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Boeing 757

Old 9th Feb 2014, 19:46
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Boeing 757

Is there anyone out can remind me when the 757 entered service with BA.
And while I am down memory lane perhaps someone remembers a Tristar in BEA colours, not for long because of the merger with BOAC.
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Boeing 757

A simple google search says Feb 9th 1993 on shuttle services between London and Belfast?
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1983 surely for the 757 ? A simple search told me that much
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Old 9th Feb 2014, 20:18
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Much earlier I think - I flew them for a couple of years in the mid 80's - a lovely aircraft to fly!
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Old 9th Feb 2014, 20:23
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I don't think you flew them in the 80's :-)
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Old 9th Feb 2014, 20:34
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If I remember correctly Monarch got theirs in 84 and BA about six months earlier.
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If I remember correctly Monarch got theirs in 84 and BA about six months earlier.
The first two arrived in January 1983.
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Old 9th Feb 2014, 20:51
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First BA ones built from 82 so in service in 83 sounds about right. All of the first batch still going strong with DHK and EAT with the DHK ones carrying the same registrations now as when they entered service all those years ago.
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I don't think you flew them in the 80's :-)
Why do you say that? The 757 entered service with BA in 1983.
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Old 9th Feb 2014, 20:53
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Definitely January 1983. Monarch started receiving theirs a month or two later.
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G-BIK_ frames… We used to go past them on the crew bus all the time at BRU whilst they were being loaded/resting on the cargo ramp.
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Old 9th Feb 2014, 20:57
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And while I am down memory lane perhaps someone remembers a Tristar in BEA colours, not for long because of the merger with BOAC.
Yes and no.

Lockheed painted up an Eastern Airlines TriStar with the BEA logo and "Speedjack" for the 1972 Farnborough show, but the aircraft ordered by BEA were delivered in BA colours.

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Old 9th Feb 2014, 21:47
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I think I'd agree it was more like 1983.
We were doing major maintenance on them in 1990.

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A quick check of GINFO shows G-BIKA first registered to BA on 28/03/83.

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Old 9th Feb 2014, 21:49
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Monarch Airlines 757s

Monarch introduced the 757 to service in early April 1983. The first three aircraft: G-MONB/C/D were delivered with 535C engines and were retrofitted by Monarch Airlines Engineering Ltd. with 535E4 engines when they became available.
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Old 9th Feb 2014, 22:03
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A quick check of GINFO shows G-BIKA first registered to BA on 28/03/83.
G-BIKA was the 3rd aircraft delivered.

G-BIKB first regd 25/01/83
G-BIKC first regd 31/01/83
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Old 9th Feb 2014, 22:55
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Originally Posted by Airclues View Post
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I don't think you flew them in the 80's :-)
Why do you say that? The 757 entered service with BA in 1983.
I said it because I was wrong. About 10 years wrong....ooops
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Old 10th Feb 2014, 00:54
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The TriStar at the 72 Farnborough had the BEA logos applied over here (possibly just temporary vinyl decals?)...here arriving at Heathrow in basic Eastern stripes
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Old 10th Feb 2014, 12:11
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I think I only flew in a 757 once from London to Rome. I don't normally remember registrations, but this one was the unforgettable G-BIKE.
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India Four Two, you misread that one G-BIKE is a Piper Arrow.
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India Four Two, you misread that one G-BIKE is a Piper Arrow.
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