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    Thinking/evaluating the C-17 CargoMaster III ..

    US defence firm Boeing Co is hoping for sales to Australia, Sweden and Norway as it tries to keep production of the large C-17 transport plane open beyond April 2008, Boeing executives say.

    Originally posted by SWEDEN
    Sams said Sweden's interest in having more military transport planes was boosted by the Asian tsunami, when Stockholm found it needed the capacity to help Swedish nationals caught in the disaster.
    Originally posted by AUSTRALIA
    Sams said Australia was interested in four of the planes, which have a list price of $US220 million ($A299.16 million). Norway is also interested in four and Sweden in two, he said.
    More of it here : http://www.theage.com.au/news/Busine...670230422.html
    Last edited by MaxPower; 2006-04-07, 00:50.
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    You can add Canada to the list, but they will probably go for some used 17's

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    • #3
      Originally posted by YYZPICS
      You can add Canada to the list, but they will probably go for some used 17's
      Was the three of four that RAF purchased secondhand aircrafts ?
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      • #4
        Originally posted by MaxPower
        Was the three of four that RAF purchased secondhand aircrafts ?
        Not to sure about that, but they were leasing those four , and soon to outright purchase them, and also a fifth one.

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        • #5
          Oh they are all leased. I thought they bought the fourth a/c.
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          • #6
            The order for Australia (RAAF) isn't really a rumour any more, as they announced the intent to order 4 C-17's at the beginning of March this year.

            http://www.minister.defence.gov.au/N...CurrentId=5449

            Cheers
            Brendan

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            • #7
              Originally posted by MELflyer
              The order for Australia (RAAF) isn't really a rumour any more, as they announced the intent to order 4 C-17's at the beginning of March this year.
              Great to hear. I just havnt seen the announcement anywhere.

              Thanks. Brendan !

              This is nice for Boeing. But the RAAF had thought about the Airbus A400M too before deciding the C17's.. Right...??
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              • #8
                This will be good news for Boeing if the orders are placed.
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                • #9
                  I was reading a news thread on af.mil that the USAFE Air wing needs C-17s. Their current C-130E's are so old they are having to ground 1/2 of them for wing cracks.

                  Their support into Africa has taken twice as many trips using C-130J's which could be cut in half if they had C-17s.

                  Good deal for Boeing.

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