|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.
Military Aircraft Every type from fighters to helicopters from air forces around the globe
Classic Airliners Props and jets from the good old days
Flight Decks Views from inside the cockpit
Aircraft Cabins Passenger cabin shots showing seat arrangements as well as cargo aircraft interior
Cargo Aircraft Pictures of great freighter aircraft
Government Aircraft Aircraft flying government officials
Helicopters Our large helicopter section. Both military and civil versions
Blimps / Airships Everything from the Goodyear blimp to the Zeppelin
Night Photos Beautiful shots taken while the sun is below the horizon
Accidents Accident, incident and crash related photos
Air to Air Photos taken by airborne photographers of airborne aircraft
Special Paint Schemes Aircraft painted in beautiful and original liveries
Airport Overviews Airport overviews from the air or ground
Tails and Winglets Tail and Winglet closeups with beautiful airline logos