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Air Force One, the flying White House

If there is one aircraft as famous as the Pope, one name as recognizable as Coca Cola in the aviation world, it is the Air Force One. The sole mention of this plane is enough for most people to see its light blue, white and gold livery. Get to know the rock star of airplanes....


US lawmakers seek to block Trump’s plans for Air Force One livery

U.S. President Donald Trump is eager to move ahead with his plans to change the iconic livery on Air Force One jets from the Kennedy-era blue-and-white palette to a more patriotic paint scheme of red, white and blue. House defense lawmakers, however, are not that thrilled. In a move to prevent the president from repainting the plane, a House panel has drafted legislation to have the Congress block Trump’s intentions....


Trump advises Boeing to rebrand 737 MAX

The United States president Donald Trump took to Twitter to offer Boeing some advice regarding the ongoing 737 MAX crisis. The president urged the manufacturer to upgrade the planes, install new features before rebranding the now-notorious planes....


Trump signs five-year plan of the FAA

With a five-year financing scheme − the most extensive since the 1980s − as well as provisions related to passengers protection, air regulation and safe operation of drones, the president of the United States Donald Trump signed the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) Reauthorization Act of 2018.  ...


ATR delivers 5 aircraft to Iran Air day before US sanctions

Franco-Italian plane maker ATR managed to deliver five aircraft to Iran Air on August 5, 2018, a mere day before new American sanctions take effect....


Boeing confirms passing $20B Iran deal

Boeing confirmed the manufacturer would comply with US sanctions and will not fulfill the orders placed by Iran Air and Aseman Airlines. The two Iranian carriers hold an order of more than 110 aircraft for an estimated total of about $20 billion....


US exit of Iran deal threatens billions of dollars in aviation

The President of the United States Donald Trump announced on May 8, 2018 his intention to pull out from Iranian nuclear deal and to restore sanctions on Iran. The bans about to be enforced again concern the trade of oil, metal… and aviation. The decision will affect many companies of the aviation industry on both sides of the Atlantic, countering hundreds of aircraft sales - worth billions of dollars - to Iran....


China may target Boeing in response to Trump’s tariffs

China is preparing countermeasures to U.S. tariffs in response of President Trump’s imposed steel and aluminum tariffs thought to be mainly directed at China. Analytics say that the likely target may be the U.S. aircraft manufacturer Boeing which delivers approximately 20% of their export to China....


Trump suspends two Obama’s policies on US civil aviation

The US Department of Transportation (DOT) has suspended two regulatory actions on the US civil aviation initiated in the final days of the previous Administration. The Supplemental Notice of Proposed Rulemaking on Display of Ancillary Fees would have allowed the government to dictate how airlines sell and distribute products and services, and the Request for Information on Airline Distribution Practices would have allowed the government to interf...


Will Trump choose Super Hornets over JSFs?

During the roll-out ceremony of the new 787-10 Dreamliner in Boeing’s South Carolina facility on the 17th of February 2017, US President Donald Trump raised a statement on F-18 Super Hornets in front of Boeing’s employees....