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Trump Force One

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N757AF
Boeing 757 N757AF landing in McCarran Airport in Las Vegas in 2014
Other name(s) Trump Force One
Tyson 1
Type 757-2J4ER
Manufacturer Boeing
Registration N757AF
First flight 1991-05-21
Owners and operators The Trump Organization
Status In service

The Trump Organization's Boeing 757, nicknamed Trump Force One after the U.S. presidential plane, Air Force One, is an aircraft owned and operated by Donald Trump. The nickname gained use during Trump's presidential campaign of 2016.[1][2][3]

History

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N757AF as Paul Allen's corporate aircraft in 2003.

The Boeing 757-200 is registered in the United States as N757AF (ICAO 24-bit address AA3410) and was built in 1991. It was originally delivered to Denmark's Sterling Airlines and by 1993 was operated by Mexico's TAESA. In 1995, it became a corporate jet for Paul Allen's enterprises.[1] Trump's DJT Operations I LLC bought the plane in 2011.[1][4][5][6]

External videos
video icon Mr. Trump's 757, The Trump Organization

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, and galley. Many fixtures are plated in 24-karat gold.[1]

Donald Trump had planned to use the 757 for campaigning during his exploratory, ultimately abandoned 2012 presidential bid.[7] He used the 757 for transportation during his successful 2016 presidential campaign.[8] After becoming president, he began to travel on the Boeing VC-25s commonly referred to as Air Force One.

In December 2016, the aircraft received the call sign 'Tyson 1'.[9]

Trump Force One in storage at Stewart Airport in Orange County, New York in April 2021

The Boeing 757 was used by The Trump Organization for executive trips until mid-2019 when it was put into storage on a fenced-off tarmac at Stewart International Airport where it remained until late 2021.[10][11] The left engine had been removed,[12] and a replacement/loaner engine for one cycle (one takeoff and landing) had not been found since it was placed in storage.[13] Once an engine was found, the aircraft was scheduled to be flown to a maintenance, repair and overhaul facility (MRO) in Lake Charles, Louisiana, for overdue maintenance.[14]

The aircraft at Southwest Florida International Airport in late 2023, decorated with a stylized U.S. flag painting on its tail.

On May 21, 2021, Trump announced in a press release that the plane would be restored and upgraded at a service facility in Louisiana.[15] On November 1, 2021, the plane was flown to Chennault International Airport near Lake Charles, Louisiana, with a one-hour stopover in Nashville, Tennessee, after declaring an emergency.[citation needed] It was recommissioned and flown to West Palm Beach, Florida, in October 2022.[16][17]

The aircraft appeared prominently on television on April 4, 2023, when it took Trump to LaGuardia Airport, New York, for his arraignment in a Manhattan criminal court.[18][19] Similarly, Trump used the plane to fly to Miami in June 2023 when he was arraigned in federal court, in August 2023 to fly from Newark Liberty International Airport to Washington D.C. for a separate federal arraignment in relation to the 2020 election,[20][21] and again in August 2023 to fly from Newark Liberty International Airport to Atlanta, Georgia for booking in the Georgia election racketeering prosecution.

While taxiing at the Palm Beach International Airport during the early hours of May 12, 2024, the plane clipped an unoccupied parked corporate jet.[22]

Trump Force One Boeing 727 Aircraft

Other aircraft

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There are or were several other aircraft owned and used by The Trump Organization and Donald Trump which are commonly referred to as Trump Force One as well. These include The Trump Organization's Boeing 727 VP-BDJ.

Trump Organization Cessna 750

When Trump visited Trump Tower in Manhattan in March 2021, he used the Trump Organization's 1997 Cessna 750 Citation X,[23] N725DT.[24] The Citation X became Trump's main jet after his presidency while his 757 was being renovated. The plane seats eight passengers and has a cabin height of 5 feet 7 inches (170 centimeters). When first purchased, it was the fastest business jet in the world.[10] The Federal Aviation Administration reportedly cited the plane in 2016 when the Trump organization did not renew its registration.[25] In May 2024, the Trump Organization sold the Cessna to a Texan company, MM Fleet Holdings LLC, for an undisclosed amount. The fair market value of the plane was estimated at $10 million. [26]

The Trump Organization's fleet also has three helicopters.[27][28][10]

References

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  1. ^ a b c d Zhang, Benjamin (July 27, 2015). "Check out 'Trump Force One' — Donald Trump's personal Boeing airliner". Business Insider. Retrieved May 22, 2021.
  2. ^ Bump, Philip (December 6, 2016). "So which is better: Donald Trump's plane or Air Force One?". The Washington Post. Retrieved May 22, 2021.
  3. ^ Craig, Susanne (April 23, 2016). "Donald Trump's Aging Air Fleet Gives His Bid, and His Brand, a Lift". The New York Times. Retrieved May 22, 2021.
  4. ^ "Boeing 757 - MSN 25155 - N757AF". Airfleets.net. Retrieved May 23, 2021.
  5. ^ "What we know about Trump's business empire". CNN. Retrieved May 23, 2021.
  6. ^ Bump, Philip (May 21, 2019). "Trump's complex web of business interests, visualized". The Washington Post. Retrieved May 23, 2021.
  7. ^ Clough, Alexandra (May 20, 2016). "Trump upgrades to Boeing 757". The Palm Beach Post. Archived from the original on May 22, 2016. Retrieved March 14, 2022.
  8. ^ Locker, Melissa (February 10, 2016). "The Private Jets Our Presidential Candidates Fly—and What They Cost". Travel+Leisure. Retrieved March 14, 2022.
  9. ^ Miller, Zeke J. "Donald Trump Renames His Personal Plane Tyson 1". Time. Retrieved July 9, 2024.
  10. ^ a b c Bennett, Kate; Muntean, Pete (March 19, 2021). "Glory days of Trump's gold-plated 757 seem far away as plane sits idle at a sleepy airport". CNN. Retrieved March 19, 2021.
  11. ^ Rife, Judy (May 21, 2019). "Stewart new home to Trump's $100M private jet". Times-Herald Record. Archived from the original on May 21, 2019.
  12. ^ Gimmillaro, Chris. "The aircraft parked at Newburgh - Stewart International". airliners.net.
  13. ^ Verdon, Michael (January 26, 2021). "How Does Donald Trump's Personal 757 Really Compare to Air Force One?". Robb Report. Retrieved May 22, 2021.
  14. ^ Orban, André (December 4, 2020). "From Air Force One to Trump Force One…". Retrieved May 22, 2021.
  15. ^ Sonnemaker, Tyler (May 22, 2021). "Trump plans to restore his 'beautiful' Boeing 757 with Rolls-Royce engines and new paint job for future rallies". Business Insider. Retrieved March 11, 2022.
  16. ^ Bennett, Kate (October 22, 2022). "Donald Trump's Boeing 757 rehabbed and back in West Palm Beach". CNN. Retrieved March 26, 2023.
  17. ^ Rains, Taylor (October 24, 2022). "Trump's beloved Boeing 757 private jet is finally flying again after a year of maintenance work and a new paint job". Business Insider. Retrieved March 26, 2023.
  18. ^ Staff • •, NBC New York (April 3, 2023). "Watch: LaGuardia Awaits Trump After Florida Wheels Up". NBC New York. Retrieved April 3, 2023.
  19. ^ LIVE: When Is Trump Going to Court? Watch Trump's Plane Prepare to Arrive in NYC | NBC New York, retrieved April 3, 2023
  20. ^ "Trump arrives in Miami ahead of classified docs arraignment". June 12, 2023. Retrieved June 13, 2023.
  21. ^ BBC (August 3, 2023). "Trump boards private plane in New Jersey". BBC News.
  22. ^ Accettulla, Kevin (May 14, 2024). "Trump's plane clips parked plane at Florida airport".
  23. ^ Gollan, Doug (March 10, 2021). "Donald Trump's Private Jet Downgrade Was Bigger Than You Think". Forbes. Retrieved May 23, 2021.
  24. ^ File:Trump750.png shows the tailnumber
  25. ^ Bixby, Scott (April 19, 2016). "Trouble in the air: Trump jet registration expired in January, report says". The Guardian.
  26. ^ Kirsch, Noah; Sollenberger, Roger (May 27, 2024). "Trump Just Sold His $10M Jet to One of His Megadonors". Daily Beast.
  27. ^ Maremont, Mark; Haddon, Heather (September 4, 2015). "Donald Trump's Big Boost: His Own Air Fleet". The Wall Street Journal. Archived from the original on October 1, 2018. Retrieved March 14, 2022.
  28. ^ Trump Aviation. "Trump Aviation".

Documentary

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