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User currently offlineTropicBird From United States of America, joined May 2005, 502 posts, RR: 0
Posted (8 years 8 months 1 week 4 days 3 hours ago) and read 3636 times:
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I was in a discussion and this question came up....does anyone on here know if the USAF E-4B (747-200B) is FAA airworthiness certified?

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User currently offlineChecksixx From United States of America, joined Mar 2005, 1188 posts, RR: 0
Reply 1, posted (8 years 8 months 1 week 4 days 1 hour ago) and read 3603 times:

Its not required to be, its a military aircraft.

User currently offlineDEVILFISH From Philippines, joined Jan 2006, 5568 posts, RR: 1
Reply 2, posted (8 years 8 months 1 week 5 hours ago) and read 3385 times:

Just for a heads-up on the E-4B.....


Boeing Delivers Refurbished E-4B to U.S. Air Force

(Source: Boeing Co.; issued Sept. 21, 2007)

"ST. LOUIS --- The Boeing Company recently delivered a refurbished E-4B National Airborne Operations Center to the U.S. Air Force Strategic Command after completing programmed depot maintenance (PDM) at its modification center in Wichita, Kan.

'With a small fleet of four aircraft, it is critical that we deliver this important national asset on cost and on schedule per the commitments we've made to our customer,' said Andy Reheis, Boeing E-4B program manager. [.....]

Programmed depot maintenance ensures that the aircraft receives the repairs and systems upgrades it needs to operate effectively and meet Federal Aviation Administration safety requirements."

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I don't know if it's this particular bird since the date on the photo is quite recent. How long does a PDM usually take?

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