Donald Trump is taking his Boeing 757 jet out of storage, fixing it, and adding a new paint job as he promises it will be airworthy by the end of the year.
Trump 757 Will Return To Service
The former President of the United States addressed his gold-plated Boeing 757-200 corporate jet on his new “From The Desk of Donald J. Trump” webpage:
“Many people have asked about the beautiful Boeing 757 that became so iconic during the Trump rallies. It was effectively kept in storage in Upstate New York in that I was not allowed to use it during my presidency.
It is now being fully restored and updated and will be put back into service sometime prior to the end of the year. It will soon be brought to a Louisiana service facility for the completion of work, inspection and updating of Rolls-Royce engines, and a brand new paint job. When completed, it will be better than ever, and again used at upcoming rallies!”
Lately, President Trump has used a smaller Citation jet for his travels. Without a large entourage in tow, the need for a larger 757 aircraft has diminished.
The Trump 757 private jet has been sitting idle for over four years and was recently seen missing an engine.
What Could A New Paint Job Look Like?
Since taking office, President Joseph Biden has been tight-lipped about his livery choice for the new Air Force 1, a modified Boeing 747-8 aircraft due for delivery in 2022.
President Trump had chosen a new design for the aircraft, featuring red-white-and-blue colors that resembled the final TWA livery (where his late brother was a pilot).
It could be, especially if President Biden chooses to stick with the Salvatore design, that Trump will just use the paint scheme on his own aircraft.
After rumors that it would simply be scrapped, President Trump has told supporters that he will be restoring the aircraft and adding a new livery. Knowing the former President’s penchant for attention, I wonder if the livery might be something even more eye-grabbing…
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