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Old 01-29-2016, 07:52 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Old 01-29-2016, 08:40 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Looking forward to watching this develop.
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I wonder if the folks at Airbus tendered a bid for this presidential contract?
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I wonder if the folks at Airbus tendered a bid for this presidential contract?
I don't remember for sure off the top of my head, but I seem to remember reading somewhere that Airbus announced at some point they would not seek the contract for any "Air Force One" replacement. If I remember correctly the Airbus announcement said they were going to "bow out" of the running for the Air Force One replacement.
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Considering the uproar when Airbus was favored to win the refueling air tanker contract, I doubt Airbus ever gave it serious consideration for Air Force One. I think there would be too much protest at a "non-American" aircraft representing the United States. Granted, Airbus and Boeing manufacturer and subcontract throughout the world, but, since Boeing is an American-based company, it is considered an American plane.
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Considering the uproar when Airbus was favored to win the refueling air tanker contract, I doubt Airbus ever gave it serious consideration for Air Force One. I think there would be too much protest at a "non-American" aircraft representing the United States. Granted, Airbus and Boeing manufacturer and subcontract throughout the world, but, since Boeing is an American-based company, it is considered an American plane.
Yup. I think you hit the nail on the head there.
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Considering the uproar when Airbus was favored to win the refueling air tanker contract, I doubt Airbus ever gave it serious consideration for Air Force One. I think there would be too much protest at a "non-American" aircraft representing the United States. Granted, Airbus and Boeing manufacturer and subcontract throughout the world, but, since Boeing is an American-based company, it is considered an American plane.
Is that the USAF tanker contract bid where a bit of govermental "influence" made sure the contest was rejigged in favour of the 767 ? (rolls eyes) ��
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Have they stated the number of airframes? I recall reading there might be 3 this cycle.
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Have they stated the number of airframes? I recall reading there might be 3 this cycle.
Great news for Boeing! This order will extend the 747 production line another 6 months … they're at .5 frames/planes per month as it stands
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