Registration - G-BOAA
Current Registration Date - 28/07/1980
Registration Status & Reason - De-registered 04/05/2004 (Permanently withdrawn from use)
Manufacturer’s Serial Number – 100-006
Airframe Number - 216
Production Type – Concorde Type 1 Variant 102
Manufacturer - BRITISH AIRCRAFT CORPORATION
Assembled at - BAC Filton Bristol, UK
Year Built - 1975
Aircraft Class - Fixed-Wing Landplane
Engines - 4 x Rolls-Royce Olympus 593 MK 610-14-28
Max Take-off Weight - 185070kg
Registered Owners - BRITISH AIRWAYS PLC, WATERSIDE (HBA3), PO BOX 365, HARMONDSWORTH, WEST DRAYTON, UB7 0GB
Registration History –
First Registered as G-BOAA on 3rd March 1974 to the British Aircraft Corporation Ltd
12th January 1979 aircraft re-registered as G-N94AA / N94AA by British Airways / Braniff Airways
28th July 1980 aircraft re-registered as G-BOAA by British Airways.
CofA / Permit – (Public transport) Suspended
British Airways delivery -14th January 1976
Maiden Flight- 5th November 1975: Filton, Bristol, UK
Final Flight - August, 12th 2000 – BA002 – JFK-LHR
Hours Flown - 22,768 Hrs 56Mins
Landings - 8,064
Supersonic Flights - 6,842
Current Location - On display at National Museum of Flight, East Fortune Airfield, Scotland.
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Aircraft History –
G-BOAA flew the inaugural BA Concorde service to Bahrain on the 21st of Jan 1976, which was captained by Norman Todd. Capt. Brian Walpole was at the controls 22 months later as Concorde services started to New York on 22nd November 1977.
Piloted by Captain Mike Bannister flew Alpha Alpha on the 2nd of June 1996 in formation with the RAF Red Arrows over Heathrow Airport the celebrate the 50th anniversary of the west London Airport, which has been Concorde’s home since the late 1970’s
April 1988: G-BOAA becomes the first Concorde to complete the important 12,000 flying hour’s maintenance check – it is declared that the airframe is in excellent order and should be clear to fly into the next century.
June 6th 1990: To celebrate the 50th anniversary of the Battle of Britain, Concorde G-BOAA, flown by Captain W D Lowe, appears in formation with a Spitfire over the White Cliff’s of Dover.
19th November 1993: Upgrade to the new £1,000,000 upper rudder, which was to be the solution to the previous rudder failure problem. Concorde 206 was the first Concorde to be delivered to British Airways on Jan 14th 1976 with a 42 minute hop from RAF Fairford.
This Airframe was due to have an Inter 4 (C Check). So she never received the Modifications required by the CAA following the post Paris accident, which would have allowed her to return to fight status. In 2004 she was dismantled to be moved by road and sea, she was re-assembled and opened to the public in 2005. It was a shame that her wings were cut off and not removed at the manufacturer’s joints; the scars remain to this day as a reminder of this crude act.