Re: aerial re-fuelling

From:         wb8foz@netcom.com (David Lesher)
Organization: NRK Clinic for habitual NetNews Abusers - Beltway Annex
Date:         09 Jul 96 13:09:45 
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dkhodges@aol.com (Dkhodges) writes:

>A question to those who know much more than I about the airline
>industry: Why is it that aerial re-fuelling, which has gained
>wide acceptance as a military technology has not gained the same
>acceptance in the civiian sector. It seems a reasonable way to fly
>longer routes with less expensive aircraft, and perhaps a lucrative
>field for a "tanking" service as well.


It's horribly expensive. It would expose PX to mid-airs.  The cockpit
crew would need to keep current; hence more training costs.  It's of
dubious use when there are lots of hubs to refuel at, anyhow.

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