02 April 2009

BA to phase out 757s from the Fleet

BA and Eastern Airlines shared one common heritage item - they launched 2 aircraft - the Boeing 757 and the Lockheed L1011 both with Rolls Royce RB211 engines.

I can almost bet that no one out there can remember why the engines were so labeled RB211. Let's see how many real geeks and anoraks there are in the audience.

So it is with a twinge of nostalgia that the last few B757s are being removed from BA's mainline fleet. Most of the fleet was sold off to DHL. With that contract long fulfilled - the remaining planes will likely go for conversion to Freighters of some sort or another.

Ah Sweet Nostalgia ...

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