Aerospace industry officials are examining new ways to finance the Pentagon's purchases of transport aircraft, in particular a lease-to-buy plan that would defer up-front purchase costs for three years or more. Such options are of interest because the Air Force is expected to release the official request for proposals (RFP) for the Non Developmental Airlift Aircraft (NDAA) in late March. The NDAA could be procured to supplement the McDonnell Douglas C-17 fleet. The Air Force ...


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