Yea Dan its easy!! ....We are all glad the deal with Europe to do this fell thru....Boeing will provide many jobs across many states....Yet Boeing has some issues with the NRLB. The case in point involves Boeing, which is building a second assembly line for its new 787 jetliners in South Carolina. That's a no-no, says the NLRB...Got to be very political...how this effects the tanker ?.That I'm not sure?...Has production started of tankers Dan? Will it be in Alabama?If so why not at their home plant?..Big Question is when will the first New tanker come on line?...But Time is on our side...I was 25yrs old when the tanker came on line in 1957,and its still flying now that I'm 79yrs old,in2011!. ;D...
I would hope to see the new tanker fly BEFORE I reach 100 yrs old,For that matter for you too, ROTSARERUCK! for you got a way to go!! Hope ya make it!! stop sniffing the Glue,helps! CHEERS!! Vin!!
Post by railrunner130 on Jun 3, 2011 9:47:09 GMT -5
As I recall, EADS had a meeting with the USAF selection committee and agreed that they would not contest the findings of the selection board this time.
I'd hope that with the 767 being still a current production airplane that the process would go faster to get it into service, despite the special USAF specific items. They ordered different avionics, a different cargo floor and door than are/were installed on "KC-767s" for other countries. I'm sure there are other changes, but I don't recall what they are off hand.
Congress to hold Boeing hearing in SC By Ass MEG KINNARD Associated Press Published: Jun 8, 2011 at 7:28 AM PDT
Congress to hold Boeing hearing in SC
This photo provided by Boeing shows the site of the new assembly line in South Carolina. COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) - A congressional committee is traveling to South Carolina later this month to hold a hearing over a federal labor lawsuit that claims Boeing Co. moved manufacturing facilities from Washington state to avoid unionized workers.
The U.S. House Committee on Oversight and Government planned to announce Wednesday that it will hold a June 17 hearing in North Charleston, home to Boeing's new 787 passenger aircraft assembly line.
In April, the National Labor Relations Board sued Boeing, claiming the manufacturer located its line in South Carolina - a right-to-work state - to retaliate against Washington state union workers who went on strike in 2008. The NLRB wants that work returned to Washington, even though the company has already built a new South Carolina plant and hired 1,000 workers.
Chairman Darrell Issa, R-Calif., has requested that NLRB Acting General Counsel Lafe Solomon attend the hearing, but Solomon wrote to Issa earlier this month that he wouldn't participate because of the ongoing litigation.
"Because my appearance at this hearing could threaten the rights of the parties to a fair trial, I must respectfully decline your invitation," Solomon wrote Issa on June 3."
In a letter dated Tuesday, Issa asked Solomon to reconsider that decision or face a possible subpoena compelling him to attend.
"This hearing will focus on how your actions against Boeing could impact the thousands of Boeing employees at a non-union worksite in South Carolina," Issa wrote Solomon. "You assert that you do not seek to close Boeing's operations in South Carolina, yet the relief requested would have that exact effect."
An NLRB spokeswoman did not immediately return a message seeking comment Wednesday.
Boeing said stopping 787 work in South Carolina would be impermissibly punitive because it would effectively shut it down and would be a radical departure from legal precedent. Last week, three employees at the North Charleston plant filed documents seeking roles in the NLRB lawsuit, saying they are sure to lose their jobs if the federal agency is successful and work on the 787 passenger jet returns to Washington state.
Phewwww.... careful Dan. Crouching tiger, hidden dragon. He can react instantly like a coiled spring if pushed too far......
LOL - I didn't mean it quite as it may have sounded - well, maybe I did . . . My Dad turned 90 a few months back and the other day he didn't remember the new 787 - even though we had just discussed it several years ago - sent him all the stuff about it, again. To much to remember now-a-days . . . I guess.
The new KC-46A Tanker will be built at Boeing's Everett, WA assembly plant and then moved to Wichita, Kansas for installation of the military avionics and refueling systems. Over 800 suppliers in more than 40 states will be involved. It is based on the 767-200ER with an improved version of the KC-10 refueling boom, as well as other changes including a cargo floor/door, cockpit displays from the 787, and other modifications, as railrunner noted. A total of 179 will be built per this contract, with the initial 18 to be delivered in 2017.
That being said, I read an article the other day stating that a good number of KC-135Rs have a life expectancy well into the 2040s - a great airplane it is!!
Regarding Boeing's action to move a portion of the 787 assembly program to Charleston, SC - more power to them! I was stationed at Charleston AFB back in the '70s and have fond memories of Charleston and its people - was thrilled at the announcement several years ago - my hat's off to Boeing and the people of Charleston!!
…it’s great being a kid again – without the glue! ;D
Thanx Dan,God Bless your father,Say Hello From me to him. Certainly at his age he has probably forgotten more than you will ever learn!...As long as Uncle Al ,is not in his life,I'm sure he is OK!'..So stop picking on the guy.Young Guys like you and me have to respect our elders,of which you do...in a way!.,Well maybe ya do? LOL -( I didn't mean it quite as it may have sounded - well, maybe I did) Whats that???..The Glue talking??...now its fathers Day a Coming,and like the good boy ya sound like,take yer dad fishing!
Looking forward to the BOEING hearing,...There are factors here which transcend even a GIANT like BOEING!......................Run along now Dan,be a good boy!.......Yer Ole Friend VIN!!..
Certainly at his age he has probably forgotten more than you will ever learn!...
That I would argue - two different worlds, two different ways of thinking, two different people - naturally speaking. Though many trains of thought are similar (can't understand why :, he has his ways and I have mine - he likes Fords, I like GM and many a heated discussion has been about just that.
He walks a mile everyday, races his Lincoln up and down the freeway, gets his blood pressure up over the politicians, but settles down flying around the world in his Flight Sim.
He lives in Colorado, so a Fathers Day fishing trip is out - actually, I hate to fish (after 15 minutes I'm bored), but he enjoys it - so I'll probably get him another Sim plane. He used to fly for the company he worked for and like many here, the Sim brings the challenge back - at least in his living room.
Thanks for your thoughts, Vin - I'll pass them on to him this weekend when I call.
…it’s great being a kid again – without the glue! ;D
Hi Dan, I guess Dads and Sons ,as well as Dads and Daughters,is as old as time...The interplay,a young Father ,trying to instill into his sons what he never had,Daughters looking for a court of appeal from their moms ,LOVE their fathers.....I was a tough father,Tasking my boys with things i thought were essential..As a former Drill Sargent,I may have taken that a bit too far.Running a small far then was tough work,Animals,Logging,and CHORES,the never ending dam CHORES!..and they did it all,uncomplaining!!...They were Not military oriented,,had one ready for West Point,,nor did they like HUNTING, ..non of them really pursued my interests,even flying!..One thing we all were was respectful,honest ,Open Minded,and hard workers. To them god and Country still means something!.......When they were young and peer pressure a factor,,I had a small Farm in Bethel NY. just a few miles ,Where in 1969 ,the world went upside down with that Culture...I insulated them from that insanity...The Result is today ,I have Fine Men for sons,both professional people...Both always concerned about their Mom and Dad in ways that may be far above the norm..one thing is clear..We Love each Other....Now Daughters,A man MUST HAVE loving daughters,,,I did not mention my wife till last,The REAL GLUE ,the that holds things togetherr..Still does ,This Beautiful Irish Lass,with the flaming red hair,,now was the good guy,as I may have been the bad guy...The Bottom line is fathers in the AM Must Put on their Armor,Place the great helm on their head,afix the Broad Sword ,and go out and do battle...! With God, on his side ,to Protect his Family,and Bring home the spoils of war....the good life...all my kids are college grads!
But to your remarks,..Of course your Father is an individual,with his own preferences,as you are...The great trait Some may have with an Aging ,is compassion,the little things are really not important...And I can assure you when he is gone,you as you get older ,you will be just as he Is!...And in your memories eye of your dad,you may reflect,and say DAM,I Cudda been.....and the list may be too long of of what if I ??
When i was a teenager ,I thought I had a Father who was out of touch with every thing....As I grew older,it was Strange how My father ,got Smarter,and soon ,how wise he got!,,,The Older I got The more Fantastic my father became!!
Dan ,good talking with you,Your dad is a lucky man to have a son who cares about him......Soon Fathers day ,as we know!..and you will do the right thing!!......CHEERS DAN!!