'Air Force Two' Replaced by Supersonic Transport Research

'Air Force Two' Replaced by Supersonic Transport Research
(AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin)

The U.S. Air Force has redirected funding to work on supersonic and even hypersonic passenger aircraft that could eventually provide a very different kind of successor to its four C-32A special air mission transport aircraft, itself a commercial derivative of the out-of-production Boeing 757-200. The service is now looking to retire without direct replacement its fleet of C-32As, better known by their “Air Force Two” callsign used when the Vice President is onboard. 

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