Air Force One is due for an upgrade, and former President Donald Trump had selected a design for the next iteration of the president's jet. However, that design was discarded by President Joe Biden who chose an alternative design.
A press release from the Air Force on Friday confirmed the decision that will see Biden's design implemented for the “Next Air Force One."
The new aircraft will be a VC-25B and will be slightly larger than the previous VC-25A which is the current Air Force One.
Trump's design was notable for its unique red, white, and blue color scheme that would have been a major departure from the arguably mundane design that has been in use since the Kennedy administration.
The new Air Force One will be delivered in 2027 with a second on the way in 2028. The Air Force will maintain the capability to operate the VC-25A until the VC-25B's are ready to go.
It is no surprise to see Biden discarding his predecessor's design considering the symbolism that a new and exciting scheme would bring for Donald Trump.