Trump Force One

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The aircraft called Trump Force One is Donald J. Trump's private jet. The current incarnation of Trump Force One is a Boeing 757, which replaced the preceding Boeing 727.[1] It is operated as part of "Trump Air", the air assets of The Trump Organization.[2][3]

VP-DBJ[edit | edit source]

VP-BDJ

VP-BDJ (TRUMP 727) is a Boeing 727-23 built in 1968.[1][4] 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.[4] Trump put it up for sale in 2009, but was still using in in 2011, when he received the 757.[5] It was sold later in 2011, and then operated by Weststar Aviation.[6]

When operating as Donald Trump's private jet, the plane was configured with seating for 24, winglets, a master bedroom, bidet, dining room, galley, conference rooms, multiple lavatories.[7][8]

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N757FA

N757FA (TRUMP 757) is a Boeing 757-2J4ER (757-200) that 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.[1][9] In 2011, it was acquired by Trump for $100 million.[5][10]

The plane is equipped with Rolls-Royce RB211 turbofans, a glass cockpit, and is configured to seat 43. The plane is fitted with a dining room, bathroom, shower, bedroom, guest room, and galley; most fixtures are coated in 24k gold.[1][9]

Donald Trump had planned to use the 757 for campaigning during his putative 2012 presidential bid.[5] Donald Trump has been using the 757 for transportation during his Donald Trump 2016 presidential campaign.[10]

Further reading[edit | edit source]

  • "Trump 757". Mighty Planes. Season 2. Episode 3. 9 June 2013. Discovery Channel Canada.  Trump 757 at the Internet Movie Database

References[edit | edit source]

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 Benjamin Zhang (27 July 2015). "Check out 'Trump Force One' — Donald Trump's personal Boeing airliner". Business Insider. 
  2. Susanne Craig (23 April 2016). "Donald Trump’s Aging Air Fleet Gives His Bid, and His Brand, a Lift". New York Times. 
  3. Mark Maremont; Heather Haddon (4 September 2015). "Donald Trump’s Big Boost: His Own Air Fleet". Wall Street Journal. 
  4. 4.0 4.1 "Is Donald Broke? Trump Selling His Pimped-Out 727". NYC Aviation. 12 November 2009. 
  5. 5.0 5.1 5.2 Alexandra Clough (February 2011). "Trump upgrades to Boeing 757". Palm Beach Post. 
  6. Alexandra Clough (8 March 2016). "What happened to Donald Trump's old plane?". Palm Beach Post. 
  7. Hibah Yousuf (10 November 2009). "Donald Trump to personal jet: 'You're fired!'". CNN Money. 
  8. "Want Your Own Boeing 727? Donald Trump Is Selling His…Cheap!". Flying With Fish. 10 November 2009. 
  9. 9.0 9.1 Amanda Miller (18 August 2011). "Mr. Trump's 757". Donald Trump. 
  10. 10.0 10.1 Melissa Locker (10 February 2016). "The Private Jets Our Presidential Candidates Fly—and What They Cost". Travel+Leisure. 

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