Reply to post: Re: For some jobs; you really do need 4 engines.

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Re: For some jobs; you really do need 4 engines.

The military tend to like having more than two engines in their big jets. I daresay there'll be surplus, retired tankers (for example), or even the option for approved customers (like those testing engines for air forces, for example) to buy these aircraft new.

(Although I don't expect the engine manufacturers give a damn about having a new plane so long as the thing flies safely.)

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