View Full Version : What happened to the TLS Caravelles ?

23rd Apr 2004, 06:43
Havenīt seen the two Caravelles parked at Toulouse (in front of the Airbus plant) last time.

Any infoīs what happened to them ?
Last pictures Iīve seen from the cockpits, they seemed to be in much better condition than the ones Iīve seen at museums.
Hope they have been moved to one !?

Orange Arm Waver
27th Apr 2004, 06:50
Airliner world magazine has picture of the Air Toulouse 737 that was stored with them being scrapped. It doesn't mention the fate of the Caravelles... Could it be that they went the same way?

27th Apr 2004, 13:34
Well Volume, I saw photos on airliners net three - four weeks ago of at least one of them being broken up.

27th Apr 2004, 20:07
Maybe you could get more details on the French Forum.
Even questions in English are usually answered ;)

Airways Ed
28th Apr 2004, 02:38
Sad to confirm that both were scrapped (demolished) early in April over two days. The airport authority dramatically increased the parking fees so there was little choice.

Attempts were made to try and save at least one of the cockpits, particularly from a Finnish group (both were ex-Finnair), but these failed.

So another two Caravelles gone on the eve of the 50th anniversary of the first flight.

Kerosene Kraut
28th Apr 2004, 14:27
At least there's the one inside Airbus TLS abeam the protoconc. Said to be the last Caravelle built.
Still sad that the two are gone. Even the first buses were scrapped a little while ago instead of keeping them.

Airways Ed
28th Apr 2004, 16:33
Yes, the Caravelle 12 by the Concorde was the last one built (ex-Air Inter); unfortunately, not really accessible to admire.

Ailes Anciennes also has a former Sterling/Bokassa/Air Toulouse one preserved in TLS with its collection; possible to view on Saturday mornings, I understand.