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  • morpheus
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    prob up to 40 years?
    Last edited by morpheus; 21 June 2012, 15:32.

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  • Richkelly5
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    what sort of life would an aircraft such as the CASA have?

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  • Tadpole
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    Hi Rich,
    I believe that the demo referred to in that post was about 10 years ago. Very unlikely that their will be any purchases in the near future due to the economy.

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  • Richkelly5
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    I came across a another tread on this forum saying that the arw requested a c-27j demo, are the considering adding to the fleet or replacing (18 years old how long is the life span of such a plane) or if they are adding to the fleet why look at the c-27j on paper at least they seem very similar, and surely it would be cheaper to maintain and crew another casa than a new aircraft?

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  • GoneToTheCanner
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    Hi there,
    the one obvious difference is that there is a soundproofed bulkhead, with a door in it, between the mission equipment and the cargo ramp.Makes things a lot quieter in the cabin when the ramp is opened.
    regards
    GttC

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  • pym
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    http://forum.keypublishing.co.uk/showthread.php?t=96371

    “Nimrod MR2 will be taken out of service in March 2010, & the introduction of the Nimrod MRA4 will be delayed until 2012”

    Interesting to see if this has any knock on effect on taskings for the Air Corps 235's

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  • mavman
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    the exact same, nice vid.

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  • ZULU
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    nice find. thanks

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  • easyrider
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    Is the set-up aboard our CASAs similar to that of these Spanish planes?

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  • Goldie fish
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    Thought this was interesting.

    http://www.rte.ie/podcasts//2007/pc/...-seascapes.mp3

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  • lordinajamjar
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    Latest news on US Coast Guard's HC-144A "Ocean Sentry" which is a variant of the CASA CN-235-300.

    http://coastguardnews.com/coast-guar...-2/2008/08/06/

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  • pilatus
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    In what way are they not being properly utilised tadpole?

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  • Tadpole
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    Might I suggest utilising the current MPAs properly and fully before poor mouthing the need for more.
    Money would be better spent on equipment to get our troops into, and more importantly out of, the worlds troubled spots without reliance on other nations.

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  • GoneToTheCanner
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    Hi there
    If they are in as good a maintenance programme as is claimed, then corrosion shouldn't be a problem.It is routine in most air forces/paramilitary air arms to wash(spray and hand) those aircraft that operate over the sea on a daily or on a per-flight basis.We certainly did it regularly in the Don.I'd be more worried about fatigue life from endless thumping around in low-altitude turbulence.
    regards
    GttC

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  • easyrider
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    Seems like a vote of confidence if they're replacing them with more of the same.

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