Re: 747 "Classic" ?

From: (C. Marin Faure)
Organization: Northwest Nexus Inc.
Date:         13 Apr 96 16:44:49 
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In article <airliners.1996.527@ohare.Chicago.COM>,
(Astracon) wrote:

> In a recent conversation with someone from Virgin Atlantic the gentleman
> referred to the airline's 747-200's as 747 Classics.  This is a new term
> on me and I was wondering what its origin is and if it is used
> industry-wide?

It's not a term I've heard at Boeing.  I suspect it may be a take-off on
the Range Rover Classic idea, as Virgin Atlantic is British.  The Range
Rover Classic was a name used toward the end of the original Range Rover's
production run to delineate it from the "new model" Range Rover.  Just a

C. Marin Faure
author, Flying A Floatplane