Boeingdotcom From Singapore, joined Nov 2008, 89 posts, RR: 0 Posted (7 years 4 months 1 week 5 days 12 hours ago) and read 12911 times:
Heya, its a mystery that the first built Boeing 767 whereabout. I checked on the photo index and it was stored at VCV. I heard from my friend which he got it from an unknown source that that plane may have been scrapped. So why didn't Boeing honour its achievement of Boeing 767/757 and place the first built plane on the museum? Isn't that significant to them? Oh, btw, if its still stored, anyone has any photos of it or last time you saw the plane?
That's a great photo and I would love to know some history about this testbed for the US Army. Seems like a VERY interesting aircraft to say the least.
I am with the OP though, I would love to see Boeing preserve the aircraft in some way that would benefit the public. But having said that, the first 747 seems like a handful as it is just by looking at it. Plus, where would they put this airplane if it was deemed worthy to save for public viewing?
JetJeanes From United States of America, joined Oct 2004, 1454 posts, RR: 1
Reply 4, posted (7 years 4 months 1 week 5 days 4 hours ago) and read 12390 times:
Maybe number 2 might be a better choice. this doesnt even look like a 767 now they have added that electronic bubble on top. It almost looks like one of those planes that haul the a-380 parts or the 787 parts. It would not be a good choice for the museum as it would be to confuseing for the average joe looking at a 767.Just looking at the engines this thing seems photoshopped or some cannabalized heap.
Tdscanuck From Canada, joined Jan 2006, 12710 posts, RR: 78
Reply 7, posted (7 years 4 months 1 week 5 days 2 hours ago) and read 12125 times:
Quoting Boeingdotcom (Thread starter): So why didn't Boeing honour its achievement of Boeing 767/757 and place the first built plane on the museum?
The Museum Of Flight doesn't belong to Boeing. They work closely, obviously, but the museum is a whole separate entity. If Boeing made it available to the museum *and* the museum wanted it, I'm sure they'd take it, but Boeing has no power to force the museum to take it.
QB737 From Canada, joined Mar 2003, 324 posts, RR: 0
Reply 9, posted (7 years 4 months 1 week 4 days 13 hours ago) and read 7694 times:
Quoting Kaitak (Reply 1): ere it is, stored at VCV. It is shown as owned by the US Army, but I'm not sure how accurate that is. I thought it was still owned by Boeing and the various extensions and additions are for tests.
First flight was Sept 26, 1981. Line number 1 was never delivered to an airline.
The first 767 to go to an airline was line number 9, which went to United in August of 1982. I assume that was the first one to go fly with an airline, although United took the first six deliveries so I'm not positive about which one was first into service.
Vhqpa From Australia, joined Jul 2005, 1598 posts, RR: 1
Reply 16, posted (7 years 4 months 1 week 2 days 19 hours ago) and read 6256 times:
Airlinerslist states that this aircraft was permanently wfu 16APR2007 so I doubt this aircraft is going anywere if they want to preserve an early 762 Line Numbers 2-5 Ex UA are stored in VCV I assume these can be restored to fly to a museum.Line Number 6 Ex DL is Active but is now a freighter with ABX. Line Number 7 Ex UA is Active with Vision Airlines.
Boeings MSN's arn't always sequential. The line number which proceeds the MSN is ordered in the order they left the production line. in this case the testbed aircraft MSN is 22233 but has a line number of 1. In fact there are 34 767 frames with lower MSN's then the prototype. I believe the MSN is assigned when the customer orders the aircraft and because no one ordered the prototype boeing just slotted it a random MSN.
"There you go ladies and gentleman we're through Mach 1 the speed of sound no bumps no bangs... CONCORDE"