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Qatar 787 Parked Up @LHR BA East Maintance Base...  
User currently offlineaboutstu From United Kingdom, joined Feb 2011, 1 posts, RR: 0
Posted (1 year 10 months 3 weeks 4 days 3 hours ago) and read 10080 times:

Hi everyone...

Just landed into Heathrow this morning and got a glimpse of a Qatar 787 parked at BA east maintenance Base.... If your landing on the Northern runway in a western direction it's a fantasic photo opportunity.... Didn't have the chance unfortunity....

Very sad to see, engines are covered up so don't think it's going anywhere in the short term...

Ironically is parked around the corner from the Concorde...

The Future, Grounded!

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User currently offlineshuttle9juliet From UK - Scotland, joined Jul 2010, 192 posts, RR: 0
Reply 1, posted (1 year 10 months 3 weeks 4 days 3 hours ago) and read 9988 times:

Yeah it's been in a couple of weeks now.

User currently offlineTimRees From United Kingdom, joined Aug 2001, 355 posts, RR: 0
Reply 2, posted (1 year 10 months 3 weeks 4 days 3 hours ago) and read 9977 times:

A7-BCK for anyone who doesn't know.

User currently offlineKarelXWB From Netherlands, joined Jul 2012, 13149 posts, RR: 35
Reply 3, posted (1 year 10 months 3 weeks 4 days 3 hours ago) and read 9896 times:

Sad indeed.




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User currently offlineGCT64 From United Kingdom, joined Nov 2007, 1451 posts, RR: 1
Reply 4, posted (1 year 10 months 3 weeks 4 days 2 hours ago) and read 9532 times:

I flew out of NRT yesterday, there was also a sad line up of 787s on the maintenance base apron there as we taxied out:
2 x ANA, 2 x JAL and 1 x UA (N20904).
Shame that my first sighting of a UA 787 was when it was grounded.



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User currently offlineStitch From United States of America, joined Jul 2005, 31420 posts, RR: 85
Reply 5, posted (1 year 10 months 3 weeks 4 days ago) and read 9266 times:
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She went tech and had to overnight at LHR. The following day the 787 fleet was grounded so I guess QR has decided not to request a permit to ferry her back to DOH.

User currently offlinesimairlinenet From United States of America, joined Oct 2005, 922 posts, RR: 2
Reply 6, posted (1 year 10 months 3 weeks 3 days 23 hours ago) and read 9073 times:

I saw the aircraft there last weekend. Isn't it rather expensive to keep it parked at LHR for weeks?

User currently offlinedavidho1985 From Hong Kong, joined Oct 2012, 376 posts, RR: 0
Reply 7, posted (1 year 10 months 3 weeks 3 days 23 hours ago) and read 9040 times:

Quoting simairlinenet (Reply 6):
I saw the aircraft there last weekend. Isn't it rather expensive to keep it parked at LHR for weeks?

I am sure Boeing will pay the bill


User currently offlinerutankrd From United Kingdom, joined Sep 2003, 3038 posts, RR: 8
Reply 8, posted (1 year 10 months 3 weeks 3 days 23 hours ago) and read 9010 times:

Quoting simairlinenet (Reply 6):

I saw the aircraft there last weekend. Isn't it rather expensive to keep it parked at LHR for weeks?

That is not airport land but rather that of BA.
Special rates may apply and its almost certain QR will be contra charging BOE at some point !


User currently offlineBoeingVista From Australia, joined Jan 2009, 1584 posts, RR: 3
Reply 9, posted (1 year 10 months 3 weeks 3 days 23 hours ago) and read 9010 times:

Quoting Stitch (Reply 5):
She went tech and had to overnight at LHR. The following day the 787 fleet was grounded so I guess QR has decided not to request a permit to ferry her back to DOH.

I don't think that anybody has requested a permit to return any 787's to airline bases have they?

Does anybody have a list of which airports the 787's are physically grounded at..



BV
User currently offlineGCT64 From United Kingdom, joined Nov 2007, 1451 posts, RR: 1
Reply 10, posted (1 year 10 months 3 weeks 3 days 23 hours ago) and read 8909 times:

Quoting BoeingVista (Reply 9):

Does anybody have a list of which airports the 787's are physically grounded at..

The best list I have found is at:

http://www.ch-aviation.ch/portal/air...raft=B787&registration=&grouping=1



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User currently offlineBoeingVista From Australia, joined Jan 2009, 1584 posts, RR: 3
Reply 11, posted (1 year 10 months 3 weeks 3 days 23 hours ago) and read 8872 times:

Quoting GCT64 (Reply 10):
The best list I have found is at:

http://www.ch-aviation.ch/portal/air...ing=1

Thanks, that seems to cover all of them.



BV
User currently offlineskipness1E From United Kingdom, joined Aug 2007, 3317 posts, RR: 1
Reply 12, posted (1 year 10 months 3 weeks 3 days 22 hours ago) and read 8842 times:

Yes it does seem odd that it's still at Heathrow becasue I have little doubt it will need to be through a check in Doha before going back into service.
Or maybe they'll just never, ever fly again.
* flees Boeing fans


User currently offlineMartynS From United Kingdom, joined Jul 2008, 35 posts, RR: 0
Reply 13, posted (1 year 10 months 3 weeks 3 days 18 hours ago) and read 8430 times:

Hi,

Thanks for this - I didn't realise she was there.
Think I'll make a detour on my way to the Travelodge tonight.

Shame that the grounding is the reason I get to see my first 787 

Regards,
Martyn



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User currently offlinegemuser From Australia, joined Nov 2003, 5827 posts, RR: 6
Reply 14, posted (1 year 10 months 3 weeks 3 days 18 hours ago) and read 7632 times:

Quoting BoeingVista (Reply 9):

I don't think that anybody has requested a permit to return any 787's to airline bases have they?

This was mentioned in the mega B787 grounding thread. Basically no body YET (publicly anyway) knows where the aircraft will have to go for repairs, could be Seattle/Charleston, could be a designated MRO, could be the airlines maintenance base, could be where it is or could be somewhere else, nobody knows yet.
Another factor is that any ferry permit would require agreement from the authorities in each country the aircraft would fly over, because of the "before further flight" AD. That would be a nightmare to arrange! Could be done, but not until you need to. In fact it might be easier to send a Boeing team to each aircraft's location, especially if its "just" a battery swap.

Gemuser



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User currently offlinenimool From United Kingdom, joined Oct 2012, 97 posts, RR: 0
Reply 15, posted (1 year 10 months 3 weeks 3 days 17 hours ago) and read 7512 times:

Since the 787s were grounded by the FAA, I've been traveling up the bath road every morning to uni, and i see that poos 787 just sitting there  
It's been there weeks now  



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User currently offlinekazim786 From UK - England, joined Apr 2011, 44 posts, RR: 0
Reply 16, posted (1 year 10 months 3 weeks 3 days 14 hours ago) and read 5676 times:

Very sad indeed, saw it whilst I was driving down Bath Road. Hope Boeing manage to get solve the issues and get her back in the air where she belongs.

User currently offlineBoeingVista From Australia, joined Jan 2009, 1584 posts, RR: 3
Reply 17, posted (1 year 10 months 3 weeks 3 days 14 hours ago) and read 5585 times:

Quoting gemuser (Reply 14):
This was mentioned in the mega B787 grounding thread.

Even I've got bored with that thread. Its grounded and remaining so until further notice.

Quoting gemuser (Reply 14):
Another factor is that any ferry permit would require agreement from the authorities in each country the aircraft would fly over

Not relevant in most cases, Air India, ANA and JAL would only have to ask their home regulator; JAL and UA could repatriate their aircraft without flying over third countries.

QR and LOT would have problems with this though.



BV
User currently offlinecmf From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 18, posted (1 year 10 months 3 weeks 3 days 5 hours ago) and read 2818 times:

Quoting BoeingVista (Reply 9):
I don't think that anybody has requested a permit to return any 787's to airline bases have they?

I may be wrong but think I read that AI did.


User currently offlineLH526 From Germany, joined Aug 2000, 2381 posts, RR: 14
Reply 19, posted (1 year 10 months 3 weeks 3 days 4 hours ago) and read 2623 times:
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One of ANAs B787 is stored at FRA since the battery incident. Last time I walked the ramp there I noticed LH Technic personel working on the plane, rather oddly they did'n enter the plane through the main door via stairs but rather used a ladder to access the bay underneath the cockpit ... I went with them and it was quite cramped to get all the equipment up there, binders, lists, etc up there.


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