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March 03, 2007

Boeing Says It Will Stop Orders For C-17 Parts

Lack Of New Orders May End Production Of Transport

For the second time in as many years, Boeing laid down an ultimatum Friday -- announcing it will cease ordering parts from suppliers for new C-17 Globemaster III transport aircraft that aren't already under contract, or have firm commitments.

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US Air Force Battles Aging Planes

Average Military Aircraft Is 24 Years Old

During the Vietnam War, the average age of aircraft used by the US Air Force was nine years. Now, the average age is 24 years... with aircraft such as the B-52H Stratofortress logging in at greater than 40.

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