Friday, February 1, 2013
Rockwell Collins Donates Sabreliner 50 to Aviation Museum
Rockwell Collins has donated its North American Sabreliner 50 flight-test aircraft to the Evergreen Aviation & Space Museum in McMinnville, Ore.
(The North American Sabreliner 50)
The company acquired the 1964 Sabreliner Model 50 in 1976, and used it for some of the most significant flight-test projects in its history.
“For any pilot, the process of grounding an aircraft is emotional, especially knowing, in this case, what Rockwell Collins’ Sabre contributed to the aviation industry,” said Ivan McBride, director, flight operations for Rockwell Collins. “At the same time, we’re delighted that it will continue to live in a wonderful environment like Evergreen that is dedicated to educating, promoting and preserving aviation history.”
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