The VC-25B, also known as the new Air Force One, is a modified version of the Boeing 747-8i that will serve as the US Presidential jet in the coming years. The Biden administration has decided to retain the iconic blue-and-white livery with certain modifications. In contrast, former President Trump had chosen a red-blue-white livery for the future Air Force One. Let us explore the details of the new Air Force One in this article.

The VC-25B: A Presidential Jet

The VC-25B is the military version of the Boeing 747 airliner, designed for presidential transport. It will replace the current aging fleet of presidential jets. The new aircraft will be operated by the United States Air Force (USAF) in conjunction with Marine One helicopters, the Presidential helicopters.

The Modifications

The VC-25B will have several modifications to meet the unique requirements of presidential transportation. The new aircraft will have advanced avionics and communication systems, along with defensive countermeasures against missiles and other potential threats. The interiors will have secure communications equipment, conference rooms, and the presidential suite with a bedroom, bathroom, and shower. The aircraft will also have medical facilities and a kitchen capable of serving over 100 people.

The Iconic Livery

The livery of the Air Force One is iconic, and it has remained almost the same for decades. The current livery features a blue-and-white color scheme with “UNITED STATES OF AMERICA” and the American flag on the fuselage. The tail has the presidential seal and the words “UNITED STATES OF AMERICA.” The Biden administration has decided to retain the iconic livery with certain changes. The new aircraft will have a slightly darker blue shade, and the font size of the “UNITED STATES OF AMERICA” text will be larger. The American flag on the fuselage will be larger and placed higher.

The Earlier Plans

Former President Donald Trump had ordered a redesign of the Air Force One livery, and the new design featured a red, white, and blue color scheme with the words “UNITED STATES OF AMERICA” written in a new font. However, the Biden administration has decided to stick to the traditional blue-and-white color scheme.

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