|Quoting bunumuring (Reply 49):|
Which way do you think Canada will eventually go? New or converted A330s? New Pegasus'? Converted 767s (ex-AC even)? Hand-me-downs from the US? That will be an interesting one to watch in the future!
I think they'll end up with something similar to the CC-150...used frames converted. My money's on the MRTT. Would imagine it would be lower cost to pick up some 330-200's for conversion, unless Boeing can make them a smokin' deal on some KC-46s.
AC's 767s are a mix and mash to be certain. However, I believe the newer frames are staying around between mainline and Rouge for at least the foreseeable future, and there is no circumstance I can see that would involve converting a 20 year old 763.
However, between the F-35 debacle, the need to invest in the Navy, and other things, I think replacing the CC-150's is farther down on the list. They were fairly new birds when converted, and don't see massive utilization, so they'll probably be flying for fair bit longer.