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Old 5th Dec 2017, 01:53
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A Squared
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Originally Posted by Bend alot View Post
Then maybe make it a dedicated freighter and forget the pax version.

Flogging around at sub 10K, is not as acceptable as it once was.
I agree that it doesn't make a terribly attractive passenger hauler, but I think that's completely secondary. My take on it is that the sales to Fed Ex are underwriting the development, the passenger version is: "well, we have this airplane design and certification already paid for, for a relatively small additional cost, we can add a passenger version, and maybe sell a few more to niche markets." Theyr'e likely still in the "gauging how much interest exists" stages for the passenger version. I think they're a long way from building either version.
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