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Old 11th Nov 2019, 18:08
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B757 Technology test bed

I saw today that G-BYAW was ferried to Lasham to be reconfigured for use as a technology testbed for the RAF. Who will be operating it in its new career?
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Originally Posted by tubby linton View Post
I saw today that G-BYAW was ferried to Lasham to be reconfigured for use as a technology testbed for the RAF. Who will be operating it in its new career?

QinetiQ or BAE Systems.
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Old 12th Nov 2019, 06:44
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Considering that 2Excel own Lasham.....

https://www.janes.com/article/90044/...-test-aircraft
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I thought Lasham Gliding Society owned the airfield.
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2Excel are a tenant of Lasham Gliding Society; LGS owns Lasham Airfield.

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Still registered to TUI AIRWAYS LTD
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Old 13th Nov 2019, 16:35
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It was one of original Britannia Airways 75s.
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And Marshall Aerospace did not get the contract.....
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Old 13th Nov 2019, 19:56
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Anyone know how many hours are on the airframe. I flew it when it was brand new at least 25 years ago.
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Old 13th Nov 2019, 20:29
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G-INFO shows 86749 as at 24/9/2019

delivered new 1995 - must admit thought it was earlier than that.
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Old 13th Nov 2019, 20:29
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What’s it going to do?
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Old 13th Nov 2019, 20:48
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DH,
Read the link that MG posted above.

In short, systems/sensor testbed for Tempest and future Typhoon/F-35 upgrades. The US have had equivalent test bed aircraft for years to support F22/F35 development...
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Thanks. That sounds fun - do they need 757 pilots?!
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