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British Airways 747-136s Where Are They Now?  
User currently offlineCX747 From United States of America, joined May 1999, 4453 posts, RR: 5
Posted (13 years 6 months 2 weeks 5 days 19 hours ago) and read 3387 times:

I was wondering where British Airways' 747-136s ended up. I know that 15 of the 16 were sold to AAR and one went back to its lessor. My question is, how many of them are still flying and for who? In particular where is G-AWNE?


"History does not long entrust the care of freedom to the weak or timid." D. Eisenhower
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User currently offlineUnited Airline From Hong Kong, joined Jan 2001, 9160 posts, RR: 15
Reply 1, posted (13 years 6 months 2 weeks 5 days 19 hours ago) and read 3331 times:

Yeah yeah! That's something I wanted to ask for long.

Can anyone tell us on this?

By the way, what does AAR stand for?


User currently offlineFlyf15 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 2, posted (13 years 6 months 2 weeks 5 days 16 hours ago) and read 3327 times:

They have all been either scrapped or parked/put in storage in Roswell, NM. G-AWNE was ferried to Roswell on Nov. 29, 1999, and is currently in storage.

User currently offlineGKirk From UK - Scotland, joined Jun 2000, 24899 posts, RR: 56
Reply 3, posted (13 years 6 months 2 weeks 5 days 15 hours ago) and read 3314 times:

Im sure that some of them are now owned by Air Gulf Falcon.


When you hear the noise of the Tartan Army Boys, we'll be coming down the road!
User currently offlineUnited Airline From Hong Kong, joined Jan 2001, 9160 posts, RR: 15
Reply 4, posted (13 years 6 months 2 weeks 5 days 10 hours ago) and read 3282 times:

So what are they going to do with G-AWNE?

User currently offlineGKirk From UK - Scotland, joined Jun 2000, 24899 posts, RR: 56
Reply 5, posted (13 years 6 months 2 weeks 5 days 10 hours ago) and read 3280 times:

G-AWNE will most likely be scrapped in the near future or will be converted into a freighter.


When you hear the noise of the Tartan Army Boys, we'll be coming down the road!
User currently offlineGKirk From UK - Scotland, joined Jun 2000, 24899 posts, RR: 56
Reply 6, posted (13 years 6 months 2 weeks 5 days 10 hours ago) and read 3273 times:

G-AWNE will most likely be scrapped in the near future or will be converted into a freighter.


When you hear the noise of the Tartan Army Boys, we'll be coming down the road!
User currently offlineOO-AOG From Switzerland, joined Dec 2000, 1426 posts, RR: 4
Reply 7, posted (13 years 6 months 2 weeks 5 days 10 hours ago) and read 3275 times:

BOAC's original 747-136 G-AWNA was sadly broken up.
For it's last scheduled flight of LHR, BOAC titles were painted on one side.
First Air France 747-128 F-BPVA and Sabena 747-129 OO-SGA were also broken up after spending all their lives with the same airline.



Falcon....like a limo but with wings
User currently offlineBoeing727 From United States of America, joined May 1999, 951 posts, RR: 0
Reply 8, posted (13 years 6 months 2 weeks 5 days 9 hours ago) and read 3265 times:

What's the significance of G-AWNE?
There is a good chance that she is one of these beauties awaiting their fate...

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Photo © James Richard Covington, Jr



Boeing727


User currently offlineCX747 From United States of America, joined May 1999, 4453 posts, RR: 5
Reply 9, posted (13 years 6 months 2 weeks 5 days 1 hour ago) and read 3231 times:

From what I have heard, at least one of the 747-136s is now flying for Gulf Falcon. I hope that the other aircraft get a "second chance" at life. Maybe Atlas will convert a few to freighters?

F.Y.I. G-AWNE was important because that was the last and only BA 747-100 I saw at LHR during my trip there.



"History does not long entrust the care of freedom to the weak or timid." D. Eisenhower
User currently offlineConair From United Kingdom, joined Nov 2000, 196 posts, RR: 0
Reply 10, posted (13 years 6 months 2 weeks 5 days ago) and read 3228 times:

According to Air Britain news 12/00 3 British airways B747-136 aircraft have been sold to Kabo air in Nigeria they are
G-AWNE c/n19765 to be 5N-RRR
G-AWNF c/n 19766 to be 5N-JJJ
G-AWNP c/n 20952 to be 5N-OOO
As far as I know all 3 aircraft are still at Rosswell at the moment. Can anybody explain why G-BDXD a srs 236B was retired in Dec 1999 with 91,822 hrs on the clock a full 12 month's before any of the other srs 200's.
This aircraft to was ferried to Rosswell, was it scrapped or is it still in store?

Conair


User currently offlineABQ757 From United States of America, joined Oct 1999, 293 posts, RR: 2
Reply 11, posted (13 years 6 months 2 weeks 4 days 21 hours ago) and read 3214 times:

I will get you the Registration soon, but one of those BA 741's is parked at ABQ along with a retired Northwest DC9. I believe that the BA 741 is being used by Sandia Labs for tests concerning TWA flight 800.

User currently offlineUnited Airline From Hong Kong, joined Jan 2001, 9160 posts, RR: 15
Reply 12, posted (13 years 6 months 2 weeks 4 days 18 hours ago) and read 3199 times:

So Kabo Air and Gulf Falcon will be flying them as Pax aircraft. Right?

User currently offlineConair From United Kingdom, joined Nov 2000, 196 posts, RR: 0
Reply 13, posted (13 years 6 months 2 weeks 3 days ago) and read 3173 times:

I had heard that the Air Gulf Falcon aircraft (G-AWNC) has been ferried to Maaschtricht this summer for scrapping. Very sad as it was the very first B747 I ever saw way back in 1970 on a BOAC ( remember them?) demonstration flight into Manchester.

User currently offlineSouthflite From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 14, posted (13 years 6 months 2 weeks 2 days 12 hours ago) and read 3153 times:

Gulf Falcon still has one B747-136, the former G-BBPU (cn 20953), which has gone through a couple of registrations since acquired : first P4-GFB, then 3C-GFB. Could be 5Y-GFB by now, as the airline seems to have settled on Kenya as a country of registration after experimenting with Aruba (P4), Equatorial Guinea (3C) and Swaziland (3D).

Their other B747-136, the former G-AWNC, is reported to be at Marana, AZ (MZJ) for scrapping (Maastricht was a stopover on its final ferry flight). This one was wearing 3D-GFA (ex P4-GFA) when last seen.

I seem to remember reading somewhere that they'd acquired another B747-136 to replace the scrapped one, but cannot confirm that.

Andrew (Southflite)


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