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Boeing 777-200 ex-BA to be broken up

Old 26th Nov 2006, 17:36
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CRJ is quite a different matter. The market for them has taken an absolute nosedive. Bombardier gave up the production of them but are still left with the last ones made unused and unsold. The very large Indepencence Air fleet (80 plus) have been on the market for a year since their bankruptcy and are a huge drag on secondhand sales. I would think quite a number of the earlier CRJs have already done their last commercial flight.

And the same thing happened with many of the recent-generation turboprops the CRJs replaced.
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Old 27th Nov 2006, 17:30
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To put this in a non airline (though the ££$$ are the same when scrapping) perspective. Had a MKIII Ford Capri (no jokes plz) scrap yard offerd me £25. Parked it off road and put some adds in local paper. Sold parts for.....Carb £45.. Auto choke £25.. Front screen £50..gear box £75 I got £150 for doors plus ££ from other parts. They do the same with a/c.

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Old 5th Dec 2006, 21:24
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I think the reason we're all a bit stung by the first 777 to be junked is not any particular sadness at the machine itself, but because we all remember in the not too distant past the 777 being the new wonder machine! Now the first one is meeting its maker we're all feeling bloody old!!!!
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Old 7th Dec 2006, 12:44
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I AM feeling old. BA have also recently sent 1988's built for BCal G-BUSD A320-111 to Lasham for parting out.
This A320 was of course replaced by the.....er A320.
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Old 7th Dec 2006, 15:34
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Some NWA A320s also now getting broken up in MZJ. Some pics on airliners.net
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Old 7th Dec 2006, 16:56
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11 years ...... big difference ....
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Old 12th Dec 2006, 10:47
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Here's a picture of the aircraft in question

http://www.airliners.net/open.file/1151243/L/
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Old 12th Dec 2006, 14:15
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Isn't that a Mytravel 757 at the top of the picture also being broken?
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Old 12th Dec 2006, 15:39
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There seams to be a lot of miss information around, so here goes.
The 777 is the first aircraft certified that uses composites for the floor beams.
As such the intial certification was EXTREMELY conservative. I am not sure of the exact number but something like the first 35-40 were certified under this restricted total life. The aircraft in question can be relifed but it is very expensive and involves the complete removeal and replacement of the floor beams. (May also apply to other structural members).
I am, not sure if it is ahrs or cycles limit.
As the production run was going on, and with more evidence as to the lasting qualities of the structures in place and prob some mods, the life of the aircraft was extended.
You will find that this only applies to the 200's, the 200 er's are not affected as they came out later. They do have life limits, just a lot greater.
EK have 3 aircraft approaching the same limit, they are looking seriously at a relife because we need the seats. However, we would be the first and that is always risky. A frieghter conversion was also talked about because you have the floor out anyway.
The 777 will be around for a long time, guess you could look at these first ones to go as sacrifices to the new technology

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Old 26th Dec 2006, 15:58
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IB4138,

It sure is, might be G-JALC or G-PIDS, those are/where MyTravels oldest 757's from 1982. They are both former Eastern Airlines airplanes. Although MyTravels G-RJGR is/was from '82 as well. I suppose it is one of these three your see on the picture.

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Old 5th Jan 2007, 13:04
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That ex-Varig (ex-BA) 777 will end its days at Walnut Ridge, Arkansas (KARG) after ferrying from Marana 10 Dec.2006. How sad !
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Old 5th Jan 2007, 14:27
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There are recent photos of the interior and exterior on the forum on airliners.net under the heading 'Ex-Varig 772 is Haunted'
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