Former President Donald Trump announced in a press release Friday that he’s fixing his private plane ahead of future rallies.
“Many people have asked about the beautiful Boeing 757 that became so iconic during the Trump rallies,” Trump said. “It is now being fully restored and updated and will be put back into service sometime prior to the end of the year.”
Trump’s Boeing 757, informally nicknamed “Trump Force One,” has been parked at Stewart International Airport in New Windsor, New York, unused since President Joe Biden’s Inauguration.
CNN previously reported that one of the plane’s pricey Rolls Royce RB211 Turbofan engines was broken and had been removed from the plane awaiting repairs, which could cost hundreds of thousands of dollars.
Trump said the plane will soon be brought to a service facility in Louisiana for inspection and repairs, including updated Rolls-Royce engines, as well as a new paint job.
“When completed, it will be better than ever, and again used at upcoming rallies!” Trump said in the statement.
Trump frequently used the plane a prop for rallies during his 2016 presidential campaign.
During his presidency, Trump traveled on Air Force One.