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Concorde - Well You Never Know?  
User currently offlineDHHornet From United Kingdom, joined May 2006, 252 posts, RR: 0
Posted (7 years 10 months 1 week 6 days 18 hours ago) and read 4131 times:

Concorde flying again? Don't think that old subject again and yawn . Read the link first.

http://www.timesonline.co.uk/article/0,,2-2410914.html

Maybe it will?

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User currently offlineJetBlueGuy2006 From United States of America, joined Jan 2006, 1656 posts, RR: 1
Reply 1, posted (7 years 10 months 1 week 6 days 17 hours ago) and read 3986 times:

Interesting, what is the registration for the Concorde in question. It always helps me visualize something like this if I can see a picture.


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User currently offlineDHHornet From United Kingdom, joined May 2006, 252 posts, RR: 0
Reply 2, posted (7 years 10 months 1 week 6 days 15 hours ago) and read 3854 times:

F-BTSD cn 213

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Photo © Philippe Noret - AirTeamimages



User currently offlineLegoguy From United Kingdom, joined Jun 2006, 3312 posts, RR: 39
Reply 3, posted (7 years 10 months 1 week 6 days 13 hours ago) and read 3682 times:

Bravo to the French. Great news. Why does it cost so much to return the aircraft to airworthiness?


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User currently offlineClassicLover From Ireland, joined Mar 2004, 4635 posts, RR: 23
Reply 4, posted (7 years 10 months 1 week 6 days 13 hours ago) and read 3656 times:

Interesting link - glad that they have had access to do this in order to keep the aircraft active. Makes sense to me, even if they don't let the aircraft fly again...

The same should be happening with BOAF.



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User currently offlineRichardPrice From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 5, posted (7 years 10 months 1 week 6 days 13 hours ago) and read 3584 times:

Wasnt F-BTSD being kept in flightworthy condition for the Concorde crash investigation? Thats probably why this group believe they can get her airworthy for less, although I dont believe in their estimates.

User currently offlineFlySSC From United States of America, joined Aug 2003, 7411 posts, RR: 57
Reply 6, posted (7 years 10 months 1 week 6 days 7 hours ago) and read 3257 times:

Quoting RichardPrice (Reply 5):
Wasnt F-BTSD being kept in flightworthy condition for the Concorde crash investigation?

No. that was F-BVFC, stored at Toulouse by Airbus.

Actually, to be more precise, not 1 but 2 Air France Concorde are maintained and kept in flyable conditions :
- F-BTSD, stored at LBG is regularly checked and maintained by an Air France engineers team.

-F-BVFC, stored in Toulouse by Airbus is also regularly maintained.

The three other AF Concorde, F-BVFA (stored at IAD), F-BVFB (stored at Sisheim/Germany) and F-BVFF (stored at CDG) could never ever be brought back in the air.


User currently offlineEGTESkyGod From United Kingdom, joined Jun 2005, 1712 posts, RR: 12
Reply 7, posted (7 years 10 months 1 week 6 days 6 hours ago) and read 3179 times:
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Quoting ClassicLover (Reply 4):
Interesting link - glad that they have had access to do this in order to keep the aircraft active. Makes sense to me, even if they don't let the aircraft fly again...

The same should be happening with BOAF.

Quite true. It is a massive shame BA drained all the fluids, etc from their aircraft, it would have made sense to run the systems once in a while, as is being done in France.



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User currently offlineDHHornet From United Kingdom, joined May 2006, 252 posts, RR: 0
Reply 8, posted (7 years 10 months 1 week 5 days 22 hours ago) and read 3002 times:

Well I don't care who owns one. Just get one flying again!

User currently offlineTrintocan From United Kingdom, joined Apr 2000, 3238 posts, RR: 4
Reply 9, posted (7 years 10 months 1 week 5 days 21 hours ago) and read 2925 times:

I honestly do not believe that any of the Concordes will fly again. Those which are being maintained in France will in all likelihood make static appearances at airshows (esp. the one at Le Bourget) and may even be powered up to give onlookers an impression of their power. A flying Concorde, thoughm one will never see again. If that were done by the French without the British having a flying example, that could be a bit of a diplomatic tiff.

TrinToCan.



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User currently offlineUAL777UK From United Kingdom, joined Nov 2005, 3356 posts, RR: 1
Reply 10, posted (7 years 10 months 1 week 5 days 18 hours ago) and read 2812 times:

I think theres more chance of FR putting in a 5o plus order for the 380 than seeing this beauty fly again.

User currently offlineStarGoldLHR From Heard and McDonald Islands, joined Feb 2004, 1529 posts, RR: 1
Reply 11, posted (7 years 10 months 1 week 5 days 10 hours ago) and read 2382 times:

BOAF won't fly again.

Various cracks have emerged in the wings and other parts have been damaged inside.

According to the staff there, BA auditors carefully log every mark / scratch etc and bill the group managing for the damage, but they contribute nothing to the condition and maintenace of the aircraft they own nor they offer anything towards the placing of the aircraft undercover.

According to staff at the owning group, they have an up hill task of routine maintenace, site rent / electric, and BA costs which in the end leaves virtually nothing to the £10mn relocation / building construction fees, they calculated at the current rate this will take 15 years or more to save the cash unless they recieve help.

G-BOAC is in a similar pickle in Manchester, G-BOAE in Barbados is at least under a form of cover, but earning no revenue in the salt air.
G-BOAD is a cash generator for the boeing boys in seattle and same again in New York for G-BOAG.

The best preserved examples in the UK are the prototypes.

I suspect in 10 years AF / AC could be scrapped for rotting condition



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User currently offlineEGTESkyGod From United Kingdom, joined Jun 2005, 1712 posts, RR: 12
Reply 12, posted (7 years 10 months 1 week 4 days 5 hours ago) and read 2129 times:
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Quoting StarGoldLHR (Reply 11):
G-BOAD is a cash generator for the boeing boys in seattle and same again in New York for G-BOAG.

Other way around, G-BOAG is in Seattle, G-BOAD is in New York.

Quoting StarGoldLHR (Reply 11):
Various cracks have emerged in the wings and other parts have been damaged inside.

According to the staff there, BA auditors carefully log every mark / scratch etc and bill the group managing for the damage, but they contribute nothing to the condition and maintenace of the aircraft they own nor they offer anything towards the placing of the aircraft undercover.

I had not heard this, where did you find that out?



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