We don't post two-year-old power-point presentations just willy-nilly, but this one that we just got our hands on is really interesting.
Boeing's concept for a commerical version of the C-17 -- the BC-17X -- has always struck us as a somewhat flighty (er, so to speak) venture.
What does it mean then, we wonder, that an executive at Russia's Volga-Dnepr (of all places) has come up with a surprisingly optimistic market forecast for something called the BC-17X?! Volga-Dnepr leases the Antonov AN-124 transport for commercial and military use, including with the US Air Force, in fact. This makes them something of a competitor to the BC-17X concept.