Pressure increases on [Canada] to stay or leave F-35 program

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Unread post19 Nov 2019, 21:27

What? F-35 hasn't been paying dividends to the Canaduhian economy for years now?

IMO, should Canaduh go with Boing (or someone else), then they should be dismissed from the JSF program, and those jobs / business be re-distributed to other partners, or other nations that want the jet... Japan and Poland come to mind. Then Canaduh will have to decide if any Boing promises offset the lost F-35 revenues.
Take an F-16, stir in A-7, dollop of F-117, gob of F-22, dash of F/A-18, sprinkle with AV-8B, stir well + bake. Whaddya get? F-35.
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Unread post19 Nov 2019, 23:33

steve2267 wrote:What? F-35 hasn't been paying dividends to the Canaduhian economy for years now?

IMO, should Canaduh go with Boing (or someone else), then they should be dismissed from the JSF program, and those jobs / business be re-distributed to other partners, or other nations that want the jet... Japan and Poland come to mind. Then Canaduh will have to decide if any Boing promises offset the lost F-35 revenues.


I believe this is just Boeing trying to take advantage and win dividends of the recent NDP "fighter aircraft and jobs, bla bla bla..." together with the Canadian media (or some portions of it) trying to throw sh*t to the fan regarding the F-35 (they were never satisfied with the fact that most if not all of what they said negatively about the F-35 was plain wrong).

Also, remember that (and even the article admits this) that 60% of the total score will be based on capability alone and 20% on price and the $44,000 CPFH mentioned on the article is an outdated value and as such BS.

It's also funny that Boeing thinks that since it "lost" the trade dispute with Bombardier that everything will be "cool" now :doh:
LoL, Boeing may have "lost" the trade dispute on paper but in reality the only loser of this dispute was Bombardier itself, since it was basically forced to sell 51% (the majority) of its "flagship" program, the Bombardier Cseries to Airbus (in order to be able to manufacture the aircraft in the US and as such avoid the tax penalties in case Boeing had won - heck this aircraft is now called Airbus A220!) and all this loses forced Bombardier to sell all it's regional jet programs plus the Q400 Turboprop which means that Bombardier which was once the world's 3rd biggest civilian aerospace company is now a company which only have Bizjets as their proprietary aerospace products.
I don't know if the Liberal Government will "forgive this" and then there's the clause where companies that have done harm to the Canadian economy (and I imagine aerospace sector) which I believe can still harm Boeing (despite Boeing claiming otherwise) - see paragraph above!

Finally, it's also funny that Boeing claims that the current Canadian capability to maintain the current Hornet can be switched to maintain the Super Hornet instead like nothing needs to happen or change and as such forgetting that the Super Hornet is in fact a completely different aircraft from the legacy Hornet.
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Unread post20 Nov 2019, 01:31

The F-35 contracts are already in place in Canada. So, the risk is well known. This likely leaves Boeings proposal very much up in the air...
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