|Quoting LHMARK (Thread starter):|
I'm just curious what these planes offer that keeps them flying for the RAF despite their age. I think they're utterly beautiful aircraft, so I'm glad they're still in the air, but I wonder why they haven't been replaced with newer types.
|Quoting DL021 (Reply 1):|
BEcause they are there, paid for, and have life left in them
|Quoting Bennett123 (Reply 5):|
I think that there are twice as many KC10's as VC10's and Tristar's combined
|Quoting Aerobalance (Reply 10):|
Same reason as NWA holds on to their Dc-9's, they're paid for.
|Quoting Saintsman (Reply 7):|
but they need the AAR facility and they won't get the A330 replacement for a number of years. Until the contract is signed with AirTanker the aircraft will not be converted.
|Quoting LifelinerOne (Reply 12):|
Now with the British economy going up for years, plans were made to modify the tankerfleet.