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Old 21st May 2020, 15:18
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GeeRam
 
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Originally Posted by Icare9 View Post
Reading that many airlines are mothballing their a 380 fleets, isn't this an opportunity for the MoD to purchase and convert the widebody frames to AEW/ASW/AS&R roles?
Without much modification surely supply and support roles at the very least?
Just bringing back PPE by the shedload must be wirth punt?
Way too big and expensive to operate for the role surely.........which is exactly why the airlines are rapidly getting shot of them.

They are not a viable conversion to freight either, although the seats can be removed, all cargo in the PAX space has to be hand loaded, again not an option, when a 777 can carry a bigger cargo payload, not to mention the 747F being even better.

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