Texas for the AF1 conversion (dual APUs, airstairs, aerial refueling, and a bunch of other stuff I can't talk about).
Apologies for thread creep, but "aerial refuelling'? I thought the twice impeached president ordered that this option be deleted. Did those who know better mis-hear the order?
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