SheikhDjibouti wrote:Dutchy wrote:So our great negotiator has worked out a deal which is going to save 100.000.000, well quite impressive you might think, but then again, the 4bn was for 3 aircraft if I am not mistaken and for new instead of refurbished, yeah the art of the deal.
Firstly he's not "your" great negotiator; how very dare you!
And secondly the amount he saved was a whopping $1.4billion (a White House spokesman said so, so it must be true).
The numbers are so simple, even a President with fat little fingers can do the math.
Here he is way back in 2016 before he even took office, sticking it to Boeing and making sure that the project costs of $5.3billion were cut back to less than $4billion.
Unfortunately neither Boeing, Trump's own Twitter account, or the fake news from CNBC, made any mention of the $5.3billion figure, so you will just have to take his word for it.
https://www.cnbc.com/2016/12/22/trump-e ... costs.html
But on the upside, he also negotiated the construction of a new hangar to house the aircraft. Oh yeah!
Designation wise, it does appear that VC-25B gets the vote, which seems a lot more sensible than the confusion brought about with the variety of Boeing 707 types.
i.e. C-135, C-137, C-18, E-3, E-6, E-8 and even T-49
Although under the circumstances, a brand new designation such as T-8UMP might be ordered.
I think it is safe to say he won't get much named after him. He will be out of office anyway when there are ready for EIS.