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June 8, 2011

Video: Inside Trump’s 757: Okay, It’s Not a Campaign Plane

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After capturing the first video of Donald Trump’s new Boeing 757 in action and speculating that it was the perfect size to move Donald and an entourage around the country for a presidential run, the New York Post one-upped us and actually got onboard the jet.

We now know that it is fitted with a very attractive VIP interior and seats only 43—not enough for the requisite press corps, staff and security that come with a serious Presidential campaign. It has a private shower, a 52-in TV, and according to the pilot, a very impressive new sound system.

The cockpit has been upgraded to all-glass and closely resembles that of a Boeing 777. Thrust is provided by two Rolls-Royce engines.

We’re still a little skeptical about the $100 million price tag that’s being thrown around. With many 20-year-old 757s like this one selling for well under $10 million, that leaves $90 million to spend, which even the most blinged-out interior and cockpit upgrades would not seem to account for. But we’re happy to be proven wrong.

In any case, we think it’s a gorgeous plane and we’re happy to be able to see it it so close to NYCA HQ.

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  • Anonymous

    I’m not a fan of Trump, but his aircraft is pretty nice.  The Roller engines are cool, as well as the cockpit.  Some of the interior amenities are a bit much, but it’s a nice airplane nonetheless.  Must be nice to take on 50,000 pounds of fuel to fly wherever you want!

    I do think this plane is about $100 million.

    $10 million for the aircraft
    ??? $ for refurbishment
    The engines will command a nice penny, probably costing more than the plane
    Interior amenities
    Upgraded cockpit