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Anyone Know What G-STRW Will Be Doing?

Wed Dec 21, 2011 9:54 pm

G-STRW was ferried from RAF Brize Norton to Lasham today. Is this aircraft going to be scrapped or be taken on to another airline?
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RE: Anyone Know What G-STRW Will Be Doing?

Thu Dec 22, 2011 6:50 pm

Quoting LGWflyer (Thread starter):
G-STRW was ferried from RAF Brize Norton to Lasham today. Is this aircraft going to be scrapped or be taken on to another airline?
This is all I could find:

 Boeing 757  -28A  24543  268  G-STRW  Astraeus  ferried 21dec11 BZZ-QLA after storage  ex C-GTSN

[Edited 2011-12-22 11:54:07]
 
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RE: Anyone Know What G-STRW Will Be Doing?

Thu Dec 22, 2011 8:53 pm

Quoting audidudi (Reply 1):

Boeing 757 -28A 24543 268 G-STRW Astraeus ferried 21dec11 BZZ-QLA after storage ex C-GTSN

I see, thank you for the info and response!  
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RE: Anyone Know What G-STRW Will Be Doing?

Thu Dec 22, 2011 9:13 pm

Quoting LGWflyer (Reply 2):
Quoting audidudi (Reply 1):

Boeing 757 -28A 24543 268 G-STRW Astraeus ferried 21dec11 BZZ-QLA after storage ex C-GTSN

I see, thank you for the info and response!

Not sure what you're thanking him for, since that information adds absolutely nothing about where it's going in the future. It merely repeats the information you already had, with the small additional nugget that the frame used to be on the Canadian register as C-GTSN. That info is easily available even on a.net's photo database, from which you can glean that its Canadian operator was Air Transat.

(Note that I don't have an answer here either. However, completely non-responsive posts in the guise of information annoy the heck out of me and I have a bad headache. It's clearly time to either a) have a beer or b) take it out on someone else! Guess which I chose?)  
 
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RE: Anyone Know What G-STRW Will Be Doing?

Thu Dec 22, 2011 9:29 pm

Quoting IADCA (Reply 3):
That info is easily available even on a.net's photo database, from which you can glean that its Canadian operator was Air Transat.

Five of that aircraft's 7 operators to date were Canadian, all except Air Transat now defunct. The other 4: Odyssey International, Nationair, Harmony, Zoom.
 
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RE: Anyone Know What G-STRW Will Be Doing?

Thu Dec 22, 2011 10:22 pm

Quoting IADCA (Reply 3):
Not sure what you're thanking him for, since that information adds absolutely nothing about where it's going in the future. It merely repeats the information you already had, with the small additional nugget that the frame used to be on the Canadian register as C-GTSN. That info is easily available even on a.net's photo database, from which you can glean that its Canadian operator was Air Transat.

(Note that I don't have an answer here either. However, completely non-responsive posts in the guise of information annoy the heck out of me and I have a bad headache. It's clearly time to either a) have a beer or b) take it out on someone else! Guess which I chose?)

Yeah I guess your right, thank you for your reply. You should go for A, have a beer and relax and have a look at some fine looking birds (and aircraft to haha).

And by the way have a happy christmas IADCA.   
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RE: Anyone Know What G-STRW Will Be Doing?

Fri Dec 23, 2011 9:55 am

I have no knowledge about the future of G-STRW. However I cannot recall any aircraft being broken up at QLA. If that were to be its fate it's far more likely that it would have been ferried from Brize to somewhere like Kemble.

Most visitors to QLA are going there for maintenance at ATC (Lasham) Engineering. So my best guess is that this aircraft is undergoing maintenance prior to being offered for sale or for lease by its current owners who are(or perhaps were) Global Aircraft Leasing.
 
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RE: Anyone Know What G-STRW Will Be Doing?

Fri Dec 23, 2011 6:13 pm

Quoting VV701 (Reply 6):
I have no knowledge about the future of G-STRW. However I cannot recall any aircraft being broken up at QLA. If that were to be its fate it's far more likely that it would have been ferried from Brize to somewhere like Kemble.

Most visitors to QLA are going there for maintenance at ATC (Lasham) Engineering. So my best guess is that this aircraft is undergoing maintenance prior to being offered for sale or for lease by its current owners who are(or perhaps were) Global Aircraft Leasing.

I see, I do hope its just for maintenance! Wasn't the aircraft flying with Astraeus before they went bust... I shall assume that it is looking for a new airline. Don't they store/repaint aircraft at Lasham?
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RE: Anyone Know What G-STRW Will Be Doing?

Sat Dec 24, 2011 12:28 am

Quoting LGWflyer (Reply 5):

Yeah I guess your right, thank you for your reply. You should go for A, have a beer and relax and have a look at some fine looking birds (and aircraft to haha).

And by the way have a happy christmas IADCA.

Thanks. Advice followed to great effect (airplanes included; a nice day to look at the DCA departures). Merry Christmas to you as well.

For substance, ATC Lasham only handles work on a couple of aircraft types, one of which is the 757 (others are 737 and, somewhat bizarrely, DC8), so there's a good chance this frame is coming back into service sometime.

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RE: Anyone Know What G-STRW Will Be Doing?

Sat Dec 24, 2011 10:58 am

VV701 said

"However I cannot recall any aircraft being broken up at QLA"

There have been plenty in actual fact, including a Lufthansa A306 a few years ago....largest a/c to ever land there AFAIK
 
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RE: Anyone Know What G-STRW Will Be Doing?

Sat Dec 24, 2011 9:59 pm

Quoting VV701 (Reply 6):
However I cannot recall any aircraft being broken up at QLA

I'm fairly sure that the first BA A320 to be parted out (a very early Bcal machine) was 'reduced to produce' at Lasham
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RE: Anyone Know What G-STRW Will Be Doing?

Tue Dec 27, 2011 5:39 pm

Quoting aviatorcraig (Reply 10):
I'm fairly sure that the first BA A320 to be parted out (a very early Bcal machine) was 'reduced to produce' at Lasham

You are probably thinking of BA's fourth 320, G-BUSD. It was withdrawn from service on 27 Oct 06. It was then ferried to QLA on 6 Nov 06 when it had the distinction of being the first Airbus aircarft to land there:


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It was sold to A J Walter Aviation.

Within five days it of arriving at QLA it had had its engines removed. By 18 Mar 07 its nose had been removed and its fuselage had been cut into two sections.


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The sections wetre plugged with ply board. By the 7 Oct 07 they had been transported by road and delivered to TFC GmbH, a German cabin simulator manufacturer located in Velbert:


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I assume they were then refurbished and sold on as cabin crew trainers but do not know to whom.