50 SKY SHADES - World aviation news

737 Classic era comes to an end at British Airways

Download: Printable PDF Date: 23 Aug 2015 15:02 category:
Publisher:
737 Classic era comes to an end at British Airways - Manufacturer publisher
Tatjana Obrazcova
Source: ATW

More than three decades of Boeing 737 service at British Airways (BA) is due to come to an end in the next few weeks as the carrier retires its last examples of the twinjet.

BA has just three 737 Classics remaining in service, the last survivors of what was, at its height, a 39-strong fleet serving domestic and European destinations.

The UK carrier took delivery from Boeing of its first 737-200 in 1980 to start replacing the Hawker Siddeley Trident and has also operated the -300 and -500 series variants since then. In all, BA has operated well over 100 of the Boeing narrowbodies.

For many years the mainstay of BA’sshort-haul fleet, the 737 has slowly been replaced by the Airbus A320 family. The remaining examples have for some years operated out of London Gatwick on European routes.

Specialist websites have predicted that the last service will be a London Gatwick-Turin round trip on Sept. 30, but a BA spokeswoman said that the date and destination of the last flight had yet to be confirmed and could change for operational reasons.

The aircraft were likely to be sold on to a new operator, she said.



Loading comments for 737 Classic era comes to an end at British Airways...


Recommended

MEBAA Insurance tailor made its medical insurance to suit members in UAE

MEBAA has entered into an Agreement with National General Insurance Company (NGI) UAE, to provide uniquely designed Medical Insurance Scheme for its member companies operating within UAE. This associa...

A very fortunate person to work in aviation which is his passion - Bennet Walsh

Industry events are an amazing source of meetings, of discoveries, of learning new things. Thanks to MEBAA Conference Morocco, 50skyshades had a perfect opportunity to discuss with Mr....

A digital alliance to develop new predictive maintenance cross-fleet solutions

Airbus and Delta Air Lines are forming a digital alliance to develop new predictive maintenance and health-monitoring solutions for airline customers worldwide from 2020. To be accessed via a unified...

First Air Astana Airbus A321 Long Range aircraft presented at ceremony in Nur-Sultan

Air Astana presented its first Airbus A321 Long Range (LR) aircraft at a ceremony held in the airline’s technical centre at Nursultan Nazarbayev International Airport . The airline is the f...