Program Aiming for Risk Reduction on Next Air Force One

(July 15, 2016) Boeing was recently awarded a contract modification by the Air Force “to continue risk reduction activities for the Presidential Aircraft Recapitalization program, which will field the next Air Force One,” reported TheAtlantic.com.

“These activities will most notably focus on the system specification, environmental control system, aircraft interior, electrical and power system, and sustainment/maintenance approaches,” according to TheAtlantic, “They will aid in further defining detailed requirements and design trade-offs required to support informed decisions that will lead to a lower risk engineering and manufacturing development program and lower life cycle costs.”

Col. Amy McCain, the PAR program manager, said, “The information from these studies is essential for us to make informed decisions on the design and modifications to the 747-8 aircraft, which will have long-term impacts to sustainment costs of the next Air Force One. All of the different modifications to the aircraft need to work together seamlessly. As we understand more about how to meet the detailed requirements, we can make deliberate choices to lower the cost and risks to the program.”

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MACDILL AIR FORCE BASE, Fla. -- Air Force One carrying President George W. Bush taxies on the flightline here June 16. The president delivered a speech that was broadcast live to servicemembers worldwide. He said with the transfer of sovereignty two weeks away, the future of a free Iraq is coming into view. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Jason P. Robertson)

U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Jason P. Robertson


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