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Aero-News Quote of the Day
"We should be able to do the same mission with fewer
airplanes, and we don't take away the crews, so the crew ratios
will be higher... If you have a higher crew ratio, you get an
airplane that is more reliable (and is) available more of the time,
and we should be able to make this job easier even if the ops tempo
Source: Air Force Chief of Staff Gen. John Jumper, telling AF
crew at Fairchild AFB (WA) on August 22, as he said that the
Air Force wouldn't think of cutting 'tanker crew jobs' when the
767-based tankers go online, even though the fleet itself would be
cut by more than 3/4, and even though the newer-tech 767 platforms
should be expected to be 'more reliable,' at any rate. [Could he
save the 767 money ($128 milion each) and just hire more crew?