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Aero-News Quote Of The Day (06.18.05)

Aero-News: Quote of the Day

ANN's Quote of the Day usually derives from current news, though we reserve the right to pick quotes out of history that have a bearing on the day's events and issues.

Sometimes, you'll find them timely and in keeping with the content of the day's news... and sometimes, they'll just be thought-provoking.

Reader suggestions and comments are welcome... and if particularly intriguing, timely, or poignant, may themselves become future Quotes of the Day.

Let us hear from you, folks!

Aero-News Quote of the Day

"Mr. Allen, the only airplane I ever built had rubber bands on it."

Source: Former Boeing CEO Malcom Stamper, when asked by his predecessor, Bill Allen, to come aboard for the 747 project. Chronicled by Rob Serling in his book on Boeing, Stamper accepted Allen's challenge and went on to build not only the world's biggest commercial airplane, but the world's biggest factory in which it was assembled. Stamper went west earlier this week. He died Tuesday of prostate cancer. He was 80.

FMI: www.boeing.com

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