|Quoting 777WT (Reply 3):|
I believe that is incorrect.
GE leased the 747 test bed from a museum for testing their engines
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|Quoting GrandTheftAero (Reply 7):|
The very first 747, RA001, from the Museum of Flight in Seattle was used to flight test their first powerplant offering for the 777.
|Quoting FLY2HMO (Reply 8):|
Wasn't that the one that they supposedly leased for only $1?
There's some myth/rumor/urban legend about one of those engine testbeds being leased for a buck.