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Airlines

Name: BRITISH WORLD AIRLINES
7JetSet7 Code: BAF
Status: Currently Not Operational
Region: EUROPE
City: SOUTHEND-ON-SEA
Country: ENGLAND
Employees 233
Web: http://www.british-world.co.uk
Email: info@british-world.co.uk
Telephone:
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Sita: SENSCVF
Background
(definitions)

FOUNDED IN 1946. FORMERLY BRITISH AIR FERRIES. DOMESTIC AND INTERNATIONAL, CHARTER, PASSENGER AND CARGO, JET AIRPLANE SERVICES.

Great Britain (United Kingdom of Great Britain & Northern Ireland) was established in 1066, it covers an area of 242,432 sq km, its population is 59 million, its capital city is London and its official language is English.

DECEMBER 1995: MAIN BASE AND HUBS: STANSTED, LONDON GATWICK (LGW) AND MANCHESTER.

500 EMPLOYEES (INCLUDING 141 FLIGHT CREW (FC) & 234 MAINTENANCE TECHNICIANS (MT)).

2 ORDERS ATR72-210'S.

JUNE 1996: 1 BAC 111-500 (SPEY 512-14DW), EX-SABENA (SAB).

OCTOBER 1996: SUSPENDED OPERATIONS. IT FLEW 2 B AE 146-200'S BETWEEN LONDON CITY AND AMSTERDAM.

MAY 1997: 312 EMPLOYEES (INCLUDING 131 FLIGHT CREW (FC) & 181 MAINTENANCE TECHNICIANS (MT)).

JUNE 1997: +2 ATP'S. CURRENTLY HAS 5 BAC 111'S, 2 ATR72-210'S, 3 VISCOUNT-800'S, & 7 B AE 146'S.

SEPTEMBER 1997: 2 ATP-QC'S, 68 PAX, WITH STRENGTHENED FLOOR FOR CARGO OPERATIONS. INTRODUCED 2 L-1011'S FOR CONTRACT WITH CLASSIC AIRWAYS & (IAG) TO OPERATE LONG-HAUL CHARTERS FROM STANSTED.

DECEMBER 1997: CLASSIC AIRWAYS ESTABLISHED AT LONDON STANSTED BY INDEPENDENT AVIATION GROUP, WITH LEASED 1 L-1011-100 (1118), EX-CATHAY PACIFIC (CAT).

MARCH 1998: TO DOUBLE ATP FLEET TO 4 AIRCRAFT.

APRIL 1998: 222 EMPLOYEES.

1ST QUARTER = 86 MILLION (RPK) PASSENGER TRAFFIC, 62,000 (FTK) FREIGHT TRAFFIC, 58,000 PASSENGERS (PAX).

1 A310-300, EX-SINGAPORE AIRLINES (SIA).

JUNE 1998: 1 B AE ATP LEASED TO AIR FRANCE (AFA) FOR 6 MONTHS. 1 BAC 111 LEASED TO DEBONAIR FOR 6 MONTHS. ATP (PW126A) DELIVERY.

JULY 1998: MEMO OF UNDERSTANDING (MOU) +2 B AE ATP'S (AUGUST 1998).

OCTOBER 1998: FISCAL YEAR (FY) 1997 = +$2 MILLION.

DECEMBER 1998: CASTLE MILL INTERNATIONAL ACQUIRES BRITISH WORLD AIRLINES (BWA) & WORLD AVIATION SUPPORT & CHANGED NAME TO (BWA) GROUP.

JANUARY 1999: 1 B AE ATP FOR TOTAL 4, BECOMES QUICK CHANGE (QC) FOR 68 PAX OR 6.5 TONNE CARGO. PLANS FOR +6 ATP'S. CONSIDERING HUSHKITTING ITS 5 BAC 111'S OR REPLACING WITH 737-300'S.

FEBRUARY 1999: 1 B AE ATP WET-LEASED TO BINTER MEDITERRANEO (BIC) FOR MALAGA - MELLILA OPERATIONS. BASED 1 ATP AT BASEL MULHOUSE FOR OPERATIONS IN FRANCE AND SWITZERLAND. PREVIOUSLY OPERATED FOR CROSSAIR (CSR) ON SERVICES TO MILAN. CONTRACT WITH (DHL), PALMA - BARCELONA - MADRID - PALMA (ATP-QC).

MARCH 1999: OPERATES DOMESTIC SCHEDULED FLIGHTS FOR JERSEY EUROPEAN WITH 2 ATP'S, DAMP-LEASED. ALSO HAS CONTRACT WITH AIR BALTIC (BAU), FOR 1 ATP DAMP-LEASED, FOR OPERATIONS RIGA TO SCANDINAVIA.

APRIL 1999: 387 EMPLOYEES (INCLUDING 76 FLIGHT CREW (FC), 98 CABIN ATTENDANTS (CA), & 196 MAINTENANCE TECHNICIANS (MT)).

SITA: SENSCVF.

(http://www.british-world.co.uk/index.htm).

(info@british-world.co.uk).

1 ATP WET-LEASED TO CITYJET, IRELAND FOR 1 YEAR & 2 ATP'S WET-LEASED TO JERSEY EUROPEAN FOR 4 MONTHS.

MAY 1999: 1ST 4 MONTHS = 69 MILLION (RPK) PASSENGER TRAFFIC, 111,000 (FTK) FREIGHT TRAFFIC, 44,000 PASSENGERS (PAX).

JULY 1999: 2 ORDERS (OCTOBER 1999) ATP (2051; 2053, EX-BRITISH AIRWAYS (BAB).

OCTOBER 1999: 2 B AE ATP DELIVERIES. 2 ORDERS (JANUARY 2000) 737-300'S & PLANS +4 BY THE END OF 2002. +2 ATP'S IN NOVEMBER 1999, & BASE 3 IN HANNOVER. (BAF) PROVIDES LEASE AND CHARTER SERVICES TO EUROPEAN CARRIERS. 2ND ATR 72 OPERATES FOR BRITISH AIRWAYS (BAB) FRANCHISEE CITYFLYER, 2 YEAR LEASED. 2 ATP'S OPERATIONS WITH JERSEY EUROPEAN AIRWAYS, & 1 WET-LEASED TO CITYJET, DUBLIN. 6TH ATP TO BE BASED IN HANNOVER. ANOTHER ATP WILL REPLACE AN ATR42 FOR THE SHELL CONTRACT OUT OF ABERDEEN. ANOTHER ATP BASED AT ABERDEEN FOR CHARTER FLIGHTS TO SCANDINAVIA.

DECEMBER 1999: 737-3Q8 (24699) LEASED, "D" MAINTENANCE CHECK AT HEAVYLIFT (HVL), EX-GARUDA INDONESIA (GIA).

FEBRUARY 2000: IN MAY 2000, LONDON GATWICK (LGW) TO CYPRUS, GREECE, SPAIN, & TURKEY (737-300) CHARTER FLIGHTS FOR TOUR OPERATORS.

2 BAC 111'S (230) SOLD TO ALBARAKA AIR (AAB), 202 TO AIRWING. 2 BAC 111'S (203, G-OBWD; 242, G-OBWE), OPERATES FOR AIR NOSTRUM.

MARCH 2000: NEGOTIATING FOR 2ND 737-300. WILL BASE 1 737-300 AT LONDON GATWICK FROM MAY 2000.

APRIL 2000: 233 EMPLOYEES (INCLUDING 76 FLIGHT CREW (FC), & 84 CABIN ATTENDANTS (CA)).

(info@british-world.com).

1 737-3S3 (24059, G-OBWY) DELIVERY. 737-300 OPERATES HAMBURG - DRESDEN FOR HAPAG LLOYD (HAP).

MAY 2000: 3RD 737-3YO, EX-BRAATHENS (BRT), BABCOCK (BBB) LEASED FOR AD HOC CHARTERS AND WET-LEASES. A 4TH 737 IS PLANNED FOR 2001, & +2 IN 2002 TO PHASE OUT BAC 111'S.

JUNE 2000: 3RD 737-3YO (1625-24255, /88 26 20), EX-BRAATHENS MALMO (TSW), (BBB) LEASED.

JULY 2000: 1 BAC 111-518 (203) SOLD TO ALBARAKA (AAB).

AUGUST 2000: CHRIS BAKHURST, MANAGING DIRECTOR, REPLACES IAN VANDERBEEK, WHO IS RETURNING TO AUSTRALIA.

1999 = 224 MILLION (RPK) TRAFFIC (-38.6%); 179,000 (FTK) FREIGHT TRAFFIC (+45.5%); 143,000 PASSENGERS (PAX) (-37%); 233 EMPLOYEES (-39.8%).

(http://www.british-world.co.uk).

SEPTEMBER 2000: PLANS FOR +3 737-300'S IN FEBRUARY 2001.

DECEMBER 2000: PARENT, BWA GROUP, NAMES HUGH PARRY, MANAGING DIRECTOR, REPLACING ROBERT STURMAN, WHO RESIGNED.

1 737-3S3 (24059), WET-LEASED TO NATIONAL JETS ITALIA (NJT). 3 BAC 111-518'S (203; 232; 242), RETIRED.

APRIL 2001: 233 EMPLOYEES (INCLUDING 76 FLIGHT CREW (FC), & 84 CABIN ATTENDANTS (CA)).

MAIN BASE: LONDON STANSTED AIRPORT.

HUBS: ABERDEEN AIRPORT (DYCE); & LONDON SOUTHEND AIRPORT.

BY END OF 2001, TO DISPOSE OF ITS 2 ATR72-212'S.

MAY 2001: NEGOTIATING LEASE OF 757-200.

JULY 2001: 1 757-23A (24528), EX-TRANSAVIA (TAV), TOMBO (TOM) LEASED. 1 B AE ATP WET-LEASED TO BINTER CANARIAS (BIC) TIL OCTOBER 2001 FOR OPERATIONS LAS PALMAS TO FUERTEVENTURA. 757-23A, 233 PAX, PUT INTO SERVICE EAST MIDLANDS - PALMA DE MALLORCA FOR BRITISH MIDLANDS (BMA). PAINTED WITH WHITE FUSELAGE WITH STYLISTIC LEAPING LION IN GREY ON SIDE OF FUSELAGE AND ALSO ON MAROON TAIL.

AUGUST 2001: 1 737-3YO (23923) AEROUSA LEASED.

SEPTEMBER 2001: PRIOR TO "9/11" DISASTER EFFECT ON THE WORLD AIRLINE INDUSTRY, BRITISH WORLD AIRLINES (BAF) HAD PLANS TO DOUBLE ITS FLEET IN 2002 TO INCLUDE 7 737-300'S AND 3 757-200'S, BASED ON STRONG DEMANDS FOR ITS AD-HOC SUB-CHARTER OPERATIONS IN THE SUMMER, WITH THE CURRENT FLEET SECURING MORE WORK THAN THE AIRLINE CAN COPE WITH. (BAF) HAS BEEN PARTICULARLY PLEASED WITH ITS TRANSITION TO 757 EQUIPMENT AND THE STRONG DEMAND FOR THIS TYPE OF AIRPLANE IN THE EUROPEAN MARKET.

OCTOBER 2001: CHRIS BAKHURST, CEO, BRITISH WORLD AIRLINES (BAF), ALSO NAMED MANAGING DIRECTOR OF BWA GROUP.

NOVEMBER 2001: SISTER COMPANY, WORLD AVIATION SUPPORT (WAS) DOES LINE ENGINEERING ON BRITISH WORLD AIRLINES (BAF)'S 737-300 FLEET AND WILL NOW PERFORM HANGAR SERVICING FOR 3RD PARTY MAINTENANCE, INCLUDING 737-300/-400 /-500 "C" & "D" MAINTENANCE CHECKS UNDER (JAR) 145 CERTIFICATION.

DECEMBER 2001: CEASES OPERATIONS. HAD SUFFERED BAD DEBTS AFTER THE COLLAPSE OF TWO OF ITS CUSTOMERS: DEBONAIR (DEB) AND NATIONAL JET ITALIA (NJA).

FEBRUARY 2002: BWA (2002) PURCHASED THE ASSETS OF BRITISH WORLD AIRLINES (BAF) (IN RECEIVERSHIP) AND PLANS RESTART BY THE END OF MARCH 2002 FROM LONDON SOUTHEND. MAY LEASE 3 737-300'S AND 1 757-200. WORLD AVIATION SUPPORT, THE (BAF) BASE MAINTENANCE COMPANY, HAS BEEN PURCHASED BY THE STANSTED BASED INFLITE ENGINEERING SERVICES LTD.

June 2002: BAC 1-11 531 (242) sold to Air Leone.

Fleet:
(definitions)

Click below for photos:
BAF-757-23A

December 2001:

0 737-3Q8 (CFM56-3B2) (1886-24699, /90 G-OBWZ), EX-(GIA), (BBB) LSD 1999-10, WET-LST (NJT) 2001-01 TIL 2001-04. RTND (BBB). 148Y.

1 737-3S3 (CFM56-3B2) (1517-24059, /88 G-OBWY), EX-(INT), (KGL) LSD, WET-LSD (NJT) 2000-12, 148Y.

0 737-3YO (CFM56-3B2) (1625-24255, /88 G-OBWX), EX-(MON), (BBB) LSD, + 2 ORDERS. RTND. 148Y.

0 737-3YO (1540-23923, G-OBWW), AEROUSA LSD 2001-08, NOT TAKEN.

0 757-23A (RB211-535E4) (250-24528, /89 G-OBWS), EX-(TAV), (TOM) LSD 2001-07. +1 ORDER (2002-02). RTND.

2 L-1011-100 (1118), EX-(CAT).

1 A310-300, EX-(SIA).

0 BAC 111-500 (SPEY 512-14DW) (230 ST (AAB) 2000-02), 202 ST AIRWING 2000, 2000-02 (203, G-OBWD; 242, G-OBWE; WET-LSD 2000-02 TO AIR NOSTRUM), 203 ST (AAB) 2000-07, RETIRED, FOR SALE.

7 B AE 146-300.

2 ATR72-212 (PW127) (472, G-OILA; 473, /96 G-OILB), OPS FOR CITYFLYER 19990-11, TO GO BY END 2001. 70Y.

3 B AE VISCOUNT-800.

4 B AE ATP QC, (PW126A), 1 WET-LST (BIC) 1999-02 (2059), 1 WET-LSD TO CITYFLYER 1999-11, & 2 TO JERSEY EUROPEAN FOR 4 MTHS (2060, G-OBWO). 2057; 2058; 2059; 2060; ALL WFU 2001-12. +6 ORDERS. 68 PAX,

0 B AE ATP (PW126A) (2051; 2053), EX-(BAB), 1 WET-LSD BIC TIL 2001-10. WFU 2001-12. 66Y.

Management:
(definitions)

ROBERT STURMAN, CHAIRMAN.

CHRIS BACKHURST, MANAGING DIRECTOR (2000-08), BWA GRP 2001-10.

GEORGE SMITH, ENGINEERING DIRECTOR (george.smith@british-world.com).

PETE HOWELL, GENERAL MANAGER AIRCRAFT ENGINEERING.

NEIL SHEPHERD, QUALITY MANAGER (2001-06),
(neil.shepherd@british-world.com).

ANDY RYDER, LINE MAINTENANCE MANAGER,
(andy.ryder@@british-world.com).

 
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