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BAs Retired DC-10s

Wed Mar 22, 2000 9:26 am

Anyone know what happened to British Airways' DC-10s when they retired them, and in particular G-BEBL ('Forest of Dean')? Any help would be appreciated.
Thanks in advance,
APP
 
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RE: BAs Retired DC-10s

Wed Mar 22, 2000 9:40 am

I remember an article in the Jan or Feb 2000 issue of the magazine AIRWAYS about the Manchester International Airport. They had a picture of some of those retired BA DC-10s parked side-by-side there.
 
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RE: BAs Retired DC-10s

Wed Mar 22, 2000 9:45 am

Did Northwest pick up any of the ex-BA DC-10s? I know that they occassionally aquire DC-10s from operators who are retiring thier 10s. Maybe?? Anybody know?
 
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RE: BAs Retired DC-10s

Wed Mar 22, 2000 9:48 am

Thanks Tedski, I'm going to Manchester Airport in a couple of weeks so I'll have a look about for them and see what's about. Anyone else got any info?
Regards,
APP

(now I've had a reply I can go to bed, hehe)
 
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RE: BAs Retired DC-10s

Wed Mar 22, 2000 9:52 am

Thats a possibilty Woodsboy, I'm sure someone will have some more info on that, but now I really am off to bed !!!!!!!!
see ya!
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RE: BAs Retired DC-10s

Wed Mar 22, 2000 10:00 am

Correction on the magazine AAP, it was the Jan 2000 issue of AIRLINER WORLD.
 
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RE: BAs Retired DC-10s

Wed Mar 22, 2000 10:04 am

Correction on the magazine AAP, it was the Jan 2000 issue of AIRLINER WORLD.
 
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4 Engine Version Of 777

Wed Mar 22, 2000 10:15 am

A thought came to mind, if Boeing can come out with a 4-engine version of the 777 (naming it the 787), with P&W 4000 or GE CF6 engines to replace the 747 and go head to head with Airbus's A340. What do you think?
 
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RE: BAs Retired DC-10s

Thu Mar 23, 2000 5:32 am

I have heard, some of them would go to Cargolion (Luxembourg) and some to what used to be Challenge Air Cargo (now UPS?), although I am not sure about the latter one.
Homer: Facts are meaningless. You could use facts to prove anything that's even remotely true!
 
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BAs Retired DC-10s: An Answer!

Thu Mar 23, 2000 7:21 am

Tristar500 is correct. One of them is now flying as LX-TLD with Cargolion (for more info, check out their website at cargolion.com) since mid-february (after freighter conversion by Aeronavali in Venice, Italy). Another one should follow the same path and be delivered for the summer. Cargolion might take a third DC10 and keep it in pax config, but that won't be before 2001 !

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RE: BAs Retired DC-10s

Thu Mar 23, 2000 7:38 am

Well.... Maybe June 2nd, this year, I will be landing at London Gatwick in connection for Dallas/Ft Worth - Tel Aviv Flights, ... so maybe I'll look to see any retired BA dc10-30's , .... I flew on the BA DC10-30's on Sept 9/96 & Oct 6/96,.... After that, I didnt fly BA til this summer, Departing June 1/00 from DFW to LGW to TLV. I will fly the 777 jets for the 1st time.


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RE: BAs Retired DC-10s

Thu Mar 23, 2000 7:51 am

I flew the BA DC-10 in May/June '95 from DFW to LGW. It was a good experience (my only time flying with BA). Even at that time they were talking about retiring the DC-10. I didn't know that it had already happened. They've replaced it with the 777 on the DFW-LGW route?
 
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RE: BAs Retired DC-10s

Thu Mar 23, 2000 8:03 am

I think BA retired them in '98 sometime. I only flew on 2 BA DC-10's (or it might have been one DC-10 twice!!) from LGW-Houston and back in '91. I Just think the old BA colour scheme on the DC-10 looked great, hence my interest, particularly in G-BEBL.
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RE: BAs Retired DC-10s

Sat Mar 25, 2000 9:45 am

Just in case anyone is interested I've found out where G-BEBL is now. It is one of the aircraft parked at Manchester. Tedski mentioned that some of the BA DC-10s were parked there, and the one I was particularly interested in is one of them. It was withdrawn from use in Feb. '99. I got the info from:- http://home4.swipnet.se/~w-48037/d10fleet.htm
Thanks everybody for your help.
APP