From: firstname.lastname@example.org (Terrell D. Drinkard) Organization: Boeing Commercial Airplane Group Date: 16 Sep 94 04:30:19 References: 1 2 3 4
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In article <email@example.com>, 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. Terry -- Terry firstname.lastname@example.org "Anyone who thinks they can hold the company responsible for what I say has more lawyers than sense."