Re: Antonov AN-124 and An-225 questions

Date:         10 Feb 2000 05:03:43 
From:         hnlute@optcamel.com (Howard N. Lute)
Organization: Optimum Computer Services
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In article <airliners.2000.64@ohare.Chicago.COM>, kls@ohare.Chicago.COM says...
> > If someone knows how much the C-5 or the 747-xxf cost, that would be
> > acceptable.
>
> The answer for those two planes is going to be quite different from the
> answer for the Antonovs since the latter have Ukrainian engines which
> are maintenance hogs.  The An-124s have bunks for the maintenance teams
> which fly along with them.  At times, some are grounded because the
> engines don't last very long and they can't build replacements quickly
> enough.

What's the problem with the design? What kind of problems exist? Thanks
friend,
Lute
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