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Old 30th Jan 2014, 06:54
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Roland Pulfrew
Join Date: Aug 1998
Location: England
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The Airbus A319 airframe is superior to the Boeing 737.
To what relevance? How is it superior? And I may be wrong but isn't the P-8/737 airframe strengthened and marinised? Something still to be done to the 319.

A jet cannot compete with a turboprop at low levels.
Using what reference? Jet powered MPA more than competes on speed, noise, comfort.

Invite the French to base a few Atlantique Mk 2's in the UK.
Despite our politicians belief that partnership with the French is the solution to all our problems (for which read: an opportunity to cut Defence spending), the simple fact is: the French aren't in the Club.
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