Current registration - F-BVFD
Aircraft Number - 211
Manufacturer’s Serial Number -100 011
Production Variant Number - 101
Maiden Flight - 10th February 1977: Toulouse, France
Air France delivery - 26th March 1977
Registration history –
First Registered as F-BVFD to Air France
12th January 1979 aircraft re-registered as N94FD by Air France / Braniff Airways
1st June 1980 aircraft re-registered as F-BVFD by Air France
Final Flight - May 27th 1982
Hours Flown - 5,814 Hrs
Landings - 1,929
Supersonic Flights - 1,807
Current Location – Broken up in 1994 at Paris CDG
Aircraft History –
1982 – May 27th
Withdrawn from service after the closure of the Paris-Dakar-Rio route, leaving the aircraft surplus to Air France requirements.
Fox-Delta was chosen as it was the aircraft that had had its airframe repaired after suffered a heavy landing in Dakar 5 years previously, in November1977 (the landing was at 14 feet per second against the standard 10 fps limit and caused the rear tail bumper wheel to be crushed.)
It was later broken up in 1994, at Charles de Gaulle, Paris, France. After being out of service for 12 years it had suffered serious corrosion.
The nose assembly was sold to a rich American on 16 March 1995 for FF300,000 (~€45,730). The rest of the fuselage was moved to Dugny, close to the taxiways at Le Bourget.