Capt.Picard From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR: Posted (12 years 9 months 3 weeks 1 day ago) and read 1663 times:
The other day, as I disembarked from my Virgin A340 from Cape Town, and walked to arrivals, I noticed a Virgin 742 parked next to us, and was quite surprised; I thought Virgin had withdrawn it's Classic fleet with immediate effect?
Obviously not, so what is the story with these a/c? Will they continue to fly for Virgin in the near-future? Do Virgin have any plans for their Classic fleet?
And could anyone tell me whether VS owns ex-Cathay equipment?; I am guessing this might be the case, because the a/c I saw had RR engines.
Captain.MD-11 From United Kingdom, joined Oct 2001, 704 posts, RR: 0
Reply 1, posted (12 years 9 months 3 weeks 21 hours ago) and read 1616 times:
Virgin has or certainly did have ex-Cathay equipment in their fleet, the exact number I do not know.Conduct a search of the forum becuse I remember someone who gave precise info about what 742's Virgin is flying at the minute
Twins,twins, everywhere.... but where are the three holers?
Capt Picard, here is the full info on -VZZZ, from Bill Harms' census:
Serial number: 22722
Line number: 523
Delivered: 05/22/81 (to Air New Zealand)
Now opperating for: VIRGIN ATLANTIC AIRWAYS
Previous registrations: ZK-NZV
Say, anyone know what is happened with G-VBEE? And what will become of these aircraft once they are out of Virgin's fleet - hopefully not scrapping, they are part of New Zealand's history, and I hope at least one can be preserved over here!
Hope the above info is useful
"So powerful is the light of unity that it can illuminate the whole earth." - Bahá'u'lláh
C-GRYK From Canada, joined Apr 2000, 751 posts, RR: 36
Reply 10, posted (12 years 9 months 3 weeks 7 hours ago) and read 1463 times:
It is relatively easy to figure out if you read Jetstreamer's post. VIRG/VGIN/VCAT/VRUM/VBEE are not flying for Virgin Atlantic anymore, VSSS/VIBE/VZZZ/VPUF are still flying, all out of LHR if I judge things correctly (Newark/Lagos/Delhi seem to be the last cities with classics, I'm not 100% on this though).
Afay1 From United States of America, joined Oct 2001, 1293 posts, RR: 2
Reply 13, posted (12 years 9 months 2 weeks 6 days 22 hours ago) and read 1411 times:
They may have decided to modify the cockpit doors right after the September 11th attacks, not neccesarily anticipating such a slump in worldwide passenger operations. Also, cockpit door modifications, even if initially done on grounded aircraft, would enhance their resale value I would imagine. My 2 cents anyway.