N471WN From United States of America, joined Dec 2003, 1652 posts, RR: 2 Posted (9 years 7 months 1 week 4 days 18 hours ago) and read 3724 times:
Given the fact that the 777 Prototype is now in revenue service with Cathay Pacific, and the 717 program is now over, would it not make sense for Boeing to outfit the aircraft and make a deal with Air Tran to take the Prototype? Let us hope that it does not end up like the MD-90 Prototype which is derelict in Kingman. this is nearly as great a travesty as the scrapping the 3 (only two years of use) Air Aruba MD-90's.
777D From United States of America, joined Jun 2001, 300 posts, RR: 1
Reply 6, posted (9 years 7 months 1 week 4 days 15 hours ago) and read 3278 times:
WOW parted out. Did the prototype have alot of hours? I realize they needed to test the plane and take it around to show off for the carriers however I am curious how many hours does it need to go through. Too bad it will be dismantled, I would have assumed that it would have entered service however the information here on a.net states differently.