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User currently offlineAircraft88 From United Kingdom, joined Jul 2003, 172 posts, RR: 0
Posted (10 years 6 months 4 days 12 hours ago) and read 5028 times:

Hi!

Does anybody know when British Airways are going to retire their remaining 757's? I sure will miss them!

Will they replace them with more A320's?

I would appreciate any information any of you may have?

Cheers,

Jamie.


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User currently offlineTolosy From Luxembourg, joined Oct 2003, 357 posts, RR: 0
Reply 1, posted (10 years 6 months 4 days 12 hours ago) and read 4943 times:

Well their 757, do not appear old.

I have no ideas when they will be phased out.

I hope they will replace it with the A321.

Nick


User currently offlineBA001Concorde From United States of America, joined Jan 2004, 94 posts, RR: 5
Reply 2, posted (10 years 6 months 4 days 11 hours ago) and read 4864 times:

There are a few (14) A-321's on order for BA, not just GB Airways. If I remember correctly, they are not due to be delivered until 2005 (I may be wrong though). When they are delivered, I think that will be the end of the few remaining BA B-757-200's. I think there are around 13-17 BA B-757-200's left.

BA001



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User currently offlineBoo25 From United Kingdom, joined Dec 2003, 294 posts, RR: 0
Reply 3, posted (10 years 6 months 4 days 11 hours ago) and read 4808 times:

I work on them  Smile
There are approx 11 remaining , some of which are reasonably new .

The previous 35-40 that went to DHL were the originals from the early>mid 80's.

The remaining type are all equipped with the better RR RB211-535 engines and are all in very good condition.

The shorthaul fleet at present is V busy , and i think it will be hard for BA to let them go.

The A321 deliveries (10 of) start at the end of the year, and so i guess after a proving stage , BA may review the 757 fleet then.

As the 767's are now due to stay, and with F/D commonality between them, perhaps the 757 stands a better chance than it did a couple of years ago.

I adore the plane too, and hope it stays , but with accountants making all the decisions in the company, who knows ???!  Sad



User currently offlineAircraft88 From United Kingdom, joined Jul 2003, 172 posts, RR: 0
Reply 4, posted (10 years 6 months 4 days 11 hours ago) and read 4750 times:

I glad that they will be around a little longer!

Thanks for all your info!




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User currently offlineRyanair737 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 5, posted (10 years 6 months 4 days 10 hours ago) and read 4666 times:

I'm glad as well. Will the 767's be around for the whole of 2004?

Ryanair737


User currently offlineTrent900 From United Kingdom, joined Dec 2003, 527 posts, RR: 0
Reply 6, posted (10 years 6 months 4 days 9 hours ago) and read 4591 times:

I think BA was a launch customer for the 757. The oldest aircraft have been converted to freighter.

Does anyone know when BA recieved their last 75?

Trent.


User currently offlineCapital146 From United Kingdom, joined Jun 2003, 2125 posts, RR: 44
Reply 7, posted (10 years 6 months 4 days 8 hours ago) and read 4478 times:

I read recently that the BA 757 fleet reached its peak of around 55 aircraft in about 1998 so think this is when the final one would have been delivered. I'm pretty sure that the newest 757 in the fleet is G-CPET which is c/n 798.

I think the final 757 production total is something like 1100 so this aircraft is quite a recent build.

No doubt someone can correct me if the dates/production total are slightly out.



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User currently offlineA340600 From United Kingdom, joined Aug 2003, 4105 posts, RR: 51
Reply 8, posted (10 years 6 months 4 days 8 hours ago) and read 4441 times:

BA recieved there last 752 in 1999, the aircraft G-CPEV. Interestingly this aircraft and is sister G-CPEO are now with Air 2000.


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Cheers,

Sam



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User currently offlineA340600 From United Kingdom, joined Aug 2003, 4105 posts, RR: 51
Reply 9, posted (10 years 6 months 4 days 8 hours ago) and read 4406 times:

There were G-CPEW, G-CPEX, G-CPEY and G-CPEZ on order but they were sold before delivery. I do hope(though I know not) that before they are retired they will brng one into LGW. Oh by the way BA were one of the launch customes and recieve ther first aircraft G-BIKA in March 1983,


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Then unlike the others there are no pictures of it wih DHL. I assume it went to them as did the others,

Sam Laugh out loud



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User currently offlineBA757 From United Kingdom, joined Dec 2003, 2832 posts, RR: 14
Reply 10, posted (10 years 6 months 4 days 8 hours ago) and read 4356 times:

A340600:

G-CPEO is still with BA...I flew on it not too long ago  Smile

Adam


User currently offlineA340600 From United Kingdom, joined Aug 2003, 4105 posts, RR: 51
Reply 11, posted (10 years 6 months 4 days 8 hours ago) and read 4333 times:

Oops I meant G-CPEU sorry. Anyway I have just found out that G-BIKA went to DHL in March 2001 after 18 years of service

Cheers

Sam Laugh out loud



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User currently offlineBA757 From United Kingdom, joined Dec 2003, 2832 posts, RR: 14
Reply 12, posted (10 years 6 months 4 days 8 hours ago) and read 4317 times:

I'll let you off then Sam!  Smile/happy/getting dizzy lol

Adam


User currently offlineA340600 From United Kingdom, joined Aug 2003, 4105 posts, RR: 51
Reply 13, posted (10 years 6 months 4 days 7 hours ago) and read 4257 times:

U better Adam

Sam Laugh out loud



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User currently offlineFlyCaledonian From United Kingdom, joined Dec 2003, 2072 posts, RR: 3
Reply 14, posted (10 years 6 months 4 days 4 hours ago) and read 4181 times:

BA currently has 13 757-236s left flying: -

N.B. All are fitted with RR RB211-535E4 engines. Date is that of first flight.

G-BPEC 24882/323 1990-11-06 Ordered by BA for Caledonian. To BA Regional for BHX-JFK service.
G-BPED 25059/363 1991-04-30
G-BPEE 25060/364 1991-05-03 Ordered by BA for Caledonian. To BA Regional for GLA-JFK service.
G-BPEI 25806/601 1994-03-09
G-BPEJ 25807/610 1994-04-25
G-BPEK 25808/665 1995-03-17
G-CPEL 24398/224 1989-04-26 Originally operated by Air Europe. To BA after its collapse.
G-CPEM 28665/747 1997-03-28
G-CPEN 28666/751 1997-04-23
G-CPEO 28667/762 1997-07-12
G-CPER 29113/784 1997-12-02
G-CPES 29114/793 1998-03-17
G-CPET 29115/798 1998-05-12



Let's Go British Caledonian!
User currently offlineSabena 690 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 15, posted (10 years 6 months 3 days 23 hours ago) and read 4068 times:

I really hope that their B752's will still be around the next 5 years.

It's a pleasure to fly them, and it's a nice change for the A319/A320.

Frederic


User currently offlineBA757 From United Kingdom, joined Dec 2003, 2832 posts, RR: 14
Reply 16, posted (10 years 6 months 3 days 23 hours ago) and read 4026 times:

I sure hope they will be around for a lot longer too, they seem to have so much more character to them than the A320 family - I always try to avoid A319/320's when booking flights on BA's website, but that's getting hard now considering how many A319/320/321 BA seem to have!

Adam


User currently offlineA330Fan1 From United States of America, joined Jul 2003, 856 posts, RR: 11
Reply 17, posted (10 years 6 months 3 days 23 hours ago) and read 4021 times:

I do really think the British Airways color scheme looks great on the 757, and I hope to see it for a while more. I flew on BAs 757s twice from Rome-London and London-CDG, and I really liked them..hopefully they will stick around for a while more.

-A330Fan1


User currently offlineRayChuang From United States of America, joined Jun 2000, 7989 posts, RR: 5
Reply 18, posted (10 years 6 months 3 days 17 hours ago) and read 3874 times:

You know, one of the things that BA should have done with its older planes in the 757-200 fleet was to sell them to the RAF to be converted to tanker planes starting in the late 1990's. That way, the RAF gets a more modern plane for a tanker much earlier and allowed them to phase out a good portion of their aging L1011 and VC10 tanker fleet a bit earlier. As such, it won't be at least late 2005/early 2006 that the RAF will finally get a new tanker with the A330-200 conversions.

User currently offlineGDB From United Kingdom, joined May 2001, 13168 posts, RR: 78
Reply 19, posted (10 years 6 months 3 days 13 hours ago) and read 3703 times:

During the cold war in the early/mid 80's, a scheme to fit some of BA's 757s for (not with) wing refuelling drogues for use in wartime was discussed.
It never happened, and for today's mostly 'out of area' deployments, the chosen tanker, the A330, is the way to go.

I remember when first starting at BA seeing the then brand new 757s, they were serviced in the now demolished TBB hanger, alongside Concorde, foreign 707s and the odd VC-10 from Oman.
One of the early ones, cannot remember the reg, was leased to Air Europe but in the BA livery with Air Europe titles, I first noticed this aircraft while in the cockpit of a L1011 being towed to carry out an engine run.

Apart from the late, lamented supersonic flagship, I remember the best take offs beng on 757s, we should keep the flexible E4 engined aircraft as they are flexible aircraft.
Pleased as I am to see us getting A321s, I cannot see that aircraft as a 757 replacement apart from on the shorter routes.


User currently offlineCapital146 From United Kingdom, joined Jun 2003, 2125 posts, RR: 44
Reply 20, posted (10 years 6 months 3 days 12 hours ago) and read 3621 times:

RayChuang,

The A330 will be a very capable aircraft for the RAF in the tanker/transport role, though from an enthusiast point of view I am pleased the Tristars and VC-10's will be around for a couple more years at least.

GDB,

In my eyes, although the 757 is an older design than the A321, I still see the 757 as superior. Although I think Airbus aircraft are superb, I've always seen the A321 as an inferior 757 wanabee.



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