Re: Ansett "fixes" its 767s

From: (Keith Howie)
Date:         4 Oct 1995 23:01:50 GMT
Organization: Kapor Enterprises, Inc.
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  or MIME structure (acvitale) wrote:

>>  Often the lead off airline has quite a say in what will be installed in
>>new airliners.  United has been the lead off airline in numerous other
>>airliners, such as the 737, the 727, the DC-10 and the latest 777.

>Eastern was the adopting carrier for the 727 
>Lufthansa was the adopting carrier for the 737

Eastern and United "co-launched" the 727.  

Although technically, Lufthansa placed the first order for 737's,
United's (larger) order shortly thereafter was crucial to the success
of the program. Boeing had been courting United for the order and thus
United had a lot to say about what went into the 737.

BTW, what is an "adopting" carrier?