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The Fate Of G-DOCD  
User currently offlineTobias2702 From Germany, joined Sep 2008, 701 posts, RR: 0
Posted (4 years 1 month 2 weeks 4 days 6 hours ago) and read 3583 times:

Hi guys,
in 2001 I took LHR-TXL flight on G-DOCD, a 737-400 then flying for BA, and now I'm trying to find out the "CV" of the aircraft. According to airlfeets [ http://www.airfleets.net/ficheapp/plane-b737-25349.htm ], it was delivered to BA on 6 Nov 1991, and left the fleet on 12 June 2004, when it was sold to OK and re-registered OK-WGX. Last news states the aircraft is stored since April 2009, but pictures in our database show it still being around, though in an all-white livery without any titles. What's the story behind it, and what will the future of the aircraft look like?


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As a side note, according to ch-aviation G-DOCD was re-registered OK-WGY when it entered OK servce, and that today's OK-WGX was G-DOCI, but I reckon this piece of information is wrong?

[Edited 2010-03-04 01:51:44]


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User currently offlineMYT332 From United Kingdom, joined Sep 2003, 9112 posts, RR: 71
Reply 1, posted (4 years 1 month 2 weeks 4 days 5 hours ago) and read 3408 times:

Quoting Tobias2702 (Thread starter):
As a side note, according to ch-aviation G-DOCD was re-registered OK-WGY when it entered OK servce, and that today's OK-WGX was G-DOCI, but I reckon this piece of information is wrong?

I'd think so.

G-DOCD was cn 25349/2156 as per OK-WGX cn 25349/2156.
G-DOCI was cn 25839/2188 as per OK-WGY cn 25839/2188.


As for G-DOCD/OK-WGX today then she has at least been picked up this year operating for OK though I don't know what has happened since January.


2010/01/15 07:20 CSA7250 OK7250 - OK-WGX CSA Czech Airlines B734
2010/01/10 22:51 CSA2MC OK0723 MXP-PRG OK-WGX CSA Czech Airlines B734
2010/01/10 12:10 CSA6083 OK6083 - OK-WGX CSA Czech Airlines B734
2010/01/10 03:28 CSA6082 OK6082 - OK-WGX CSA Czech Airlines B734



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User currently offlineBA174 From United Kingdom, joined Oct 2009, 745 posts, RR: 0
Reply 2, posted (4 years 1 month 2 weeks 4 days 3 hours ago) and read 3097 times:

DOCD was one of two BA 734s sold to OK after the main 734 fleet moved from LHR to LGW. They must not have been the demand at LGW to move the whole fleet so those two were sold.

User currently offlinevv701 From United Kingdom, joined Aug 2005, 7258 posts, RR: 17
Reply 3, posted (4 years 1 month 2 weeks 3 days 15 hours ago) and read 2528 times:

G-DOCD was rolled out by BA in full CSA c/s but taped 'G-DOCD' on 25 April 2004.

It was ferried LHR-SEN 1 May 2004 as G-DOCD.

Its British registration was cancelled 12 June 2004.

It was leased by CSA on 13 June 2004 and registered OK-WGX and ferried SEN-PRG that day.

It was operated by CSA until 30 March 2009.

On 31 March 2009 it was ferried PRG-SEN.

On 6 April 2009 it was rolled out at SEN painted white with red engines and no titles and ferried SEN-PRG that day.

It was slated for lease by Nyzak Air but the lease was not taken up.

It was returned to service by CSA. For example it operated PRG-LHR (OK652) on 29 June 2009 and then LHR-PRG (OK9200Y) on 30 June. It was still painted white with red engines and no titles.

It was wearing the same livery when it operated PRG-LHR (OK650) on 20 December 2009. I do not think it has visited LHR since then and cannot therefore be sure that it is still operating for CSA.

Hope this helps.


User currently offlineDaysleeper From UK - England, joined Dec 2009, 835 posts, RR: 1
Reply 4, posted (4 years 1 month 2 weeks 3 days 14 hours ago) and read 2453 times:

Sorry to go off topic - But in the image above of it in BA colours - there is like a pattern of dents at the rear on the bottom of the fuselage. They look too organised to have been caused by an accident. Anyone any idea what they are?

Edit - Sorry, I ment in the 2nd photo, the one with the OK registration....

[Edited 2010-03-04 19:16:27]

User currently offlineSyeaphanR From United Kingdom, joined Dec 2006, 70 posts, RR: 0
Reply 5, posted (4 years 1 month 2 weeks 3 days 8 hours ago) and read 2255 times:
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Quoting Daysleeper (Reply 4):
Sorry to go off topic - But in the image above of it in BA colours - there is like a pattern of dents at the rear on the bottom of the fuselage. They look too organised to have been caused by an accident. Anyone any idea what they are?

Edit - Sorry, I ment in the 2nd photo, the one with the OK registration....

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User currently offlineTS-IOR From Tunisia, joined Oct 2001, 3410 posts, RR: 6
Reply 6, posted (4 years 1 month 2 weeks 3 days 7 hours ago) and read 2194 times:

Will other 734s leave the fleet by the end of March ? BA use them on LGW-TUN and for the summer season they are reducing from daily to 5 a week ! They'll be replaced by A320s or A319s ?

User currently offlineBA174 From United Kingdom, joined Oct 2009, 745 posts, RR: 0
Reply 7, posted (4 years 1 month 2 weeks 3 days 7 hours ago) and read 2127 times:

I think BA are keeping all 19 until about 2014 now. They are getting engine work and interior updates done as we speak and some more A319s have been down to LGW to cover while the work goes on.

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