rwy31r
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BA777 Out Of Service?!

Sat Jun 01, 2002 4:53 am

Anyone know why this bird is being withdrawn from the BA. fleet she can't be more than 8 years old!

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aamd11
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RE: BA777 Out Of Service?!

Sat Jun 01, 2002 4:59 am

No use for it with all the capacity reductions.. they will withdraw some 744s soon i expect.

G-ZZZD (the aircraft pictured) is one of the GE non-ER models, and is typically used on Mid-Eastern routes, BA would like to have a fleet of ERs only.. and maybe RR engines only... when they can.. we will see about that one though.
 
gordonroxburgh
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RE: BA777 Out Of Service?!

Sat Jun 01, 2002 5:45 am

One other, ZZZE, is also at Cardiff being decomissioned beofre being returned to Boeing. A 744 (BNLB) is alo in storage there but will be brought back into service when required, there are no plans to sell it at present.
 
ba777-236
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Quite The Sad Site To See....

Sat Jun 01, 2002 5:46 am

BA is to "retire/sell" their non-er versions of the 777's. I believe their reg numbers are G-ZZZA, B, C, D and G-ZZZE
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rj777
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RE: BA777 Out Of Service?!

Sat Jun 01, 2002 9:19 am

Which of those planes was BA's first 777?
 
donder10
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RE: BA777 Out Of Service?!

Sat Jun 01, 2002 9:21 am

I think ZB came first and intially did LHR-CDG runs