Pratt & Whitney Canada Bids 'Adieu' to 720B Flying Test Bed
Wednesday, May 16, 2012
Pratt & Whitney Canada's trusty Boeing 720B Flying Test Bed (FTB1), dubbed "Red" because of its hallmark red and white livery, ceremoniously tipped its wings during low-pass flybys over St-Hubert, Longueuil and Mirabel on May 9. The aircraft then made its way to a well-deserved retirement, and eventual permanent display, at the National Air Force Museum of Canada in Trenton, Ontario.
FTB1 - the last operational Boeing 720B in the world - made 2,444 flights for Pratt & Whitney Canada between 1985 and 2010.