The Air Force on Jan. 7 began a search for industry sources for the next-generation Presidential fixed-wing aircraft. Here, a VC-25, the current aircraft that flies as Air Force One with the President on board, arrives at Peterson AFB, Colo., in June 2004. The VC-25 aircraft, a modified Boeing 747-200, is approaching the end of its 30-year design life and is increasingly expensive to maintain.
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