Boeing CEO meets with Trump, promises lower costs for new Air Force One
Posted: 9:51 pm Wednesday, December 21st, 2016
By Jamie Dupree
Two weeks after criticizing the cost of a plan to build a new Air Force One, President-Elect Donald Trump won an assurance from the head of Boeing that the plane would be built for less than the original estimates of $4 billion.
“We’re going to get it done for less than that,” said said Boeing CEO Dennis Muilenburg, “and we’re committed to working together to make sure that happens.
After the meeting, the Boeing chief told reporters his sit down with Trump “went great,” as Muilenurg labeled the meeting at Trump’s Florida retreat “very productive.”
“This is a business that’s important to us,” the Boeing chief added.
“He’s a good man,” Muilenberg said of Trump, “and he’s doing the right thing.”
Earlier this month, Mr. Trump had called out Boeing on Twitter, threatening to cancel an order for a new Air Force One, as he argued the costs of the plan were “out of control.”
Boeing is building a brand new 747 Air Force One for future presidents, but costs are out of control, more than $4 billion. Cancel order!