214 - G-BOAG

G-BOAG - aircraft number 214
Current registrationG-BOAG
Manufacturer's Serial Number100 -014
Production Variant Number102
Maiden Flight21st April 1978 : Filton, England
British Airways delivery6th February 1980
Registration history First Registered as G-BFKW on 27th January 1978 to British Aerospace
re-registered as G-BOAG by British Airways on 9th February 1981
De-Registered - 4th May 2004
Final FlightNovember 5th 2003 - JFK- BFI (LHR-JFK - Nov 3rd 2003)
Hours Flown16,239hrs 27mins
Landings5,633
Supersonic Cycles5,066
Current UseageRetired from passenger service to Museum of flight, Seattle

Notes

Concorde 214 had a less than glamorous start to its life as G-BFKW. After manufacture and with no buyer, it was loaned via a sale or return agreement to British Airways, to cover for a 6 month period, while G-BOAC was being repaired at Filton.

After an aborted flight to New York on 26th April 1980 the aircraft was grounded with a water contaminated hydraulic system. the contamination had induced an intake ramp failure at Mach 2, which in turn lead to engine surges. The aircraft did not fly again for more than a year, but at a cost of one million pounds was re-entered into service, this time as G-BOAG, in February 1981.

With a lack of parts for it's Concorde fleet BA grounded and used "Alpha Golf" as it main spares source for a period of time up until 1984 when with parts availabe from the newly acquired G-BBDG. "G-BOAG" was returned to service and was the first to fly the the BA "Landor" livery in prepartation for the eventual floatation of British Airways on the London Stock Exchange.