btfarrwm wrote:In the 747 thread I've read that multiple 747-400 passenger frames are being used for military charters. I haven't seen any discussion or proposal for using retired A380s for similar purposes. It seems there will be frames available, and I wonder why EU countries haven't considered this option with the large number of relatively-young A380 frames that will be hitting the market in the very near future.
flee wrote:I suspect part of the reason could be political - A380s have the flagship image and it may appear to be too expensive and luxurious for the military. Governments do not want to appear to be wasting taxpayers' money. This may even be true even if the A380 is no more expensive to charter.
MIflyer12 wrote:Everybody should know that military maneuvers are just burning money no matter how they do it - they're not producing goods or services for sale. Nobody should care in what aircraft they fly, two 767s or one A380.
UA857 wrote:Do foreign militaries have a Civil Reserve Air Fleet like the US or do they use dedicated aircraft for troop and cargo movement?
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