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User currently offlineA340600 From United Kingdom, joined Aug 2003, 4105 posts, RR: 51
Posted (10 years 4 months 1 week 1 day 4 hours ago) and read 3501 times:

Some of you may already know that A319s will be replacing the ageing 737s in the BA fleet. Well UPDATING YOU, the older -300's and -400's have pretty much gone and now the G-DOC* lot are starting to go. CHeck this out from the BA site:

G-DOCB 'Wings', final revenue service was BA8078/27Mar
NCL-LGW. Stood down. TT 24,881 hrs, 20,132 Cycles.

G-DOCD 'Animals & Trees', final revenue service was
BA2968/25Mar LGW-GLA. Stood down. TT 24,743 hrs,
20,186 Cycles.

G-DOCE 'Blomsterang', final revenue service was BA2577
27Mar TRN-LGW. Stood down. TT 25,042 hrs, 20,143 Cycles.

G-DOCR 'Waves of the City', final revenue service was
BA2925/27Mar ABZ-LGW. Stood down. TT 26,563 hrs,
18,480 Cycles.


Of course they are all world images becuase there is no point in selling freshly painted aircraft so soon. It is a shame really  Sad

Sam Sad


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Despite the name I am a Boeing man through and through!
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User currently offlineRichardw From United Kingdom, joined May 2001, 3749 posts, RR: 0
Reply 1, posted (10 years 4 months 1 week 1 day 3 hours ago) and read 3353 times:

Where are they going to? lessor or other airline?

User currently offlineA340600 From United Kingdom, joined Aug 2003, 4105 posts, RR: 51
Reply 2, posted (10 years 4 months 1 week 1 day 2 hours ago) and read 3196 times:

I think that they are being sold

Sam



Despite the name I am a Boeing man through and through!
User currently offlineMYT332 From United Kingdom, joined Sep 2003, 9112 posts, RR: 70
Reply 3, posted (10 years 4 months 1 week 1 day 2 hours ago) and read 3148 times:

Thomsonfly perhaps?
.....



One Life, Live it.
User currently offlineA340600 From United Kingdom, joined Aug 2003, 4105 posts, RR: 51
Reply 4, posted (10 years 4 months 1 week 1 day 2 hours ago) and read 3094 times:

Don't think so

Some of the last ones went to Comair

Sam



Despite the name I am a Boeing man through and through!
User currently offlineSolnabo From Sweden, joined Jan 2008, 851 posts, RR: 2
Reply 5, posted (10 years 4 months 1 week 1 day 1 hour ago) and read 3072 times:

Yipiieee, at last BA doing something smart, like phasing out "the granny 737"  Big grin
*just my 25 öre*

Michael//SE  Big thumbs up



Airbus SAS - Love them both
User currently offlineCarduelis From United Kingdom, joined Dec 2001, 1585 posts, RR: 10
Reply 6, posted (10 years 4 months 1 week 1 day 1 hour ago) and read 3005 times:

I'm pleased you found the website address, I posted elsewhere yesterday, to be of value!

http://www.avnclub.demon.co.uk





Per Ardua ad Astra! ........ Honi Soit Qui Mal y Pense!
User currently offlineRIX From United States of America, joined Aug 2000, 1787 posts, RR: 1
Reply 7, posted (10 years 4 months 1 week 19 hours ago) and read 2862 times:

So, "my" G-DOCW is to go soon too... Flew on it on June, 2000, in Club Europe (interestingly, both my flights on 737-400 were in Business, another one internationally with SU - a great one too!), and since then saw it several times in different European airports, videotaped it from LHR spectators gallery in 2002! Great flying machines, but, well, this is called "progress", and I, too, prefer 320 and 737NG...

User currently offlineSammyhostie From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 8, posted (10 years 4 months 1 week 19 hours ago) and read 2847 times:

The Airbuses will be owned and operated by GB, our franchise. BA will keep most of it's 73's for its dom routes and some EU's.

User currently offlineANstar From United Kingdom, joined Nov 2003, 5187 posts, RR: 6
Reply 9, posted (10 years 4 months 1 week 19 hours ago) and read 2808 times:

Sammyhostie,


The BA timetable shows when a flight is operated by GB, however the LGW A319 flights are defiantely marked as being BA operated.

Is this just an error on their site?


User currently offlineCatatonic From United Kingdom, joined Mar 2004, 1155 posts, RR: 3
Reply 10, posted (10 years 4 months 1 week 17 hours ago) and read 2712 times:

When will BA be getting rid of their 737 aircraft that operate LGW to MAN?


Equally Cursed and Blessed.
User currently offlineFlyCaledonian From United Kingdom, joined Dec 2003, 2080 posts, RR: 3
Reply 11, posted (10 years 4 months 6 days ago) and read 2554 times:

I've mentioned this a couple of times in other BA 737 threads, yet nobody has been able to answer it (Maybe this time!). Despite these 737s leaving the fleet BA still has 34 737s - 5 733s, 19 734s and 10 735s. Yet it only has 16 Airbus aircraft on order - 3 A319s, 3 A320s and 10 A321s. There is also the question of the 13 757s and the handful of shorthaul opertaed 767s. So before the 737 goes we need to see BA make another Airbus order. I'd imagine that it would provide for the 757 to leave the fleet too (e.g. more A321s).

These aircraft that have gone seem to be going as BA makes more efficient use of its aircraft, after all it has an increased Gatwick flying programme this summer but has stood down aircraft. The same is true with the longhaul fleet - more flying from LHR but no additional aircraft. Good for BA as aircraft only make money in the air, not sat on the tarmac.

So, are we likely to see BA commit to more Airbus A320 family aircraft in the next few months? An order of 30+ aircraft would allow the 737s and 757s to be replaced, 40+ if it wants to eliminate the 10 BCal ordered A320s too (These have CFM engines while the BA ordered aircraft have IAE powerplants).



Let's Go British Caledonian!
User currently offlineCadmus From United Kingdom, joined Jan 2004, 185 posts, RR: 0
Reply 12, posted (10 years 4 months 5 days 22 hours ago) and read 2486 times:

FlyCaledonian, there's some speculation in other threads that Boeing will be annoucing the first 7E7 orders at Farnborough. If BA are going to order more A320's, Airbus may want them hold off an annoucment until then to try and stop Boeing from grabbing all the attention.


Understanding is a three-edged sword
User currently offlineAAMD11 From UK - Wales, joined Nov 2001, 1059 posts, RR: 1
Reply 13, posted (10 years 4 months 5 days 22 hours ago) and read 2433 times:

Those BCal 320s have to go sooner or later, I'd have thought now would be a good time to order them, while the markets are still down, you can get good deals on new a/c I'm sure.

The 757s i think will stay a while, and will likely be phased out around the same time as the 767.

A while ago, 200ish BA's strategy was smaller a/c.
Then the other year they changed their mind, cancelled 318s and ordered 321s instead. If they're now taking more larger a/c again, they might not need to replace the 737s one for one.

BA has orders and options on up to something like 300 A320 family a/c i think.
(according to their website when i last checked it, they have something like 130 options for 319s alone)

I think I can see them execising some of those this year at some point.


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