Re: Subsidies ...

From:         John Ahrens <>
Organization: Operations Technology
Date:         29 Feb 96 02:04:12 
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Michael Carley <> wrote:
> (Jean-Francois Bosc) writes:

>Think of it this way---would there have been a B707
>without heavy subsidy from the USAF? Does anyone
>know roughly what the value of hidden subsidies to
>the US aero industry from military development
>contracts and NASA work is? Just wondering.

The short answer is they did. The -80 prototype of the 707 and C-135 was
built by Boeing without any government subsidy or even any customers
(military or commercial).

My opinions are my own. Any match to the opionions of my employer are
purely coincidental.

John Ahrens
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