Does Continental do an exceptional amount of test work or is it just me?
I remember seeing a magazine cover many moons ago of a CO
DC-10 with winglets being tested.
I guess my question in all of this is: Does CO
have a corporate culture of always trying to save money no matter what the cost? Or do they just have a lot of extra planes lying around where they can take them out of service for months at a time for development?
Wouldn't it have been more cost effective for everyone involved if Boeing went and pulled a 757 out of the desert to do all the testing and certification before they started pulling planes out of service.. Or did Boeing cut CO
one sweet deal on the winglets in exchange for use of an airplane?
Things were better when it was two guys in a dorm room.