Refueler1974 From United States of America, joined Mar 2004, 235 posts, RR: 0 Posted (11 years 6 months 5 days 3 hours ago) and read 2196 times:
Now that the USAF has retired the vast majority of it's C-9 fleet, is there anything in the works for a replacement for this magnificent aircraft? I know that they are using C-130s and sometimes C-17s in the Air Evac role, but will this be permanent, or is this just an interim plan?
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Sinlock From United States of America, joined Dec 2000, 1690 posts, RR: 2
Reply 1, posted (11 years 6 months 5 days 2 hours ago) and read 2145 times:
I'd say that at some point the NAVY and USAF will aquier more C-40's (737-700) the US NAVY seems quiet happy with them. I haven't heard anything about the USAF C-40B's (Ex BBJs) but I doubt their unhappy.
As for when, I have no idea. With Sen.McCain now talking about trying to kill the F/A-22. JSF with it's rising costs this early in the program. KC-67 slowly working it's way out from Congress's boot. Who knows where the money will come from.
F4wso From United States of America, joined Oct 2003, 974 posts, RR: 11
Reply 2, posted (11 years 6 months 4 days 13 hours ago) and read 2087 times:
I doubt there will be a specific aeromedical replacement aircraft. A change in the health care system negated the need to shuffle patients around the country. C-130s, C-141s, C-17s are capable of getting troops evacuated from the battlefield back to the states.
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