donder10
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V8-RBG Finally Leaves BA Maintenance

Sat Mar 23, 2002 2:08 am

This Brunei 767 300 that has been under repair since 18 December of last year has finally left LHR!It has been repaired in one of their maintenance hanghars afters its fuselage was pierced by what I think was a tow truck!
 
Arsenal@LHR
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RE: V8-RBG Finally Leaves BA Maintenance

Sat Mar 23, 2002 2:52 am

How does a tow truck manage to pierce a hole in a plane? Aren't aircraft fuselages suppose to be much tougher than that?

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GDB
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RE: V8-RBG Finally Leaves BA Maintenance

Sat Mar 23, 2002 3:34 am

BA have found in the past that 3rd party maint. work has rarely been profitable, (partly that has been due to purchasing muppets signing contracts with airlines that had trouble paying), and often a drain on resources.
But Royal Brunei was too good a contract to turn down, especially as late last year we had some spare capacity due to post Sept.11th cutbacks.
Plus where else would they go?
BA got together a big gang of experienced guys to do it.
It was in East Pen, Technical Block A, sharing a hanger with Concorde major maint, with OAD, and now OAC being modded.
The underside of the 767 was in a right state, I showed some Brunei staff over an operational Concorde a few weeks back.
 
donder10
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RE: V8-RBG Finally Leaves BA Maintenance

Sat Mar 23, 2002 9:35 am

GDB,
you dont have happen to know the reg of the 767-300 outside the East Pen,Tech block A do you?
Cheers,Alex
 
GDB
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RE: V8-RBG Finally Leaves BA Maintenance

Sat Mar 23, 2002 5:00 pm

The BA one? I'll take a look Monday.
 
donder10
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RE: V8-RBG Finally Leaves BA Maintenance

Sat Mar 23, 2002 5:27 pm

Yes its a BA one thanks in the 'Hong Kong' cs.Are you particularly into spotting?
Cheers
 
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Donder10

Tue Mar 26, 2002 5:20 am

The BA 767 outside South Pen at LHR is 'Whiskey Golf'.
 
donder10
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RE: V8-RBG Finally Leaves BA Maintenance

Tue Mar 26, 2002 7:01 am

Thanks alot GDB!I needed as it thought it was still with QF

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