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User currently offlineCancidas From Poland, joined Jul 2003, 4112 posts, RR: 10
Posted (12 years 2 months 2 weeks 5 days ago) and read 4068 times:

why are the USAF and USN 737s always underging mx in DL's hangars?

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User currently offlineGalaxy5 From United States of America, joined Mar 2000, 2034 posts, RR: 23
Reply 1, posted (12 years 2 months 2 weeks 4 days 14 hours ago) and read 3937 times:

I suppose because its probably cheaper then to have to train and keep a force of 737 maintainers, its more cost effective to have current work centers do the work.

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User currently offlineL-188 From United States of America, joined Jul 1999, 30408 posts, RR: 57
Reply 2, posted (12 years 2 months 2 weeks 4 days 13 hours ago) and read 3938 times:

Not unheard of or unsurprising.

C-12's, C-21's, C-23's are amoung the aircraft that I know the military contracts out the mainaince for.

User currently offlineJwenting From Netherlands, joined Apr 2001, 10213 posts, RR: 17
Reply 3, posted (12 years 2 months 2 weeks 4 days 10 hours ago) and read 3902 times:

and why wouldn't they?
In the UK they're seriously considering outsourcing all pilot training up to type conversion and gunnery training to a commercial company.
Pilots would be trained by them all the way from primary trainers into the Hawk (or whatever is going to replace it maybe).

A little maintenance work on some VIP transports and crew trainers seems insignificant in comparison...

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User currently offlineFlynavy From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 4, posted (12 years 2 months 2 weeks 1 day 12 hours ago) and read 3775 times:

As the C-40 is a relatively new aircraft in the military's inventory, the knowledge and experience with the airframe is limited, compared to that of the C-9 fleet. I'll be flying transcon on a C-9 or a C-40 this weekend, and I'll see what information I can gather, as to the depth of the maintenance that the USN/USAF outsource to DL.

User currently offlineCancidas From Poland, joined Jul 2003, 4112 posts, RR: 10
Reply 5, posted (12 years 2 months 1 week 6 days 10 hours ago) and read 3760 times:

thanks flynavy, looking forward to that...

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