So, it got me interested about the whole history of the 2707. I was reading a bit about it on different websites, and navigated over to Wikipedia, which claims that there were 115x orders for the 2707 by different airlines, among which are PanAm, Northwest, TWA, American, Braniff, United, Eastern, Delta, Continental, etc etc.
My question is....does anyone know anything about those orders for 2707?? Were they ever official, or just signed LOI's?? Or....is that all BS posted to Wikipedia??
I'd be interested to know if airlines like PanAm and NWA actually placed official orders for the 2707, because the whole Boeing SST project has always fascinated me despite never having made it past mock-ups and initial designs.
Yyz717 From Canada, joined Sep 2001, 16501 posts, RR: 54
Reply 8, posted (8 years 2 months 2 weeks 5 days 21 hours ago) and read 3836 times:
I know that for Canada, AC "committed to" or 'indicated an interest in" 6 Boeing 2707 and 4 Concorde circa 1969-70. There was even paintings of these aircraft in AC colours when the then-new Terminal 2 opened in YYZ in the early 70's.
There was at one point 74 such "commitments" for Concordes from many of the airlines mentioned above. Not sure about similar commitments for the Boeing 2707.
I dumped at the gybe mark in strong winds when I looked up at a Porter Q400 on finals. Can't stop spotting.