Trump Force One
Trump Force One is an informal name for Donald Trump's private jet, comparing it with Air Force One. 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. It is operated as part of "Trump Air", the air assets of The Trump Organization.
Boeing 727 (1997–2011)
The Boeing 727 was registered in Bermuda as VP-BDJ and was built in 1968. 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. Trump put it up for sale in 2009, but was still using it in 2011, when he received the 757. It was sold later in 2011, and then operated by Weststar Aviation. The aircraft was scrapped at Montréal–Mirabel International Airport in 2017.
Boeing 757 (2011-2020)
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.
The aircraft is equipped with Rolls-Royce RB211 turbofans, a glass cockpit, and is configured to seat 43 people. The plane is fitted with a dining room, bathroom, shower, bedroom, guest room, and galley. Many fixtures are plated in 24k gold.
Donald Trump had planned to use the 757 for campaigning during his putative 2012 presidential bid. Trump used the 757 for transportation during his successful 2016 presidential campaign. After becoming President, Trump began to travel with Air Force One.
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