|Quoting GDB (Reply 6):|
Worse, BAC salesmen would be near to completing deals with airlines, but then the prospective customer would produce a letter from Boeing, but actually originating from BOAC, written before the VC-10's appeal became clear, slating the VC-10.
|Quoting GDB (Reply 8):|
BOAC cancelled in 1956, citing no need for transatlantic jets until the early 60's, then less than 18 months later went out and brought 707-436's.
|Quoting Vc10 (Reply 10):|
So BOAC management were in a fight with the government in that if they were to break even then it was up to BOAC what aircraft to buy and they wanted American. In the end the last true British aircraft [VC-10 ] turned out to be quite a success for them but after a long line of failures it was all too late for BOAC
|Quoting Bennett123 (Reply 12):|
There are some sad pictures from St Athan.