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777 Retirement/Scrapping Thread - 2019

Tue Jan 01, 2019 1:16 am

Please continue from last year's discussion.

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A6-EBF, A6-EBH and A6-ECB will shortly leave the EK fleet for Royal Flight soon.
 
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Tue Jan 01, 2019 4:37 pm

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A6-EBF, A6-EBH and A6-ECB will shortly leave the EK fleet for Royal Flight soon.

First great to see a secondary market.

I'd love to know the transaction prices. With the high production rate of 787s and A350s as well as A330N and A321LR EIS, there must be intense pressure on used 777 and A330 prices.
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Sat Jan 12, 2019 12:48 am

One of five retired and stored Etihad Airways B772LRs was ferried from TEV>CMN and is rumoured to be going to EGBP in England to be scrapped. However the aircraft is still at CMN as of today.
 
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Sat Jan 12, 2019 1:09 am

BOEING777EK wrote:
A6-EBF, A6-EBH and A6-ECB will shortly leave the EK fleet for Royal Flight soon.


The Russian airline?

Edit - if the 77W is going down, is it A380s “replacing” the aircraft or is Emirates just shrinking fleet size until the 777X and if formed, 787s.
 
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Sun Jan 13, 2019 9:41 pm

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One of five retired and stored Etihad Airways B772LRs was ferried from TEV>CMN and is rumoured to be going to EGBP in England to be scrapped. However the aircraft is still at CMN as of today.

Seems odd for a WFU 77L that going for parts flying via CMN if it's going from TEV to GBA. What's the reason ?
 
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Mon Jan 14, 2019 12:27 am

TC957 wrote:
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One of five retired and stored Etihad Airways B772LRs was ferried from TEV>CMN and is rumoured to be going to EGBP in England to be scrapped. However the aircraft is still at CMN as of today.

Seems odd for a WFU 77L that going for parts flying via CMN if it's going from TEV to GBA. What's the reason ?

I have no idea, but here's confirmation that it has arrived at Kemble. And for another unknown reason, FR24 completely missed this flight, both under the reg and flight #!

https://flightaware.com/live/flight/A6LRC
 
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Mon Jan 14, 2019 12:56 am

I'm sorta surprised that these 777LR couldn't find other operators.....I mean even Delta surprised me by not shaking the tree to see what conditions these Eithad birds were in,given how tight they've (DAL) been on widebodies
 
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I'm sorta surprised that these 777LR couldn't find other operators.....I mean even Delta surprised me by not shaking the tree to see what conditions these Eithad birds were in,given how tight they've (DAL) been on widebodies

All five were withdrawn from service between February and April 2018. Of the other four, only A6-LRA appears to have left TEV, ferrying to SBD last month.
 
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TropicalSky wrote:
I'm sorta surprised that these 777LR couldn't find other operators.....I mean even Delta surprised me by not shaking the tree to see what conditions these Eithad birds were in,given how tight they've (DAL) been on widebodies


Same here. I was hoping DL would pick them up - but they certainly have a reason they didn't, just don't know what it is.
 
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Mon Jan 14, 2019 1:37 am

jbs2886 wrote:
BOEING777EK wrote:
A6-EBF, A6-EBH and A6-ECB will shortly leave the EK fleet for Royal Flight soon.


The Russian airline?

Edit - if the 77W is going down, is it A380s “replacing” the aircraft or is Emirates just shrinking fleet size until the 777X and if formed, 787s.


EK is taking delivery of more 77W.
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Mon Jan 14, 2019 1:47 am

Swadian wrote:
jbs2886 wrote:
BOEING777EK wrote:
A6-EBF, A6-EBH and A6-ECB will shortly leave the EK fleet for Royal Flight soon.


The Russian airline?

Edit - if the 77W is going down, is it A380s “replacing” the aircraft or is Emirates just shrinking fleet size until the 777X and if formed, 787s.


EK is taking delivery of more 77W.


Thanks! I was using Wiki as a source. :banghead:
 
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Mon Jan 14, 2019 1:49 am

Swadian wrote:
jbs2886 wrote:
BOEING777EK wrote:
A6-EBF, A6-EBH and A6-ECB will shortly leave the EK fleet for Royal Flight soon.


The Russian airline?

Edit - if the 77W is going down, is it A380s “replacing” the aircraft or is Emirates just shrinking fleet size until the 777X and if formed, 787s.


EK is taking delivery of more 77W.

They have completed their B77W order, with the delivery of A6-EQP few months ago. The newer ones simply replace those which are retired. They have a total 145 B77W order placed with Boeing. When the last was delivered they have 139 in total, including A6-EQP. They are now waiting for B777X delivery and firming up 787 order.
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Mon Jan 14, 2019 1:58 am

juliuswong wrote:
Swadian wrote:
jbs2886 wrote:

The Russian airline?

Edit - if the 77W is going down, is it A380s “replacing” the aircraft or is Emirates just shrinking fleet size until the 777X and if formed, 787s.


EK is taking delivery of more 77W.

They have completed their B77W order, with the delivery of A6-EQP few months ago. The newer ones simply replace those which are retired. They have a total 145 B77W order placed with Boeing. When the last was delivered they have 139 in total, including A6-EQP. They are now waiting for B777X delivery and firming up 787 order.

So do you think the A350K order is going ahead also?
 
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Mon Jan 14, 2019 2:37 am

jbs2886 wrote:
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I'm sorta surprised that these 777LR couldn't find other operators.....I mean even Delta surprised me by not shaking the tree to see what conditions these Eithad birds were in,given how tight they've (DAL) been on widebodies


Same here. I was hoping DL would pick them up - but they certainly have a reason they didn't, just don't know what it is.


In a word: economics. They just don’t need more 77Ls. Especially, with newer more economical aircraft capable of similar mission profiles at far better costs already online or in the order books. The newest generation of widebody airliners that both Airbus and Boeing are manufacturing make it much less attractive to operate older heavier and less cost efficient types.

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Mon Jan 14, 2019 2:38 am

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EK is taking delivery of more 77W.

They have completed their B77W order, with the delivery of A6-EQP few months ago. The newer ones simply replace those which are retired. They have a total 145 B77W order placed with Boeing. When the last was delivered they have 139 in total, including A6-EQP. They are now waiting for B777X delivery and firming up 787 order.

So do you think the A350K order is going ahead also?

Hmm, I think you are talking about EY, not EK. EK has not A350 on order. I do not have privy to EY internal plan now, therefore I can't comment. Tbh, they do not need those A350 and B77X since their 787 fleet is relatively new. Anyhow we are straying off course on the topic.
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Mon Jan 14, 2019 3:06 am

juliuswong wrote:
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They have completed their B77W order, with the delivery of A6-EQP few months ago. The newer ones simply replace those which are retired. They have a total 145 B77W order placed with Boeing. When the last was delivered they have 139 in total, including A6-EQP. They are now waiting for B777X delivery and firming up 787 order.

So do you think the A350K order is going ahead also?

Hmm, I think you are talking about EY, not EK. EK has not A350 on order. I do not have privy to EY internal plan now, therefore I can't comment. Tbh, they do not need those A350 and B77X since their 787 fleet is relatively new. Anyhow we are straying off course on the topic.

Apologies! I wasn't thinking straight as there were alternating threads on EK and EY aircraaft at the same time, and I didn't pay enough attention to what I was replying to!
 
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Mon Jan 14, 2019 3:29 am

gabep wrote:
jbs2886 wrote:
TropicalSky wrote:
I'm sorta surprised that these 777LR couldn't find other operators.....I mean even Delta surprised me by not shaking the tree to see what conditions these Eithad birds were in,given how tight they've (DAL) been on widebodies


Same here. I was hoping DL would pick them up - but they certainly have a reason they didn't, just don't know what it is.


In a word: economics. They just don’t need more 77Ls. Especially, with newer more economical aircraft capable of similar mission profiles at far better costs already online or in the order books. The newest generation of widebody airliners that both Airbus and Boeing are manufacturing make it much less attractive to operate older heavier and less cost efficient types.

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Quite sad to see them go. The 777-200LR are my most favorite widebody aircraft and seeing one getting stored for scrap is extremely sad. Alas, there are more economical aircraft like the 787, A350, 777x, and A330neo that has better performance.
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Mon Jan 14, 2019 4:33 am

gabep wrote:
jbs2886 wrote:
TropicalSky wrote:
I'm sorta surprised that these 777LR couldn't find other operators.....I mean even Delta surprised me by not shaking the tree to see what conditions these Eithad birds were in,given how tight they've (DAL) been on widebodies


Same here. I was hoping DL would pick them up - but they certainly have a reason they didn't, just don't know what it is.


In a word: economics. They just don’t need more 77Ls. Especially, with newer more economical aircraft capable of similar mission profiles at far better costs already online or in the order books. The newest generation of widebody airliners that both Airbus and Boeing are manufacturing make it much less attractive to operate older heavier and less cost efficient types.

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I understand economics...you’ve also completely ignored the cost of acquisition. Sure, new aircraft are far more efficient, but an older aircraft at a better price can still be cheaper in the long run.

Consequently, my point was DL not acquiring could be 1) economics, 2) no need for capacity, 3) does not want to acquire from any of the ME3. There are a number of reasons.
 
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Mon Jan 14, 2019 5:14 am

jbs2886 wrote:
TropicalSky wrote:
I'm sorta surprised that these 777LR couldn't find other operators.....I mean even Delta surprised me by not shaking the tree to see what conditions these Eithad birds were in,given how tight they've (DAL) been on widebodies


Same here. I was hoping DL would pick them up - but they certainly have a reason they didn't, just don't know what it is.

might know their Airframe Hours or Cycles?
 
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Mon Jan 14, 2019 5:25 am

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jbs2886 wrote:

Same here. I was hoping DL would pick them up - but they certainly have a reason they didn't, just don't know what it is.


In a word: economics. They just don’t need more 77Ls. Especially, with newer more economical aircraft capable of similar mission profiles at far better costs already online or in the order books. The newest generation of widebody airliners that both Airbus and Boeing are manufacturing make it much less attractive to operate older heavier and less cost efficient types.

Gabep

I understand economics...you’ve also completely ignored the cost of acquisition. Sure, new aircraft are far more efficient, but an older aircraft at a better price can still be cheaper in the long run.

Consequently, my point was DL not acquiring could be 1) economics, 2) no need for capacity, 3) does not want to acquire from any of the ME3. There are a number of reasons.


No, my analysis considered cost of acquisition. But that’s an often overstated and misunderstood part of the equation. Purchase price, transfer of ownership, taxes, fees, heavy maintenance checks, sourcing of new interior components—not to mention their long lead times, and countless other minutia all consprire to make an older, less economically attractive aircraft a viable option. Furthermore, considering the 77Ls narrow primary mission profile the plane just doesn’t fit into the picture like the newer, more modern products available. These newer options have a much wider band of efficiency over broader set of missions.

And, yes, you may be correct. In addition to the before mentioned economics your points, 2 and 3, may very well play a role in any carriers decision.

It’s unfortunate, but the 77L has experienced a limited run and marginal success. That said, it has performed admirably in its primary function and impressive capability, and certainly deserves appreciation.

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Mon Jan 14, 2019 6:02 am

Delta....again and again. There are other airlines and DL doesn't buy indiscriminately.

The airline I am surprised did not make some kind of move for these is PIA. They have two on their books and could potentially have operated these derated on the wider network. Failing that it's the same story as those Easyjet 73Gs that went to Kemble at seven years old. Worth more in parts than complete. GE90 engines still have strong values after all.
 
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Fri Jan 18, 2019 5:57 pm

Confirmed, first EY 77L sold to a scrapper:
https://www.flightglobal.com/news/artic ... wn-455095/

With no active P2F program, I imagine 77Ls will die an untimely death. Shrinks never do as well as the base model.

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Confirmed, first EY 77L sold to a scrapper:
https://www.flightglobal.com/news/artic ... wn-455095/

With no active P2F program, I imagine 77Ls will die an untimely death. Shrinks never do as well as the base model.

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Mon Jan 21, 2019 6:44 pm

We thus have the first example of a second-generation 777 going to scrap. The EY plane seems to have been parked for awhile as it remained in the older (yet still striking) livery. It's a bit sad to see it going like this but time moves on and with higher production rates of new aircraft across the board we should expect more scrapping. It is certainly a good purchase by the dismantler as they have a bit of a head-start in parts for this generation of 777.

Boeing 777s cannot be converted to freight as I recall. The floor structure required for cargo carriage is very different from that fitted to passenger models of the type which makes it rather prohibitive. The 777Fs are, of course, built with stronger floors.

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We thus have the first example of a second-generation 777 going to scrap....

Sorry for nit-picking, but isn't 777-200LR actually the third generation of 777 models?
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Phosphorus wrote:
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We thus have the first example of a second-generation 777 going to scrap....

Sorry for nit-picking, but isn't 777-200LR actually the third generation of 777 models?
I always thought these generations were:
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2: 777-200ER and 777-300
3: 777-200LR and 777-300ER


If you’re talking generations you’re talking major changes, not just adding extra range (200ER) or stretch (300). The second generation (300ER & 200LR) had a new generation engine and a different wing. Sorta like the 737 (100/200) to the 737 (300/400/500).
 
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Phosphorus wrote:
trintocan wrote:
We thus have the first example of a second-generation 777 going to scrap....

Sorry for nit-picking, but isn't 777-200LR actually the third generation of 777 models?
I always thought these generations were:
1: 777-200 (-200A)
2: 777-200ER and 777-300
3: 777-200LR and 777-300ER


777-200, 777-200ER and 777-300 are all first generation members of the type. The 777-200 and -200ER were developed together as A-market and B-market models respectively. The -300 came shortly afterwards but is essentially a stretched -200ER. The second generation includes the 777-200LR, 777-300ER and 777F with GE90-115 series engine exclusivity.

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Fri Feb 01, 2019 9:24 pm

GA Telesis is going to scrap 4 777s from Cathay Pacific.
https://www.gatelesis.com/ga-telesis-fo ... y-pacific/

The first disassembly is already underway in the US.

They say that they already have firm commitments for 5 more 777 from other airlines for 2020.
 
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gabep wrote:
jbs2886 wrote:
TropicalSky wrote:
I'm sorta surprised that these 777LR couldn't find other operators.....I mean even Delta surprised me by not shaking the tree to see what conditions these Eithad birds were in,given how tight they've (DAL) been on widebodies


Same here. I was hoping DL would pick them up - but they certainly have a reason they didn't, just don't know what it is.


In a word: economics. They just don’t need more 77Ls. Especially, with newer more economical aircraft capable of similar mission profiles at far better costs already online or in the order books. The newest generation of widebody airliners that both Airbus and Boeing are manufacturing make it much less attractive to operate older heavier and less cost efficient types.

Gabep



More economical than a 777LR for let’s say 15 million. It it was based solely on the economics of an airplane Delta would not still be flying the MD-88 or buying second hand MD-90’s or 757’s in the last decade they have purchased well over 100 used aircraft probably closer to 140-150 frames and they have raked in billions in cash.
 
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A6-EBF, A6-EBH and A6-ECB will shortly leave the EK fleet for Royal Flight soon.

I addition, A6-EBX and EBZ will also go down to Nordwind Airlines soon too.
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Lot of ex Emirates ending at Russia
 
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Sun Feb 10, 2019 7:08 pm

Another ex-SQ B772 heads for storage, courtesy of skyliner-aviation.de:

Boeing 777-212 32335 415 9V-SVJ Singapore Airlines ferried 04 Feb 2019 SIN-VCV, for storage.
 
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https://www.skyliner-aviation.de/regdb. ... av4&page=4

Another one for the scrapman: line-no. 400, a 777-28EER from 2002, ex Asiana and repainted in Ukraine livery but not taken up.
 
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The 77L was kind of the orphan stepchild of the 77W; Boeing was not going to build it in spite of the fact that it was a very easy spinoff of the 77W program. But a few airlines really wanted it, and so Boeing produced it. But they never expected it to sell in big numbers, and it didn’t.
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SEPilot wrote:
The 77L was kind of the orphan stepchild of the 77W; Boeing was not going to build it in spite of the fact that it was a very easy spinoff of the 77W program. But a few airlines really wanted it, and so Boeing produced it. But they never expected it to sell in big numbers, and it didn’t.


And also formed the basis of the 777F, which has sold well...
 
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SEPilot wrote:
The 77L was kind of the orphan stepchild of the 77W; Boeing was not going to build it in spite of the fact that it was a very easy spinoff of the 77W program. But a few airlines really wanted it, and so Boeing produced it. But they never expected it to sell in big numbers, and it didn’t.


And also formed the basis of the 777F, which has sold well...

Yes, fun fact, the 772F is the 772L, they are the same type in the eyes of ICAO.
 
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na wrote:
https://www.skyliner-aviation.de/regdb.main?LC=nav4&page=4

Another one for the scrapman: line-no. 400, a 777-28EER from 2002, ex Asiana and repainted in Ukraine livery but not taken up.

Has Ukraine International Airlines slows down their expansion? This was supposed to be their fourth and last B777. Sad case as it is going to GYR to be scrapped, could have a longer life with Privilege Style as charter aircraft. A 17 young bird nevertheless.
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Fri Feb 15, 2019 10:56 am

juliuswong wrote:
na wrote:
https://www.skyliner-aviation.de/regdb.main?LC=nav4&page=4

Another one for the scrapman: line-no. 400, a 777-28EER from 2002, ex Asiana and repainted in Ukraine livery but not taken up.

Has Ukraine International Airlines slows down their expansion? This was supposed to be their fourth and last B777. Sad case as it is going to GYR to be scrapped, could have a longer life with Privilege Style as charter aircraft. A 17 young bird nevertheless.


One can argue about "fleet expansion" at Ukraine International -- these four 777's are replacing four 767-300ER's that are due to leave the fleet within 2019-2020 (one of these is already parked, according to airfleets.com). If retirement of 767 proceeds as planned, it's actually shrinking of number of long-haul frames, if 777 fleet stays at three. The number of pax flown grew in 2018:
https://www.flyuia.com/ua/en/news/2019/uia-2018-results
Clearly, you could fly more pax with bigger planes, but you need frames to cover your schedule. I would be less convenient, if UIA chose to stick to three 777's only...
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Fri Feb 15, 2019 11:16 pm

Or maybe it's the fact it was going to be registered UR-GOD..... Potentially could turn a few heads with that one....

On a serious note, what is UIA's current schedule with the 763's?
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Or maybe it's the fact it was going to be registered UR-GOD..... Potentially could turn a few heads with that one....

On a serious note, what is UIA's current schedule with the 763's?


It looks like UR-GOD's delay actually already lead to a reshuffle of winter schedule, and its future still is in undecided.
Here is a digest of travails (it speculates UR-GOD is doomed to scrapper, even though elsewhere it's mentioned that it is still being fixed):

https://cfts.org.ua/news/2019/02/15/che ... siyu_51726

The gist is that UR-GOD was due for delivery in Q3 2018. Before acceptance, it was found in shape worse than contracted; thus, in September, UIA accepted a delay in delivery for it to be fixed; the schedule for winter was reshuffled around existing fleet. Now the delay grows unbearable, and UIA has to take decisions. They seem to be still in discussions with AerCap on the destiny of UR-GOD.
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Re: 777 Retirement/Scrapping Thread - 2019

Tue Feb 19, 2019 11:28 am

audidudi wrote:
One of five retired and stored Etihad Airways B772LRs was ferried from TEV>CMN and is rumoured to be going to EGBP in England to be scrapped. However the aircraft is still at CMN as of today.

Airport codes! I do wish that a.net posters would be a bit more considerate when they use "unusual" airport codes. I had to look up all 3 codes used in this post, and maybe thousands of other readers had to do likewise, whereas if the poster had just typed out the names, he would have saved us all the trouble

By the way, I note that 2 different coding systems (IATA and ICAO) are used here, not the most consistent use!

On the Kemble site, I find a photo of the Etihad 777-200LR, and note that it is only 11 years old! I'm sure that thee are still lots of A340s (especially A343) flying around, while this aircraft and some of its siblings are at the scrappers! :duck: (Yes, I know lots of A340s have been scrapped already!)

https://abpic.co.uk/pictures/view/1637490
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Re: 777 Retirement/Scrapping Thread - 2019

Tue Feb 19, 2019 11:37 am

sassiciai wrote:
I'm sure that thee are still lots of A340s (especially A343) flying around, while this aircraft and some of its siblings are at the scrappers!

A6-LRC had a longer career than ex-BA G-ZZZE which flew less than 10 years prior to being scrapped.
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Re: 777 Retirement/Scrapping Thread - 2019

Mon Feb 25, 2019 4:56 am

Another headed for scrapyard:
B777-269 28743 125 9K-AOA Kuwait Airways Ferried 23 Feb19 KWI-LETL for onward storage
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Re: 777 Retirement/Scrapping Thread - 2019

Sat Mar 02, 2019 1:30 pm

Is Cathay Pacific's -267 (B-HNA) retired?
 
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Re: 777 Retirement/Scrapping Thread - 2019

Sat Mar 02, 2019 2:51 pm

Is it just my impression, but with 789 and A359 production at a good clip, has 777 retirement accelerated. I realize there is a bit of cause and effect obscuration going on there. ;)

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Re: 777 Retirement/Scrapping Thread - 2019

Sat Mar 02, 2019 3:47 pm

bcheng925 wrote:
Is Cathay Pacific's -267 (B-HNA) retired?

No! You can always check here for any flight movements until they cease:

https://www.flightradar24.com/data/aircraft/b-hna
 
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Re: 777 Retirement/Scrapping Thread - 2019

Sun Mar 03, 2019 2:49 pm

SQ789 wrote:
BOEING777EK wrote:
A6-EBF, A6-EBH and A6-ECB will shortly leave the EK fleet for Royal Flight soon.

I addition, A6-EBX and EBZ will also go down to Nordwind Airlines soon too.


EKs A6-EBZ has not flown since February 12th... seems that frame is leaving the fleet soon.
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Re: 777 Retirement/Scrapping Thread - 2019

Sun Mar 03, 2019 3:04 pm

Any chance that these aircarft can be given away to African countries, desperately in need of aircraft for intra-African use? Seems such a waste to scrap them already

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