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Trump Organization puts 'Apprentice' chopper on the block

Tom Maloney and Caleb Melby, Bloomberg News on

Published in Political News

NEW YORK -- A Trump Organization helicopter featured in the opening credits of "The Apprentice" with now-President Donald Trump is for sale.

The 1989 Sikorsky S-76B, painted red, white and blue, registration N76DT, is listed for sale without a price on controller.com. Helivalue, a helicopter appraisal business, values similar models at $400,000 to $950,000.

Eric Trump, the president's son who has run the family business while his father is in the White House, confirmed the listing.

"We currently have three helicopters and with my father in Washington (and not even allowed to use them), we simply don't need them all," Trump wrote in an email. The aircraft are stationed in New York, Florida and Europe, and they'll probably keep two located in the U.S., he said.

The helicopter was used by Trump to travel to the 2016 Republican convention in Cleveland, where he was officially made the party's nominee.

According to the listing, the six-seater aircraft features African mahogany paneling, ecru/almond leather seats, with fittings, including seat belts, finished in gold.

 

A broker responsible for the sale, Emmanuel Dupuy, said that he couldn't comment on the listing because the information was private.

The Trump Organization's business includes hotels, which have suffered in the coronavirus pandemic.

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