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User currently offlineDjmatthews From United Kingdom, joined Dec 1999, 213 posts, RR: 0
Posted (15 years 3 weeks 2 days 4 hours ago) and read 2525 times:

Hi, does anybody know what is happening with VS's 747-200s? Are they all gradulayy going to be retired as the new A340-600's are delivered, or are some going to be kept?

Any inforamation received with thanks!

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User currently offlinePhilB From Ireland, joined May 1999, 2915 posts, RR: 12
Reply 1, posted (15 years 3 weeks 2 days 4 hours ago) and read 2503 times:

My understanding is that the older airframes will be retired, i.e. VIRG, VGIN, VJFK, VLAX. The likely destination is Kemble, for scrapping but it would be nice to think that Richard would sponsor the preservation of VIRG at Duxford (where fully stripped down it could still land) or Bruntingthorpe.

The RR engined ex Cathay and ANZ aircraft will stay and eventually be replaced by the A340-600.

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