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-U.S. Air Force hopes to strikes deal with Boeing for new plane next month
-Officials plan to replace the current 747-200B model with a 747-8 by 2023
-Initial estimates budget $102m this year and another $3bn in the next five
-New model will be bigger, more cost-efficient, with fewer carbon emissions
originally posted by: Zaphod58
a reply to: ShayneJUK
The current aircraft are 747-200s, and are from the days of the first Bush presidency. They're old, and almost the last examples of the -200 series flying. That means parts availability is getting worse and worse. Eventually they won't have any parts left that they can get.
Even aircraft in top condition are going to break. No matter how hard you try they're going to break.