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First Usaf BBJ  
User currently offlineAlpha From Czech Republic, joined Jul 2005, 0 posts, RR: 0
Posted (12 years 2 months 2 days 22 hours ago) and read 1500 times:

Hello, this is the 1st BBJ for USAF, ex-Fordair VP-BFO 30755/545


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Steph

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User currently offlineFlyinghighboy From Australia, joined Aug 2001, 749 posts, RR: 1
Reply 1, posted (12 years 2 months 2 days 22 hours ago) and read 1479 times:

What are the USAF BBJ's replacing?

Looks like another 737 with winglets is on it's way to Virgin Blue. How many more are due?


User currently offlineBoeing in pdx From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 2, posted (12 years 2 months 2 days 21 hours ago) and read 1468 times:

That is not a bbj it is a c 40 logistics aircraft

User currently offlineAlpha From Czech Republic, joined Jul 2005, 0 posts, RR: 0
Reply 3, posted (12 years 2 months 2 days 21 hours ago) and read 1462 times:

Boeing in pdx,

No, US Navy operates C-40 for transport, but this one is a BBJ, formerly operated by Ford, and will be operated by USAF :

USN C-40 :

29979/496 B737-7AF(C-40A) CFM56-7B26 12/23/00 UNITED STATES NAVY 165829


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Ford BBJ :

30755/545 B737-7CP(BBJ) CFM56-7B26 05/05/00 FORDAIR SERVICES LLC (INTERLOCUTORY) VP-BFO


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User currently offlineBoeing nut From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 4, posted (12 years 2 months 2 days 19 hours ago) and read 1414 times:

Alpha & Boeing in PDX,

You are both right. It was a BBJ during it's life with Ford, but has been redesignated a C-40 for it's military duties. I'm assuming it will be A VIP transport? Or will it be configured like the Navy's C-40's?

My other question is why did Ford dispose of this BBJ so soon? They received two of them not so long ago. I don't think they've even had it for a year.

Wonder if they are having parts problems with there Fokker. Sounds like the 717 could be a good replacement there.


User currently offlineAlpha From Czech Republic, joined Jul 2005, 0 posts, RR: 0
Reply 5, posted (12 years 2 months 2 days 19 hours ago) and read 1409 times:

Ok it's redesignated C-40, but it's still a BBJ, isn't it ?

It seems that Ford will receive this ex-Braathens 737-700 :

http://www1.airpics.com/showimg.php?imgid=26992

Steph


User currently offlineBoeing nut From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 6, posted (12 years 2 months 1 day 10 hours ago) and read 1339 times:

Wait a second...... Ford is disposing of a BBJ, but acquiring a 737-700?? That makes no sense! Can anyone elaborate on this?

User currently offlineBoeing nut From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 7, posted (12 years 2 months 1 day 10 hours ago) and read 1331 times:

Alpha,

Yes, it's still a BBJ. Now just wearing a different hat.


User currently offlineLt-AWACS From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 8, posted (12 years 2 months 1 day 10 hours ago) and read 1328 times:

The Air Force C-40B will be replacing the last VC-137 (707) at Andrews AFB, MD at the 89th Wing.

The Navy C-40As are at NAS Ft Worth JRB, TX and are not just VIP transport but fullfill several roles.


Ciao and Hook 'em Horns,
Lt-AWACS


User currently offlineAlpha From Czech Republic, joined Jul 2005, 0 posts, RR: 0
Reply 9, posted (12 years 2 months 1 day 10 hours ago) and read 1314 times:

Boeing nut,

Ford doesn't have BBJ anymore, VP-BFO became N752BC and now 20201 for USAF, and VP-BFE is now N754BC, and certainly a future USAF plane too.


User currently offlineBoeing nut From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 10, posted (12 years 2 months 1 day 9 hours ago) and read 1293 times:

But I still don't understand the replacement of their BBJ with a 737-700. Doesn't make sense.

User currently offlineMaiznblu_757 From United States of America, joined Mar 2002, 5112 posts, RR: 50
Reply 11, posted (12 years 2 months 1 day 9 hours ago) and read 1279 times:

Does anyone have any info on the "US Coast Guard" 737-700? Its a BBJ version and is a C-40A. 00-0015 is the number. I also saw my first US Navy C-40A (5832) at North Island... Looks nice.



User currently offlineFlynavy From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 12, posted (12 years 2 months 1 day 7 hours ago) and read 1258 times:

There is also a C-40 squadron at NAS Jacksonville, FL. The "Sunseekers." They also operate the old C-9 Skytrain's.

User currently offlineLearpilot From United States of America, joined May 2001, 814 posts, RR: 1
Reply 13, posted (12 years 2 months 1 day 4 hours ago) and read 1238 times:

Are you guys talking about the Ford Motor Company? I thought they only had a couple of F-70's



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User currently offlineAlpha From Czech Republic, joined Jul 2005, 0 posts, RR: 0
Reply 14, posted (12 years 2 months 19 hours ago) and read 1199 times:

Hello Learpilot,

Fordair :

Hawker 800 G-JETI
Gulfstream IV VP-BIV

And they also had :

737-700 BBJ VP-BFE & VP-BFO
MD-87 VP-BOO & VP-BOB


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Regards
Steph


User currently offlineSam the Lab From Ireland, joined Aug 2001, 232 posts, RR: 0
Reply 15, posted (12 years 2 months 17 hours ago) and read 1175 times:

Not fully sure but I understand that Fordair want an aircraft capable of carrying more people, perhaps up to 40 executives in business class seating and the original BBJs were not set up in this kind of configuration so hence the acquiring of an ex-airliner 737-700. Hope this helps.

User currently offlineBoeing nut From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 16, posted (12 years 2 months 12 hours ago) and read 1136 times:

I'm still a little confused. Why didn't they just reconfigure thier BBJ? It's basically the same aircraft .

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