|Quoting Starbucks (Reply 83):|
One reason I can think of is that it might be related to the VS (G-VDIA) engine fire in CHS.Both are equiped with Trent-1000, maybe Boeing/Rolls-Royce found a issue in the Virgin Atlantic engine and they're checking more frames (maybe at BA's request)?Might also suggest why it entered storage.
This was planned for some time IIRC. There has been discussion some weeks ago about BA deliveries being "out of alpha order|" with LN 404 slipped to June 2016 and LN 396 slipped to August 2016 whilst LN 406 was accelerated to March 2016.
Havent heard what was/is planned for these 2 frames but this is not a response to VS engine fire but rather a planned rescheduling.