22181

G-BIKJPART OUT AND SCRAPPING
Line number0029
Type236 F
EnginesRolls Royce RB211-535C
Mode S400587
ConfigurationFreighter
Name
DateRegistrationRemarks
24/11/1983G-BIKJroll out.
15/12/1983G-BIKJfirst flight.
09/01/1984G-BIKJdel British Airways; named "Conwy Castle".
10/01/1984G-BIKJferried Boeing Field-London/Heathrow as BA9609P.
12/01/1984G-BIKJfirst service: London/Heathrow-Amsterdam.
00/08/1987G-BIKJat London/Heathrow in new British Airways c/s (repainted after 23/06/1986).
20/07/1998G-BIKJat London/Heathrow in new British Airways c/s with "Waves of the City" tail c/s.
01/07/2000G-BIKJlast service: Glasgow-London/Heathrow as BA1485 (TT: 29134 hours; 30568 cycles).
16/07/2000G-BIKJr/o at London/Heathrow in basic British Airways c/s; titles and tail logo painted out.
26/07/2000G-BIKJferried London/Heathrow-Lasham as BA9288P; for pre-sale maintenance.
02/11/2000G-BIKJat Lasham in basic British Airways c/s with white tail c/s.
08/12/2000G-BIKJferried Lasham-London/Heathrow as BA9263P; for additional pre-sale maintenance.
18/01/2001G-BIKJferried London/Heathrow-Bangor-Mobile; for conversion to freighter.
19/01/2001G-BIKJbt & rgd to DHL Holdings (UK) Ltd.
01/11/2001G-BIKJferried Mobile-Goose Bay-East Midlands in red/white DHL c/s (arrived 02/11/2001).
08/11/2001G-BIKJperformed local test flight at East Midlands.
02/03/2002G-BIKJferried East Midlands-Southend as DHK7812.
03/03/2002G-BIKJferried Southend East Midlands as DHK7870.
02/04/2002G-BIKJlt & rgd to DHL Air Ltd., Belgium.
27/12/2010G-BIKJat Pisa in yellow/red DHL c/s (repainted after 31/10/2010).
24/12/2015G-BIKJarr Madrid as BCS____; for part out and scrapping.
04/01/2016G-BIKJat Madrid; missing both engines.
16/06/2016G-BIKJregistration cancelled.

One comment

  1. G-BIKJ (22181/0029)

    I have an earlier date than 3 August 1988 for a sighting in new colours, namely ?? August 1987 at London Heathrow. My last date for a report in the previous scheme isclose to yours. It is 23 June 1986 at Stockholm Arlanda.

    On 15 July 2000 this aircraft entered the British Airways Paint Shop at London Heathrow. On the following day it was rolled out with all titles, insignia and its tail painted out.

    The 18 January 2001 ferry flight continued Bangor – Mobile Downtown where it was delivered to ST Mobile Aerospace for freighter conversion.

    On 1 November 2001 it was ferried Mobile Downtown – Goose Bay – East Midlands. Arriving there on 2 November it was parked. It was already in the full DHL Red livery.

    My information that the flight on 8 November 2001 was a test flight that returned to East Midlands where the aircraft was again parked.

    On 2 March it was ferried East Midlands – Southend (DHK7812) for pre-service maintenance at Heavylift Engineering. On the following day it was ferried back to East Midlands (DLK7870) for further maintenance at British Midland Engineering.

    On 5 November 2010 this aircraft was reported at Madrid Barajas in the red DHL livery.

    As at end 31 December 2012 this aircraft had accumulated 37,542 airframe hours. By end 31 December 2013 this figure had increased by 871 hours to 38,413 hours.

    Regards

    Andy

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