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Updated: BA fleet parking, at 40+ including 747s, A380s

Fri Apr 03, 2020 7:58 am

An accelerated retirement sees CIVA, VR, VS, VT & VX making their last flights today. The crews come back to LHR on an A320.

https://www.flyertalk.com/forum/british ... es-21.html
 
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Re: Five BA 747s to Teruel today

Fri Apr 03, 2020 8:08 am

Which one is MID-J cabin?
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Re: Five BA 747s to Teruel today

Fri Apr 03, 2020 8:20 am

SQ789 wrote:
Which one is MID-J cabin?


A & T are mid-J.

https://www.flyertalk.com/forum/30493813-post2742.html
 
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Re: Five BA 747s to Teruel today

Fri Apr 03, 2020 9:19 am

CarbonFibre wrote:
SQ789 wrote:
Which one is MID-J cabin?


A & T are mid-J.

https://www.flyertalk.com/forum/30493813-post2742.html


These are uncertain times and I could be wrong, but...

None of CIVA, VR, VS, VT or VX were due to retire in the next year.
If demand picks up my guess is that those 747s will return to service.

The upcoming planned retirements were (from Flyertalk):
G-CIVD - May 2020
G-CIVH - Jun 2020
G-CIVJ - Jun 2020
G-CIVI - Oct 2020
G-CIVL - Nov 2020
G-CIVK - Jan 2021
G-CIVN - Feb 2021
My guess is that if the 747 fleet is to be reduced, it will be some or all of those will be retired earlier than planned.
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Re: Five BA 747s to Teruel today

Fri Apr 03, 2020 9:36 am

BealineV953 wrote:
G-CIVD - May 2020
G-CIVH - Jun 2020
G-CIVJ - Jun 2020
G-CIVI - Oct 2020
G-CIVL - Nov 2020
G-CIVK - Jan 2021
G-CIVN - Feb 2021
My guess is that if the 747 fleet is to be reduced, it will be some or all of those will be retired earlier than planned.


Have those on the list been ferried to jumbo graveyard yet? Or are they stored in commercial airports? I would thought these ones would be retired first, no? Unless there is heavy maintenance check coming up with the five in Teruel now. I know there are some BA pilots on this forum, who might be able to post their knowledge to cover these topics.
 
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Re: Five BA 747s to Teruel today

Fri Apr 03, 2020 9:53 am

chonetsao wrote:
BealineV953 wrote:
G-CIVD - May 2020
G-CIVH - Jun 2020
G-CIVJ - Jun 2020
G-CIVI - Oct 2020
G-CIVL - Nov 2020
G-CIVK - Jan 2021
G-CIVN - Feb 2021
My guess is that if the 747 fleet is to be reduced, it will be some or all of those will be retired earlier than planned.


Have those on the list been ferried to jumbo graveyard yet? Or are they stored in commercial airports? I would thought these ones would be retired first, no? Unless there is heavy maintenance check coming up with the five in Teruel now. I know there are some BA pilots on this forum, who might be able to post their knowledge to cover these topics.

BA planes are normally sent to St Athan (DGX) for scrap. None of the planes on this list have gone there (yet), they're at LHR, indeed no BA 744s have gone for scrap since CIVM in the middle of last month. Not a surprise, with the UK in lockdown, dismantling aircraft doesn't count as essential work.
 
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Re: Five BA 747s to Teruel today

Fri Apr 03, 2020 11:54 am

 
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Re: Five BA 747s to Teruel today

Fri Apr 03, 2020 12:02 pm

An internal BA source has stated that the Teruel flights are the last for those aircraft
 
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Re: Five BA 747s to Teruel today

Fri Apr 03, 2020 12:09 pm

KLM & Qantas grounded their 744 fleets this week. 744 passengers operations are coming to an end quickly. :worried:
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Re: Five BA 747s to Teruel today

Fri Apr 03, 2020 12:36 pm

https://siteapps.caa.co.uk/g-info/

With nearly 125K on the clock, it would not surprise me if G-CIVA doesn't fly again.

Does anyone know how long an aircraft can be parked before needing a D Check before RTS, or is it not that simple.
 
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Re: Five BA 747s to Teruel today

Fri Apr 03, 2020 1:10 pm

Will BA have at least some 747s flying even after the crisis is over? Kind of hard to picture all of them going since they are still a pretty significant of BA's long haul fleet.
 
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Re: Five BA 747s to Teruel today

Fri Apr 03, 2020 1:15 pm

G-CIVR now on approach into TEV as well.

Side-note: also saw a Ukraine Intl B777 and E190 touching down, also storage?
 
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Re: Five BA 747s to Teruel today

Fri Apr 03, 2020 1:17 pm

how sad …. G-CIVS, G-CIVT and G-CIVX now in the air destination TEV
 
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Re: Five BA 747s to Teruel today

Fri Apr 03, 2020 1:25 pm

eham wrote:
G-CIVR now on approach into TEV as well.

Side-note: also saw a Ukraine Intl B777 and E190 touching down, also storage?


The E190 maybe to fly the B777 crew back to base?
 
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Re: Five BA 747s to Teruel today

Fri Apr 03, 2020 1:26 pm

Tereul is indeed an airport where aircraft are scrapped as well. KLM sent their 747s to Tereul for scrapping :(

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Re: Five BA 747s to Teruel today

Fri Apr 03, 2020 1:36 pm

I would be pleasantly surprised if basically any 744s or most A380s fly again in passenger service.
 
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Re: Five BA 747s to Teruel today

Fri Apr 03, 2020 1:40 pm

BA A320 G–EUUR will arrive in TEV this afternoon after being at MAD for MX. The 747 pilots will ferry back to LHR on that.
 
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Re: Five BA 747s to Teruel today

Fri Apr 03, 2020 2:41 pm

A388 wrote:
Tereul is indeed an airport where aircraft are scrapped as well. KLM sent their 747s to Tereul for scrapping :(

A388


Agreed, google map search shows image with planes being taken apart..

https://www.google.com/maps/place/Teruel+Airport/@40.4114396,-1.2256031,301m/data=!3m1!1e3!4m5!3m4!1s0xd5e75e2676f50fd:0x9bae1e9a6e75af59!8m2!3d40.4122361!4d-1.2212311

I flew on one of them when I came back to USA after getting married. A lady on the flight (Mrs Joshi) got very sick. Had to divert to DXB. Flight ended up being 4 hours late. I missed my connection to BOS.

So I guess, this is THE END for those 747s. :(

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Re: Five BA 747s to Teruel today

Fri Apr 03, 2020 3:48 pm

acavpics wrote:
Will BA have at least some 747s flying even after the crisis is over? Kind of hard to picture all of them going since they are still a pretty significant of BA's long haul fleet.

True, but it's pretty clear the northern summer travel season is wiped off the books and BA has plenty of 787, A350 and 779 on the order books so 744 is being parked a season earlier than planned.
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Re: Five BA 747s to Teruel today

Fri Apr 03, 2020 5:08 pm

keesje wrote:
KLM & Qantas grounded their 744 fleets this week. 744 passengers operations are coming to an end quickly. :worried:


Elsewhere there's a post where it says that rumours of the death of the Qantas 747s are exaggerated. Qantas expect their 747s to return to service, albeit not for long.
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Re: Five BA 747s to Teruel today

Fri Apr 03, 2020 6:33 pm

CarbonFibre wrote:
An accelerated retirement sees CIVA, VR, VS, VT & VX making their last flights today. The crews come back to LHR on an A320.

https://www.flyertalk.com/forum/british ... es-21.html


Damn. Really too bad. VT I seem to have gotten many times out of LAX & I think VX is the subject of this video. I do hope they somehow return...
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Re: Five BA 747s to Teruel today

Sun Apr 05, 2020 2:10 pm

chonetsao wrote:
BealineV953 wrote:
G-CIVD - May 2020
G-CIVH - Jun 2020
G-CIVJ - Jun 2020
G-CIVI - Oct 2020
G-CIVL - Nov 2020
G-CIVK - Jan 2021
G-CIVN - Feb 2021
My guess is that if the 747 fleet is to be reduced, it will be some or all of those will be retired earlier than planned.


I know there are some BA pilots on this forum, who might be able to post their knowledge to cover these topics.


Is there anyone out there from BA Network Development, Operations Planning or Ops Control that can give us a clue as to whether the 747s at Teruel will return to service?
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Re: Five BA 747s to Teruel today

Sun Apr 05, 2020 3:11 pm

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Is there anyone out there from BA Network Development, Operations Planning or Ops Control that can give us a clue as to whether the 747s at Teruel will return to service?

I doubt anyone knows for sure since future demand for air travel is unknowable, however if the immediate plan was no RTS then it's likely they would have been flown elsewhere, since Teruel is a storage facility rather than a scrapping facility. It does cost the airline a lot of money to do ferry flights so I imagine some thought went in to exactly where the planes would be ferried to and why. Of course it could be that the customary scrap yards have run out of places to park wide bodies and Teruel is just a temporary parking location, who knows? Overall my guess is the plan is for these birds to RTS but scrapping is always available as an option.
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Re: Five BA 747s to Teruel today

Sun Apr 05, 2020 4:14 pm

Here is an interesting article: https://www.ch-aviation.com/portal/news ... rias-a340s

Cites Walsh saying during an investor briefing that BA 747s, IB 340s and EI 330s could be the first to be permanently retired.
 
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Re: Five BA 747s to Teruel today

Sun Apr 05, 2020 4:14 pm

Any of these the retro ones?
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Re: Five BA 747s to Teruel today

Sun Apr 05, 2020 4:14 pm

Revelation wrote:
BealineV953 wrote:
Is there anyone out there from BA Network Development, Operations Planning or Ops Control that can give us a clue as to whether the 747s at Teruel will return to service?

I doubt anyone knows for sure since future demand for air travel is unknowable, however if the immediate plan was no RTS then it's likely they would have been flown elsewhere, since Teruel is a storage facility rather than a scrapping facility. It does cost the airline a lot of money to do ferry flights so I imagine some thought went in to exactly where the planes would be ferried to and why. Of course it could be that the customary scrap yards have run out of places to park wide bodies and Teruel is just a temporary parking location, who knows? Overall my guess is the plan is for these birds to RTS but scrapping is always available as an option.

The current disparity between global fleet size versus actual requirement is so great, there is no money to be made from parting, let alone 100% scrap value.

Therefore, as long as owners can find reasonably inexpensive parking, they will stay whole for now, though that shouldn't be construed as increasing RTS prospects.

The next set of published accounts, especially changes to valuations and / or depreciation periods, will be a reasonable indicator of their fate.
 
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Re: Five BA 747s to Teruel today

Sun Apr 05, 2020 5:06 pm

727LOVER wrote:
Any of these the retro ones?


G-BNLY went to Bournemouth a few days ago...



https://flightaware.com/live/flight/GBNLY
 
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Re: Five BA 747s to Teruel today

Sun Apr 05, 2020 6:41 pm

Revelation wrote:
BealineV953 wrote:
Is there anyone out there from BA Network Development, Operations Planning or Ops Control that can give us a clue as to whether the 747s at Teruel will return to service?

I doubt anyone knows for sure since future demand for air travel is unknowable, however if the immediate plan was no RTS then it's likely they would have been flown elsewhere, since Teruel is a storage facility rather than a scrapping facility. It does cost the airline a lot of money to do ferry flights so I imagine some thought went in to exactly where the planes would be ferried to and why. Of course it could be that the customary scrap yards have run out of places to park wide bodies and Teruel is just a temporary parking location, who knows? Overall my guess is the plan is for these birds to RTS but scrapping is always available as an option.


In Teruel , Tarmac Aerosave does scrapping. They are dedicated to Storage, Maintenance and Recycling of Aicraft and Engines
source : https://www.tarmacaerosave.aero/about-us
I`m in the same camp with you that this aircraft are there for storage, but to be scrapped I can`t exclude
 
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Re: Five BA 747s to Teruel today

Sun Apr 05, 2020 6:57 pm

6 BA A380s going to France for Storage
https://twitter.com/AlexInAir/status/12 ... 16708?s=20
 
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Re: Five BA 747s to Teruel today

Sun Apr 05, 2020 8:07 pm

Boeing727 wrote:
727LOVER wrote:
Any of these the retro ones?


G-BNLY went to Bournemouth a few days ago...



https://flightaware.com/live/flight/GBNLY


Storage (please, please, please) or scrap?
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Re: Five BA 747s to Teruel today

Sun Apr 05, 2020 8:22 pm

727LOVER wrote:
Boeing727 wrote:
727LOVER wrote:
Any of these the retro ones?


G-BNLY went to Bournemouth a few days ago...



https://flightaware.com/live/flight/GBNLY


Storage (please, please, please) or scrap?


Storage only; there are 40 BA aircraft at Bournemouth currently
 
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Re: Five BA 747s to Teruel today

Sun Apr 05, 2020 8:44 pm

bmibaby737 wrote:
727LOVER wrote:
Boeing727 wrote:

G-BNLY went to Bournemouth a few days ago...



https://flightaware.com/live/flight/GBNLY


Storage (please, please, please) or scrap?


Storage only; there are 40 BA aircraft at Bournemouth currently



WHEW...thank you !
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Re: Five BA 747s to Teruel today

Sun Apr 05, 2020 9:55 pm

keesje wrote:
KLM & Qantas grounded their 744 fleets this week. 744 passengers operations are coming to an end quickly. :worried:


Which types did 9/11 effectively end in terms of passenger service? I count 747 classic, 727, dc-10, md-11, what else?
 
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Re: Five BA 747s to Teruel today

Sun Apr 05, 2020 11:36 pm

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6 BA A380s going to France for Storage
https://twitter.com/AlexInAir/status/12 ... 16708?s=20

There seem to have been some posts deleted suggesting there was an issue with this. Without going into personalities, is it possible to confirm whether it is in fact true that 6 A380s are being stored in France? The replies in the tweet suggest Châteauroux, and specifically G-XLEA, -XLEC, -XLEF, -XLEI, -XLEJ, -XLEL.

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Re: Five BA 747s to Teruel today

Sun Apr 05, 2020 11:59 pm

kjeld0d wrote:
keesje wrote:
KLM & Qantas grounded their 744 fleets this week. 744 passengers operations are coming to an end quickly. :worried:


Which types did 9/11 effectively end in terms of passenger service? I count 747 classic, 727, dc-10, md-11, what else?


Eh, Finnair was flying MD-11s up to 2010/2011. KLM flew them even longer. It was 777-200ERs that killed MD-11s in passenger service, not 9/11. (See, for example, AA and DL fleet histories.) In lower utilization environments (read: freight) MD-11s are fine.
 
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Re: Five BA 747s to Teruel today

Mon Apr 06, 2020 8:19 am

VirginFlyer wrote:
Opus99 wrote:
6 BA A380s going to France for Storage
https://twitter.com/AlexInAir/status/12 ... 16708?s=20

There seem to have been some posts deleted suggesting there was an issue with this. Without going into personalities, is it possible to confirm whether it is in fact true that 6 A380s are being stored in France? The replies in the tweet suggest Châteauroux, and specifically G-XLEA, -XLEC, -XLEF, -XLEI, -XLEJ, -XLEL.

V/F


XLEA is currently on route to Lima as BA9150, presumably a repatriation flight.
 
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Re: Five BA 747s to Teruel today

Mon Apr 06, 2020 8:22 am

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XLEA is currently on route to Lima as BA9150, presumably a repatriation flight.


It's going to Chateauroux, along with LEC, LEF & LEI.
 
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Re: Five BA 747s to Teruel today

Mon Apr 06, 2020 8:25 am

CarbonFibre wrote:
BojamDelta wrote:

XLEA is currently on route to Lima as BA9150, presumably a repatriation flight.


It's going to Chateauroux, along with LEC, LEF & LEI.


My bad, FR24 was showing it as BA9159 to Lima, good old trustworthy FR24! :roll:
 
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Re: Five BA 747s to Teruel today

Mon Apr 06, 2020 8:26 am

BojamDelta wrote:
VirginFlyer wrote:
Opus99 wrote:
6 BA A380s going to France for Storage
https://twitter.com/AlexInAir/status/12 ... 16708?s=20

There seem to have been some posts deleted suggesting there was an issue with this. Without going into personalities, is it possible to confirm whether it is in fact true that 6 A380s are being stored in France? The replies in the tweet suggest Châteauroux, and specifically G-XLEA, -XLEC, -XLEF, -XLEI, -XLEJ, -XLEL.

V/F


XLEA is currently on route to Lima as BA9150, presumably a repatriation flight.




Yeah she’s heading to France for storage. Just happens to be the same flight number that was used for a Lima flight
 
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Re: Five BA 747s to Teruel today

Mon Apr 06, 2020 8:32 am

Danhill1905 wrote:
BojamDelta wrote:
VirginFlyer wrote:
There seem to have been some posts deleted suggesting there was an issue with this. Without going into personalities, is it possible to confirm whether it is in fact true that 6 A380s are being stored in France? The replies in the tweet suggest Châteauroux, and specifically G-XLEA, -XLEC, -XLEF, -XLEI, -XLEJ, -XLEL.

V/F


XLEA is currently on route to Lima as BA9150, presumably a repatriation flight.




Yeah she’s heading to France for storage. Just happens to be the same flight number that was used for a Lima flight


Ah thanks Danhill.
My first post was done just after take off, once Carbonfibre replied I realised she was heading that way rather then the normal South American routing.
 
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Re: Five BA 747s to Teruel today

Mon Apr 06, 2020 9:05 am

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6 BA A380s going to France for Storage
https://twitter.com/AlexInAir/status/12 ... 16708?s=20



BA’s A380 will be stored at Châteauroux ( CHR / LFLX ) - France -



G-XKLA / EC / EF / EI are schedyled to arrive today April 6th

G-XLEJ & EL are scheduled for tomorrow April 7th
 
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Re: Updated: BA fleet parking, at 40+ including 747s, A380s

Mon Apr 06, 2020 9:06 am

And EUPJ (BEA livery) is bringing the crews back to LHR.
 
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Re: Updated: BA fleet parking, at 40+ including 747s, A380s

Mon Apr 06, 2020 9:23 am

So BA and many other airlines are parking 744's, with many to be retired. Has the 744 P2F conversions slowed or stopped such that good feedstock for conversions are saved?

Belly cargo on passenger planes was taking much of the flying from freighters, if passenger loads are slow to return there will be more cargo for the freighters, hence more freighters needed. But is the desert already full of 744 P2Fs ?
 
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Re: Updated: BA fleet parking, at 40+ including 747s, A380s

Mon Apr 06, 2020 9:35 am

JayinKitsap wrote:
Has the 744 P2F conversions slowed or stopped such that good feedstock for conversions are saved?

I believe there hasn't been a 744 P2F done in over a decade...
 
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Re: Updated: BA fleet parking, at 40+ including 747s, A380s

Mon Apr 06, 2020 10:10 am

According to Flightradar24, G-XLEC & G-XLEF are now both on their way to CHR (Apr 6th 12:10 Paris Time)
 
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Re: Updated: BA fleet parking, at 40+ including 747s, A380s

Mon Apr 06, 2020 10:38 am

Châteauroux is used by BA for flight crew training.
 
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Re: Updated: BA fleet parking, at 40+ including 747s, A380s

Mon Apr 06, 2020 11:06 am

BA will parking its aircraft where it is the cheapest to store them for the longer term. BA are probably moving more out of LHR to cheaper locations to save money.
 
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Re: Updated: BA fleet parking, at 40+ including 747s, A380s

Mon Apr 06, 2020 11:18 am

Not sure how much cheaper you can get then free. BA do not pay parking charges at the BA base as it is owned by them.
I guess by clearing base you can then move aircraft parked on LHR stands into base, it also allows base to be used to work on aircraft that are expected to fly or need maintenance work.
Just for info you can get 25 small Airbus on the back of westbase in contingency mode.
 
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Re: Five BA 747s to Teruel today

Mon Apr 06, 2020 11:36 am

kjeld0d wrote:
keesje wrote:
KLM & Qantas grounded their 744 fleets this week. 744 passengers operations are coming to an end quickly. :worried:


Which types did 9/11 effectively end in terms of passenger service? I count 747 classic, 727, dc-10, md-11, what else?

It also ended a program: The Boeing 757.
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