213 - F-BTSD

F-BTSD - aircraft number 213
Current registrationF-BTSD
Manufacturer's Serial Number100 -013
Production Variant Number101
Maiden Flight26th June 1978 : Toulouse, France
Air France Initial Delivery18th September 1978 (as lease)
Registration and Ownership history First Registered as F-WJAM to Aerospatiale
14th September 1978 aircraft re-registered as F-BTSD by Aerospatiale
18th September 1978 aircraft leased to Air France
12th January 1979 aircraft re-registered as N94SD by Air France / Braniff Airways
12th March 1979 aircraft re-registered as F-BTSD and returned to Aerospatiale
9th May 1980 aircraft leased to Air France
23rd October 1980 aircraft was purchased by Air France
Final Passenger FlightMay 31st 2003 : AF001 : New York JFK - Paris Charles De Gaulle
Final FlightJune 14th 2003 : AF380Y: Paris CDG- Paris Le Bourget
Total Hours Flown12,974 Hrs
Total Landings5,135
Supersonic Cycles3,672
Current UseageRetired from service to Le Bourget Air and Space museum, Paris, France

Notes

F-BTSD holds the world records for fastest flights around the world in both directions:

  • Westbound RTW: 12-13 October 1992: 32 hours 49 minutes 03 seconds
    Lisbon-Santo Domingo-Acapulco-Honolulu-Guam-Bangkok-Bahrain-Lisbon
  • Eastbound RTW: 15-16 August 1995: 31 hours 27 minutes 49 seconds
    New York/JFK-Toulouse-Dubai-Bangkok-Guam (Andersen AFB)-Honolulu-Acapulco-New York/JFK

The Eastbound (1995) record is the current GUINNESS BOOK OF RECORDS official world record.

In April 1996 F-BTSD was painted in a Special Pespi livery when Pepsi Cola undertook a major $500 million US re-branding project.