NA From Germany, joined Dec 1999, 10066 posts, RR: 11 Posted (4 years 11 months 2 weeks 5 days 11 hours ago) and read 4442 times:
British Airways has parked 4 Boeing 747-436s over the past two months.
The aircraft in question are the oldest trio in the fleet (19-year old B-BNLA, B and C) and the newer G-BNLW. Now I read three more will be parked until April.
There are confusing infos about these aircraft, some saying they are just parked for the winter, others say they are parked temporarily unless the business improves, and there is that report by skyliners saying at least the oldest three, but maybe six, will be used for spares. Are there any new infos from our inside-BA members? Even if 2 or 3 years premature, these would be the first 744s to be broken up, which is major news if true. I hope it is not as feared.
Hotelmode From United Kingdom, joined Jan 2007, 460 posts, RR: 1 Reply 2, posted (4 years 11 months 2 weeks 5 days 11 hours ago) and read 4426 times:
Some dodgy info there to start with, only NLB/C are at Cardiff. NLA and NLW are not being parked and there certainly arent 3 more being parked. NLA is on the way back from EZE and NLW is on its way to PHX. GCIVW is currently in Cardiff but for a heavy check not storage.
NLB/C have had seats removed (partly to allow the 777 NGCW upgrades to be sped up and partly because they'll deteriorate in storage) but are planned back in service for the summer schedule.