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Boeing CEO vows to build new Air Force One for less after Trump complaints
FoxNews.com ^ | December 21, 2016 | Edmund DeMarche, Contributor

Posted on 12/21/2016 7:00:51 PM PST by LUV W

What makes the Air Force One program so costly?

The CEO of Boeing told President-elect Donald Trump Wednesday that his company can build a new Air Force One for less than originally quoted -- after Trump complained about the cost.

Earlier this month, Trump made headlines for blasting the company on Twitter for alleged cost overruns with the new fleet of Air Force One planes.

Trump called on the government to cancel the contract and called the supposed $4 billion price tag out of control.

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TOPICS: Business/Economy; Government; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: aerospace; airforceone; boeing; federalspending; manufacturing; saving; trump; trumpbudget; trumptransition
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1 posted on 12/21/2016 7:00:51 PM PST by LUV W
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To: LUV W

New sheriff in town.


2 posted on 12/21/2016 7:02:21 PM PST by Former Proud Canadian (Gold and Silver are real money. Everything else is a derivative)
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To: LUV W

Winning.


3 posted on 12/21/2016 7:03:12 PM PST by Mr. Blond
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To: Mr. Blond

I like it.


4 posted on 12/21/2016 7:07:11 PM PST by Eric in the Ozarks (Baseball players, gangsters and musicians are remembered. But journalists are forgotten.)
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To: LUV W

I dont think it was a priority as it protects the prez. I thought Trump was just gonna repaint Trump One LOL


5 posted on 12/21/2016 7:07:31 PM PST by max americana (For the 9th time FIRED LIBERALS from our company at this election, and every election since 2008)
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6 posted on 12/21/2016 7:12:41 PM PST by Eddie01 (Comment Removed by Moderator)
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To: LUV W

It doesn’t cost $4 billion to build your larger automotive plants or steel mills. Boeing thought they had a blank check.


7 posted on 12/21/2016 7:24:14 PM PST by boycott (S)
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To: LUV W

HA! I giggle every time I think of our new president making a deal such as this...

Gotta love him!


8 posted on 12/21/2016 7:24:41 PM PST by toldyou (Even if the voices aren't real, they have some pretty good ideas.)
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To: LUV W

So why couldn’t Boeing just build it cheaper without Trump having to bring heat to the subject??

This looks suspiciously like Boeing was overcharging initially, then as soon as they realize someone is actually gonna take a close look at the numbers, the cost savings miraculously appear!

Just wondering …


9 posted on 12/21/2016 7:27:33 PM PST by canuck_conservative
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The govt gets a pretty good portion of that 4 billion back in taxes.
So, if Trump reduces the corporate tax rates by X, Boeng should be able to drop their price by a corresponding amount and maintain the same margin.


10 posted on 12/21/2016 7:27:53 PM PST by Palio di Siena
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To: Mr. Blond

I’m already slightly fatigued at winning.


11 posted on 12/21/2016 7:29:50 PM PST by luvbach1 (I hope Trump runs roughshod over the inevitable obstuctionists, Dems, progs, libs, or RINOs!)
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To: LUV W

Cutting through bloat and overspending in government for Trump is like a hot butter knife cutting butter.


12 posted on 12/21/2016 7:30:27 PM PST by Cementjungle
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To: LUV W

Trump must have made him an offer he couldn’t refuse.


13 posted on 12/21/2016 7:34:20 PM PST by McGruff
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To: canuck_conservative

Of course they were overcharging. Every vendor who does business with our bloated government overcharges and no one says boo.

Bout time someone did! Having a business man in charge is a very good thing!


14 posted on 12/21/2016 7:37:28 PM PST by LUV W (There is no global anthem, no global citizenship. We pledge allegiance to one country, America.)
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To: LUV W

Donald wrote the book on dealing.


15 posted on 12/21/2016 7:38:10 PM PST by libh8er
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To: toldyou

I hope the other people wanting to overcharge us for goods and services are sweating bullets right now! LOL!


16 posted on 12/21/2016 7:39:05 PM PST by LUV W (There is no global anthem, no global citizenship. We pledge allegiance to one country, America.)
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To: canuck_conservative

You charge what you can get away with.


17 posted on 12/21/2016 7:40:29 PM PST by libh8er
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He did. This is going to be fun to watch! Heads will be spinning!

....and already are! :)


18 posted on 12/21/2016 7:41:49 PM PST by LUV W (There is no global anthem, no global citizenship. We pledge allegiance to one country, America.)
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To: canuck_conservative

Not sure but perhaps they were the sole bidder?

I don’t believe there is another American company that builds passenger jets of that size


19 posted on 12/21/2016 8:04:59 PM PST by varyouga
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To: canuck_conservative

Actually, that’s probably not far from the truth.

Boeing would rather get 2-6% and KEEP a 3.5 billion dollar lower final cost - than lose the 4 billion dollar original that had a 20% markup when they “knew” NEITHER Hillary NOR Obola cared about the price.... which had lots of company overhead on it from other jobs.


20 posted on 12/21/2016 8:06:19 PM PST by Robert A Cook PE (I can only donate monthly, but socialists' ABBCNNBCBS continue to lie every day!)
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