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G-BNLB To Be Sold?  
User currently offlineUnited Airline From Hong Kong, joined Jan 2001, 9498 posts, RR: 13
Posted (14 years 2 weeks 2 days 4 hours ago) and read 1470 times:

I heard that G-BNLB has been ferried to Cardiff for long term storage. Can anyone confirm this?

What will happen to this aircraft? Will it be sold? Or will it return to service in the future?

Why did they store G-BNLB? I thought BA has no plan to retire any of its B 747-400s.

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User currently offline777236ER From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 1, posted (14 years 2 weeks 2 days 3 hours ago) and read 1422 times:

BA aren't going to sell it. They're storing it for the time being due to the downturn. It'll be back soon.

User currently offlineAC_B777 From Canada, joined Aug 2000, 850 posts, RR: 11
Reply 2, posted (14 years 2 weeks 2 days 1 hour ago) and read 1383 times:

I heard that this particular a/c was a real maintenance curse and that they (BA) even gave it the nickname Never Leave Base in accordance with NLB in the reg.
Just a little sidenote to the topic.


In life, some days you are the bug..... some days you are the windshield!
User currently offlineAamd11 From UK - Wales, joined Nov 2001, 1068 posts, RR: 1
Reply 3, posted (14 years 2 weeks 1 day 20 hours ago) and read 1335 times:

I think this aircraft was one which had an incident a few years back, when it collided with a 742 at LHR, causing loads fo damage, and it may also have been one which suffered engine difficulties around the same time... i read somewhere that the early BA 744 fleet had engine troubles from time to time and im pretty sure NLB had an accident with BDXA at Heathrow.

Maybe someone could find out more.

User currently offline777236ER From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 4, posted (14 years 2 weeks 1 day 20 hours ago) and read 1333 times:

The RB211-524Gs were a bit tempremental, the -Hs were better, but the -H/Ts are definatly the definitive -524. Took a while for RR to sort them out though.

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