Airlines Remembered

British World Airlines


Photos © R.Leeuw


British World Airlines ceased operations 13Dec2001
Homebase: Southend, UK
Founded: 1967 (see note below)
ICAO callsign: BritWorld
Flightnbr prefix: VF /BWL
Operations: passengers

G-OBWX on the gate at Schiphol
737-3Y0 G-OBWX (msn/ln 24255/1625) on the gate at Amsterdam Int'l Airport Schiphol, May 10th 2001. The sun is setting and who did foresee at that beautiful day in may that the sun was setting on BWA ?

The company has a rich history dating back to 1946 when it was founded as Silver City Airways and was one of the longest surviving independent airlines in the UK.

REG�N

TYPE

SERIAL

LIVERY

REMARKS

G-OBWL

ATP

2057

 

Impounded Aberdeen

G-OBWM

ATP

2058

 

Impounded Aberdeen

G-OBWN

ATP

2059

 

Impounded Southend

GOBWO

ATP

2060

 

Impounded Aberdeen

GOBWP

ATP

2051

 

Ferried to Woodford 21 Dec 01

GOBWR

ATP

2053

 

Impounded Aberdeen

GOILA

ATR 72-212

472

Union Flag

Lsd to CityFlyer as G-BYTO

GOILB

ATR 72-212

473

Union Flag

Lsd to CityFlyer as G-BYTO

GOBWA

BAe 1-11 518FG

232

 

Stored Southend for disposal

GOBWD

BAe 1-11 518FG

203

all-white

Stored Southend for disposal

GOBWE

BAE 1-11 531FS

242

all-white

Stored Southend for disposal

GOBWX

B733-3S3

24255/1625

 

Impounded Stansted, to Lasham 22Dec01

GOBWY

B733-3S3

24059/1517

 

Moved to Biggin Hill

GOBWZ

B733-3Q8

24699/1886

 

Impounded Southend

GOBWS

B757-23A

24528/250

 

Departed Lasham 14Dec to Shannon

 


Former G-OBWL (BAe ATP cn2057) turned up with West Air Sweden; here at Amsterdam IAP on 15Mar03 it had not yet been painted in West Air's colourscheme.

 

Source: http://www.jethros.i12.com/ and a very nice website, too.


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