F-BVFD (211) French Production

Current registration - F-BVFD

 

Aircraft Number - 211

 

Manufacturer’s Serial Number -100 011

 

Production Variant Number - 101

 

Maiden Flight - 10th February 1977: Toulouse, France

 

Air France delivery - 26th March 1977

Airframe Broken up in 1994 due to being excess to Air France requirements

 

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Registration history

 

  • First Registered as F-BVFD to Air France  
     

  • 12th January 1979 aircraft re-registered as N94FD by Air France / Braniff Airways

 

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

  • Final Flight - May 27th 1982
     

  • Hours Flown - 5,814 Hrs
     

  • Landings - 1,929
     

  • Supersonic Flights - 1,807 
     

  • Current Location – Broken up in 1994 at Paris CDG

 

Aircraft Comments

Final Flight - May 27th 1982

 

Hours Flown - 5,814 Hrs

 

Landings - 1,929

 

Supersonic Flights - 1,807 

 

Current Location – Broken up in 1994 at Paris CDG

Aircraft history

1982 – May 27th

Withdrawn from service after the closure of the Paris-Dakar-Rio route, leaving the aircraft surplus to Air France requirements.

Fox-Delta was chosen as it was the aircraft that had had its airframe repaired after suffered a heavy landing in Dakar 5 years previously, in November1977 (the landing was at 14 feet per second against the standard 10 fps limit and caused the rear tail bumper wheel to be crushed.)

 

It was later broken up in 1994, at Charles de Gaulle, Paris, France. After being out of service for 12 years it had suffered serious corrosion.

 

The nose assembly was sold to a rich American on 16 March 1995 for FF300,000 (~€45,730). The rest of the fuselage was moved to Dugny, close to the taxiways at Le Bourget.

F-BVFD in better times

F-BVFD (211) Condition

Some of the fuselage is stored at Le-Borget in a storage yard. The airframe is incomplete and it's future is uncertain

 

Pictures of F-BVFD (211) (Happier times)