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Branson To Buy Concorde?  
User currently offlineBell X-15 From Cayman Islands, joined Apr 2000, 46 posts, RR: 0
Posted (14 years 5 months 2 weeks 4 days 22 hours ago) and read 1728 times:

Rumours are rife that airline entrepeneur Richard Branson AKA Mr Virgin for those of you who don't know, is planning to buy Concorde when BA have finished with them.
Can any aircraft freaks tell me if this is true?

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User currently offlineTeahan From Germany, joined Nov 1999, 5294 posts, RR: 61
Reply 1, posted (14 years 5 months 2 weeks 4 days 22 hours ago) and read 1566 times:

I read that too! BUT that was last year. My version was leasing one from Air France. He would make no profit but the advertising would be good! Since I have haerd nothing!

Jeremiah Teahna



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User currently offlineSukhoi From Sweden, joined May 2006, 373 posts, RR: 8
Reply 2, posted (14 years 5 months 2 weeks 4 days 22 hours ago) and read 1544 times:

This rumour has been doing the rounds for a long time now, atleast 5 years and always comes to nothing.

Virgin are desperate for 747's at the moment, the only ones available to them need major cabin ovehauls although they are looking at some of the surplus SIA aircraft.


User currently offlineCV990A From United States of America, joined Sep 1999, 1424 posts, RR: 0
Reply 3, posted (14 years 5 months 2 weeks 4 days 14 hours ago) and read 1484 times:

Sounds like a typical Branson publicity stunt- can you imagine how horrible the Concorde would look in Virgin's new paint job?


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User currently offlineGranite From UK - Scotland, joined May 1999, 5568 posts, RR: 64
Reply 4, posted (14 years 5 months 2 weeks 4 days 11 hours ago) and read 1461 times:
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I don't think that they will be available when BA are "finished with them"

There was a rumour a few years ago that Virgin were to lease an Air France SSC in full colours.

Doubt it will happen.

Regards
Gary Watt
Aberdeen, Scotland


User currently offlineUdo From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 5, posted (14 years 5 months 2 weeks 4 days 10 hours ago) and read 1447 times:

I guess if BA finishes operating Concordes one day they would trash all of them immediately to avoid the risk that Branson could get them...

Leasing from AF doesn't seem logical. For scheduled operations one aircraft isn't enough due to the many technical problems which may occure. And AF can't give away more if they want to keep up their regular services.

Regards
Udo


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