Re: McDonnell Douglas & Boeing To Merge

Date:         19 Dec 96 03:06:31 
From: (Niels Sampath)
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In article <airliners.1996.2903@ohare.Chicago.COM>
  "Randy Treadway" writes:
>There is a very serious proposal just submitted to Great Britain
>for C-17's because the RAF has soured on European Large
>Transport Aircraft project and thinks they have a good case
>for more immediate procurement to meet their worldwide
>Quick Response needs.  They may want C-17s with
>underwing refueling pods (drogue chute type like C-130's use),
>although they have retrofitted a bunch of L1011's for that
>role not too long ago.
>Note: British C-17 sale is *not* a MD-17 version, but a
>straight U.S. C-17 FMS sale, probably via USAF contract
>with McD-D/Boeing..

Unless a lot of assembly/what-have-you is transferred to the UK,
I wouldn't hold my breathe waiting for any RAF order. Especially
with the Tory government set to get the boot within a few months.