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BOEING 747-8 sera nuevo air force one

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BOEING 747-8 sera nuevo air force one

Mensaje por radagast el 28/1/2015, 4:43 pm

747-8I será novo Air Force One

Boeing e USAF devem assinar contrato nos próximos dias

Da redação em 28 de Janeiro de 2015 às 20:00
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A USAF (força aérea dos EUA) deverá assinar nos próximos um contrato firme para aquisição do Boeing 747-8I para uso presidencial. O modelo deverá substituir os atuais VC-25A (747-200B), em uso desde 1990.




O processo de seleção ocorre após a Boeing divulgar que devido à baixa demanda pela família 747-8 deveria reduzir a produção do modelo para até 1,5 avião/mês. De acordo com fontes na força aérea, o pedido pode incluir até três aviões, sendo dois dedicados ao transporte presidencial e outro para comando e controle.

A substituição do famoso Air Force One vem sendo discutida desde meados de 2010, quando os atuais VC-25A completaram 20 anos de serviço.

Porém, a substituição não será imediata, já que a conversão do avião para o transporte do presidente dos EUA deverá levar até dois anos para ser realizada. Os VC-25A voaram pela primeira vez em 1987, mas só entraram em serviço três anos depois, após passarem por um amplo e complexo processo de modificações. Entre as capacidades do avião está a possibilidade de ser reabastecido em voo.

O governo dos EUA mantém segredo absoluto com relação as características do VC-25A, mas sabe-se que o avião conta com uma série de recursos que permite o presidente despachar em qualquer situação, inclusive de guerra. Além disso, conta com uma série de medidas que visam garantir a sobrevivência do presidente em caso de emergência.

Os VC-25A são operados pelo 89th Airlift Wing Presidential Airlift Group (PAG), dotados na base aérea Andrews, em Maryland.

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Air Force picks Boeing 747-8 to replace Air Force One
By Andrea Shalal and Alwyn Scott
WASHINGTON Wed Jan 28, 2015 5:27pm EST



A VIP-configured Boeing 747-8 jetliner rolls out for takeoff from Paine Field in Everett, Washington, in this file photo taken February 28, 2012. REUTERS-Anthony Bolante
The Boeing 747-8 Intercontinental taxis down the runway before its maiden flight from Paine Field, in Everett, Washington, in this file photo taken March 20, 2011. REUTERS-Robert Sorbo

1 of 2. A VIP-configured Boeing 747-8 jetliner rolls out for takeoff from Paine Field in Everett, Washington, in this file photo taken February 28, 2012.

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(Reuters) - The U.S. Air Force said on Wednesday it would use Boeing Co's commercial 747-8 airliner to replace its current fleet of two Air Force One presidential aircraft, one of the most visible symbols of the United States.

The decision comes a month after Boeing said it would slow production of the four-engine 747-8 aircraft to 1.3 a month from 1.5 a month because of declining orders.

"The Boeing 747-8 is the only aircraft manufactured in the United States (that) when fully missionized meets the necessary capabilities established to execute the presidential support mission," said Air Force Secretary Deborah James in a statement.

Boeing welcomed the Air Force's decision to skip a competition and opt for the 747-8, citing its 50-year history of building presidential aircraft.

The Air Force said it intended to award a sole source contract to Boeing, but they must still negotiate a contract and the modifications needed to adapt the jet for presidential use.

The Air Force now operates two VC-25s, specially configured Boeing 747-200Bs. Details about the new contract, including cost, were not released.

It said it planned to purchase enough of the technical baseline to permit competition for maintenance during the plane's planned 30-year life.

James said the Air Force One program would use proven technologies and commercially certified equipment to keep the program affordable.

The Air Force decision was widely expected since the only other suitable four-engine jet is the A380 built by Airbus in Toulouse, France.

The 747-8 is the only four-engine commercial jet Boeing makes, providing an extra margin of flight safety over the more standard twin-engine planes.

But the Air Force order for a few 747s might not extend the life of the 747 program, which has failed to capture much business in recent years.

Boeing was clearly trying to preserve production so it could fill the Air Force order, said Richard Aboulafia, an analyst at Teal Group in Fairfax, Virginia.

Now that the firm order is there, he said, it might be an opportunity for the program to end.

The double-decker plane entered service in 1970, undergoing a major overhaul in 2012, with new engines and a longer fuselage.

But last year, Boeing did not get orders for 747s, despite booking a record 1,432 net orders for commercial aircraft. At the end of 2014, Boeing had 36 unfilled orders for the plane, which lists at about $370 million.

(Reporting by Andrea Shalal and Alwyn Scott; Editing by Sandra Maler and Gunna Dickson)

http://www.reuters.com/article/2015/01/28/us-airforce-boeing-idUSKBN0L12FP20150128

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