Current registration - G-BOAD
Manufacturer’s Serial Number - 210
Production Variant Number - 102
Maiden Flight - 25th August 1976: Filton, UK
British Airways delivery - 6th December 1976
Registration history –
First Registered as G-BOAD on 9th May 1975 to the British Aircraft Corporation Ltd
5th January 1979 aircraft re-registered as G-N94AD / N94AD by British Airways / Braniff Airways
19th June 1980 aircraft re-registered as G-BOAD by British Airways
De-Registered - 4th May 2004
Final Flight - November 10th 2003 – London Heathrow (LHR) to New York JFK
Hours Flown - 23,397 Hrs 25mins
Landings - 8406
Supersonic Flights - 7010
Current Location - Retired from passenger service to Intrepid Museum, New York
Aircraft History –
Concorde 210 was the only BA Concorde to have been painted in another Livery; it had a Singapore Airlines livery on one side as Singapore Airlines operated a joint service with BA in 1979. BA crews flew Concorde and the Cabin crews were a mix between the 2 airlines.
August 16th 2000: Grounded when it’s Certificate of Airworthiness is withdrawn as a result of the investigation into the Paris crash 3 weeks beforehand.
January 29th 2002: First test flight following the post Paris crash modification programme, having been the fourth British Airways aircraft to receive the upgrades.
February 10th 2002: Returns to service following the Paris crash, with a return flight to New York JFK.
June 4th 2002: Flying in close formation with the Red Arrows, G-BOAD along with other aircraft, takes part in the Queen’s Jubilee Flypast. At the controls of G-BOAD are Civil Aviation Authority Chief Test Pilot Jock Reid and British Airways Chief Concorde Pilot and aircraft Commander on the day – Captain Mike Bannister.
July 26th 2003: Returning from Barbados, having just started the final season of flights to the Caribbean, the crew of G-BOAD have to issue a Mayday call as bad weather around Heathrow prevents them landing and the aircraft becomes dangerously low on fuel.
October 8th 2003: With the retirement of Concorde confirmed, G-BOAD takes part in the Farewell Tour programme with a visit to Boston and at the same time sets the current East to West Atlantic crossing record with a time of 3 hours 5 minutes and 34 seconds. The aircraft was piloted by Chief Concorde Pilot Captain Mike Bannister.
November 10th 2003: Final flight from LHR to JFK and retirement to the Intrepid Museum, New York.
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Concorde G-BOAD Gallery