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Flying Fortress: US Urgently Seeking New Air Force Ones

The Boeing jets have a life expectancy of 30 years, and will hit that milestone in 2017.

“The real challenge and the challenge that is forcing us to buy newer aircraft for the president is to overcome the fact that there are heroics going on every day to keep the current aircraft flying and it’s becoming way too expensive and way too difficult to do that,” Kevin W. Buckley, program executive officer of mobility programs, headquartered at the Air Force Life Cycle Management Center at Wright-Patterson, told the Dayton Daily News. – READ MORE