GalaxyFlyer wrote:In civil aviation, it’s about economics, is it worth supporting the JT8D and its variants? Not with fleet size. In the government/military world, it’s not so much. P&W or another vendor is issued a sole source contract for support. Done.
I also suspect the number of TF-33s in USAF service is or was large enough to provide a parts source. Thousands were built but no longer in use.
GalaxyFlyer wrote:We always had a C-5 in “cann status”; used exclusively for parts, every 60 days, it was reassembled replacing the parts cannibalized with parts off the next plane becoming a cann bird.
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