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17th Apr 2021, 07:40
Replies: 11
Views: 4,844
Posted By DuckDodgers

ZERO surprises in any of this beside how many got...

ZERO surprises in any of this beside how many got fooled by this entire debacle. The ongoing case brought against Tristar Air LLC and Tempus Applied Solutions LLC by AGD (link below) suggests you...
28th Mar 2021, 14:02
Replies: 88
Views: 24,730
Posted By DuckDodgers

Again, I do think you need to look into the...

Again, I do think you need to look into the supportability behind each of those air systems prior to questioning their airworthiness credentials and certification base. For example, both the Atar...
28th Mar 2021, 09:14
Replies: 88
Views: 24,730
Posted By DuckDodgers

1. Manning against liability is still a comd...

1. Manning against liability is still a comd issue on the TyF especially at LOS, but nowhere near as prevalent as perhaps 4-5 years ago. However, the disbandment of 100 Sqn and the move to (much)...
24th Mar 2021, 17:59
Replies: 88
Views: 24,730
Posted By DuckDodgers

Plenty of more modern variants with less hours...

Plenty of more modern variants with less hours and landings available in addition to those other more capable platforms out there too!
27th Feb 2021, 07:25
Replies: 729
Views: 236,919
Posted By DuckDodgers

Concur, beyond safety critical and legislative...

Concur, beyond safety critical and legislative requirements going onto T1 to sustain RAFAT there is no investment going into this sunset capability. Even on its planned vector, 100 Sqn would add...
9th Feb 2021, 13:54
Replies: 22
Views: 4,919
Posted By DuckDodgers

Spot on! QQ (for ETPS) and MBDA (for seeker head...

Spot on! QQ (for ETPS) and MBDA (for seeker head trials) is pretty much their sum total in 2020 so nothing directly contracted with MOD. Regards payment for use of Scampton, apparently MOD has no...
29th Jan 2021, 07:48
Replies: 25
Views: 6,900
Posted By DuckDodgers

I will say congratulations and caveat it with a...

I will say congratulations and caveat it with a few words noting the TPT insisted on removal of the IDF technical mods along with some interesting provisos. The hard work now begins for them to make...
7th Dec 2020, 19:40
Replies: 25
Views: 6,900
Posted By DuckDodgers

I'll believe it when I see an aircraft at their...

I'll believe it when I see an aircraft at their so called F-16 ACE in Mesa, an entry on the FAA Registry, an actual Special Certificate of Airworthiness in the Experimental Category from the FAA, and...
4th Dec 2020, 06:46
Replies: 25
Views: 6,900
Posted By DuckDodgers

That's just it, the reputational damage has...

That's just it, the reputational damage has already been done at both the corporate and governmental level. A wise marketing strategy would have been to wait until named as a prime contractor on a...
2nd Dec 2020, 19:34
Replies: 25
Views: 6,900
Posted By DuckDodgers

So you are saying it wasn't dishonest telling the...

So you are saying it wasn't dishonest telling the UK MOD DE&S PT in late 2015 that they could demonstrate F-16s in the UK in August of the following year? Same messaging to the Budeswehr in Berlin,...
2nd Dec 2020, 07:17
Replies: 25
Views: 6,900
Posted By DuckDodgers

EXACTLY this. So much evidence of their shell...

EXACTLY this. So much evidence of their shell game exists so I am genuinely surprised that they are not persona non grata. It's their disingenuous marketing and almost complete apathy towards not...
1st Dec 2020, 07:12
Replies: 25
Views: 6,900
Posted By DuckDodgers

Same shit, different year. To quote a good friend...

Same shit, different year. To quote a good friend at the time in a certain US Embassy here in Europe; "If it walks like a duck and talks like a duck then it's Canadian."
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20th Oct 2020, 17:32
Replies: 6
Views: 2,136
Posted By DuckDodgers

Another European jobs programme, it'll offer more...

Another European jobs programme, it'll offer more of the same stagnant content and capability. As for an aggressor bird, unless any programme has CDEL in a programme for a €15MM plus platform I...
6th Oct 2020, 05:58
Replies: 25
Views: 9,349
Posted By DuckDodgers

That is why, I guess, it depends exactly what the...

That is why, I guess, it depends exactly what the verbiage states in the contract. For instance, if it doesn’t specifically mandate a Falcon 20 and says the air vehicle must be able to achieve...
5th Oct 2020, 13:00
Replies: 25
Views: 9,349
Posted By DuckDodgers

Aviation Services was always vulnerable when you...

Aviation Services was always vulnerable when you look at revenues and operating profit. H1 figures for 2019 were 160MM and 1.2MM respectively, of that 69% was from Aviation Services (Australia)....
5th Oct 2020, 06:21
Replies: 25
Views: 9,349
Posted By DuckDodgers

Thanks FL, managed to find this from FOI data, it...

Thanks FL, managed to find this from FOI data, it looks like MSASS was a done deal given the abject failure of ASDOT. I wouldn't be surprised if they try and swap out capability and/or experiment...
4th Oct 2020, 11:45
Replies: 25
Views: 9,349
Posted By DuckDodgers

My understanding is that it is an entirely new...

My understanding is that it is an entirely new single source QDC. Whether it ties them to a specific platform vice training effects who actually knows?
4th Oct 2020, 10:32
Replies: 25
Views: 9,349
Posted By DuckDodgers

Aren't the artist formerly known as CAvS (UK) in...

Aren't the artist formerly known as CAvS (UK) in receipt of a new contract that started this year?
4th Oct 2020, 08:15
Replies: 25
Views: 9,349
Posted By DuckDodgers

Between that and having to find a new home when...

Between that and having to find a new home when Scampton closes. It will be very interesting to see where this now goes.
3rd Oct 2020, 18:12
Replies: 25
Views: 9,349
Posted By DuckDodgers

I would have thought that an agile platform would...

I would have thought that an agile platform would be on the UK MAR and operated under the MAA's CFAOS, so no difference to the way in which HHA operate their Hunters. I can only assume that an...
26th Sep 2020, 07:10
Replies: 130
Views: 38,592
Posted By DuckDodgers

As reported by the team over at Scramble, the 4...

As reported by the team over at Scramble, the 4 ex-RSAF KC-135R tankers have been sold and allocated FAA serials. They are registered to the Wilmington Trust in Delaware which is well known for...
12th Sep 2020, 12:58
Replies: 130
Views: 38,592
Posted By DuckDodgers

A Special Flight Permit (SFP) issued by...

A Special Flight Permit (SFP) issued by Designated Airworthiness Representatives (DAR’s) from the geographical Flight Standards District Office (FSDO) doesn't authorise an OCONUS flight UNLESS that...
3rd Sep 2020, 18:20
Replies: 67
Views: 32,966
Posted By DuckDodgers

I wonder if the Typhoon DT in DE&S negotiated a...

I wonder if the Typhoon DT in DE&S negotiated a stellar deal for 107 units at 2.96MM a piece inclusive of integration? Given the track record of procurement it sadly looks like it's just the T3A...
3rd Sep 2020, 12:03
Replies: 7
Views: 3,642
Posted By DuckDodgers

In addition to the Phantoms, I'd expect the...

In addition to the Phantoms, I'd expect the remaining M2000BG/EG operated by 332 Mira to be retired.
28th Aug 2020, 11:58
Replies: 130
Views: 38,592
Posted By DuckDodgers

I think you already know the answer to that one...

I think you already know the answer to that one := :O folk here might be more interested in the verbiage from the PWS.

3.2.1.1 FAA Standard Airworthiness Certificates

For aircraft with FAA...
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