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New VIP Aircrafts For The German Goverment  
User currently offlineColumba From Germany, joined Dec 2004, 7057 posts, RR: 4
Posted (8 years 6 months 1 week 6 days 7 hours ago) and read 19742 times:

According to the German newspaper "Frankfurter Rundschau" the newly elected goverment is planing to acquire new aircraft for the "Flugbereitschaft". It is planed to buy four aircrafts for the use of short and medium haul flights. The aircrafts should cost around 20 Million Euro each.
http://www.f-r.de/_inc/_multifunktio...cker&loc=29&cnt=787672&src=0&page=
(Link in German)


I guess these planes are meant as a Challenger replacement, after the incident with the former Foreign Minister Joschka Fischer politicians from all parties demanded new aircrafts because many considered the Challengers as unsafe.
Anyway the intersting questions is what planes will be acquired ? - I love this speculations threads  Wink -
I could think of newly build Challengers or even the Global Express by Bombardier, the Falcon 900 or 2000, a Gulfstream or an Embraer 145 like the Belgian Air Force uses.
Is the Dornier 328Jet still being build ? Because this would be my favorit choice . The aircraft would be build in Germany, perfect for short and medium hauls, has a bigger cabin then the other business jets and last but not least it is build in Germany.


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User currently offlineA319XFW From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 1, posted (8 years 6 months 1 week 6 days 7 hours ago) and read 19736 times:

Quoting Columba (Thread starter):
I guess these planes are meant as a Challenger replacement, after the incident with the former Foreign Minister Joschka Fischer politicians from all parties demanded new aircrafts because many considered the Challengers as unsafe.

What was the incident with Joschka Fischer?

Quoting Columba (Thread starter):
I could think of newly build Challengers or even the Global Express by Bombardier, the Falcon 900 or 2000, a Gulfstream or an Embraer 145 like the Belgian Air Force uses.

Would the Global Express fit into the €20M price-tag? But I guess each country associated with 'their' aircraft will try and tout them to the Luftwaffe!


User currently offlineColumba From Germany, joined Dec 2004, 7057 posts, RR: 4
Reply 2, posted (8 years 6 months 1 week 6 days 6 hours ago) and read 19730 times:

Quoting A319XFW (Reply 1):
What was the incident with Joschka Fischer?

I am not 100 % sure but if I remember correctly it was an engine fire shortly after take-off in Berlin-Tegel. The media covered it pretty dramatically especially the yellow press which you can always read in the Berlin Metro trains  Wink
I do remember the reaction of Fischer in the media though, as he said to Schroeder and Struck what had to happen until the jets will finally be replaced or must his coffin first stand in the hall way of the Foreign Ministry untill the aircrafts will be replaced.



It will forever be a McDonnell Douglas MD 80 , Boeing MD 80 sounds so wrong
User currently offlinePADSpot From Germany, joined Jan 2005, 1676 posts, RR: 5
Reply 3, posted (8 years 6 months 1 week 5 days 17 hours ago) and read 19632 times:

IIRC we discussed this before, even though is was more theoretical at that time. My guess are a bunch of Falcon 2000EXs as they are an appropriate replace for the Challengers because

they fit into the 20m Euro price limit (was it 18m for the green airplane??? I think so ...),
they excel the old CL6s in range, space and economics
and they are an European/French product.

My guess is 3-4 airplanes, because they don't have to replace them on a 1to1 basis and don't really need the airplane to also fit the MedEvac role. (Last time a single German Soldier was a seriously wounded abroad they used a A310 anyway ...)

G550, Global Expresses and alike will not be bought because, whenever German Politicians fly out that far they usually carry a bigger entourage with them OR they are unimportant to an extent that they don't mind a technical stopover ...


Jan


User currently offlineColumba From Germany, joined Dec 2004, 7057 posts, RR: 4
Reply 4, posted (8 years 6 months 1 week 5 days 12 hours ago) and read 19609 times:

Looks like it will be additional Challengers:

http://www.moz.de/index.php/Moz/Arti...gory/Nachrichten/id/96753%5B/quote
(in German)



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User currently offlinePyrex From Portugal, joined Aug 2005, 3938 posts, RR: 28
Reply 5, posted (8 years 6 months 1 week 5 days 9 hours ago) and read 19578 times:

Quoting Columba (Reply 2):
I do remember the reaction of Fischer in the media though, as he said to Schroeder and Struck what had to happen until the jets will finally be replaced or must his coffin first stand in the hall way of the Foreign Ministry untill the aircrafts will be replaced.

Typical "Green" politician...



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User currently offlineNoUFO From Germany, joined Apr 2001, 7943 posts, RR: 12
Reply 6, posted (8 years 6 months 1 week 5 days 8 hours ago) and read 19572 times:

Quoting Pyrex (Reply 5):
Typical "Green" politician...

What's so typically "green" here? A cabin filled with smoke isn't exactly funny.

BTW:
1 aircraft
2 aircraft
1,001 aircraft



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User currently offlinePyrex From Portugal, joined Aug 2005, 3938 posts, RR: 28
Reply 7, posted (8 years 6 months 1 week 5 days 7 hours ago) and read 19558 times:

Quoting NoUFO (Reply 6):
What's so typically "green" here?

The fact that they are constantly attacking any form of transportation but when it comes to transporting the party leader they demand a brand new business jet (I don't know what age the previous ones had but a Challenger can't be that old - an engine problem can happen to every aircraft).



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User currently offlineColumba From Germany, joined Dec 2004, 7057 posts, RR: 4
Reply 8, posted (8 years 6 months 1 week 5 days 7 hours ago) and read 19558 times:

The first Challengers are from 1986.


It will forever be a McDonnell Douglas MD 80 , Boeing MD 80 sounds so wrong
User currently offlineA342 From Germany, joined Jul 2005, 4680 posts, RR: 3
Reply 9, posted (8 years 6 months 1 week 5 days 6 hours ago) and read 19546 times:

Quoting Columba (Reply 8):
The first Challengers are from 1986.

Still, they´re fine and can fly at least another 10 years. And IIRC, they´re in the process of being fitted with expensive cockpit improvements !
Those politicians are so silly, those ones who want new jets should be flown in Transalls !



Exceptions confirm the rule.
User currently offlineOryx From Germany, joined Nov 2005, 126 posts, RR: 0
Reply 10, posted (8 years 6 months 1 week 3 days 10 hours ago) and read 19426 times:

Quoting Columba (Reply 4):
Looks like it will be additional Challengers:

The Seuddeutsche (big German newspaper) yesterday mentioned a capacity of something like 50 VIPs "to fill the gap between the Challengers and the A310". Sounds more like A318/319 VIPs.


User currently offlineFVTu134 From Russia, joined Aug 2005, 173 posts, RR: 1
Reply 11, posted (8 years 6 months 1 week 3 days 7 hours ago) and read 19401 times:

Quoting Oryx (Reply 10):
Sounds more like A318/319 VIPs.

Which are of course built in Germany... I'm sure Humbert will make a few telephone calls as well.

FVTu134



who decided that a Horizon should be HORIZONtal???
User currently offlineColumba From Germany, joined Dec 2004, 7057 posts, RR: 4
Reply 12, posted (8 years 6 months 1 week 3 days 5 hours ago) and read 19393 times:

Would be great if they choose the A318 Elite...........


It will forever be a McDonnell Douglas MD 80 , Boeing MD 80 sounds so wrong
User currently offlineA319XFW From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 13, posted (8 years 6 months 1 week 2 days 22 hours ago) and read 19358 times:

Quoting Columba (Reply 12):
Would be great if they choose the A318 Elite...........

Please not the A318 Elite..... Reasons to remain unsaid! Big grin
A319CJ is a bigger aircraft and can fly further (and is in current production).....


User currently offlineCX747 From United States of America, joined May 1999, 4453 posts, RR: 5
Reply 14, posted (8 years 6 months 1 week 2 days 19 hours ago) and read 19332 times:

What type of competition was used for this selection? Where other aircraft besides the Challenger considered? How come Cessna wasn't contacted? Do the Germans not like American products? Why wasn't there a fly off between these aircraft? I smell something foul. Oh wait thats only when the USAF buys aicraft.


"History does not long entrust the care of freedom to the weak or timid." D. Eisenhower
User currently offlineNoUFO From Germany, joined Apr 2001, 7943 posts, RR: 12
Reply 15, posted (8 years 6 months 1 week 2 days 18 hours ago) and read 19319 times:

CX747, Tone down a little. Right now, the government merely considers acquiring new aircraft.
Usually an open competitive bidding is started which is in fact international. I don't know whether or not a new bidding is required if the government plans to build up a stock of aircraft that once won the competition.

That said, the Challenger is an American product, even a north American.



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User currently offlineCX747 From United States of America, joined May 1999, 4453 posts, RR: 5
Reply 16, posted (8 years 6 months 1 week 2 days 17 hours ago) and read 19309 times:

Just having fun. I really put that out there to see if anyone would bring up a possible A330 tanker purchase  Wink I hope you boys purchase whatever the heck you want! In my personal opinion, some Business Jet A319s would look really nice.


"History does not long entrust the care of freedom to the weak or timid." D. Eisenhower
User currently offlineColumba From Germany, joined Dec 2004, 7057 posts, RR: 4
Reply 17, posted (8 years 6 months 1 week 2 days 13 hours ago) and read 19297 times:

Quoting A319XFW (Reply 13):
A319CJ is a bigger aircraft and can fly further (and is in current production).....

Sure the A318 Elite is smaller and can´t fly not that long as the A319CJ
but the A319 CJ could make the A310 obsolete  Wink
The demand is a new small and medium haul aircraft and not a new longhaul aircraft which you would have when buying the A319CJ.
So in that perspective the A318 Elite would be more likely then the A319CJ, anyway I still believe it will be additional Challengers and no brand new type.
One reason why the "Flugbereitschaft" got rid of the Let 610s, VFW 614s and Hueys was to save costs by having a smaller and standarsized fleet of A310s, Challengers and Cougars.



It will forever be a McDonnell Douglas MD 80 , Boeing MD 80 sounds so wrong
User currently offlineOryx From Germany, joined Nov 2005, 126 posts, RR: 0
Reply 18, posted (8 years 6 months 1 week 2 days 10 hours ago) and read 19288 times:

In only took the number of passengers - 50 and "the gap between the Challenger and A310" from the article. The rest is guesswork. What lies in between a Challenger and an A310 with space for 50 VIPs? That should be A318, A319, BBJ, BBJ2. I do not know if the big Cessnas, Bombardiers etc. are big enough for 50 VIPs. But one thing is for sure - these planes will not be build in this decade - if ever.

User currently offlineA342 From Germany, joined Jul 2005, 4680 posts, RR: 3
Reply 19, posted (8 years 6 months 1 week 2 days 5 hours ago) and read 19258 times:

Quoting Oryx (Reply 18):
I do not know if the big Cessnas, Bombardiers etc. are big enough for 50 VIPs.

Bombardier offers corporate models of the CRJ series. However, even the CRJ 900 with a 50-seat interior would rather look like an airline aircraft, not a VIP aircraft.
Now the ACJ in the Privatair layout has only about 48 seats and the A318Elite is offered with 2 different interiors: 14 or 18 seats.

It will be interesting to see if the aircraft is really going to have 50 seats.



Exceptions confirm the rule.
User currently offlineA319XFW From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 20, posted (8 years 6 months 1 week 2 days 2 hours ago) and read 19232 times:

Quoting NoUFO (Reply 15):
That said, the Challenger is an American product, even a north American.

Don't let the Canadians in here read that... The Challenger is originally from Canadair, now Bombardier of.... Canada!!

Quoting Columba (Reply 17):
So in that perspective the A318 Elite would be more likely then the A319CJ,

There's nothing stopping them getting an A319CJ with 1 to 6 ACT's, most of the current ones have 4, but 2 would also be possible, say.

[Edited 2006-01-19 19:12:40]

User currently offlineKrisYYZ From Canada, joined Nov 2004, 1593 posts, RR: 0
Reply 21, posted (8 years 6 months 1 week 2 days 1 hour ago) and read 19220 times:

Quoting A319XFW (Reply 20):
Don't let the Canadians in here read that... The Challenger is originally from Canadair, now Bombardier of.... Canada!!

Thanks A319XFW!

My heart stopped for a second when I read that:

Quoting NoUFO (Reply 15):
That said, the Challenger is an American product, even a north American

Krisyyz


User currently offlineA319XFW From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 22, posted (8 years 6 months 1 week 2 days ago) and read 19214 times:

Quoting KrisYYZ (Reply 21):

Well my Canadian friends do call me a wannabe Canuck Big grin


User currently offlineNoUFO From Germany, joined Apr 2001, 7943 posts, RR: 12
Reply 23, posted (8 years 6 months 1 week 1 day 4 hours ago) and read 19173 times:

Quoting A319XFW (Reply 20):
Don't let the Canadians in here read that... The Challenger is originally from Canadair, now Bombardier of.... Canada!!

I know that Bombardier is a Canadian company for crying out loud, but since when is Canada not part of America or more precisely North America?

Quoting KrisYYZ (Reply 21):
Thanks A319XFW!

My heart stopped for a second when I read that:

*Aggh* I didn't say Challengers were build in the U.S. of America.
Maybe you thought your country was part of South America ... or Asia perhaps, but - hold onto your seat - it's in fact part of North America.  Wink

[Edited 2006-01-20 17:15:00]


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User currently offlineA319XFW From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 24, posted (8 years 6 months 1 week 1 day 2 hours ago) and read 19148 times:

I guess you did say ", even North American" afterwards....

But if you say "American" that usually implies "United States of America", "North American" is different, but I think the Canadians like to be called Canadian and not American Big grin


 bouncy 


25 TheSonntag : I don't know whether EU public procurement rules actually would apply here (I guess not, since this is something highly political), but certainly off
26 PADSpot : A European-wide consideration of biddings for public procurement is generally required by law. Although they might me exceptions like urgent need, cu
27 TheSonntag : You are right, but the defense sector, just to give one example, is largely excluded from the rule... Therefore I am not so sure public procurement r
28 DEVILFISH : Fits the short to medium range and bigger space requirements, albeit at a slightly higher cost. What have you got against your own, my friend? I'm su
29 PADSpot : Range is said to be around 7400km. Enought to reach the New England states from central Europe and the entire Middle East. From the US it can reach a
30 Post contains images KC135TopBoom : If the German Politicians heads are as swelled as many US politicians heads are, you better just go ahead and order a few A-380-800 VIP Whale-Jets and
31 Columba : In the latest issue of the aviation magazine "Flug Revue" is an article about the Challenger replacement. It states that a new aircraft will be acquir
32 Post contains links DEVILFISH : This sure seems like a soundbyte from the Airbus website. For more interesting bits on the much discussed future "Luftwaffe 1" and the trip here of F
33 Post contains links and images Columba : The A310s will stay No.1 for a while. It is the Canadair Challenger that is due to replacement, soon. They are heavily used mostly on shorter and med
34 Columba : Just read in another forum that AP reports that a decision will be made this year. Favored is the acquisition of two A319s (although I can�t beli
35 Post contains images DEVILFISH : Hmmn.....with the Brits also leasing a BBJ long-term, I see a trend of erstwhile firmly opposed constituencies and finance ministries acquiescing to
36 Skyman : I actually worked on that day and didn`t find it that dramatic as the media did. There was some smoke in the cabin and the pilots reacted very good.
37 A342 : That's extremely unlikely as LH is short on longhaul aircraft.
38 Post contains images PPVRA : Maybe they can make a deal with Embraer for Legacy 600s and a Lineage 1000? Cheers PS: Embraer is planning on 4 new Business jets. No idea when they p
39 Post contains images Columba : That is what I thought, too. But maybe the deal is when LH takes delivery of its first 777-300ER as their A340 replacement Doubt that - A318Elite or
40 DEVILFISH : Unlikely that a foreign company would be favoured, especially when the local offerings have better range and payload - not to mention the simpler dea
41 Fumanchewd : $47 million for a BD700 XRS.
42 Columba : Gulfstreams were mentioned before as a replacement for the Challengers, but I doubt that they will be ordered if they go for the Elite or ACJ. Which
43 DEVILFISH : That's already the list price for the Elite! So this is still very much uncertain?.....
44 Columba : In May I have read an article in a German aviation magazine about the replacement of the Challengers with the picture of a Gulfstream V and a small r
45 Post contains links and images NoUFO : How about the all new Grob spn? http://www.grob-spn.com
46 Fumanchewd : I've always believed that the best bang for the buck is the CL605/604 (at $27M) with a max fuel available payload range of 4000nm at 419 or a CL850ER(
47 Fumanchewd : I left out the DA7X ($39M) because I have heard some horror stories concerning parts and service from Dassault. Other than that, it might be a good bi
48 PADSpot : Too small and not enough range. They need something for transatlantics .. And that might even one of the most likely solutions. A nice way to again p
49 Fumanchewd : I believe that they would be extremely foolish to allow political influences to factor too much into their decision making process. They need to firs
50 Post contains links DEVILFISH : IIRC Airbus, in a few of their press releases had mentioned a range of 4000 NM for their 14-18 passenger A318 Elite. The item on the recent steep app
51 Columba : Just as an up-date: There are rumors on a German aviation forum that 3 A319s will be acqiured even the serial numbers and the engines choice of the ai
52 A342 : I also think the Challernger 850/870 is good for flights in Europe where the CL601s can't provide enough capacity. And then 2 ACJs for intercontinenta
53 PADSpot : Makes sense for a political order, because Rolls Royce Germany has a stake in their production. According to airlinerlist.com cn2997 is an unassigned
54 PADSpot : Usually her entourage is not bigger than 30 people, which would easily fit into a generous business class configuration of the ACJ. Nevertheless gove
55 PADSpot : Just out of curiosity: Can you provide a link?
56 Post contains links Columba : Page 2 of this thread. It is now closed because the discussion went off topic: http://www.airliners.de/forum/viewtopic.php?t=34083
57 Post contains images PADSpot : Thx! I already found it. Could only be either ff.de or a.de, right?
58 Post contains images Columba : There are others too But you are right these two are the biggest aviation forums in Germany. I am not so fond of ff.de anymore the topics became or a
59 Post contains links A342 : Quoting PADSpot (Reply 54): Usually her entourage is not bigger than 30 people, which would easily fit into a generous business class configuration of
60 NoUFO : Actually, journalists pay for their tickets, and the seats in the back of the cabin don't justify premium charges. Thus, journalist help reducing cos
61 PADSpot : On the one hand you're right, but on the other politicians depend on them and like to use these situations on the flight for casual networking. Hard
62 Post contains images DEVILFISH : Very much so, that media effectively underwrites most of the trip costs.
63 Post contains images A342 : I mean they should pay a premium for travelling on government aircraft. This has nothing to do with seating, rather because they can talk to the poli
64 NoUFO : Huh? Why should they pay a premium for an interview they can have for free in Berlin? And how do you know prices aren't already higher than the usual
65 Post contains images A342 : I admit, you are right ! But the point I was trying to make: An ACJ costs significantly less to operate than the A310. It would be big enough, if the
66 NoUFO : Point taken, but the Federal Government inherited the A310 from the former GDR. Granted, it costs more to maintain a somewhat larger A310 but not tha
67 NoUFO : I forgot: That's ok, because you don't have to, but than better don't complain. Thing is: If a government allow journalists to travel with politician
68 Post contains images PADSpot : No, you really don't have a clue. If set up hourly rates for both the A310VIP (just as it now stands on the apron) and a new ACJ in which ALL costs a
69 Post contains images NoUFO : Hence I said "I believe". Actually, I still believe it would take a while until expenses amortize. List price for an ACJ is said to be between $50 an
70 NoUFO : We are talking about govenmental aircraft. Tax-deductible means don't apply here.
71 PADSpot : Depreciation in cost-accounting is different rom that in tax-acounting. I am talking of cost-accounting, where depreciation is a method to, sort of,
72 A342 : Huh ? Nowadays, the A310 is quite a popular aircraft, especially for freighter conversion. And the scrapping wouldn't be done by Luftwaffe themselves
73 PADSpot : It's in anyway hypothetical, but the Luftwaffe is quite experienced in parting out and scrapping. Parts could be used for the remaining MRTTs. But th
74 Post contains images Lumberton : Maybe the German government bought a couple of the UFO 747 BBJ's announced yesterday?
75 PADSpot : It's more 60mil and plus. And its Euros not Dollars If not converted to MRTTs, then sold and converted to a freighter. They will not be scapped whats
76 Post contains links NoUFO : Aircraft are usually paid in Dollars, not Euros. "Gaona said the current price of a green ACJ is about $44 million. Completion of the interior, which
77 PADSpot : I am not. I intended to say that even a leased ACJ is far cheaper to operate than an owned A310VIP, including capital costs. Maybe you misunderstood
78 Post contains links NoUFO : PADSpot, if you want to argue with me, we need to stick to some rules, I believe. First is to acknowledge that neither you nor I know the exact number
79 PADSpot : I use the word "period" in cases that leave no room for discussion. A statement that tries to say that the German government might be forced to pay f
80 NoUFO : I didn't. I merely quoted a source on acquisition costs, and the US Dollar is still the key currency in this regard. Merely replacing one currency wi
81 PADSpot : A pure logical argumentation is still better than referring to biased sources ... Great. I esteem your combativeness, but we really hadn't much to ar
82 Post contains links Columba : Latest news: The German Goverment is planning to acquire 6 new aircraft 4 of them are supposed to be small aircraft for 12 passengers and two 48 seat
83 PPVRA : "Seite nicht gefunden" For the large one, I'm going to assume it will be a super-luxurious type of aircraft. So how about an A340 (maybe the -200?).
84 Columba : The "larger" ones are supposed to be aircraft of the size of the Airbus ACJ or Boeing Business Jet. This is not meant as a replacement of the A310 bu
85 NoUFO : I suppose it will be less than a super-luxurious aircraft for obvious reasons. As mentioned by Columba, they favour an A319 ACJ.
86 Columba : According to the tabloid "Bild" this are the aircraft that are considered for the smaller one: Airbus: A318E. Bombardier: Global 5000. Dassault: Falco
87 A342 : Hm, many of these would be overkill for European short-range flying. I'm surprised not to find the Falcon 7X, though.
88 PADSpot : True, but the CL-601s do not only fly European short-haul flights and hence there successors won't do either ... The earliest free slot for a 7x is i
89 PPVRA : oops, seems like I missed the A319 ACJ part. Well, between an A318E and most other ones is only the Lineage 1000. But I would agree that it is probabl
90 A342 : That's why I think there should be several successors, not just one type.
91 Post contains images PADSpot : The A318E, the larger Gulfstreams (G400+) and the Global Expresses are a little bit too much of an aircraft and with 40-60Mil€ not within the budget
92 DEVILFISH : If the Elite plus four others are already over budget, I fail to see how these could be had for 60 M Euros..... It would be tight even with Legacy Ex
93 A342 : I wanted to say: Among the small aircraft, there should be 2 types.
94 PADSpot : Why exactly? If you take out the intercontinental jobs for the ACJs, the remaining flights could be easily done by one standard mid-size jet (I could
95 A342 : If just a few officials have to travel intercontinental, do they have to use the ACJ ? IMO the answer is no. A Falcon 7X will do the job much cheaper
96 PADSpot : Hmm, but there are quite a few 4000nm mid-size jets around that can do at least trans-atlantic flights. Larger jets such as the G450/500/550 are almo
97 Post contains images A342 : Ok, then let's say Dassault Falcon 900EX Easy + Embraer Legacy. Zufrieden ?
98 Post contains images PADSpot : Well, ... yes ... both are nice, but I don't see the benefit of having airplanes of two different manufacturers. If it was my decision and the range
99 Post contains images Columba : Ach ja...flugzeugforum.de
100 PADSpot : indirectly ... mainly links to press/media articles posted there. But if you take a look at Google News with the right keywords I am sure every secon
101 Columba : Any news regarding that topic ?
102 Columba : In a German Aviation Forum I came across th rumor that the Falcon and the Gulfstream are out of the consideration for the smaller aircraft leaving onl
103 Post contains links DEVILFISH : That's a good gradation of sizes and capabilities. It would be even better when the rumor turns to reality..... http://www.airbus.com/store/photolib..
104 Columba : According to this article from [http://www.aero.de/news.php?varnewsid=2815]aero.de[/url] (in German only) the race for the Challenger replacement is n
105 Post contains links Columba : According to the German magazine "Focus" the tendering procedure will begin this month. The new aircraft won´t be available before end of 2008: http:
106 Post contains links Columba : According to this site there is one A319 on order: http://www.planespotters.net/Airline/German-Air-Force
107 NoUFO : I have my doubts the information is accurate. According to Spiegel and N-TV (http://www.n-tv.de/773654.html) the competition starts this month.
108 Columba : I have my doubts as well but maybe they have already decided already on the A319ACJ and the competition is only for a smaller aircraft (Gulfstream, F
109 Columba : According to a German forum rumor from within the Ministry of Defence is that three A319ACJ will be acquired. The decision will be announced July 12th
110 PADSpot : I read on (maybe another?) German forum that only the deadline of the tender expires on June 12th ?? It would rather unprofessional to publish the res
111 Post contains links PADSpot : Online edition of German Magazine Spiegel reports that Germany will buy 2 Airbus A319ACJ and 4 Bombardier Global Express 5000 to replace 6 CL-601. htt
112 NoUFO : To elaborate on the report: According to Spiegel Online, acquisition is still subject to the agreement of Bundestag's budget committee. If the committ
113 Columba : " target=_blank>http://www.spiegel.de/politik/deutsc....html Thanks but I really think the A319 makes the A310 useless now. The A319 ACJ is more econo
114 PADSpot : True, but I think they just need the number of airplanes for operational reasons.
115 Post contains links Columba : The A319 ACJ will arrive in 2010 the Global 500 in 2011 : http://www.flightglobal.com/articles...sa-technik-lands-widebody-win.html
116 PADSpot : I wonder about the paint scheme. Hopefully not that of the A310, which can hardly be surpassed in its ugliness.
117 Columba : I hear you, the A310 looks very much like it did when it was first delivered to Interflug.
118 Post contains images Columba : Picture from LH Technik
119 PADSpot : Oh fcuk. I had an awful feeling this actually may happen.
120 Post contains links DEVILFISH : Update: The order for the four Global 5000s has been placed..... http://www.flightglobal.com/articles...-four-bombardier-global-5000s.html Quote: "Ge
121 Post contains links Flying-Tiger : One has to assume that the Airbus ACJ order has been placed as well: http://www.marketwire.com/mw/release.do?id=811712
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