What’s the cost of Donald Trump’s personal chopper that's up for sale? Here’s a look at 5 aircraft owned by him
Trump’s Sikorsky S76B comes with amenities such as a six-place executive cabin interior with paneling and a soundproofing system, gold seatbelts, and a storage drawer for ice and refreshments
Television personality and businessman-turned-president Donald Trump is selling some of his valuable assets as his presidency comes to an end after the Democratic Party nominee Joe Biden was declared as the winner of the 2020 US election. According to reports, one of Trump’s helicopters Sikorsky S76-B is up for grabs and anyone can own it.
How much does it cost?
Interestingly, Trump’s team hasn’t placed a price on the helicopter that’s up for sale. The listing on Aero Asset simply states “Make Offer”, leaving the option open to the buyers. The specification of the aircraft state that it’s a 1989 model with N76DT registration and safety notice 760351. The aircraft description as mentioned on the official website reads, “989 Sikorsky S76B Presented by Jet Edge Partners and Aero Asset. ESP GOLD & PAP. 6 pax VIP interior. Single Pilot IFR w/ dual DAFCS. ADSB, Weather radar, TCAS. Dual steps, Satcom, Hangared in NJ.”
According to Forbes, the agent listed in the ad, Emmanuel Dupuy “declined to comment except to say the information is accurate”. According to Globalair.com, the average asking price for this model is $1.395 million. However, the prices may vary for Trump’s helicopter owing to its owner’s reputation.
Meanwhile, Trump’s Sikorsky S76B comes with amenities such as a six-place executive cabin interior with paneling and a soundproofing system, gold seatbelts, a storage drawer for ice and refreshments and a central zone drinks cabinet with three decanters and an Airshow display. However, it doesn’t offer Wi-Fi service.
Aircrafts owned by Trump
The president is said to currently own a Boeing 757, which he often used during his 2016 campaign. Reportedly, he also owns a Cessna Citation X and three Sikorsky S76-B helicopter, of which is one for sale now. While the 1997 Citation X, which hasn’t been placed for sale may not fetch a high price according to experts, the most expensive of all the aircraft owned by Trump is his Boeing 757.
Apparently, American business magnate Paul Allen converted the airline to a private jet interior. CEO of Private Jet Services Greg Raiff has noted while the engines of the aircraft are only worth $5 million, the interior would cost as much as $25 million. He has further added that the demand for such customized airlines have boosted during the pandemic as Ultra-high-net-worth families prefer private aviation to move between homes.
Meanwhile, Trump told in an interview with the New York Times that his airline fleet has “promotional value” to his brand and described owning the Boeing 757 as a “great luxury to have.” He bought the plane in 2011. Even though the purchase price wasn’t disclosed, reports suggested that he bought it for a price of $100 million, which was insured for $35 million in 2011.