Operating as flight BA2276 to Gatwick on the 8th September 2015 it suffered what the pilot described as a “catastrophic engine failure”. The take-off was aborted and the aircraft was evacuated safely. The aircraft, a Boeing 777-200 registration G-VIIO, suffered severe damage.
A team of engineers from Boeing worked to repair the aircraft and repair the hull at Las Vegas. Once certified as airworthy the aircraft was the flown to Victorville for painting.
Aviation Wales was alerted by Flightradar 24 this morning that the aircraft is en route to Cardiff Airport and is due in around 11 am this morning as BA9179.
British Airways (BA/BAW) are set to unveil a special Boeing 787 Drealiner to mark the airlines 100 year anniversary. The airline has already posted a teaser video which shows the rear of a Boeing 787 emerging from a hangar and boarding passes show famous names set which look set to [read more]
Transatlantic specialist Openskies (LV/BOS) ceased operations at the beginning of September 2018 and just days later, its last Boeing 767 took its final flight, to St Athan in South Wales. Openskies, sometimes called BA Openskies was set up in 2008 by International Airlines Group in an effort to reduce British [read more]
British Airways (BA) has unveiled the aircraft that will fly Team GB back from the 2016 Olympics in Rio, and its got a golden nose! The Boeing 747-400 G-CIVA, which is maintained at British Airways Maintenance Cardiff (BAMC), was unveiled by BA yesterday and bears the name “victoRIOus” following a [read more]