djmatthews
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Joined: Fri Dec 31, 1999 7:47 am

Virgin Atlantic 747-200's

Sun May 06, 2001 6:46 pm

Hi, does anybody know what is happening with VS's 747-200s? Are they all gradulayy going to be retired as the new A340-600's are delivered, or are some going to be kept?

Any inforamation received with thanks!
 
philb
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Joined: Mon May 24, 1999 5:53 am

RE: Virgin Atlantic 747-200's

Sun May 06, 2001 7:08 pm

My understanding is that the older airframes will be retired, i.e. VIRG, VGIN, VJFK, VLAX. The likely destination is Kemble, for scrapping but it would be nice to think that Richard would sponsor the preservation of VIRG at Duxford (where fully stripped down it could still land) or Bruntingthorpe.

The RR engined ex Cathay and ANZ aircraft will stay and eventually be replaced by the A340-600.