Mase Taylor
(Top Gun)
10/20/17 07:27 PM
Boeing To Build More 767s?

For United

Terry Carraway
(Top Gun)
10/21/17 02:30 PM
Re: Boeing To Build More 767s?

I know that I seeing a lot of 767s on international routes.

It seems the size fits the loads better.


Richard Duxbury (Dux)
(Top Gun)
10/29/17 12:34 PM
Re: Boeing To Build More 767s?

Meanwhile, what's up with the delivery schedule of the USAF B-767 refueling bird. Perhaps they are on schedule but I don't read much about that order.

Regards,

Dux -perhaps we indeed should have gone with the A-330?


Scott Perdue (50F)
(Top Gun)
11/05/17 06:09 AM
Re: Boeing To Build More 767s?

Quote:

Meanwhile, what's up with the delivery schedule of the USAF B-767 refueling bird. Perhaps they are on schedule but I don't read much about that order.

Regards,

Dux -perhaps we indeed should have gone with the A-330?




I was on the original AoA that chose the KC767.... the A330 would have been a disaster for the USAF... hands down. Worse than the KC-10... a very flawed concept.

You ask what's up with the KC767... John McCain is the one that screwed that program up. By decades and $100's of Billions! He's only interested in his own power. Always has been. He's been riding the POW thing for way to long. In reality he is a disgrace to the uniform. Do you remember the Forrestal? Getting shot down was his big break. I try not to be cynical, but McCain has done terrible things to the military and the country.

gunny


Richard Duxbury (Dux)
(Top Gun)
11/05/17 12:48 PM
Re: Boeing To Build More 767s?

Well, it was only in jest that I mentioned the A-330 tanker. Of course our USAF will use a USA product -just like the old Air Force One;s (B-747-200) will not be replaced by A-380 birds.

I'm an Arizona voter for 15 years. No, did not vote for fellow retired navy pilot John McCain -however he has done a lot for vets and the VA.

It looks like the long term cost of jet fuel is under control. Perhaps the older (less fuel efficent) B-767 at a good price might be a wise consideration.

Regards, and around Tucson we sometimes see refueling C-130 aircraft. No, the do not refuel over Tucson =but we see the aircraft.

Dux


Reams Goodloe
(Top Gun)
11/05/17 11:22 PM
Re: Boeing To Build More 767s?

Scott -

The real crime here is that the Pentagon didn't push the technology envelope - and award some development contracts for blended wing tanker concepts - which would have saved US taxpayers Billions over the program life...
Not to mention much lower radar observability

But, that concept is still stirring... so maybe a dent can be made in the costs somewhere down the road... .by changing horses....

http://www.popularmechanics.com/military/a23522/lockheed-blended-wing-body-tanker/

http://aviationweek.com/defense/military-blended-wing-body-variant-step-closer-reality


http://www.popularmechanics.com/flight/news/a26342/boeings-blended-wing-airplanes/

- Reams-


Terry Carraway
(Top Gun)
11/06/17 07:16 AM
Re: Boeing To Build More 767s?

Quote:

Worse than the KC-10... a very flawed concept.





What was wrong with the KC-10?

I tanked off it one time. It was nice as a slow receiver.



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