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British Airways Still Operating 2 B747-200's?  
User currently offlineDogfighter2111 From United Kingdom, joined Nov 2004, 1968 posts, RR: 1
Posted (8 years 8 months 4 weeks 13 hours ago) and read 4913 times:

Hey,

Whilst doing a search for BA in http://www.aerotransport.org and it says that a B742B and a B742C are still in operation yet there are no BA B742 photos in the database.

Anyone got any idea?

Thanks
Mike

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User currently offlineCosec59 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 1, posted (8 years 8 months 4 weeks 12 hours ago) and read 4885 times:

Only thing I can think of is the cargo arm. Global supply systems

User currently offlineScotspanGSM From United Kingdom, joined Nov 2005, 51 posts, RR: 0
Reply 2, posted (8 years 8 months 4 weeks 12 hours ago) and read 4804 times:

I foned my friend at BA maintanance at GLA and asked him, he seems to think that there stored at Cardiff , maybe for cargo conversion but not for passenger use, only 400 series in use according to contact.

User currently offlineDutchjet From Netherlands, joined Oct 2000, 7864 posts, RR: 57
Reply 3, posted (8 years 8 months 4 weeks 11 hours ago) and read 4744 times:

BA has not operated the 742 in pax service for a few years now, but I think that they still own two of the type which are stored and likely would be sold if a buyer could be found. Its unlikely that these aircraft, dating from the late 1970s, will ever see revenue service again - my guess is that they will be scrapped at some point.

User currently offlineScotspanGSM From United Kingdom, joined Nov 2005, 51 posts, RR: 0
Reply 4, posted (8 years 8 months 4 weeks 11 hours ago) and read 4722 times:

BA contact just confirmed that they are stored at cardiff , waiting to be sold.

User currently offlineWhiteHatter From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 5, posted (8 years 8 months 4 weeks 11 hours ago) and read 4717 times:

These may relate to aircraft leased to European, which are still on the books as belonging to BA, due to that company's financial troubles.

User currently offlineDutchjet From Netherlands, joined Oct 2000, 7864 posts, RR: 57
Reply 6, posted (8 years 8 months 4 weeks 11 hours ago) and read 4711 times:

Quoting WhiteHatter (Reply 5):
These may relate to aircraft leased to European, which are still on the books as belonging to BA, due to that company's financial troubles.

I thought exactly the same thing at first, but it seems that aside and apart from the BA 742s that went to European, BA owns two of the type which are stored.


User currently offlineWhiteHatter From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 7, posted (8 years 8 months 4 weeks 11 hours ago) and read 4694 times:

Quoting Dutchjet (Reply 6):
I thought exactly the same thing at first, but it seems that aside and apart from the BA 742s that went to European, BA owns two of the type which are stored.

If I recall correctly, they were leased to European but repossessed. They may not have flown with the rest of the G-BDX* aircraft that were leased or sold.

They could also be parts trees stored somewhere. I'm sure there are still a couple in the desert somewhere like Mojave.


User currently offlineBBJII From United Kingdom, joined Jul 2005, 850 posts, RR: 4
Reply 8, posted (8 years 8 months 4 weeks ago) and read 4343 times:

Just a small point:

All of the 747-200 went to European.

2 were repossed due to monies owed. As part of the deal, BA are due 10% of any sell on fees European get from the sale of the other 747-200.

The 2 BA 747-200 are stored at CWL. In March one operated for the RAF to the Falklands.

I think 1 is strip-stored, and 1 is Operationally ready-stored.....I THINK

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User currently offlineDogfighter2111 From United Kingdom, joined Nov 2004, 1968 posts, RR: 1
Reply 9, posted (8 years 8 months 4 weeks ago) and read 4327 times:

Thanks to all that replied, i forgot i posted this topic...lol

So, the reason they are displayed is becuase BA own the aircraft but have them stored?

Thanks
Mike


User currently offlineWrighbrothers From United Kingdom, joined Jul 2005, 1875 posts, RR: 9
Reply 10, posted (8 years 8 months 3 weeks 6 days 23 hours ago) and read 4213 times:

I would think that yes they are stored ,however wouldn't it be lovely to see them fly again in the BA livery ?, I can dream can't I  Sad

Quoting ScotspanGSM (Reply 2):
only 400 series in use according to contact.

Yes, that is correct

Quoting Dutchjet (Reply 3):
BA has not operated the 742 in pax service for a few years now,

They stopped using them in October 2001, my God-father was an F/E on them

Wrighbrothers



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User currently offlineVV701 From United Kingdom, joined Aug 2005, 7458 posts, RR: 17
Reply 11, posted (8 years 8 months 3 weeks 6 days 12 hours ago) and read 3814 times:

Quoting Cosec59 (Reply 1):
Only thing I can think of is the cargo arm. Global supply systems

These three aircraft (G-GSSA, 'SB and 'SC) are 744s.

Quoting ScotspanGSM (Reply 4):
BA contact just confirmed that they are stored at cardiff

The only stored 742 that I knew of is still in Basis BA Landor c/s. It is G-BDXA still in store (I believe) at MXJ. But it is owned by Snapdragon not BA.

There are also ex-BA 742s parked at BOH (2 I believe), FZO and Dunsfold and one just being broken up at AMS.

A couple of BA 742s were broken up at CWL, G-BDXC in July 2002 and G-BDXI in July 2003. If there are two BA 742s at CWL still I would like to know which they are. Anyone live that way? Thanks!


User currently offlineBennett123 From United Kingdom, joined Aug 2004, 7525 posts, RR: 3
Reply 12, posted (8 years 8 months 3 weeks 1 day 17 hours ago) and read 3470 times:

According to Cactuswings, G-BDXA was last seen in 2003, and is shown as broken up.

User currently offlineDiesel1 From UK - Wales, joined Mar 2001, 1637 posts, RR: 11
Reply 13, posted (8 years 8 months 3 weeks 1 day 13 hours ago) and read 3341 times:

I cant recall any 747-200 @ CWL on my last visit.


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