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#1 Dawes

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Posted 12 September 2017 - 2148 PM

This one is a bit unusual. There has been no formal request (as of yet) by Canada but the FMS case seems to be "pre-approved" for some reason. Is this a case of "We're pretty sure it's a done deal so let's do the paperwork now"?:

 

http://www.dsca.mil/...ada_17-49_1.pdf



#2 Colin

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Posted 12 September 2017 - 2258 PM

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Posted 12 September 2017 - 2343 PM

Looks like they may buy Australian A models:

http://australianavi...lassic-hornets/

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Posted 13 September 2017 - 0114 AM

Looks like they may buy Australian A models:

http://australianavi...lassic-hornets/

 

I can't see how that would help as the Aussie ones are completely knackered too.



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Posted 13 September 2017 - 0353 AM


Looks like they may buy Australian A models:

http://australianavi...lassic-hornets/

 
I can't see how that would help as the Aussie ones are completely knackered too.

They have been upgraded (avionics & structure)....but any purchase of old RAAF jets would be a purely political move: "see, we addressed the fighter capability gap!"

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Posted 13 September 2017 - 0826 AM

So what's Bombardier doing that has Boeing riled up?



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Posted 13 September 2017 - 0917 AM

Planes.

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Posted 13 September 2017 - 0923 AM

So what's Bombardier doing that has Boeing riled up?

 

Daring to compete with Boeing...



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Posted 13 September 2017 - 1106 AM

Selling below cost, allegedly.



#10 Colin

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Posted 13 September 2017 - 1800 PM

WE are short of pilots, techs and parts for the planes we do have. Apparently neither pilots or techs want to spend their careers in areas away from Urban centres.



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Posted 16 September 2017 - 2342 PM

So Canada has a Sikh for a Defence Minister. Watch for things really taking off when they nominate a Gurkha, first thing you see is budget coming down to the bare minimum, just enough to buy a few thousand strange looking knives. Now this is a correct immigration policy being applied.

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Posted 16 September 2017 - 2346 PM

Selling below cost, allegedly.

 

The problem being that Boeing no longer even makes planes of the same type as the Bombardier aircraft in question.



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Posted 10 October 2017 - 0230 AM

If it wasn't for Cseries, Airbus and Boeing would have held off offering NEO versions of the respective narrowbodies for years longer. As it is, the Cseries is beating the crap out of the 737 on weight, and therefore performance. No surprise as 737 is largely a warmed over sixty year old corpse.



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Posted 10 October 2017 - 0757 AM

 

Dark Falcon The problem being that Boeing no longer even makes planes of the same type as the Bombardier aircraft in question.

 

 

Right, I wasn’t defending Boeing, just stating their reasons.  The theory is that Boeing wants to kill another potential Airbus competitor early, before it mutates.   Canadians are receptive to shopping elsewhere than the US for our new fighters.   



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Posted 13 October 2017 - 1654 PM

If it wasn't for Cseries, Airbus and Boeing would have held off offering NEO versions of the respective narrowbodies for years longer. As it is, the Cseries is beating the crap out of the 737 on weight, and therefore performance. No surprise as 737 is largely a warmed over sixty year old corpse.

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Posted 13 October 2017 - 1736 PM

I just read the Wiki on the CSeries, and Boeing seems to be playing very hard ball, indeed.



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Posted 13 October 2017 - 2234 PM

So....a Canadian Gripen?



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Posted 13 October 2017 - 2239 PM

So Canada has a Sikh for a Defence Minister. Watch for things really taking off when they nominate a Gurkha, first thing you see is budget coming down to the bare minimum, just enough to buy a few thousand strange looking knives. Now this is a correct immigration policy being applied.

 

Sikhs also carry strange looking knives



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Posted 14 October 2017 - 1418 PM

So....a Canadian Gripen?


More likely a Canadian F-35. The SuprtHornet was the favoured Liberal alternative to the Conservative and Air Force choice. With Boeing out of favour, LockMart's offering becomes politically palatable.




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