UNITED NEWS INTERNATIONAL (UNI) — The U.S. Air Force planned to spend tens of millions of dollars on new refrigerators for Air Force One. Now, that plan has been frozen.
In January, the service announced that it would cost a cool $24 million to replace two outdated refrigerators on the presidential airplane.
The coolers have been on Air Force One since it went into service in 1990.
The Air Force cited the complexity of the job to explain the high price tag.
However, on June 4, Rep. Joe Courtney released a letter from Air Force Secretary Heather Wilson saying that the Pentagon and White House Military Office decided to cancel the purchase out of “prudent fiscal sense.”
Boeing, who was contracted to replace the old refrigerators, has been notified that the program has been put on ice indefinitely.