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Skyfleet S570
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Model: S570 (Fictional)
Manufacturer: Skyfleet (Fictional)
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Role: Prototype airliner (Fictional)
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The Skyfleet S570 is a fictional prototype airliner manufactured by Skyfleet. It appears in the 2006 James Bond film Casino Royale.

Film appearanceEdit

Bond follows Alex Dimitrios, an associate of Le Chiffre, to Miami, where he kills him, and observes a terrorist, Carlos, leaving for the Miami International Airport. There, Bond foils Le Chiffre's plan to destroy a prototype Skyfleet airliner - the S570, leaving the banker with a major financial loss, since he had shorted and bought put options on Skyfleet stock, which then expired worthless. Now under pressure to recoup his clients' money, Le Chiffre sets up a high-stakes poker tournament at Casino Royale in Montenegro.

Behind the scenesEdit

The S570 was actually a Boeing 747-200, originally used by British Airways as "G-BDXJ". It was refitted with two mockup engines on each inner pylon and external fuel tanks on the outer pylons, somewhat anachronistically resembling a B-52 Stratofortress. This aircraft survives, permanently grounded and repainted plain white, at Dunsfold Aerodrome, England, where all the airfield action was filmed. [1]

ReferencesEdit

  1. Boeing 747 in Casino Royale,The original idea was to have used the forthcoming Airbus A380 however production delays held back its appearance in the film. [1] (2007).

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