Old 21st Jan 2015, 01:07
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Peter was subsequently the Fleet Manager, but Alan Bones had executive responsibility, operations wise, for the whole B767 project.

or the rudder of EAL was damaged so they took the rudder off the next aircraft on the line so that EAL could be delivered.
That's the answer, EAL was always known as "lemon", it was the "long weekend aeroplane" of the fleet, it even failed its initial acceptance flight test. Due to a hydraulic assembly being incorrectly rigged up, the original rudder for "L" was damaged in pre-flight testing. They used the rudder of M, still on the line, and supplied a new rudder for M.

"silly games" --- sound like an ex-Air Britain type, absolutely no sense of humour.

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