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by CX747
Wed Apr 18, 2018 1:04 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Volga-Dnepr to withdraw from An-124 freighter contract for EU and NATO
Replies: 46
Views: 8079

Re: Volga-Dnepr to withdraw from An-124 freighter contract for EU and NATO

An easy solution is to pull several C-5As out of the desert. Put them through the C-5M program and permanently station them in Europe. Have several nations pool resources so they are staffed by different crews. 4 C-5Ms for any needs, any time and any where.

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by CX747
Wed Apr 18, 2018 2:10 am
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Volga-Dnepr to withdraw from An-124 freighter contract for EU and NATO
Replies: 46
Views: 8079

Re: Volga-Dnepr to withdraw from An-124 freighter contract for EU and NATO

1) Move current military airlift frames to the -124's base and call it a day. Maybe have US ANG C-130, C-17 and C-5 crews do it on rotation? 2) Some form of the above with all NATO countries participating. C-130, C-5, C-17 and A400s. 3) Rent 2 Atlas or Kalitta 747s and have them do the work on a 24/...

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by CX747
Sun Apr 15, 2018 3:25 am
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: KC-46 Production, Testing And Delivery
Replies: 1507
Views: 102360

Re: KC-46 Production, Testing And Delivery

All other tankers shall bow at the boom of the KC-135. Analysis shows KC-135s participating in last night's operation against Syria/Russia/Iran. Some of those birds have a tail code starting in 58...which means it was paid for with fiscal year 1958 finances. That's long before the KC-46 was a glimme...

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by CX747
Sat Apr 14, 2018 5:35 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Kirby: 3 UA Mid-Continent Hubs are Where the Growth Is
Replies: 29
Views: 6139

Re: Kirby: 3 UA Mid-Continent Hubs are Where the Growth Is

So as a consistent customer out of EWR I’m left out in the cold? I see UA 787s only at other airports and learned that the 737-9s are going to IAH. Tell me again what I’m getting at EWR?

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by CX747
Thu Apr 12, 2018 3:46 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: IAG considering placing a bid for Norwegian
Replies: 227
Views: 28206

Re: IAG considering placing a bid for Norwegian

Moves and counter moves. IF this were to occur, where would Norwegian and its fleet of 737-800s, 737-8s and 787-8/9s best fit? Dare I say a massive BA expansion?!?! The 787s fit right in and the 737 fleet is large enough to operate/grow a long side BA's A32X stable in a similar fashion to AA. Let's ...

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by CX747
Wed Apr 11, 2018 11:36 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Samsung to lease pair of 767 freighters
Replies: 13
Views: 3148

Re: Samsung to lease pair of 767 freighters

Yet another ex-AA 767 finding work after a freighter conversion. This after hearing they were all but washed up. Wonder what maintenance regiment they went through to continue on in hour heavy rolls (At least the Amazon birds)?

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by CX747
Sun Apr 08, 2018 3:06 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 767 Fleet/Subfleet Activity (2018)
Replies: 114
Views: 15561

Re: 767 Fleet/Subfleet Activity (2018)

In the Amazon thread, it looked as if the CAM operated ex AA 767s were being used pretty heavily. What are they doing differently from AA to not have any issues?

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by CX747
Sat Apr 07, 2018 5:02 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: American Airlines orders 47 additional 787's (22 788's and 25 789's), cancels A350 order
Replies: 556
Views: 70852

Re: American Airlines orders 47 additional 787's (22 788's and 25 789's), cancels A350 order

1: Congratulations to AA and BCA on a wonderful deal that sets AA's long haul fleet plans in motion for the next 15-20 years. 2: New life for the 787-8. This isn't a "top up order" but a doubling down on the -8. The new vertical stabilizer may garner the -8 more than just 20+ new orders. 3...

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by CX747
Sat Mar 24, 2018 9:12 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ryanair interested in A320 expertise
Replies: 35
Views: 6968

Re: Ryanair interested in A320 expertise

Ryanair very well could purchase Airbus aircraft in the future. Laudamotion already has the A320 in the fleet. The only real action has been the end of Laudamotion's "All Airbus" fleet. 737-800s will begin entering service and equal almost half of the small Airbus fleet overnight. I see th...

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by CX747
Tue Mar 13, 2018 12:39 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 797 Discussion Thread - 2018
Replies: 2263
Views: 281959

Re: Boeing officially forms program office to flesh out 797 plans

There is a long way to go but I like the way the jet looks. It's as if Boeing is answering the 757NG calls with a look alike of different proportions. That would be a sharp looking jet.

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by CX747
Sat Mar 10, 2018 6:45 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BA LHR-PHX Future
Replies: 53
Views: 9376

Re: BA LHR-PHX Future

Yes all 15 are having new seat covers/foams, carpets, curtains and lighting, of which 9 (so far) are having new Panasonic IFE fitted. Not sure why the budget for all 15 want found but may happen yet. Glad to hear of additional life being put into the 747 fleet. Time has moved on but man that aircra...

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by CX747
Wed Mar 07, 2018 2:27 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Update: Hawaiian signs 787 LOI
Replies: 840
Views: 95627

Re: Update: Hawaiian signs 787 LOI

Congratulations to Boeing, Hawaiian and GE. Definitely a coup of sorts for Boeing/GE to displace Airbus/RR.

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by CX747
Tue Mar 06, 2018 12:54 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing says "no" to restarting 767 production
Replies: 60
Views: 10466

Re: Boeing says "no" to restarting 767 production

https://www.ainonline.com/aviation-news/air-transport/2018-02-26/alc-reckons-boeing-nma-launch-isnt-imminent Just to curb the 797 tomorrow enthusiasm a little bit. Udvar-Házy thinks the launch of the 797 is not imminent. He says the discussions have been running for more than 5 years now. I persona...

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by CX747
Tue Mar 06, 2018 2:07 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing says "no" to restarting 767 production
Replies: 60
Views: 10466

Re: Boeing says "no" to restarting 767 production

This could point to the 797 being closer to reality than we think. It at least puts aside the 767 pax option as a reason to delay/hold off the 797.

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by CX747
Tue Feb 27, 2018 2:57 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Amazon Fleet Growth - 2018
Replies: 226
Views: 24171

Re: Amazon Fleet Growth - 2018

RE Whip's observation. Curiouser and curiouser. From The LoadStar's discussion of Atlas's earnings announcement, which I received in my emailbox this morning: "The carrier, which now has 12 767-300s operating for Amazon, with the remaining eight set to deliver monthly through this year, said i...

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by CX747
Sat Feb 24, 2018 10:07 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: A320 MPA as Orion / Atlantic Replacement, France , Germany
Replies: 95
Views: 7120

Re: A320 MPA as Orion / Atlantic Replacement, France , Germany

Time will tell how this plays out. The latest news has New Zealand and Saudi Arabia selecting the P-8.

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by CX747
Sat Feb 24, 2018 9:20 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: A320 MPA as Orion / Atlantic Replacement, France , Germany
Replies: 95
Views: 7120

Re: A320 MPA as Orion / Atlantic Replacement, France , Germany

How this moves forward will dictate the direction of the orders. There is already a proven platform in the P-8 operating or scheduled for delivery with the US, UK, Australia, India and Norway. So 2 of NATO'S largest forces have spoken for the P-8 with several other major players agreeing. For intero...

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by CX747
Thu Feb 22, 2018 3:08 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Amazon Fleet Growth - 2018
Replies: 226
Views: 24171

Re: Amazon Fleet Growth - 2018

I'm not sure what the future holds for Amazon. I do think though that the 737-800 P2F has been greatly overlooked. Conversion lines are up and running and it builds off the 737 "Classic" platform. I don't see the availability in the worldwide A321 fleet for it to be a major player in the f...

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by CX747
Mon Feb 19, 2018 4:18 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: It’s official! Meridiana rebranded as Air Italy
Replies: 115
Views: 16189

Re: It’s official! Meridiana rebranded as Air Italy

Congrats to a smaller carrier that has fought against the odds for many years. I look forward to seeing what they can do with better fiscal resources behind them and brand new Boeing 737/787s to connect Italy to the world. Do we know when their first 737s and 787s arrive on property?

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by CX747
Mon Feb 05, 2018 5:14 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Official 747-8 Production/Delivery Thread 2018
Replies: 51
Views: 16358

Re: Official 747-8 Production/Delivery Thread 2018

ABC originally wanted 20 airframes overall. It seems like they have 11 in operation. Could they possibly be piece mealing the remaining 9 orders?

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by CX747
Mon Feb 05, 2018 4:28 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 2018 - Cargo Market Discussion
Replies: 15
Views: 1435

Re: 2018 - Cargo Market Discussion

Do we have the tail numbers for the (2) 747-200Fs? Always loved the way the -200 looked. AS is indeed the launch customer for the 737-700P2F. Bahrain Carrier Texel has ordered (1) 737-700P2F through PEMCO. The 737-800P2F has garnered more orders but it seems several different facilities are banking ...

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by CX747
Mon Feb 05, 2018 1:35 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 2018 - Cargo Market Discussion
Replies: 15
Views: 1435

Re: 2018 - Cargo Market Discussion

All throughout the cargo world we are seeing growth. The 737-300/400 conversion programs continues on with several frames being signed for over the summer of 2017. The program is one of the strongest with 220+ converted. The 737NGs will begin to take over the lion's share of conversion slots as time...

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by CX747
Sun Feb 04, 2018 8:15 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UPS announces order for 14 747-8F and 4 767F
Replies: 169
Views: 24613

Re: UPS announces order for 14 747-8F and 4 767F

14 747-8F is a very nice order for Boeing. But was that not a bit of old news? A while ago UPS ordered 14 firm and 14 options. IMO those 14 options are what is firmed up now. 4 are already delivered to UPS, that would make it 24 still to be delivered. I think the whole current backlog are 26 frames...

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by CX747
Sun Feb 04, 2018 6:43 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 2018 - Cargo Market Discussion
Replies: 15
Views: 1435

Re: 2018 - Cargo Market Discussion

Demand for lift has been increasing for quite some time. The below activity sums up the last 12-18 months. Atlas in and of itself placed (1) 747-400F with Yangtze, (3) 747-400F with Hong Kong Air Cargo, (1) additional 747-400F with DHL and (2) 747-8Fs with Cathay Pacifc. This all takes place at the ...

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by CX747
Sun Feb 04, 2018 4:36 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UPS announces order for 14 747-8F and 4 767F
Replies: 169
Views: 24613

Re: UPS announces order for 14 747-8F and 4 767F

I know that the early-built ex-Cargolux 744Fs that UPS aquired a few years ago already have done between 105.000 and 115.000 hours now. That would mean the oldest 744Fs should be close to or even above 125.000 hours by 2022. The other two ex-EVA Air 744BDSF should also done a fair number of hours t...

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by CX747
Sun Feb 04, 2018 4:20 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UPS announces order for 14 747-8F and 4 767F
Replies: 169
Views: 24613

Re: UPS announces order for 14 747-8F and 4 767F

Those competitors to UPS just saw the backlog jump 2 years. That could push others on the fence to place before the backlog jumps even further. One of the factors we haven't discussed. It does add another layer of complexity for other operators who want 747s. This might lead competitors to jump in ...

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by CX747
Sun Feb 04, 2018 3:16 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UPS announces order for 14 747-8F and 4 767F
Replies: 169
Views: 24613

Re: UPS announces order for 14 747-8F and 4 767F

Interesting that exactly 1 Airline is keeping the 747 line alive :stirthepot: It is a little ironic how both large quads in production are relying on one airline to keep them alive. One difference is that with the 747-8, it has unique cargo capability and no where near the competition that the A380...

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by CX747
Sat Feb 03, 2018 5:00 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UPS announces order for 14 747-8F and 4 767F
Replies: 169
Views: 24613

Re: UPS announces order for 14 747-8F and 4 767F

The 747-8F looks set to play a major role with UPS over the next several decades. 28 747-8Fs is no joke and UPS is definitely in love with the 8F. Add on the 747-400F fleet and you are looking at a fleet of 41 747s. Think about that for a second. That is really not that far off from British Airway's...

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by CX747
Sat Feb 03, 2018 3:55 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 767 Fleet/Subfleet Activity (2018)
Replies: 114
Views: 15561

Re: 767 Fleet/Subfleet Activity (2018)

Any word on what the recently purchased CAM 767-200 N768VA is up to?

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by CX747
Sat Feb 03, 2018 3:46 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 767 Fleet/Subfleet Activity (2018)
Replies: 114
Views: 15561

Re: 767 Fleet/Subfleet Activity (2018)

While we are a way out from delivery, UPS ordered 4 more 767s. +4 for the 767 fleet eventually.

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by CX747
Fri Feb 02, 2018 3:47 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UPS announces order for 14 747-8F and 4 767F
Replies: 169
Views: 24613

Re: UPS announces order for 14 747-8F and 4 767F

One thing not heavily discussed is that these 747s and 767s are for expansion. We could see follow on orders for both as time marches on and the MD-11 fleet needs replacement.

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by CX747
Thu Feb 01, 2018 3:00 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UPS announces order for 14 747-8F and 4 767F
Replies: 169
Views: 24613

Re: UPS announces order for 14 747-8F and 4 767F

Congratulations to Boeing and UPS. This is outstanding news for the 747 line. It looks like the next 20-30 years will see the 747-8F and to a lesser extent the 747-400F be UPS's "International" Flagship.

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by CX747
Sat Jan 27, 2018 4:16 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 767 Fleet/Subfleet Activity (2018)
Replies: 114
Views: 15561

Re: 767 Fleet/Subfleet Activity (2018)

In other news, American Airlines confirmed news reports from last year whereby it is extending the life of its remaining 763ER fleet. The 24 strong fleet is now expected to remain until the next decade and is undergoing heavy maintenance checks and life extension programs. N389AA and N390AA are bot...

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by CX747
Mon Jan 22, 2018 3:11 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Cargolux considers adding more 747 freighters
Replies: 46
Views: 10830

Re: Cargolux considers adding more 747 freighters

dtw9 wrote:
The rumor is 14 option conversions plus 14 more orders for a total of 42


I'd love to see it occur. Where would they use all of these 747s?

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by CX747
Mon Jan 22, 2018 1:06 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Amazon Fleet Growing
Replies: 1995
Views: 312200

Re: Amazon Fleet Growing

With the surge of "Peak" firmly in the rear view mirror, how did Amazon's fleet fair? It seems from my perspective the 767 fleet did quite well.

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by CX747
Sun Jan 21, 2018 6:28 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Cargolux considers adding more 747 freighters
Replies: 46
Views: 10830

Re: Cargolux considers adding more 747 freighters

I take it as ordering 14 more 747-8Fs via the usage of the 14 options held.

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by CX747
Wed Jan 17, 2018 2:49 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Cargolux considers adding more 747 freighters
Replies: 46
Views: 10830

Re: Cargolux considers adding more 747 freighters

There are 6 400F’s currently available If they buy from the used market, the 744F would be the most likely candidate for fleet commonality and logistics. What 400Fs are available? CI has 3 parked in the desert since 2012. All were delivered @2000/2001.May need a heavy check, probably why those part...

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by CX747
Mon Jan 15, 2018 5:50 am
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Canada - Future Fighter Capability Project
Replies: 60
Views: 5355

Re: Canada - Future Fighter Capability Project

The Super Hornet buy as an interim replacement made the most sense. BBD issues aside, the country as a whole is now buying aged F/A-18A/Bs at the end of their life to replace F/A-18s at the.....end of their life. MAYBE less wear and tear (100,000 miles compared to 110,000 miles) but in the end the s...

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by CX747
Sat Jan 13, 2018 1:33 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: F-35 news thread
Replies: 290
Views: 16518

Re: F-35 news thread

I see no reason the USAF shouldn't look to include greater and better fidelity simulators within their training syllabus and in the end that is what the article is talking about. Sure it doesn't replace flight experience but we are clearly at a point now where the simulators are available that matc...

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by CX747
Sat Jan 13, 2018 3:34 am
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: F-35 news thread
Replies: 290
Views: 16518

Re: F-35 news thread

Hey, Siri, How Do You Fly An F-35? http://aviationweek.com/combat-aircraft/hey-siri-how-do-you-fly-f-35 The article is more about VR training of aircrew and the potential to replace some components of the flight training syllabus than about the F-35. Talk to any relevant fighter guy and that idea i...

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by CX747
Fri Jan 12, 2018 2:40 am
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: F-35 news thread
Replies: 290
Views: 16518

Re: F-35 news thread

Well this idea at least has been around for years: And I do believe it is in it's design parameters. Correct, another image which is from 2011. The Drive is pretty low on editorial credibility though, the site is very focused on click bait articles, so I don't put a lot of stock in their info but I...

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by CX747
Fri Jan 12, 2018 2:34 am
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: F-35 news thread
Replies: 290
Views: 16518

Re: F-35 news thread

Hey, Siri, How Do You Fly An F-35? As the U.S. Air Force faces a growing pilot shortage, a small team of airmen is looking to revolutionize pilot training by substituting virtual reality for flying time and supplementing human instructors with artificial intelligence (AI). Starting in February, a c...

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by CX747
Fri Jan 12, 2018 2:13 am
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Danish JSF plans in trouble
Replies: 64
Views: 5751

Re: Danish JSF plans in trouble

The overall reality is training for the F-35 is based out of Luke AFB in a similar fashion to F-16 training conducted over the past several decades. The infrastructure of Luke to include massive aerial ranges, remote fields and year round flying ability are unrivaled. Nearby bases provide the abilit...

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by CX747
Wed Jan 10, 2018 3:17 am
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Danish JSF plans in trouble
Replies: 64
Views: 5751

Re: Danish JSF plans in trouble

WHO is complaining about having jets at Luke AFB to train with? Err, the taxpayers who are paying for the aircraft to defend the country and its interests? Upwards of a third of the fleet will be stuck 9000 km away from where they are needed. Several things wrong here. 1: Taxpayers aren't upset.......

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by CX747
Sun Jan 07, 2018 10:34 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Danish JSF plans in trouble
Replies: 64
Views: 5751

Re: Danish JSF plans in trouble

I'm slightly chuckling at some of this. I love this site and all of the information and different viewpoints. Has anyone gone through flight training or a B course? WHO is complaining about having jets at Luke AFB to train with? How about some middle of no where base, with a local population of 1,00...

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by CX747
Sun Jan 07, 2018 9:56 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Croatian Gov't issues RFPs for MiG-21 replacement - again
Replies: 70
Views: 6133

Re: Croatian Gov't issues RFPs for MiG-21 replacement - again

Training, parts, interoperability and an extensively proven combat track record all come with the F-16. The Gipen just can't compete with that. Spend enough time in the squadron bars and you learn that the Gripen is a dud. Put that together with the fact that the F-16 will continue on with the USAF/...

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by CX747
Sun Dec 31, 2017 8:30 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: SF Express buys 2 former Jade 747 freighters.
Replies: 44
Views: 11836

Re: SF Express buys 2 former Jade 747 freighters.

CAL picks up a 747-400F with only 15,000 hours on it. It still smells brand new at that point!

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by CX747
Sun Dec 31, 2017 4:55 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: U.S. Dept of Commerce backs Boeing in dispute with Bombardier
Replies: 1424
Views: 94523

Re: U.S. Dept of Commerce backs Boeing in dispute with Bombardier

Discusses the unity between the UK and Boeing in regards to defense programs. One tidbit is Boeing going out of its way to assist the MoD after a major mistake on the MoD's part. Boeing stepped up and took it on the chin on behalf of the MoD to assist. https://www.google.com/amp/s/www.theregister.c...

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by CX747
Sun Dec 31, 2017 3:21 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: U.S. Dept of Commerce backs Boeing in dispute with Bombardier
Replies: 1424
Views: 94523

Re: U.S. Dept of Commerce backs Boeing in dispute with Bombardier

Discusses the unity between the UK and Boeing in regards to defense programs. One tidbit is Boeing going out of its way to assist the MoD after a major mistake on the MoD's part. Boeing stepped up and took it on the chin on behalf of the MoD to assist. https://www.google.com/amp/s/www.theregister.co...

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