208 - G-BOAB

G-BOAB - aircraft number 208
Current registrationG-BOAB
Manufacturer's Serial Number100 -008
Production Variant Number102
Maiden FlightFirst Flight 18th May 1976 : Filton, England
British Airways delivery30th September 1976
Registration history First Registered as G-BOAB on 3rd April 1974 to the British Aircraft Corporation Ltd
12th January 1979 aircraft re-registered as G-N94AB / N94AB by British Airways / Braniff Airways
17th September 1980 aircraft re-registered G-BOAB by British Airways
De-Registered - 4th May 2004
Final FlightAugust 15th 2000 - BA002P JFK-LHR
Total Hours Flown22,296 Hrs 55mins
Total Landings7,810
Total Supersonic Cycles6,688
Current UseageRetired from service and will go on display at Heathrow


Concorde 208's first flight on 18th May 1976 was under the command of BAC test pilot Capt. Eddie McNamara and took 3hrs 32mins, from Filton to Fairford via the Bay of Biscay. It reached a top speed of Mach 2.05 at a height of 63,500ft. 12 other BAC test/development flights took place before the aircraft was ready for delivery to British Airways.

G-BOAB was the third Concorde to be delivered to British Airways on Jan 14th 1976 with a 1hr 30min flight from RAF Fairford. Touch and Go landings were made at both London Gatwick and Heathrow during the flight by the BA crew of Capt. Tony Meadows and Capt. Brian Walpole.

The aircraft's final flight was a positioning flight back to Heathrow, on the evening before the fleet's Certificates of air-worthiness were to be officially removed, under the Command of Capt. Les Brodie. The aircraft was next in line for inter check and would have been the 6th BA aircraft back in service. As it was BA only required 5 aircraft, therefore G-BOAB was never modified and never flew again.