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Topic: Qatar 787 Parked Up @LHR BA East Maintance Base...
Username: aboutstu
Posted 2013-01-31 04:00:16 and read 9873 times.

Hi everyone...

Just landed into Heathrow this morning and got a glimpse of a Qatar 787 parked at BA east maintenance Base.... If your landing on the Northern runway in a western direction it's a fantasic photo opportunity.... Didn't have the chance unfortunity....

Very sad to see, engines are covered up so don't think it's going anywhere in the short term...

Ironically is parked around the corner from the Concorde...

The Future, Grounded!

Topic: RE: Qatar 787 Parked Up @LHR BA East Maintance Base...
Username: shuttle9juliet
Posted 2013-01-31 04:19:09 and read 9781 times.

Yeah it's been in a couple of weeks now.

Topic: RE: Qatar 787 Parked Up @LHR BA East Maintance Base...
Username: TimRees
Posted 2013-01-31 04:21:16 and read 9770 times.

A7-BCK for anyone who doesn't know.

Topic: RE: Qatar 787 Parked Up @LHR BA East Maintance Base...
Username: KarelXWB
Posted 2013-01-31 04:30:38 and read 9689 times.

Sad indeed.

Topic: RE: Qatar 787 Parked Up @LHR BA East Maintance Base...
Username: GCT64
Posted 2013-01-31 05:50:36 and read 9325 times.

I flew out of NRT yesterday, there was also a sad line up of 787s on the maintenance base apron there as we taxied out:
2 x ANA, 2 x JAL and 1 x UA (N20904).
Shame that my first sighting of a UA 787 was when it was grounded.

Topic: RE: Qatar 787 Parked Up @LHR BA East Maintance Base...
Username: Stitch
Posted 2013-01-31 07:21:05 and read 9059 times.

She went tech and had to overnight at LHR. The following day the 787 fleet was grounded so I guess QR has decided not to request a permit to ferry her back to DOH.

Topic: RE: Qatar 787 Parked Up @LHR BA East Maintance Base...
Username: simairlinenet
Posted 2013-01-31 08:11:18 and read 8866 times.

I saw the aircraft there last weekend. Isn't it rather expensive to keep it parked at LHR for weeks?

Topic: RE: Qatar 787 Parked Up @LHR BA East Maintance Base...
Username: davidho1985
Posted 2013-01-31 08:14:19 and read 8833 times.

Quoting simairlinenet (Reply 6):
I saw the aircraft there last weekend. Isn't it rather expensive to keep it parked at LHR for weeks?

I am sure Boeing will pay the bill

Topic: RE: Qatar 787 Parked Up @LHR BA East Maintance Base...
Username: rutankrd
Posted 2013-01-31 08:19:08 and read 8803 times.

Quoting simairlinenet (Reply 6):

I saw the aircraft there last weekend. Isn't it rather expensive to keep it parked at LHR for weeks?

That is not airport land but rather that of BA.
Special rates may apply and its almost certain QR will be contra charging BOE at some point !

Topic: RE: Qatar 787 Parked Up @LHR BA East Maintance Base...
Username: BoeingVista
Posted 2013-01-31 08:19:57 and read 8803 times.

Quoting Stitch (Reply 5):
She went tech and had to overnight at LHR. The following day the 787 fleet was grounded so I guess QR has decided not to request a permit to ferry her back to DOH.

I don't think that anybody has requested a permit to return any 787's to airline bases have they?

Does anybody have a list of which airports the 787's are physically grounded at..

Topic: RE: Qatar 787 Parked Up @LHR BA East Maintance Base...
Username: GCT64
Posted 2013-01-31 08:41:23 and read 8702 times.

Quoting BoeingVista (Reply 9):

Does anybody have a list of which airports the 787's are physically grounded at..

The best list I have found is at:

http://www.ch-aviation.ch/portal/air...raft=B787&registration=&grouping=1

Topic: RE: Qatar 787 Parked Up @LHR BA East Maintance Base...
Username: BoeingVista
Posted 2013-01-31 08:49:59 and read 8665 times.

Quoting GCT64 (Reply 10):
The best list I have found is at:

http://www.ch-aviation.ch/portal/air...ing=1

Thanks, that seems to cover all of them.

Topic: RE: Qatar 787 Parked Up @LHR BA East Maintance Base...
Username: skipness1E
Posted 2013-01-31 08:54:36 and read 8635 times.

Yes it does seem odd that it's still at Heathrow becasue I have little doubt it will need to be through a check in Doha before going back into service.
Or maybe they'll just never, ever fly again.
* flees Boeing fans

Topic: RE: Qatar 787 Parked Up @LHR BA East Maintance Base...
Username: MartynS
Posted 2013-01-31 12:57:21 and read 8223 times.

Hi,

Thanks for this - I didn't realise she was there.
Think I'll make a detour on my way to the Travelodge tonight.

Shame that the grounding is the reason I get to see my first 787 

Regards,
Martyn

Topic: RE: Qatar 787 Parked Up @LHR BA East Maintance Base...
Username: gemuser
Posted 2013-01-31 13:52:05 and read 7425 times.

Quoting BoeingVista (Reply 9):

I don't think that anybody has requested a permit to return any 787's to airline bases have they?

This was mentioned in the mega B787 grounding thread. Basically no body YET (publicly anyway) knows where the aircraft will have to go for repairs, could be Seattle/Charleston, could be a designated MRO, could be the airlines maintenance base, could be where it is or could be somewhere else, nobody knows yet.
Another factor is that any ferry permit would require agreement from the authorities in each country the aircraft would fly over, because of the "before further flight" AD. That would be a nightmare to arrange! Could be done, but not until you need to. In fact it might be easier to send a Boeing team to each aircraft's location, especially if its "just" a battery swap.

Gemuser

Topic: RE: Qatar 787 Parked Up @LHR BA East Maintance Base...
Username: nimool
Posted 2013-01-31 13:59:01 and read 7305 times.

Since the 787s were grounded by the FAA, I've been traveling up the bath road every morning to uni, and i see that poos 787 just sitting there  
It's been there weeks now  

Topic: RE: Qatar 787 Parked Up @LHR BA East Maintance Base...
Username: kazim786
Posted 2013-01-31 16:56:33 and read 5469 times.

Very sad indeed, saw it whilst I was driving down Bath Road. Hope Boeing manage to get solve the issues and get her back in the air where she belongs.

Topic: RE: Qatar 787 Parked Up @LHR BA East Maintance Base...
Username: BoeingVista
Posted 2013-01-31 17:11:26 and read 5378 times.

Quoting gemuser (Reply 14):
This was mentioned in the mega B787 grounding thread.

Even I've got bored with that thread. Its grounded and remaining so until further notice.

Quoting gemuser (Reply 14):
Another factor is that any ferry permit would require agreement from the authorities in each country the aircraft would fly over

Not relevant in most cases, Air India, ANA and JAL would only have to ask their home regulator; JAL and UA could repatriate their aircraft without flying over third countries.

QR and LOT would have problems with this though.

Topic: RE: Qatar 787 Parked Up @LHR BA East Maintance Base...
Username: cmf
Posted 2013-02-01 02:25:32 and read 2611 times.

Quoting BoeingVista (Reply 9):
I don't think that anybody has requested a permit to return any 787's to airline bases have they?

I may be wrong but think I read that AI did.

Topic: RE: Qatar 787 Parked Up @LHR BA East Maintance Base...
Username: LH526
Posted 2013-02-01 02:56:59 and read 2416 times.

One of ANAs B787 is stored at FRA since the battery incident. Last time I walked the ramp there I noticed LH Technic personel working on the plane, rather oddly they did'n enter the plane through the main door via stairs but rather used a ladder to access the bay underneath the cockpit ... I went with them and it was quite cramped to get all the equipment up there, binders, lists, etc up there.


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