dmereifield wrote: ↑07 Feb 2022, 19:02
BB85 wrote: ↑07 Feb 2022, 12:50
I read a report stating cancelling 2 wedge tails cost the mod £18m in fines to boeing. I assume that's the loss of discount through EOS that ordering all 5 would have brought, rather than plans incompetence if the individual price would have been the same if we ordered 3 in the first place with an option to order 2 more.
FFS we're only getting 3?
Yup. This is how it works: you acquire seven E3-Ds, then starve them of maintenance funds so you wind up with only three operational, and when it is time to replace them, the ones who failed to provide maintenance funds can say "well, there's only three of them, so we only need three to replace them". Don't hold your breath waiting for an explanation as to where the requirement for seven airframes has gone.