Re: Concorde's other customers

Date:         03 Nov 97 19:20:04 
From: (Don Stokes)
Organization: Daedalus Consulting
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Jay Vassos-Libove <> wrote:
>A recent post here about orders placed for Boeing's '2707' SST
>(prior to the program's cancellation) got a reply which indicated
>a laundry list of airlines, US and foreign, which had also placed
>orders for the Concorde.

Because the orders were options.  The options expired around 1973, at which
time Concorde was still three years away from entering commercial service.

In the early 70s, airlines were in a recession and fuel prices were
skyrocketing.  On top of that, the concerns about noise and polution from
SSTs had become much more of an issue than when the options had been first

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