President Biden did away with Donald Trump‘s plans for a brand new search for Air Drive One, and as a substitute caught with the traditional aesthetic … albeit, with a bit shade — a lighter one, that's.
The Air Drive introduced a brand new paint design that'll be utilized to POTUS’ most important trip within the sky, they usually say JB has determined to stay with the OG colours which have been round because the ‘60s, when JFK began utilizing the jumbo jet and blue/white sample everyone knows right this moment.
As you possibly can see … Joe opted for a lighter blue. The way in which the Air Drive describes it although is kind of subtle … they chalk up the variations this fashion … “The sunshine blue on VC-25B is a barely deeper, extra trendy tone than VC-25A's robin's egg blue. Moreover, the VC-25B engines will use the darker blue from the cockpit space vice the VC-25A’s robin’s egg blue.”
Additionally they say there is not any extra polished steel on the brand new AF1 airplane(s) — that are being manufactured by Boeing — as a result of trendy business pores and skin alloys do not permit for it. 🤷🏽♂️
To the common bear, there would not appear to be a lot of a distinction right here — at the very least not at first look, anyway — however the AF is insisting there are slight tweaks that make the brand new airplane extra environment friendly and efficient. It is also a bit sleeker in look … we'll give ’em that.
Now, so far as what the ex-Prez wished a couple of years again — specifically, a totally totally different shade scheme and design that resembled our nationwide flag — the Air Drive says it wasn't going to work out as a result of technical difficulties and time. A straightforward choice for Biden, it appears.
Here is how the AF describes the issue with Trump's desire again then … “The Air Drive beforehand displayed a purple, white, and blue livery for the VC-25B as a result of it had been publicly expressed as a most well-liked livery in 2019. A thermal research later concluded the darkish blue within the design would require extra Federal Aviation Administration qualification testing for a number of business elements because of the added warmth in sure environments.”
There are additionally experiences that what he wished — “American” stripes — would've taken too lengthy to implement, in order that they fast-tracked issues and revamped what they'd. Here is to you, blue!