I remember hearing about this a while ago. They said they would withdraw some of the older, original 777-200As powered by GE90s. Is it because they want to standardize their fleet with only the 777-200ERs?
Correct me if I'm wrong, but only 3 777s are being withdrawn, correct?
G-ZZZA, G-ZZZB, and G-ZZZC.
Any feedback would be greatly appreciated.
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Planesarecool From United Kingdom, joined Nov 2001, 4137 posts, RR: 10
Reply 1, posted (11 years 11 months 6 days 21 hours ago) and read 5570 times:
G-ZZZD and G-ZZZE were withdrawn from BA service and operated for Khalifa for a short time. G-ZZZA, G-ZZZB and G-ZZZC all remain in service for British Airways. Why they were withdrawn is beyond me but i think there could be a 9/11 factor in there?
Trintocan From United Kingdom, joined Apr 2000, 3287 posts, RR: 4
Reply 2, posted (11 years 11 months 6 days 21 hours ago) and read 5573 times:
I think it is about 7 777s which were withdrawn. The issue was not just the engines but the designation. Those that were pulled were 777s of the 'A' market designation (ie shorter range) compared with the 'B' market 77s (which became IGW then ER) which are generally more flexible. Those 'A' market 777s served Middle Eastern routes but after 11 September 2001 it was felt that the decline in the market no longer justified using those planes. 2 went to Khalifa of Algeria and that soon went bust, thus they were sent to Germany where, as far as I know, they still remain.
RayChuang From United States of America, joined Jun 2000, 8214 posts, RR: 4
Reply 6, posted (11 years 11 months 6 days 16 hours ago) and read 4925 times:
Why do I have this feeling that BA may recall G-ZZZD and G-ZZZE back to BA service now that the world economy is making improvements? Despite the fact they're not "ER" planes, they still have enough range to fly routes from LHR to the US East Coast.