Trump has refurbished his prized $100 million Boeing 757 private jet as he announces a 2024 presidential run - see inside 'Trump Force One'




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Trump's private bedroom on his 757.  
  • After two years, Donald Trump's famous Boeing 757 private jet is flying again with a fresh paint job and new parts.

  • The aircraft has become a symbol of Trump's wealth, complete with a bedroom and gold-plated seatbelts.

  • The prized plane is expected to accompany Trump at his 2024 presidential campaign rallies.

During his time as president, Donald Trump paraded around the world in Air Force One, a specially-modified Boeing 747 used for presidential transport.

Go Nakamura/Getty Images
Go Nakamura/Getty Images  

Source: The White House

The flying Oval Office is luxurious, with several staterooms and meeting rooms.

President Joe Biden meets with staff aboard Air Force One in 2021.
President Joe Biden meets with staff aboard Air Force One in 2021.  

31 photos that show how Air Force One has changed through the years

But, as a multi-billionaire and business tycoon, Air Force One was not Trump's first time using an enormous private jet.

Trump onboard his Boeing 757 private jet.
Trump onboard his Boeing 757 private jet.  

Over the years, the former president has owned several personal aircraft, like a Cessna Citation X…

Trump stepping off his Cessna Citation X.
Trump stepping off his Cessna Citation X.  

Here's how the Trump family spends their billions, from a $15 million beachfront estate in St. Martin to a $32 million fleet of private helicopters and airplanes

…a Boeing 727 tri-jet…

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Trumps' Boeing 727 tri-jet.  

Source: CNN

…a Sikorsky S76 helicopter…

Scott Halleran/Getty Images
Scott Halleran/Getty Images  

Trump is selling his iconic $7 million helicopter that was a frequent guest on 'The Apprentice' and the campaign trail - see inside

…and his prized Boeing 757 narrowbody aircraft, which he named "Trump Force One."

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Trump's Boeing 757.  

Trump's beloved Boeing 757 private jet is finally flying again after a year of maintenance work and a new paint job

The 757 first flew in 1991 and was previously operated by defunct carriers Sterling Airways in Denmark and TAESA Airlines in Mexico.

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Trump's 757 when it flew for Sterling Airlines.  

It also spent time as a corporate aircraft for Microsoft co-founder Paul Allen before being sold to Trump.

Microsoft co-founder Paul Allen.
Microsoft co-founder Paul Allen.  

Registered N757AF, Trump bought the 31-year-old plane in 2011 for a reported $100 million and it became an icon at his 2016 campaign rallies all over the US.

Andrew Lichtenstein/Corbis via Getty Image
Andrew Lichtenstein/Corbis via Getty Image  

Source: CNN

And, it was no secret whose plane was flying overhead as it sported a giant "T" on the tail and "TRUMP" written in large letters on the fuselage.

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Trump's 757 flying.  

However, when Trump won the presidency in 2016, he was required to use the government transport fleet while in office.

Andrew Milligan/PA Images via Getty Images
Andrew Milligan/PA Images via Getty Images  

So, he traded in his beloved 757 for the presidential aircraft, but the plane was still used by members of the Trump Organization from 2017 to 2019.

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Trump's Boeing 757.  

The gold-plated Boeing 757 owned by former President Trump is sitting empty at a New York airport, amid reports that the plane requires costly repairs

In 2019, the plane was parked at Stewart International Airport in New York where it sat for two years before flying to Louisiana in November 2021 for refurbishment.

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Trump's 757 parked at Stewart International Airport in New York.  

Source: Insider, Insider

Trump announced on his website in May 2021 that the plane, which needed a new paint job and maintenance work, would be "fully restored and updated" in Louisiana and "used at upcoming rallies."

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Trump's 757 plane.  

Source: Donald J Trump, Trump plans to restore his 'beautiful' Boeing 757 with Rolls-Royce engines and new paint job for future rallies

Although Trump initially said the plane would re-enter service at the end of 2021, it is finally back as of July 2022.

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The new paint job on Trump's 757.  

Eric Trump posted a time-lapse video on Twitter of the 757's new paint job, which was completed by aircraft refinishing company Landlocked Aviation.

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Trump's 757 getting a new paint job.  

Source: Eric Trump, 7News

Company president Tyson Grenzebach told local outlet 7News in July that the job took 40 people and about a month to complete.

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Trump's 757 getting a new paint job.  

Source:  7News

The fresh livery sports a black fuselage and an American flag on the tail...

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Trump's 757 getting a new paint job.  

...and the signature gold "Trump" lettering.

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Trump's new 757 paint job.  

"Excellence requested, excellence delivered!" Grenzebach told Insider. "The great men and women of Landlocked Aviation are proud to always deliver superior aircraft refinishing work while providing exceptional customer service."

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Trump's 757 getting a paint job.  

Soon, the private aircraft is expected to return as the former head of state officially starts his 2024 presidential campaign - take a look inside Trump's luxurious ride as it looked in 2011.

Trump sitting inside his 757.
Trump sitting inside his 757.  

Trump announces his Boeing 757 private jet is set to return as he hints at 2024 Presidential run

Entering from the back of the jet, you'll first see inside the galley complete with glassware, a sink, and coffee makers, creating a small kitchen.

The aft galley of Trump
The aft galley of Trump's 757.  

Source: The Trump Organization

The 43-seater jet can accommodate gourmet meals, but Trump has been seen eating Big Macs and French fries onboard.

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donald trump mcdonald's fast food hamburger  

Trump reportedly loves McDonald's because he has a 'longtime fear' of being poisoned

Beyond the galley are a first class cabin and a dining area with loungers and a couch...

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Trump's 757 dining room.  

...and a table with four chairs, which Trump regularly conducted interviews from.

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Trump's 757 main lounge.  

Amanda Miller, the Trump Organization's SVP of marketing & corporate communications, said in a 2011 video tour that the seatbelts and other finishes are 24K gold-plated...

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Trump's 757.  

Source: The Trump Organization

...and the headrests and pillows have been etched with the Trump family crest.

The Trump family crest.
The Trump family crest.  

Moving through the jet, passengers will find the main lounge, which features seats, a couch, and the SkyTheater with a 57" TV and sound system that replicates a "Hollywood screening room," Miller said.

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Trump's 757 theater room couch.  

Source: The Trump Organization

There is also a touchscreen system that controls the theater and has a special "T" list that shows Trump's favorite movies and CDs.

Donald Trump and Ivanka Trump in the main lounge of the 757.
Donald Trump and Ivanka Trump in the main lounge of the 757.  

The plane would not be complete without a few bedrooms, including a guest room with wood finishings, a theater system, and two couches that convert into a double bed.

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Trump's 757 guest bedroom.  

Meanwhile, Trump has his own private bedroom with a custom headboard, pillows, and comforter, as well as a theater system and work desk.

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Trump's private bedroom on his 757.  

The former president also has a master bathroom with a green countertop and gold-plated sink...

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Trump's 757 master bathroom.  

...as well as a toilet that doubles as a seat, which is common on many private jets.

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Trump's 757 master bathroom.  

Towards the front of the jet is a VIP area with a couch and loungers, which is where the pilots or other important people can relax.

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Trump's Boeing 757.  

Source: The Trump Organization

Although the plane is decked out, it's not much use without pilots. Long-time aviators, John Dunkin and Jay Galpin, head the controls in the 757's glass display cockpit in 2014.

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Trump's personal pilots in the 757 cockpit.  

Since its revival, Jack Sweeney, who became famous for tracking billionaire planes like Elon Musk's on Twitter, has recorded the 757's recent flights on his Twitter account, "Trump Jets."

Trump-branded water bottle on the 757.
Trump-branded water bottle on the 757.  

Source: Jack Sweeney, The man who tracks Elon Musk's private jet says he would stop if the billionaire took him on a flight and gave him an interview, report says

Starting on October 15, the 757 flew several flights around Lake Charles, Louisiana before heading home to Palm Beach, Florida on October 19, per tracking website ADS-B Exchange.

Looking down the hallway of Trump
Looking down the hallway of Trump's 757.  

Source: Jack Sweeney, ADS-B Exchange, From Elon Musk and Donald Trump to Taylor Swift and Tim Cook, here's how celebrities are dodging jet-tracking Twitter accounts

 

The jet has since flown to places like Corpus Christi, Texas; Latrobe, Pennsylvania; Sioux City, Iowa; and Dayton, Ohio.

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Trump's 757 flight to Texas on October 22.  

Source: Twitter, Elon Musk and Donald Trump are trying new ways to dodge jet-tracking Twitter accounts - but it's not a 'silver bullet'

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