Re: New Boeing 737-800 anouncement

From: (Terrell D. Drinkard)
Organization: Boeing Commercial Airplane Group
Date:         16 Sep 94 04:30:19 
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In article <>,
Karl Swartz <kls@ohare.Chicago.COM> wrote:
>Terry Drinkard writes:
>>Actually, the 737 is already rated for 120 minute ETOPS.  The US Air Force
>>flys 737-200s from the mainland to Hawaii for navigator training.
>Do you mean the 737 is rated for *180* minute ETOPS, or does the USAF
>ignore pesky rules such as this?  Mainland to Hawaii is just barely
>within the 180 minute rules.

No, the 737 is rated for 120 minute ETOPS.  The Air Force does not have
to comply with FAA rules.

>>I've actually seen the model for a version of 737 maritime surveillance,
>>and we have actually sold some.  Seems like we did an upgrade to their
>>onboard electronics here recently.
>That's the -200 with the side-looking airborne multi-mission radar
>(SLAMMR)?  I had forgotten about those.  The Indonesian Air Force has
>(or had) three of them.  I have no idea who else may have bought 'em,
>in particular, I've never seen any references to USAF or USN versions.

I don't think there are any US sales of this kind of airplane.  We tend
to recycle those 707 airframes, a la E-8 J-STARS.


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