2 more B737-800's for BA

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2 more B737-800's for BA

Unread postby ERASER » Wed Jan 31, 2018 2:32 pm

Heard a birdy tell me that BA will be getting 2 B737-800's from Turkey. Will this be replacements for the B737-400's?
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Re: 2 more B737-800's for BA

Unread postby FoxTROT » Wed Jan 31, 2018 4:11 pm

They’ll need at least 4 B738’s plus at least one spare to replace the B734’s in the fleet. The current BA schedule requires 12 frames on week days. At the moment there are 8 BA painted B738’s in Comair’s fleet.
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Re: 2 more B737-800's for BA

Unread postby wysiwyg » Wed Jan 31, 2018 10:23 pm

FoxTROT wrote:..... requires 12 frames on week days.........


Frames? I have noticed this term creeping in lately. Is this what the manufacturers call them lately or is this colloquial? Just curious.
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Re: 2 more B737-800's for BA

Unread postby gregdeklerk » Thu Feb 01, 2018 7:33 am

wysiwyg wrote:
FoxTROT wrote:..... requires 12 frames on week days.........


Frames? I have noticed this term creeping in lately. Is this what the manufacturers call them lately or is this colloquial? Just curious.


Airframe is the term for the fuselage, wings etc
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Re: 2 more B737-800's for BA

Unread postby wysiwyg » Thu Feb 01, 2018 8:39 am

gregdeklerk wrote:
wysiwyg wrote:
FoxTROT wrote:..... requires 12 frames on week days.........


Frames? I have noticed this term creeping in lately. Is this what the manufacturers call them lately or is this colloquial? Just curious.


Airframe is the term for the fuselage, wings etc


Yip, airframe is the term I have used for over 40 years. :-).
Other terms are falling out of use too as time passes e.g. Nose Wheels and Main Wheels have been replaced by Front and Back wheels, a Throttle is now an Accelerator, to Extend flaps is now Deploy flaps. etc etc . Anyway, I am causing thread drift now.
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Re: 2 more B737-800's for BA

Unread postby FoxTROT » Tue Feb 06, 2018 12:40 pm

Some more info on the aircraft to be delivered to Comair: https://www.planespotters.net/airframe/ ... r/l5jGcLYX
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Re: 2 more B737-800's for BA

Unread postby springbok » Tue Feb 06, 2018 4:37 pm

Looks like the first one is due to be delivered today.....should be ZS-ZWJ

Boeing 737 -8F2 34408 1880 ZS-SWJ Comair British Airways cs, for delivery 06feb18 ex IST ex TC-JGJ



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