The US Air Force has chosen Boeing as the sole-source provider and prime integrator for the multibillion dollar program to develop the next US presidential transport, based on the company’s 747-8. Noting that the 747-8 is the only platform “manufactured in the United States [that] when fully missionized meets the necessary capabilities established to execute the presidential support mission,” Air Force Secretary Deborah Lee James said competition will be sought at the ...

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