|Quoting Racko (Reply 9):|
Why don't they just tell Boeing how they want their 767 and order it, they will never ever order the A330 and just waste their time, Airbus' time and the time of anybody interested.
|Quoting Keesje (Thread starter):|
USAF officials to favour a joint tanker and cargo capability.
|Quoting Glideslope (Reply 14):|
They will, and they know they are. Airbus needs to wake up and pull out now.
|Quoting DeltaGuy (Reply 3):|
Good luck to Northrup...either way you paint it, the plane still has French written all over it.
|Quoting Keesje (Reply 16):|
If LMP737 is true (there's no money) IMO the USAF should consider buying a large bunch of used 762/763's and e.g. open a low rate conversion line standarizing them on CF6 and making them ready for 25 years of tanker services, and hire a private supplier to take care of a large part of the US training operations.
|Quoting Thumper3181 (Reply 19):|
As for Keesje's comment about the Hercules, Lockheed has developed and fielded the C-130J. It is an all new aircraft that will replace the old model C-130s. It is larger and outperforms the older C-130s in just about every way. The airforce has already budgeted to modernise the C-130 fleet through the low rate aquisition of the C-130J.
|Quoting RichardPrice (Reply 20):|
To me it doesnt sound like it outperforms older models 'in every way'. It might do soon, but its not currently reliable.
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