Current registration - G-BOAB
Current Registration Date - 17/09/1980
Registration Status & Reason - De-registered 04/05/2004 (Permanently withdrawn from use)
Known as - Alpha Bravo
Manufacturer’s Serial Number – 100-008
Aircraft Number - 208
Production Type – Concorde Type 1 Variant 102
Manufacturer - BRITISH AIRCRAFT CORPORATION
Assembled at - BAC Filton Bristol, UK
Year Built - 1976
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
British Airways delivery – 30th September 1976
Registration history –
First Registered as G-BOAB on 3rd April 1974 to the British Aircraft Corporation Ltd
12th January 1979 aircraft re-registered as G-N94AB / N94AB by British Airways / Braniff Airways
17th September – 1980 aircraft re-registered G-BOAB by British Airways
CofA / Permit – (Transport/Passenger) Suspended 19/09/2001
Maiden Flight First Flight - 18th May 1976: Filton, UK
Final Flight - August 15th 2000 – BA002P JFK-LHR
Hours Flown - 22,296 Hrs 55mins
Landings - 7,810
Supersonic Flights - 6,688
Current Location - Retired from service, in storage at Heathrow airport
Aircraft History -
Concorde 206’s first flight on 18th May 1976 was under the command of BAC test pilot Capt. Eddie McNamara and took 3hrs 32mins, from Filton to Fairford via the Bay of Biscay. It reached a top speed of Mach 2.05 at a height of 63,500ft. 12 other BAC test/development flights took place before the aircraft was ready for delivery to British Airways
G-BOAB was the third Concorde to be delivered to British Airways on Jan 14th 1976 with a 1hr 30min flight from RAF Fairford. Touch and Go landings were made at both London Gatwick and Heathrow during the flight by the BA crew of Capt. Tony Meadows and Capt. Brian Walpole.
11th September 1984: Sets a distance record for an airliner with a 4,565 flight from Washington to Nice.
16th November 1984: Flies the inaugural charter service from London to Seattle via New York.
1st July 1988; David Beckham and other football stars fly from Nantes, France as G-BOAB brings home the 1998 England World Cup squad.
18th August 2000: Final flight – JFK to LHR (BA002P) – this aircraft was not given the post Paris crash modifications in time and never returned to service. The aircraft’s final flight was a positioning flight back to Heathrow, on the evening before the fleet’s Certificates of air-worthiness were to be officially removed, under the Command of Capt. Les Brodie. The aircraft was next in line for inter-check and would have been the 6th BA aircraft back in service. As it was BA only required 5 aircraft, therefore
G-BOAB was never modified and never flew again.
Concorde G-BOAB Gallery – Pictures & Video of Alpha Bravo