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by DoDo on Thu May 22nd, 2008 at 08:51:28 AM EST
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I take back my comment of a couple of days ago about never seeing PFIs in a defence context.

Does the company have the right to withdraw their assets if the government engaged in excessively risky activities with them?

Any idiot can face a crisis - it's day to day living that wears you out.

by ceebs (ceebs (at) eurotrib (dot) com) on Thu May 22nd, 2008 at 09:36:42 AM EST
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I don't now all the details of the contract, it's very recent and a lot of questions remain, like wich crews (military or civilian) will fly this birds, insurance costs......

But the idea is that when the military don't need the tankers (imagine, no more wars) the company can use them for civilian (charter) freight or passenger (+240) transport. This plane, the A330-200, can do this different tasks without reconfiguration.

The struggle of man against tyranny is the struggle of memory against forgetting.(Kundera)

by Elco B (elcob at scarlet dot be) on Thu May 22nd, 2008 at 10:58:34 AM EST
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