RETURN TO FLIGHT

FLEET STATUS

This page documents the progress by both airlines in retuening their fleets to flight status.

The short term plan was for British Airways to have 5 serviceable aircraft to enable a twice daily New York service and Air France to have 4 aircraft available. British Airways have committed to eventually having 6 aircraft available, but no decision has yet been taken on wherever all 7 aircraft should be returned to flight status. Air France are committed to returning their 5 aircraft to service after its D check is complete.
Aircraft Modifications complete Spar 72 Mod complete New Interior fitted Repainted Date of 1st re-flight Notes Recent Picture
204
G-BOAC
Completed YES YES Future 11/7/2002 5th BA aircraft back in Service
205
F-BVFA
Completed YES N/A N/A Feb 2002 4th AF aircraft back in service
206
G-BOAA

Stored on the BA "West Base' at LHR.

Will not be modified

N/A N/A N/A N/A Was scheduled to be final BA aircraft back in service
207
F-BVFB
Completed YES N/A Planned 24/8/01 1st AF aircraft back in service
208
G-BOAB

Stored in TBA's 'South Pen' at LHR

Will not be modified

NO NO N/A N/A Was scheduled to be 6th BA aircraft back in service
209
F-BVFC
Complete YES N/A N/A 10/01 3rd AF aircraft back in service
210
G-BOAD
Complete YES YES N/A 29/01/02 4th BA aircraft back in service
212
G-BOAE
Completed YES YES N/A 28/9/01 2nd BA aircraft to have CofA returned. Flew re-launch flight on 7/11/01
213
F-BTSD
Completed YES N/A Yes - 5/01 15/10/01 2nd AF aircraft to be modified. Has completed 'D' check and has been repainted. Flew re-launch flight on 7/11/01
214
G-BOAG
Completed YES YES N/A 19/10/01 3rd BA aircraft to be modified
215
F-BVFF

D check and mods underway when retirement announcement was made.

Will now not fly again

NO N/A N/A N/A Was scheduled to be final AF aircraft back in service
216
G-BOAF
COMPLETED YES YES Yes - 08/01 17/7/01 1st BA aircraft completed

Notes

Thanks to Philippe Noret / Laurent Desmarest / Concorde Lovers for some of the Air France thumbnails and Steve Hall for the G-BOAA picture.