F-BVFB (207) French Production

Current registration - F-BVFB

 

Manufacturer’s Serial Number - 207

 

Production Variant Number - 101

 

Maiden Flight - 6th March 1976: Toulouse, France

 

Air France delivery - 8th April 1976

Registration history

 

  • First Registered as F-BVFB to Air France

  • 12th January 1979 aircraft re-registered as N94FB by Air France / Braniff Airways
     

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    1st June 1980 aircraft re-registered as F-BVFB by Air France

     

     

  • Final Flight - June 24th 2003: AF 4406: Paris CDG to Karlsruhe-Baden–Baden

 

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Current Location - Retired from service to Sinsheim Auto & Technik Museum, South West Germany

Aircraft history

June 1990 and May 1997

Due to low aircraft utilisation she was placed in storage during these dates. She was the one chosen from the fleet for storage due to the fact that she was at the 12,000hr D check mark. Fox-Bravo’s D check was started in April 1996 to allow it to be back in service when F-BVFC’s D check came up the following year.

 

2001 – Jan 26th

F-BVFB is flown to Istres, France where it is subjected to a number of tests by the team investigating the Paris Concorde crash of July 2000.

 

2001 – Aug 24th

F-BVFB is the first Air France Concorde to take to the air having been subject to the post Paris crash modification programme.

 

2001 – Oct 22nd

An assessment flight to New York is the first Air France flight to America since the Paris crash.

 

2003 – May 31st

Final passenger flight; AF4332 a special charter flying from, and returning to Paris Charles de Gaulle

 

2003 – Jun 24th

Final flight; AF4406 from Paris Charles de Gaulle to Baden Baden in Germany where it was put on display at the Sinsheim Auto and Technik Museum.

Aircraft Comments

Final Flight - June 24th 2003: AF 4406: Paris CDG to Karlsruhe-Baden–Baden

 

Hours Flown - 14,771 Hrs

 

Landings - 5,473

 

Supersonic Flights - 4,791

 

Current Location - Retired from service to Sinsheim Auto & Technik Museum, South West Germany

Fox Bravo lands for the last time

Shortly after decommissioning this aircraft was dis assembled and taken by road to it's final resting place, the museum took great care with the transpotation and removed obstructions like road signs and lamp posts along the route so the airframe did not have to be cut like G-BOAA was. The aircraft is now displayed on the roof of the museum, this looks great but our concern is that access is difficult for maintainence and cleaning. In additon to the cleaning problem her rear access door is left open in all weathers to allow public access. This could result in water ingress and cause problems for the airframe in the future. 
For special occasions it is possible to illuminate the cockpit.

 

F-BVFB (207) Condition

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