BCal's Boeing 707 Fleet - Where are they now?
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G-ATZC : County of Stirling / Loch Katrine
Serial No. 19416 / Line Number 556
Age : 25.8 years
Status : Written off 26th Nov 1992
G-AVKA : Flagship Bonnie Scotland
Serial No. 19415 / Line Number 601
Age : 43 years
Status : Scrapped 2010 - 2011
G-AVTW : County of Ayr
Serial No. 19767 / Line Number 659
Age : 26 years
Status : Withdrawn from Service circa 1993
G-AWTK : County of Angus / Flagship Bonnie Scotland
Serial No. 18975 / Line Number 445
Age : 20.5 years
Status : Written off in hard landing at Luanda Feb 1988
Here we have the histories for some of those that did not make it to 2016

G-ATZC, G-AVKA, G-AVTW, G-AWTK, G-AWWD, G-AXRS, G-AYBJ, G-AYSI, G-AVYE, G-AVYG, G-AYXR and G-AYZZ.

Surprisingly some were relativley young, just over 17 years old


and the final page, Page 3, covers the remaining 707 aicraft - see link below

G-ATZC
British Eagle
02.67
Cancelled
N737AL
Airlift International
14.04.67
leased
N737AL
Airlift International
06.68
bought
PH-TRW
Transavia Airlines
04.69
leased
G-ATZC
Caledonian Airways
26.06.70
leased
G-ATZC
British Caledonian Airways
01.09.71
 
G-ATZC
British Caledonian Airways
01.03.73
bought
C-GFLG
Worldways Canada
30.11.81
bought
PP-TCP
TransBrasil Linhas Aereas
04.02.86
leased
PP-TCP
TransBrasil Linhas Aereas
03.03.89
bought
PP-TCP
AeroBrasil Cargo
10.92
 
G-AVKA
Caledonian Airways
13.07.67
bought
N319F
Flying Tiger Line
13.07.67
leased
G-AVKA
Caledonian Airways
08.06.68
returned
G-AVKA
British Caledonian Airways
01.09.71
 
CS-TBH
TAP Air Portugal
20.05.73
bought
N106BV
Buffalo Airways
30.11.83
bought
N106BV
ATASCO - Burlington
11.85
bought
N106BV
Southern Airlines
12.85
leased
N106BV
Burlington-Buffalo
04.93
bought
4K-A01
AZAL Azerbijan Airlines
21.03.95
leased
4K-AZ4
AZAL Azerbijan Airlines
15.07.95
bought
9G-ALG
First International Airways
08.09.98
transferred
9G-OOD
First International Airways
01.10.98
re-reg
5Y-BOR
First International Airways
03.12.00
re-reg
3C-NGK
Air Cargo Plus
11.09.01
re-reg
3D-NGK
Air Cargo Plus
04.12.02
re-reg
9Q-CKS
Kinshasa Airways
15.01.03
transferred
D2-FDZ
Etram Air Wing
02.07.06


G-AVTW
Caledonian Airways
29.12.67
bought
G-AVTW
BOAC
11.03.69
leased
G-AVTW
Caledonian Airways
18.04.69
returned
G-AVTW
British Caledonian Airways
01.09.71
CS-TBI
TAP Air Portugal
09.04.73
bought
CS-TBI
Nigeria Airways
09 - 11.80
leased
CS-TBI
Dominicana
23.11.83
leased
HI-442
Dominicana
07.84
bought
HI-442CT
Dominicana
02.89
re-reg

N322F
Flying Tigers
27.09.67
 
G-AWTK
Caledonian Airways
20.12.68
bought
G-AWTK
British Caledonian Airways
01.09.71
 
G-BDCN
Greyfin (Leased back to BCal)
09.05.75
bought
G-BDCN
British Caledonian Airways
31.03.77
bought
D2-TAC
TAAG Angola
28.10.78
bought
D2-TOB
TAAG Angola
05.80
re-reg
D2-TOI
TAAG Angola
05.80
re-reg

G-AWWD : County of Argyll / County of Angus / Loch Calder
Serial No. 19355 / Line Number 553
Age : 26.9 years
Status : Withdrawn from use in Oct 1993 following nosegear failure
N325F
Flying Tigers
06.02.67
 
N325F
El Al Israeli Airlines
08.68
leased
G-AWWD
Caledonian Airways
08.01.69
leased
G-AWWD
Caledonian//BUA
29.04.71
bought
G-AWWD
British Caledonian Airways
01.09.71
 
D2-TAD
TAAG Angola
01.12.77
bought
D2-TOC
TAAG Angola
03.80
re-reg
D2-TOJ
TAAG Angola
08.80
re-reg
Airlift International Transavia British Caledonian
Airlift International Transavia British Caledonian
Worldways TransBrasil AeroBrasil Cargo
Worldways TransBrasil AeroBrasil Cargo
Flying Tigers Caledonian Airways TAP Air Portugal
Flying Tigers Caledonian Airways TAP Air Portugal
Buffalo Airways Burlington Express AZAL Azerbijan
Buffalo Airways Burlington Express AZAL Azerbijan
First International Air Cargo Plus Kinshasha Airways
First International Air Cargo Plus Kinshasha Airways
Caledonian Caledonian//BUA British Caledonian
Caledonian Caledonian//BUA British Caledonian
Off to TAP Dominicana Dominicana
Off to TAP Dominicana Dominicana
Flying Tigers N322F Caledonian G-AWTK British Caledonian G-AWTK
Flying Tigers N322F Caledonian G-AWTK British Caledonian G-AWTK
TAAG D2-TAC TAAG D2-TOB TAAG D2-TOI
TAAG D2-TAC TAAG D2-TOB TAAG D2-TOI
Flying Tigers N325F Cale//BUA G-AWWD British Caledonian G-AWWD
Flying Tigers N325F Cale//BUA G-AWWD British Caledonian G-AWWD
TAAG D2-TAD TAAG D2-TOJ
TAAG D2-TAD TAAG D2-TOJ

More on G-AVTW here
This 707 had been parked at SHJ for a long time. It eventually left in 2007 and was stored at Luanda/Angola. D2-FDZ ETRAM Air
Wing seen complete in breakers compound at Luanda 28.03.09.  Luanda - no sighting of aircraft in June 2012 when last visited.
In 1965 this 707 flew round the world. Total elapsed time for the flight was 62 hours, 27 minutes, 35 seconds with just under 5 hours on the ground.

The flight departed HNL and flew north to the North Pole, then south to London Heathrow, where they stopped for fuel. Unexpected runway restrictions limited the 707ís takeoff weight, so they had to make an extra fuel stop at Lisbon, Portugal before flying to Buenos Aires, Argentina. After another fuel stop there, they continued south, circled the South Pole four times, then headed north to Christchurch, New Zealand. From there, they continued on to Honolulu.
The 707 was scheduled to leave on a cargo flight from Luanda to Rio de Janeiro on 20th February 1992, but suffered a nosegear failure while taxiing to the runway.

Though reported the fuselage was creased, the aircraft was reported as repaired by March 1993.  Though she was withdrawn from use in October 1993.

G-AXRS : County of Caithness / Loch Lomond
Serial No. 19664 / Line Number 643
Age : 31.7 years
Status : Written off Nov 1998 - during emergency landing
N526EJ
Executive Jet
06.02.67
 
PH-TRF
Transavia Airlines
15.05.68
leased
G-AXRS
Caledonian Airways
02.11.69
leased
G-AXRS
British Caledonian Airways
01.09.71
 
G-AXRS
British Caledonian Airways
10.79
bought
G-AXRS
Monarch Airlines - 2 year lease
06.04.81
leased
G-AXRS
British Caledonian Airways
30.12.81
rtnd early
5N-AOQ
Aries Corp - Leased to Okada
20.07.84
bought
TF-VLX
Eagle Air
15.08.84
leased
5N-AOQ
Okada Air
14.10.84
returned
5N-AOQ
Peak Aviation / Kuwait Airways
10.93
leased
5N-AOQ
Okada Air
returned
5N-VRG
IAT Cargo
01.09.96
leased
5N-VRG
Summit Aviation
01.98
leased
5N-VRG
IAT Cargo
06.98
 
N526EJ Executive Jet PH-TRF Transavia Caledonian G-AXRS
N526EJ Executive Jet PH-TRF Transavia Caledonian G-AXRS
BCal G-AXRS Monarch G-AXRS Okada 5N-AOQ
BCal G-AXRS Monarch G-AXRS Okada 5N-AOQ
IAT Cargo 5N-VRG 5N-VRG - Das Air takes off over her 2002 - the last piece of AXRS / 5N-VRG
IAT Cargo 5N-VRG 5N-VRG - Das Air takes off over her 2002 - the last piece of AXRS / 5N-VRG
Flight RCN302 took off from Oostende (OST), Belgium at 03:28 on 14 November 1998 with a cargo of 35 tons of electronics. Heading south over Chimay, Belgium while at FL240 the aircraft encountered turbulence. The no. 3 engine detached, forcing the crew to return to Oostende.

A holding pattern was flown to burn up fuel. While holding the airplane also suffered hydraulic problems.

Finally an emergency landing was carried out at Oostende at 05:44. The plane overshot runway 26 by 100m and came to rest just next to the localizer antenna
.
Laboratory analyses revealed the presence of a fatigue crack on the inner mid spar fitting of engine No3. The crack had been present for a reasonable time. The Airworthiness Directive 93-11-02 dictates the replacement of the fittings by improved model by July 97. The fittings of engine #3 were from the old design. Failing to carry out AD 93-11-02, meant that the aircraft was in a non-airworthy condition at the time of the accident.
G-AYSI : County of Sutherland / Loch Doon
Serial No. 18707 / Line Number 349
Age : 20.3 years
Status : Written off Dec 1983 - crashed on take off
N375WA
World Airways
26.09.63
 
G-AYSI
Britannia Airways
28.02.71
bought
G-AYSI
British Caledonian Airways
11.04.73
leased
G-AYSI
Singapore Airlines (cargo)
01.06.76
subleased
G-AYSI
British Caledonian Airways
07.76
returned
G-AYSI
British Caledonian Airways
18.12.78
bought
N3751Y
International Air Leases
28.03.80
bought
HK-2401
Tampa Cargo
04.80
leased
World Airways N325WA Britannia G-AYSI BCal / SIA G-AYSI
World Airways N325WA Britannia G-AYSI BCal / SIA G-AYSI
British Caledonian G-AYSI Tampa 1981 ish Tampa HK-2401 Jan 1983
British Caledonian G-AYSI Tampa 1981 ish Tampa HK-2401 Jan 1983

This 707 was destroyed in a take off accident at Medillin, Colombia December 14, 1983.

In the morning of December 14, 1983, the TAMPA Boeing 707 freighter departed Medellin on a cargo flight to Miami (MIA). During departure the no. 4 engine suffered FOD (foreign object) damage. The flight returned to Medellin. It was decided to ferry the aircraft to Miami for repairs.
That afternoon, 15:30, the airplane took off again with the no. 4 engine operating at idle power. During take-off the no. 3 engine failed.

The aircraft banked steeply, struck powerlines and crashed into some factories. Sadly all 3 crew and 22 on ground were lost.
G-AYZZ : County of Renfrew (named on 2nd lease period)
Serial No. 20089 / Line Number 741
Age : 17.3 years
Status : Sold to Boeing for EC135 spares in Nov 1985
N8417
American Airlines
30.08.68
 
G-AYSI
Caledonian//BUA
06.06.71
leased
N8417
American Airlines
27.09.71
returned
G-AYSI
British Caledonian Airways
08.06.72
leased
N8417
American Airlines
31.12.73
returned
N8417
Global International Airlines
16.06.81
leased
N8417
Red Apple Aviation
05.07.85
bought
N8417
Boeing MAC
21.11.85
bought
EC135E Spares - March 1999 CALE//BUA G-AYZZ BCal Jet Cargo G-AYZZ
EC135E Spares - March 1999 CALE//BUA G-AYZZ BCal Jet Cargo G-AYZZ
GIA EATSCO N8417 Global International N8417 EC135E Spares - March 1999
GIA EATSCO N8417 Global International N8417 EC135E Spares - March 1999
G-AYVE : not named
Serial No. 18083 / Line Number 209
Age : 22.2 years
Status : Broken up Miami in July 1983
BCal sub-leased this aircraft from British Midland for 4 months between April - October 1974.

She started life with Pan Am, flew for over 15 airlines in her time before being repossessed from Tampa Cargo and left stored in Miami for a few years before being broken up in 1983.

G-AYVG : not named
Serial No. 17598 / Line Number 70
Age : 24 years
Status : Broken up Miami in Oct 1983
BCal leased this aircraft from British Midland between July - August 1976.

She started life with Pan Am, flew for over 20 airlines in her time before being stored at Manston in 1980. She was later delivered to Miami and left stored in Miami for two years before being broken up in 1983.
More on G-AYVG in BCal service here

EATSCO =  Egyptian American Transport and Services Corporation

26th November 1992 - Manaus; Brazil
On take-off from Manaus the right main gear struck an approach light tower, causing a gear and hydraulic system warning.

The 707 returned to Manaus, but the right gear collapsed, causing the plane to run off the runway coming to rest on the edge of a ravine

G-AYBJ : not named
Serial No. 17597 / Line Number 68
Age : 21 years (as of Sept 1980)
Status : Broken up UAE Sep 1980
BCal leased this aircraft from British Midland for a few weeks in October 1976.

She started life with Pan Am, flew for over 22 airlines and companies in her time before being sent for storage in Sharjah in September 1980 where she was later broken up.

G-AYXR : not named
Serial No. 17608 / Line Number 122
Age : 45.5 years at break up
Status : Broken up in Oct 2005
BCal sub-leased this aircraft from British Midland in July 1975. Later, by which time she was owned by BMA, BCal leased her for a 2nd time in Jan 1977

She started life with Pan Am, flew for over 16 airlines in her time before being stored in the Mojave Desert in 1998. Most notably she was one of the development aircraft used by General Electric for the CFM-56 engines. She stayed stored in the desert until finally being broken up in 2005