The $100 million Boeing 757-200, which Trump used extensively during the 2016 election campaign, has since 2019 been in storage at New York’s Stewart Airport, 70 miles north of
Photos obtained exclusively by DailyMail.com showed the plane, which was built in 1991, in need of significant repair.
Donald Trump’s Boeing 757 has been sitting at Stewart Airport since 2019
The port side engine was covered in a protective coating: a new engine is reportedly needed
Jon Ostrower, editor in chief of The Air Current, reported that the plane was grounded because an engine needed fixing.
He said it was overdue maintenance, but the work needed to be carried out in Lake Charles, Louisiana.
‘I’m told that there has been a hunt for a single Rolls-Royce RB211 engine needed for one cycle, which is to say one takeoff and one landing for the 757,’ Ostrower tweeted in December.
‘The tipster tells me that it wasn’t kept service ready because, well, the president ‘didn’t think he’d need it again for another four years.’
Ostrower said at the beginning of this week that a suitable engine had not been found in time for the Trumps’ departure from Washington DC, and so the plane would remain in New York until the part was located.
‘The refurbishment of the 757, when it finally happens, will take place at Citadel Completions,’ Ostrower said.
‘Citadel’s owner is the recently-deceased Sheldon Adelson, who was also the president’s largest single campaign donor.’
Trump and Melania left Washington DC on Air Force One on Wednesday morning
The plane, built in 1991, seen on Inauguration Day, has not been maintained as required
The jet, pictured in April 2015, was used by Trump to traverse the country during his first presidential campaign
The Boeing 757 does not have Air Force One’s high-tech security systems and operating theater, in case of medical emergency, but is by some accounts more luxurious inside.
The seat belts are all 24 carat gold, as are the bathtub’s fixtures and other details, and the lounge area has a full cinema entertainment system.
Most of the on-board space is occupied by a bedroom, guest room and dining room.
While a Boeing this size could usually hold 200 people, the refurbished plane accommodates just 43 passengers and has a range of 4,100 nautical miles.
Air Force One, unlike Trump’s plane, has the ability to refuel mid-air. His plane can fly for eight hours within a 3,000 mile range.
Air Force One is less luxurious that Trump’s Boeing 757, but is significantly more secure
The former president also owns a nine-seater Cessna Citation X – one of the fastest private jets around – with the code sign N725DT, which was used frequently during the election campaign.
The plane flies at 705 mph – slightly less than the speed of sound. It can fly at an altitude of 51,000ft.
Operating the Cessna does not come cheap: a short round-trip flight from Washington to Philadelphia would cost around $17,000.
Trump also owns three Sikorsky S-76 helicopters – based in New York, Florida and Scotland – for members of his clubs and guests to use at their convenience.