Inside the Air Force - August 11, 2017

Analysts: Savings from Air Force One contract likely insignificant

August 10, 2017 |
Rachel Karas
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Defense analysts say the Air Force's decision to buy two jetliners left behind by a bankrupt Russian airline to recapitalize the Air Force One fleet won't make much difference for the multi-billion-dollar program's bottom line. Todd Harrison, an aerospace expert at the Center for Strategic and International Studies, told Inside the Air Force Aug. 7 it makes sense for the Air Force to repurpose Transaero Airlines' 747-8s that are otherwise homeless, but he is skeptical that the move will save...

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