EZYAirbus
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Concorde Retirement Locations

Wed Oct 22, 2003 11:36 pm

Do British Airways plan to keep a Concorde on show at Heathrow, after all it has been her home for her whole life, wouldnt seem right not going to Heathrow and the only Concorde you can see is the model at the tunnel entrance.

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XXXX10
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RE: Concorde Retirement Locations

Thu Oct 23, 2003 12:22 am

Yes

My understanding is that one of the BA aircraft will be a gate guardian at terminal five when it opens.

 
EGGD
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RE: Concorde Retirement Locations

Thu Oct 23, 2003 12:27 am

The other two Concordes staying in Britain are going to Filton and Manchester, the rest are going to the USA...
 
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RE: Concorde Retirement Locations

Thu Oct 23, 2003 12:38 am

Just how many Concordes are coming here (USA)? I know Air France gave their oldest to the Air & Space Museum in DC. But that's the only Concorde I know of staying in the US. So if 3 of the 7 BA's Concorde are staying home...where are the other 4 going to? Regards.
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usairways85
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RE: Concorde Retirement Locations

Thu Oct 23, 2003 12:42 am

One will be retired to the Intrepid Air and Space museum in New York City and one will be retired to the Seatle museum of Flight i believe. Those are the only two that will be retired in the US i think
 
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RE: Concorde Retirement Locations

Thu Oct 23, 2003 12:46 am

Latest reports are:

G-BOAA: not airworthy; Heathrow display? (England, in any case)
G-BOAB: same (England)
G-BOAC: Manchester Airport, England
G-BOAD: Intrepid Sea-Air-Space Museum, New York City
G-BOAE: Museum of Flight, BFI, Seattle
G-BOAF: Filton, England (in fact, she will be housed in the same Brabazon hangar in which she was built, at least temporarily)
G-BOAG: Grantley Adams Airport, Barbados

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EZYAirbus
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RE: Concorde Retirement Locations

Thu Oct 23, 2003 12:50 am

I feel that G-BOAC should be left at LHR, being the head of the Concorde fleet, it should stay at home!

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RE: Concorde Retirement Locations

Thu Oct 23, 2003 12:57 am

Well another one from AF was given to the museum in Sinsheim /Southern Germany, and I can assure you when the old lady came on her last flight to Baden-Baden airport (rest of the way was done per truck/ship), she got the welcome these beauties deserve: Thousands and thousands of aviation fans were there and cheering, TV and radio coverage, a very touching scene, a bit like when the German football team comes home with another title Big grin.
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RE: Concorde Retirement Locations

Thu Oct 23, 2003 12:58 am

EZYAIRBUS

A nice thought but G-BOAA and G-BOAB cannot fly (they were never modified after the crash) it is therefore much easier to export those aircraft that can.

Of course LHR still has G-conc
 
EZYAirbus
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RE: Concorde Retirement Locations

Thu Oct 23, 2003 1:02 am

cant they stick it on a low-loader? im sure the police would take great pleasure in escorting a Concorde on its trip to manchester up the motorway.

Glenn

p.s Why didnt Concorde visit LTN on its UK tour?
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RE: Concorde Retirement Locations

Thu Oct 23, 2003 1:11 am

Just saw Concorde flying over central Manchester... must have been on its way out after take-off.

The noise is unreal - incredible. Roaring throughout the streets. First time Ive seen everyone stand there in the street and just look up in the sky. Got a nice view too, reasonably high, but clearly visible with its black exhaust.

Sounded louder than a Tornado flying on the deck - and sustained. Awesome that such a great aircraft still grabs everyones attention.
 
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RE: Concorde Retirement Locations

Thu Oct 23, 2003 1:28 am

BOAA was, according to a Sunday tabloid, expected to make it's sedate way to a "museum near Edinburgh".

No roaring, cheering crowds in West Didsbury.....general apathy ruled! Hopefully, should we get one, we'll be back on the 24s for it's arrival!

David
 
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RE: Concorde Retirement Locations

Thu Oct 23, 2003 1:42 am

I saw it on the way home from work (Withington) and got a good view, although I wish I had stayed at work as I am on the fourth floor and would have got a good view.

I was in a queue of traffic so stuck my head out to look at it (and hear it) but then the car behind beeped so I had to move!!

Don't these people realise how special the moment was??? grrrrr

Am hoping to book a day off for when G-BOAC arrives at MAN...does anyone have a confirmed date for it arriving???
 
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RE: Concorde Retirement Locations

Thu Oct 23, 2003 4:13 am

G-BOAA and G-BOAB cannot fly (they were never modified after the crash)

If BA applied for a 'Permit to Fly' (assuming it was granted) they wouldn't need a C of A to fly them to a museum non-rev.
 
FlagshipAZ
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RE: Concorde Retirement Locations

Sat Oct 25, 2003 11:07 am

Anyone here know where I can find a complete production list of all 20 Concorde airframes, and their registrations? Thanks for any help. Regards.
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Heinz
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RE: Concorde Retirement Locations

Sat Oct 25, 2003 4:15 pm

FlagshipAZ, try www.concordesst.com.
I guess you will find most of what you need.
 
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RE: Concorde Retirement Locations

Sat Oct 25, 2003 4:41 pm

I also find that G-BOAC should stay at LHR, it has too much emotional value...

Would it be possible to replace the small Concorde on display with a real one?

Regards
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RE: Concorde Retirement Locations

Sat Oct 25, 2003 4:47 pm

Anyone here know where I can find a complete production list of all 20 Concorde airframes, and their registrations?

http://concordesst.com
 
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RE: Concorde Retirement Locations

Sat Oct 25, 2003 5:25 pm

To FlagshipAZ,...and others :


Prototypes :

- Concorde 001 F-BWTSS : Air/Space museum- Le Bourget Airport
- Concorde 002 G-BSST : Yeovilton Museum (GB)

Pre-series :

- 101 - G-AXDN : Duxford Museum - GB -
- 102 - F-WTSA : Paris-Orly Museum

Series :

- 201 - F-WTSB : Stored at Airbus Industry - Toulouse - F -

- 202 - G-BBDG : Stored at Filton - GB -

- 203 - F-BTSC : Crashed out of CDG airport on 07/25/200

- 204 - G-BOAC

- 205 - F-BVFA : Washington D.C Museum.

- 206 - G-BOAA :

- 207 - F-BVFB : Shisheim Museum - Germany -

- 208 - G-BOAB

- 209 - F-BVFC : Stored at Airbus Industry - Toulouse - F -

- 210 - G-BOAD :

- 211 - F-BVFD : retired from service on 05/27/1982. Used for spares

- 212 - G-BOAE :

- 213 - F-BTSD : Stored at Paris - Le Bourget Airport

- 214 - G-BOAG

- 215 - F-BVFF : Stored by Air France Maintenance at Paris-CDG

- 216 - G-BOAF :
 
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Not Decided

Sat Oct 25, 2003 5:50 pm

Some locations are not decided, as museums in some locations have not yet fully satisfised BA.
If they don't, someone else will get them.
Making OAB (not OAA) flyable, apart from being costly even without a tank mod, would be a 2 year programme with a few staff.
T5 will not get an aircraft.
I and others object to BGI getting one, I understand it's on thin ice. Why? Well it is not in a loacation most members of the public would get to see.
 
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RE: Concorde Retirement Locations

Sat Oct 25, 2003 8:03 pm

I really question that the Intrepid Museum in NCY gets a Concorde.

The focus of the museum is entirelly on military aircraft. Also, they don't seem to care avout the state of their aircraft. Just take a look at the Blackbird they have in open storage and you get the point.
Obviously there is also the question about the difficult transportation.

I hope British Airways finds a better place in New York City. How about somewhere on Times Square similar to the model they had on top of the TS Cafe until a couple of years ago?
 
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RE: Concorde Retirement Locations

Sat Oct 25, 2003 9:56 pm

I'm with Setjet here. I sincerley hope strict provisions are made with the USS Intrepid about the state of the Concorde.
 
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RE: Concorde Retirement Locations

Sat Oct 25, 2003 10:43 pm

Yeeeh, right Andreas, approx 25000 peeps were there, I was one...that was just awesome! What a great show!
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EZYAirbus
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RE: Concorde Retirement Locations

Sat Oct 25, 2003 11:35 pm

Some Americans may take offence to this but i believe all the Concordes should remain in the UK, send one to all the airports that concorde visited on its uk tour.


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RE: Concorde Retirement Locations

Sun Oct 26, 2003 12:09 am

Re: G-BOAE for BFI:

Does anyone know when this is coming to BFI? Great news, regardless! Will it be flown in or brought in by pieces (I hope not!).

There was a BA concorde that flew into PDX a number of years ago (late 80's or early 90's) that I got to see when sitting underneath the right wingtip of a United DC-8. I'll have to look to see if there's any pics of that one on the website when it came to PDX.

Thanks.

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