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Old 7th Aug 2016, 03:55
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Originally Posted by tdracer View Post
HH, rumor mill says the new AF1 747s have already been built. There are a couple white tail 747-8is that were built for a Russian operator that went bust (if you watched some of the Boeing Founders Day celebrations, one was parked behind the stage). The thinking is those will become the new AF1 aircraft.
Doesn't that seem improbable given AF1 requirements for specialized communications and ECM fitment? I imagine an existing 748 would have to be essentially stripped of electrical and IFE systems to be reconfigured to AF1 specifications.
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