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tubby linton 11th Nov 2019 19:08

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?

pr00ne 11th Nov 2019 22:41


Originally Posted by tubby linton (Post 10616358)
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.

MG 12th Nov 2019 07:44

Considering that 2Excel own Lasham.....

https://www.janes.com/article/90044/...-test-aircraft

India Four Two 12th Nov 2019 09:34

I thought Lasham Gliding Society owned the airfield.

On Glide 12th Nov 2019 10:59

2Excel are a tenant of Lasham Gliding Society; LGS owns Lasham Airfield.

OG

AnglianAV8R 12th Nov 2019 13:11

Still registered to TUI AIRWAYS LTD

1.3VStall 13th Nov 2019 17:35

It was one of original Britannia Airways 75s.

Wander00 13th Nov 2019 20:36

And Marshall Aerospace did not get the contract.....

RetiredBA/BY 13th Nov 2019 20:56

Anyone know how many hours are on the airframe. I flew it when it was brand new at least 25 years ago.

Duchess_Driver 13th Nov 2019 21:29

G-INFO shows 86749 as at 24/9/2019

delivered new 1995 - must admit thought it was earlier than that.

deltahotel 13th Nov 2019 21:29

What’s it going to do?

Evalu8ter 13th Nov 2019 21:48

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...

deltahotel 14th Nov 2019 08:43

Thanks. That sounds fun - do they need 757 pilots?!


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