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) is preparing its Airbus A350-1000XWB aircraft for its first long-haul service next month. G-XWBA, which recently joined the British Airways fleet, is due to fly its first long haul service to Dubai (DXB/OMDB) on the 2nd September 2019 and the airline is busy putting the aircraft through [read more]
Local pilot John Bulpin has captured these amazing images of British Airways aircraft parked up at Cardiff Airport (CWL/EGFF) as a result of travel disruption caused by the Coronavirus Pandemic. Our thanks to John for the use of the images.
Willie Walsh has announced that he is to stand down as Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of British Airways Parent, International Airlines Group (IAG). The former British Airways CEO was key to the formation of IAG which was created when British Airways merged with Spanish carrier Iberia. Mr Walsh has at [read more]