aeropix wrote:Nostalgia doesn’t pay the bills, I’m afraid. That’s the modern corporate way.
aeromoe wrote:aeropix wrote:Nostalgia doesn’t pay the bills, I’m afraid. That’s the modern corporate way.
Really not a valid explanation given the Boeing airframes that ARE preserved at the Museum of Flight. Given Boeing's bottom line, I would imagine hanging on to the first 767 for posterity wouldn't necessarily prevent Boeing from paying any bills. Just my 2 cents.
Stitch wrote:The 767-200 prototype became the basis for the US Army's Airborne Optical Adjunct (AOA) platform. So if this is the frame we are discussing, then it might be that the US Army / US Government wanted it scrapped when the program was cancelled.
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