FlyCaledonian From United Kingdom, joined Dec 2003, 2114 posts, RR: 3
Reply 4, posted (10 years 11 months 4 weeks 1 day 4 hours ago) and read 3557 times:
BA's oldest aircraft that was originally delivered to the airline is no less than Airbus A.320-111 G-BUSB (No. 6 off the line)! The aircraft was originally rolled out in BCal colours, but hastily repainted after the BA takeover. Delivery was 14.04.88.
However, that aircraft is pipped by 737-3Y0 G-LGTH. Although not delivered to BA until 01.04.01 it was originally delivered to Inter European on 13.04.88 - one day sooner than that A320!
So basically it's an A320 or 737 for BA. I'll opt for the A320 - simply because its sounds strange saying that a major's oldest aircraft is an A320! (Also, it would have had an earlier delivery date if it hadn't been for that repaint from BCal to BA colours).
(And a spooky aside - those two original delivery dates are my sister's and grandma's birthdays).
SkydrolBoy From Canada, joined Sep 2003, 341 posts, RR: 2
Reply 5, posted (10 years 11 months 4 weeks 1 day 3 hours ago) and read 3472 times:
Kelowna Flightcraft in Canada is still flying a 50+ year old Convair 580F (C-GKFQ) on three flights daily...the a/c C-GKFQ has over 143,000 cycles and adding more and more...if you do the math over its life it has averaged almost 8 landings a day for its entire life....this has got to be some kind of record....