Old 23rd Sep 2011, 20:59
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Join Date: Aug 2009
Location: st louis
Posts: 79
The orders were cancelled for performance issues and delays. Are the -8's coming to Atlas going to perform better? With the continuing drop in cargo traffic will the -8 be relevent for other than outsized cargo? The 777 has already shown it can eat the -8's lunch in fuel savings and distance. When I can fly from KIX to MEM at gross Takeoff..... well you get the idea. And don't forget the ancient avionics. Make no mistake there is a market for the -8 (and I am a jumbo lover having over 8000 hours in the queen) but is the market big enough? Only time and the world economy will tell.
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