FACT From South Africa, joined Jul 2002, 200 posts, RR: 5
Reply 5, posted (12 years 3 months 4 weeks 1 day 22 hours ago) and read 2372 times:
Just to add to what's been said:
The first USAF C-40B (BBJ) was 01-0015, not 02-0201 in the photo linked to above.
The USN's C-40A Clipper is a 737-700 Convertible (Quick Change spec.). New maindeck combi aircraft can no longer be certified for airline op's in the USA, so commercial use of this sub-type is doubtful.
L-188 From United States of America, joined Jul 1999, 29832 posts, RR: 58
Reply 6, posted (12 years 3 months 4 weeks 1 day 10 hours ago) and read 2311 times:
As a taxpayer, I have to wonder why the Air Force needs this aircraft.
They already have a pretty extensive fleet of Gulfstreams.
You can get a maindeck cargo freighter certified in the US but it has to have a permanent fixed bulkhead between the cargo and the passenger compartments. The movable one that is used in the QC aircraft does not cut the mustard. And the fixed bulkhead eliminates the flexibility that would make operating a combi economic.
OBAMA-WORST PRESIDENT EVER....Even SKOORB would be better.