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.
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.