Chinooks ready after eight-year delay

Discussion in 'Current Affairs, News and Analysis' started by spike7451, Jan 13, 2010.

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  1. spike7451

    spike7451 RIP

    Eight years is still eight years too long,not that Sideshow cares.


    http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/uk/8457783.stm



    http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/uk/8457565.stm
     
  2. My surprise about this 'story' is that the growling, scowling, disreputable oaf who kept these airframes out of service, was not there to welcome them/it - and thus to bask in their glory!.
     
  3. And of course that the oafs in the MOD who attempted to procure something yet to be invented are not in gaol.
     
  4. It is a sad state of affairs, after all these years, we are back to the Start Point...air worthy Chinooks. After the MOD managed to make them hanger queens, it takes Boeing to fix them.

    Hopefully, these aircraft will now earn their keep.
     
  5. Would be amazed if they manage to get all eight done this year, it took us 18 months to get the first two sorted. Number eight was never actually completed by Boing.
     
  6. And now to the new procurement fiasco........becaused said 'oafs' are never sacked, just promoted and moved on!
     
  7. Surely the headline of this thread should be:

    "Chinook (SINGULAR) nearly ready ..."