The United States Air Force is purchasing planes abandoned by a bankrupt Russian airline and will convert them to Air Force Ones, according to a report released Tuesday.
Defense One reports that the Air Force will buy two planes from Boeing that are sitting unused in the Mojave Desert. The Russian airline Transaero went bankrupt and never acquired the planes and did not complete their payments.
"We're working through the final stages of coordination to purchase two commercial 747-8 aircraft and expect to award a contract soon," Air Force spokeswoman Ann Stefanek said in a statement to the Washington Examiner.
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