The arrangement is really weird. The a/c are still owned by VS, but VS sub-lease the a/c to CC who then wet lease (a/c and f/deck, but not cabin crew) back to VS, the a/c are exactly the same as when VS had them, except that the Reg has changed. It's a mad arrangement, but I think it was done to save money in the long run, as VS are not actually having to pay the f/deck's wages etc.
VS are still providing full engineering support too, although CC have one of their own guy's based at LHR too.
Due to the late delivery of the A346's and the requirements to have all the f/deck doors replaced by April on the other a/c, the CC sub-charter on the LHR-LOS route has been extended until April 2003. Its gone back to an A340 just for a few weeks whilst everything is sorted out, the late delivery of those A346's has really screwed things up.
I read too on the company intranet that it's not true about the baby changing tables on the A346's breaking because of couples trying to make babies on them.
"She Rolls, 45 knots, 90, 135, nose comes up to 20 degrees, she's airborne - She flies, Concorde Flies"