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747 Prototype At Boeing Field

Mon Mar 18, 2002 5:28 am

Does anyone know why the prototype 747 (City of Everett) was moved from its resting place alongside the runway at Boeing field? Usually it sits surrounded by a chain link fence, with no engines. Yesterday, I noticed it was sitting among the brand new jetliners being prepared for delivery. Is it being used for tests?

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RE: 747 Prototype At Boeing Field

Mon Mar 18, 2002 5:37 am

Maybe to test engines for the 747ER?


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RE: 747 Prototype At Boeing Field

Mon Mar 18, 2002 6:50 am

When I visited the museum in January, a guide said that they were going to be moving the 747 across the street and build a building around it, one that would eventually be devoted to passenger airliners. I think we're talking about the same plane.


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