Re: 747 "Classic" ?

From: (Simon Craig)
Organization: OzEmail Pty Ltd - Australia
Date:         27 Apr 96 01:14:31 
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>> > In a recent conversation with someone from Virgin Atlantic the gentleman
>> > referred to the airline's 747-200's as 747 Classics.
>> 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 ...

Hmmm...we call them 747 Classics (or even Dinosaurs) at Qantas, and I can
assure you it has nothing to do with Rangies.  It is used by nearly
everyone in Engineering (at QF) but I have no idea of it's origin - it's
just another word for "original"

Simon Craig.