posted on Nov, 18 2014 @ 06:14 PM
originally posted by: Sammamishman
originally posted by: thebozeian
Perhaps they could simply buy some new build Dreamlifters from Boeing?
I can however see them converting one of their A-380 to fit that bill.
Yeah that's my thinking too although you would need more than one, probably three at a minimum. If you do something similar to the fuselage that was
done for the Dreamlifter you get a massive cross-section that could easily accommodate major fuselage sections of any current series aircraft they
build as well as the wings. This would simplify as well as greatly speed up the supply chain and remove the tricky and time consuming transfer to
barge/barge to road/road to assembly plant method they currently need with all the attendant risks and inconveniences to the public it can bring. My
guess is that while there would be high upfront costs and the running cost would be high (but not untenable), it would have so many side benefits as
well as cost reductions that it would make it worthwhile in the long run.
edit on 18-11-2014 by thebozeian because: (no reason given)