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President William Jefferson Clinton is aboard Air Force One (VC-25) after landing at Peterson Air Force Base, Colorado, with Pikes Peak in the background.

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The Air Force is bargain shopping for new planes. Two Boeing 747 aircraft abandoned by the bankrupt Russian airline Transaero will be purchased from Boeing and retrofitted for Air Force One’s presidential fleet. Transaero closed in 2015 and never took possession of the planes. They have been in storage ever since, and as Boeing has been paying the storage costs, the company is eager to unload them.

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