May 17, 2022

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Boeing Loses $660 Million in Trump Presidential Air Deal

Boeing Loses $660 Million in Trump Presidential Air Deal

Boeing’s CEO said on Wednesday that the manufacturer should not have approved the deal proposed by former President Trump to build two new Air Force One aircraft.

News leadership: Air Force One — I’m going to call a very unique moment, a very unique negotiation, a very unique set of risks that Boeing may not have had to take on,” CEO Dave Calhoun said during a quarterly earnings call.

  • “But where we are now, we are going to deliver great aircraft and realize the costs associated with that,” he said.
  • Calhoun cited $660 million in costs during the first quarter of 2022 related to the Air Force One contract.

The Big Picture: Trump and Boeing in 2018 Negotiating $3.9 billion A fixed-price contract for two new Air Force Ones, known as Air Force One when the president is on board.

  • The agreement included two 747-800 aircraft and the cost of their modification, including external ladders, large galleys, and a secure communications suite.
  • The deal was negotiated under then-CEO Dennis Muilenburg. Calhoun took over in 2020.

The first Air Force One is scheduled to be ready in 2024, and the second in 2025.

playing condition: Boeing also said on Wednesday that it lost $1.5 billion during the first quarter on total revenue of $14 billion, which is below analysts’ estimates. The New York Times reports.

  • The manufacturer also posted a loss of $2.75 per share during the first quarter.

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