Trump Force One

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Trump Force One is an informal name for Donald Trump's private jet. The current incarnation of Trump Force One is a Boeing 757, which replaced the preceding Boeing 727.[1] It is operated as part of "Trump Air", the air assets of The Trump Organization.[2][3]

Boeing 727 (1997–2011)

Boeing 727 VP-BDJ

The Boeing 727 was registered in Bermuda as VP-BDJ and was built in 1968.[1][4] It was originally delivered to American Airlines. By 1981, it was converted into a business jet for Diamond Shamrock. It later operated for Trump Shuttle, before being sold. Donald Trump repurchased it in 1997 as his private jet.[4] Trump put it up for sale in 2009, but was still using it in 2011, when he received the 757.[5] It was sold later in 2011, and then operated by Weststar Aviation.[6]

When operating as Donald Trump's private jet, the plane was configured with seating for 24, winglets, a master bedroom, bidet, dining room, galley, conference rooms, multiple lavatories.[7][8]

Boeing 757 (2011–)

Boeing 757 N757AF

The Boeing 757-200 is registered in the United States as N757AF and was built in 1991. It originally was delivered to Denmark's Sterling Airlines, and later, by 1993, operated by Mexico's TAESA. In 1995, it became a corporate business jet for Paul Allen's enterprises.[1][9] In 2011, it was acquired by Trump for $100 million.[5][10]

The aircraft is equipped with Rolls-Royce RB211 turbofans, a glass cockpit, and is configured to seat 43. The plane is fitted with a dining room, bathroom, shower, bedroom, guest room, and galley. Most fixtures are coated in 24k gold.[1][9]

Donald Trump had planned to use the 757 for campaigning during his putative 2012 presidential bid.[5] Donald Trump used the 757 for transportation during his 2016 presidential campaign.[10]

See also

References

  1. ^ a b c d Benjamin Zhang (July 27, 2015). "Check out 'Trump Force One' — Donald Trump's personal Boeing airliner". Business Insider. 
  2. ^ Susanne Craig (April 23, 2016). "Donald Trump's Aging Air Fleet Gives His Bid, and His Brand, a Lift". New York Times. 
  3. ^ Mark Maremont; Heather Haddon (September 4, 2015). "Donald Trump's Big Boost: His Own Air Fleet". Wall Street Journal. 
  4. ^ a b "Is Donald Broke? Trump Selling His Pimped-Out 727". NYC Aviation. November 12, 2009. 
  5. ^ a b c Alexandra Clough (February 2011). "Trump upgrades to Boeing 757". Palm Beach Post. 
  6. ^ Alexandra Clough (March 8, 2016). "What happened to Donald Trump's old plane?". Palm Beach Post. 
  7. ^ Hibah Yousuf (November 10, 2009). "Donald Trump to personal jet: 'You're fired!'". CNN Money. 
  8. ^ "Want Your Own Boeing 727? Donald Trump Is Selling His…Cheap!". Flying With Fish. November 10, 2009. 
  9. ^ a b Amanda Miller (August 18, 2011). "Mr. Trump's 757". Donald Trump. 
  10. ^ a b Melissa Locker (February 10, 2016). "The Private Jets Our Presidential Candidates Fly—and What They Cost". Travel+Leisure. 

Further reading

  • "Trump 757". Mighty Planes. Season 2. Episode 3. June 9, 2013. Discovery Channel Canada. 
  • Trump 757 on IMDb
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