Tracing when an Aircraft was refurbished

Old Nov 18, 15, 8:53 am
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Tracing when an Aircraft was refurbished

Hi all

I was wondering if anyone could give me some pointers as to how to (a) find out the tail number/reg. of a BA aircraft I flew on Sunday and then how to use that to (b) find out when it was refurbished.

The flight was BA 662 LHR-LCA on Sunday 15 Nov and the reason I ask is because the 767 was in extremely good nick on the inside - looked new - but the FA I was chatting to seemed to think it was at least two years since that particular aircraft had been given a new interior.

Any pointers greatly appreciated.
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Old Nov 18, 15, 9:04 am
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Registration numbers can be found here http://www.flightradar24.com/data/flights/ba662/

Sunday was G-BZHB.
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Old Nov 18, 15, 9:10 am
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https://www.flightradar24.com/data/flights/ba662 says it was G-BZHB. http://www.thebasource.com/gatwick-b...guration-swap/ indicates it was refurbed in 2012.
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Old Nov 18, 15, 9:12 am
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Originally Posted by rpjs View Post
It's easier than that. If there is a footprint underneath the speedmarque on the front bulkhead then it was refurbished the day before yesterday. If there isn't then it was yesterday.
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Old Nov 18, 15, 9:29 am
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Thanks so much for the quick replies and for all the info - I can't believe the cabin I sat it has been used for almost 4 years. The tray tables, cabin walls and bulkheads were close to immaculate and the hinges on my tray table had the stiffness that normally only comes with things that haven't yet been broken in/used a lot (they loosen over time).
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Old Nov 18, 15, 9:43 am
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The only thought I can profess is that 767's tend to perform less rotations that A320s, so the cabin would've had something like 60-70% of the number of passenger load-unload cycles that the normal ET cabins would have had (by comparison), so might look a bit less tired?
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