Re: Antonov AN-124 and An-225 questions

Date:         18 Jan 2000 05:24:16 
From:         kls@ohare.Chicago.COM (Karl Swartz)
Organization: Chicago Software Works, Menlo Park, California
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> 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.

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