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LA Times: Upgrades aim to extend B-52 bombers' already long lives

LA Times: Upgrades aim to extend B-52 bombers' already long lives

Old Aug 19, 2013, 6:32 pm
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LA Times: Upgrades aim to extend B-52 bombers' already long lives

For those who think that DC-9s are obsolete, here's something to ponder:

http://www.latimes.com/business/la-f...,6642110.story
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Old Aug 19, 2013, 8:59 pm
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some planes still have vacuum tubes

Boeing says the plane could fly well into its 100th year.
Spoken like a corporation that wants to keep milking a support contract.
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Old Aug 20, 2013, 12:58 am
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The only limitation to safely flying an old airplane is money.
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Old Aug 20, 2013, 5:01 am
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And I bet the number of cycles these aircraft have flown would be WAAAY under that of an older 747 (fr'instance)..

They may be chronologically old... but are they "aged airframes"?
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