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User currently offlineAPP From United Kingdom, joined Feb 2000, 546 posts, RR: 6
Posted (14 years 1 month 22 hours ago) and read 1175 times:

Anyone know what happened to British Airways' DC-10s when they retired them, and in particular G-BEBL ('Forest of Dean')? Any help would be appreciated.
Thanks in advance,
APP

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User currently offlineTEDSKI From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 1, posted (14 years 1 month 21 hours ago) and read 994 times:

I remember an article in the Jan or Feb 2000 issue of the magazine AIRWAYS about the Manchester International Airport. They had a picture of some of those retired BA DC-10s parked side-by-side there.

User currently offlineWoodsboy From United States of America, joined Mar 2000, 1028 posts, RR: 3
Reply 2, posted (14 years 1 month 21 hours ago) and read 980 times:

Did Northwest pick up any of the ex-BA DC-10s? I know that they occassionally aquire DC-10s from operators who are retiring thier 10s. Maybe?? Anybody know?

User currently offlineAPP From United Kingdom, joined Feb 2000, 546 posts, RR: 6
Reply 3, posted (14 years 1 month 21 hours ago) and read 976 times:

Thanks Tedski, I'm going to Manchester Airport in a couple of weeks so I'll have a look about for them and see what's about. Anyone else got any info?
Regards,
APP

(now I've had a reply I can go to bed, hehe)


User currently offlineAPP From United Kingdom, joined Feb 2000, 546 posts, RR: 6
Reply 4, posted (14 years 1 month 21 hours ago) and read 969 times:

Thats a possibilty Woodsboy, I'm sure someone will have some more info on that, but now I really am off to bed !!!!!!!!
see ya!
APP


User currently offlineTEDSKI From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 5, posted (14 years 1 month 21 hours ago) and read 964 times:

Correction on the magazine AAP, it was the Jan 2000 issue of AIRLINER WORLD.

User currently offlineTEDSKI From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 6, posted (14 years 1 month 21 hours ago) and read 954 times:

Correction on the magazine AAP, it was the Jan 2000 issue of AIRLINER WORLD.

User currently offlineTEDSKI From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 7, posted (14 years 1 month 21 hours ago) and read 957 times:

A thought came to mind, if Boeing can come out with a 4-engine version of the 777 (naming it the 787), with P&W 4000 or GE CF6 engines to replace the 747 and go head to head with Airbus's A340. What do you think?

User currently offlineTriStar500 From Germany, joined Nov 1999, 4692 posts, RR: 43
Reply 8, posted (14 years 1 month 1 hour ago) and read 917 times:

I have heard, some of them would go to Cargolion (Luxembourg) and some to what used to be Challenge Air Cargo (now UPS?), although I am not sure about the latter one.


Homer: Facts are meaningless. You could use facts to prove anything that's even remotely true!
User currently offlineFlying_Steph From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 9, posted (14 years 1 month ago) and read 914 times:

Tristar500 is correct. One of them is now flying as LX-TLD with Cargolion (for more info, check out their website at cargolion.com) since mid-february (after freighter conversion by Aeronavali in Venice, Italy). Another one should follow the same path and be delivered for the summer. Cargolion might take a third DC10 and keep it in pax config, but that won't be before 2001 !

See you !


User currently offlineBaec777 From United States of America, joined Oct 1999, 1231 posts, RR: 2
Reply 10, posted (14 years 4 weeks 1 day 23 hours ago) and read 902 times:

Well.... Maybe June 2nd, this year, I will be landing at London Gatwick in connection for Dallas/Ft Worth - Tel Aviv Flights, ... so maybe I'll look to see any retired BA dc10-30's , .... I flew on the BA DC10-30's on Sept 9/96 & Oct 6/96,.... After that, I didnt fly BA til this summer, Departing June 1/00 from DFW to LGW to TLV. I will fly the 777 jets for the 1st time.


Bassim


User currently offlineTravelin man From United States of America, joined Mar 2000, 3416 posts, RR: 0
Reply 11, posted (14 years 4 weeks 1 day 23 hours ago) and read 899 times:

I flew the BA DC-10 in May/June '95 from DFW to LGW. It was a good experience (my only time flying with BA). Even at that time they were talking about retiring the DC-10. I didn't know that it had already happened. They've replaced it with the 777 on the DFW-LGW route?

User currently offlineAPP From United Kingdom, joined Feb 2000, 546 posts, RR: 6
Reply 12, posted (14 years 4 weeks 1 day 23 hours ago) and read 902 times:

I think BA retired them in '98 sometime. I only flew on 2 BA DC-10's (or it might have been one DC-10 twice!!) from LGW-Houston and back in '91. I Just think the old BA colour scheme on the DC-10 looked great, hence my interest, particularly in G-BEBL.
APP


User currently offlineAPP From United Kingdom, joined Feb 2000, 546 posts, RR: 6
Reply 13, posted (14 years 3 weeks 6 days 21 hours ago) and read 881 times:

Just in case anyone is interested I've found out where G-BEBL is now. It is one of the aircraft parked at Manchester. Tedski mentioned that some of the BA DC-10s were parked there, and the one I was particularly interested in is one of them. It was withdrawn from use in Feb. '99. I got the info from:- http://home4.swipnet.se/~w-48037/d10fleet.htm
Thanks everybody for your help.
APP


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