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"Blair Force One" to be cancelled

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Looks like they've finally cancelled this embarassingly expensive project.
It always surprised me that Tony got this approved in the first place.

I like the quote:

there had been "substantial increases in the cost of buying and operating commercial aircraft" since the idea was first raised.
It was only proposed a couple of years ago, I'm not aware of any huge shift in the cost of buying or operating airliners in that timeframe (last ten years, hell yes, but not 2 or 3). :roll:

Basically they made a decision which meant it would have been hugely embarrasing for the first PM to use the plane and once Tony had gone it was very quietly dropped.
 

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