Marine One receives a 6.1 billion dollar makeover (Photo courtesy of Lockheed Martin). It’s popular news in the Aviation and Space section of Popular Science online. A new fleet of 23 VH-71 aircraft will replace the outdated fleet of Marine One aircraft between 2009 and 2014.
The new design will give the President and his staff twice as much cabin space for their mobile Oval Office. The interior of this 110-million dollar bird must be nice. Some of the main features will include its spacious 8 foot wide by 25 foot long cabin, a lavatory, a galley kitchen, and fold-down stair spares for Presidential photo opps.