Trump Force One

Trump Force One is an informal name for The Trump Organization's private jet, comparing it with Air Force One, originally used by Donald Trump. The name was coined before Trump became president of the United States and was in use by his supporters during his presidential campaign of 2016. The current version of Trump Force One is a Boeing 757, which replaced a Boeing 727.[1] It is operated as part of "Trump Air", the air assets of The Trump Organization.[2][3]

Boeing 757 N757AF landing in Las Vegas in 2014

Boeing 727 (1997–2011)Edit

 
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] The aircraft was scrapped at Montréal–Mirabel International Airport in 2017.

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

Boeing 757 (2011–present)Edit

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]

The aircraft has two Rolls-Royce RB211 turbofan engines, and is configured to seat 43 people. It has a dining room, bathroom, shower, bedroom, guest room, tanning bed and galley. Many fixtures are plated in 24k gold.[1][9]

Donald Trump had planned to use the 757 for campaigning during his putative 2012 presidential bid.[5] Trump used the 757 for transportation during his successful 2016 presidential campaign.[10] After becoming President, Trump began to travel on the Boeing VC-25s commonly referred to as Air Force One.

The aircraft continued to be used by The Trump Organization for executive trips until 2019, when it was repositioned to Newburgh-Stewart International Airport, where it has been placed in long-term storage. The left Rolls Royce RB-211 engine has been removed.[11] The aircraft is slated to return to service. Therefore, the aircraft is scheduled to be flown to Lake Charles, Louisiana for maintenance. [12]

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  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.CS1 maint: multiple names: authors list (link)
  4. ^ a b "Is Donald Broke? Trump Selling His Pimped-Out 727". NYC Aviation. November 12, 2009.
  5. ^ a b 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. ^ Melissa Locker (February 10, 2016). "The Private Jets Our Presidential Candidates Fly—and What They Cost". Travel+Leisure.
  11. ^ Chris Gimmillaro. "The aircraft parked at Newburgh - Stewart International". airliners.net.
  12. ^ https://www.aviation24.be/airlines/from-air-force-one-to-trump-force-one/

Further readingEdit

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