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St Athan - GJD Aircraft Services

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GJD Services is an EASA / CAA approved Part 145 Aircraft Maintenance Organisation specialising in the disassembly of aircraft and providing cost effective serviceable certified parts for direct re-entry into service or into stock. In addition GJD AeroTech provide certified short or long term parking and storage maintenance, return to service checks, AOG support, AD and Maintenance Program compliance with the ability to perform ‘A’ checks at the customers location, at a time to suit you. Our team of dedicated Licensed Engineers and qualified maintenance professionals will provide a high level, flexible, and professional service where and when required. The company commenced operations at St Athan during the Summer of 2017.
Click on the company logo above to visit their website, or their Facebook page by clicking on the logo below.



Reg: G-SIXCType:Douglas DC-6A/B
MSN: 45550/1032 Operator: ex "DC-6 Diner"
Arrived: 05/08/21 Flt No: n/a
From: Coventry Fate: stored in secure compound
G-SIXC
Picture credit StuC

Reg: VP-BTUType:Airbus A319-114
MSN: 1071 Operator: ex S7 Airlines
Acquired: 06/21 Flt No: n/a
From: eCube Solutions, St Athan Fate: parked on Horizon apron Southside
VP-BTU
Picture credit IanG

Reg: WJ992Type:English Electric Canberra T.4 forward fuselage
MSN: - Owner: GJD
Arrived: 09/02/21 by road Flt No: n/a
From: Bournemouth Fate: stored in secure compound
WJ992
Picture credit StuC

Reg: SX-OADType:Boeing 747-212B flightdeck
MSN: 21684/391 Owner: GJD
Arrived: 04/02/21 by road Flt No: n/a
From: Bruntingthorpe Fate: stored in secure compound
SX-OAD
Picture credit StuC

Reg: N623NPType:Gulfstream GIII fuselage
MSN: 357 Owner: GJD
Arrived: 04/11/20 by road Flt No: n/a
From: Bournemouth Fate: stored in secure compound, for sale at "The Aviation Emporium"
N623NP
Picture credit StuC

Reg: XW320/71Type:BAC Jet Provost T.5A
MSN: EEP/JP/984 Owner: GJD
Arrived: 16/10/20 by road Flt No: n/a
From: Cosford Fate: loaned to Fonmon Castle 13/07/21
XW320
Picture credit Gary Spoors

Reg: XW436/68Type:BAC Jet Provost T.5A
MSN: EEP/JP/1058 Owner: GJD
Arrived: 16/10/20 by road Flt No: n/a
From: Cosford Fate: stored in GJD hangar
XW436
Picture credit Gary Spoors

Reg: XW375/52Type:BAC Jet Provost T.5A
MSN: EEP/JP/1025 Owner: GJD
Arrived: 15/10/20 by road Flt No: n/a
From: Cosford Fate: Sold and departed 24/02/21 to Inverness Airport
XW375
Picture credit Gary Spoors

Reg: G-GDFHType:Boeing 737-3Y5
MSN: 26515/2478 Owner: GJD
Arrived: 23/08/20 by road Flt No: n/a
From: Lasham Fate: broken-up 05/21
G-CELV
Picture credit StuC

Reg: N470ACType:Boeing 737-3L9/W fuselage
MSN: 24570/1800 Owner: GJD
Arrived: 04/08/20 by road Flt No: n/a
From: Bournemouth Fate: stored in secure compound
N470AC
Picture credit StuC

Reg: G-CELHType:Boeing 737-330/W
MSN: 23525/1278 Owner: GJD
Arrived: 18/07/20 by road Flt No: n/a
From: Lasham Fate: broken-up 05/21
Boeing 737G-CELH
Pictures credit StuC  

Reg: XV221Type:Lockheed Hercules C.3 flightdeck
MSN: 4251 Owner: GJD
Arrived: 05/20 by road Flt No: n/a
From: White Waltham Fate: reduced in length and sold to Turkey, departed 03/03/21
XV221
Picture credit StuC

Reg: N103CDType:Gulfstream G3
MSN: 418 Owner: GJD
Arrived: 30/11/17 by road Flt No: n/a
From: Bruntingthorpe Fate: in GJD hangar, under conversion to exhibition unit
N103CD
Picture credit StuC


Outside Storage private area, no public access

(B-HUE) Boeing 747-467 flightdeck

MSN 27117/970 - ff 30/03/93 as N60697 - dd 07/05/93 to Cathay Pacific Airways as VR-HUE - re-reg B-HUE 07/08/97 - wfu 29/12/14 - ferried Hong Kong-Manchester-Bruntingthorpe 04-05/01/15 - broken up , flightdeck saved - to St Athan 12/01/19
Flightdeck
Picture credit StuC

(G-AVFM) Hawker-Siddeley HS.121 Trident 2E

MSN 2152 - 25/03/69 first flight as G-AVFM - 25/04/69 delivered to BEA - 01/04/74 to British Airways - 13/01/84 final flight to Bristol Lulsgate for Brunel Technical College as GIA - 05/04 broken up by GJD Services, cockpit to Cove, Hampshire - by 03/12 to Pershore, Worcs - 16/04/19 to SWAM, St Athan
G-AVFM
Picture credit StuC

(G-BDXG) Boeing 747-236B flightdeck

MSN 21536/328 - ff 02/06/78 - dd 16/06/78 to British Airways - to European Aircharter 07/02/02 - leased to Saudi Arabian Airlines 01/03-05/03 - leased to Volare Airlines/Air Europe Italy 06/04/04-17/04/04 - stored Bournemouth 07/04 - broken up 06/05/08, flightdeck saved - to Bruntingthorpe 08 - to St Athan 18
G-BDXG
Picture credit StuC

(G-CEAG) Boeing 737-229 flightdeck

MSN 21136/420 - ff 12/06/75 - dd 25/06/75 to SABENA as OO-SDL (reg 12/06/75 canx 06/06/00) - to European Aircharter 06/00 as G-CEAG (reg 06/06/00 canx 23/01/09) - wfu Bournemouth - broken up 06/09, flightdeck saved - to Bruntingthorpe 09 - to St Athan 18
Boeing 737
Picture credit StuC    

(G-MKCA) Boeing 747-2B5BF flightdeck

MSN 22482/484 - ff 17/10/80 - dd 13/11/80 to Korean Airlines as HL7454 - con to freighter 09/91 - to Boeing Aircraft Holding Company 15/05/02 as N207BA - to MK Airlines 31/05/02 as 9G-MKM - re-reg G-MKCA 30/01/08 - wfu 03/09 and ferried to Kemble 07/08/09 - broken up 01/16, flightdeck saved - to Bruntingthorpe 16 - to St Athan 18
G-MKCA
Picture credit StuC

(N747KD) Boeing 747-236F flightdeck

MSN 22306/480 - ff 19/09/80 - dd 30/09/80 to British Airways as G-KILO - to Cathay Pacific Cargo 15/03/82 as VR-HVY - re-reg B-HVY 21/10/97 - wfu 03/08 - ferried Hong Kong-Kemble 28-29/04/08 - to Midair S.A. 02/05/08 as N747KD - broken up 23/10/08, flightdeck saved - to Bruntingthorpe 08 - to St Athan 18
0172
Picture credit Paul Hughes

(SX-OAD) Boeing 747-212B flightdeck

MSN 21684 Line No.391 - 09/08/79 first flight - 16/08/79 delivered to Singapore Airlines as 9V-SQI - 01/04/85 to Olympic Airways as SX-OAD - 12/06/02 flown to Bruntingthorpe and wfu (intended to be used as a conference venue, but never happened) - c09/06 coloured film applied to port side advertising Asda, marked as "G-ASDA" - 12/20 broken up - 04/02/21 flightdeck to St Athan
SX-OAD
Picture credit StuC

(XV106) Vickers VC-10 C.1K centre fuselage section

MSN 836 - 17/11/67 first flight - 01/12/67 delivered to 10 Squadron, RAF Brize Norton, named 'Thomas Mottershead VC' - 2707/79 Flew HM The Queen, with Prince Philip and Prince Andrew, to Lusaka so that she could attend the Commonwealth heads of government meeting - 04/05/94 first flight after conversion to C.1K tanker/transport - 09/05/94 re-delivered to 10 Sqn - 14/10/05 transferred to 101 Squadron upon disbandment of 10 Squadron, coded 'W' - 07/11/12 withdrawn from service and flown to Bruntingthorpe. Total time: 42193.25 hours - 08/13 broken-up at Bruntingthorpe, nose and centre fuselage sections saved - 08/09/16 nose moved to Avro Heritage Museum, Woodford on loan - mid 2019 centre fuselage section moved to SWAM, St Athan
VC-10 fuselage section
Picture credit StuC

Company Hangar - no public access at current time

(G-BDXH) Boeing 747-236B flightdeck

MSN 21635/365 - ff 19/03/79 - dd 27/03/79 to British Airways - on 24 June 1982, whilst operating flight BA009 flight from London Heathrow to Auckland, the aircraft flew into a cloud of volcanic ash thrown up by the eruption of Mount Galunggung (approximately 110 miles (180 km) south-east of Jakarta, Indonesia), resulting in the failure of all four engines. The reason for the failure was not immediately apparent to the crew or air traffic control. The aircraft was diverted to Jakarta in the hope that enough engines could be restarted to allow it to land there. The aircraft glided out of the ash cloud, and all engines were restarted (although one failed again soon after), allowing the aircraft to land safely at the Halim Perdanakusuma Airport in Jakarta - wfu 1 Oct 2001 and ferried to BAMC Cardiff 02/10/10 - sold to European Aircharter 20/01/02 - wfu 09/03/04 and stored at Bristol Filton - ferried to Exeter 14/10/04 - ferried to Bournemouth 12/11/04 - broken up 07/09, flightdeck saved - to Bruntingthorpe 08 - to St Athan 18
G-BDXH
Picture credit IanG

XV104 Vickers VC-10 C.1K flightdeck

MSN 834 - 14/07/67 first flight - 03/08/67 delivered to 10 Squadron, RAF Brize Norton - 11/11/68 named 'James McCudden VC' in a ceremony at RAF Brize Norton - 31/05/72 carried the body of the Duke of Windsor from Paris to RAF Benson - 19/06/82 carried wounded soldiers from the Welsh Guards and 2/3 PARA from Montevideo to RAF Brize Norton - 07-08/10/91 returned journalist John McCarthy to the UK after five years as a hostage in Lebanon - 09/02/94 first flight after conversion to C.1K tanker/transport - 14/02/94 re-delivered to 10 Squadron - 14/10/05 transferred to 101 Squadron upon disbandment of 10 Squadron, coded 'U' - 07/06 painted with special tail artwork to celebrate 40 years of VC-10 operation - 04/07/12 withdrawn from service and flown to Bruntingthorpe. Total time: 38383.30 hours - early 2013 broken-up at Bruntingthorpe, flightdeck saved - 26/01/19 moved to SWAM, St Athan
XV104
Picture credit IanG

XV109 Vickers VC-10 C.1K cockpit

MSN 839 - 18/07/68 first flight - 01/08/68 delivered to 10 Squadron, RAF Brize Norton, named 'Arthur Scarf VC' - 19-22/12/87 flew from the UK to the Falklands Islands via Ascension Island, returning again over the next two days, setting four FAI ratified speed records. Captained by John Halstead and John Knapp - 24-25/11/91 returned Jackie Mann to RAF Lyneham via Damascus, Syria, after more than two years as a hostage in Lebanon - 20/05/93 first flight after conversion to C.1K tanker/transport - 25/05/93 re-delivered to 10 Squadron - 14/10/05 transferred to 101 Squadron upon disbandment of 10 Squadron, coded 'Z' - 06/04/10 withdrawn from service and flown to Bruntingthorpe. Total time: 38598 hours - 06/10 broken-up at Bruntingthorpe, cockpit saved - 26/01/19 moved to SWAM, St Athan
XV109
Picture credit IanG

XV499 McDonnell Douglas F-4M-38-MC Phantom FGR.2 cockpit

MSN 9312/3477 - 07/08/69 first flight - 17/09/69 delivered to RAF in USA - 22/09/69 dd 23 MU Aldergrove - 12/05/70 228 OCU - 04/10/71 6 Sqn "G" - 19/06/72 HSA for Mods - 30/08/72 6 Sqn "G" - 23/09/94 228 OCU "M" - 02/10/74 29 (Designate) Sqn, coded "G" 11/74 - 01/01/75 29 Sqn "G" - 22/05/75 228 OCU - 05/06/75 41 Sqn, coded "O" by 02/09/75 - 22/09/76 60 MU Abingdon - 06/10/76 41 Sqn "O" - 30/12/76 to Wildenrath for 92 Sqn, coded "R" by 01/02/77 - 15/03/78 St Athan MU - 16/06/78 19 Sqn, coded "A" by 11/08/78 - 07/12/78 BAe Holme-on-Spalding Moor - 15/05/79 23 Sqn, coded "L" by 31/05/79 - 03/06/80 St Athan MU for special fit - 17/06/80 23 Sqn "L" - 09/10/80 56 Sqn loan - 05/11/80 23 Sqn "L", recoded "U" by 15/12/80 - 17/06/82 228 OCU - 24/08/82 29 Sqn "R" - 27/06/83 228 OCU - 19/07/83 St Athan MU for Mods - 24/08/83 29 Sqn - 05/10/83 228 OCU, coded "F" by 22/10/83 - 18/07/84 29 Sqn loan - 29/08/84 228 OCU - 11/12/86 St Athan MU for Major Servicing - 09/07/87 delivered to Leuchars - 16/07/87 228 OCU, coded "CF" by mid 08/87 - 18/03/88 to Falkland Islands, but had no chaff/flare fit - 23/03/88 returned to Leuchars and 228 OCU "CF" - 24/10/90 delivered to Wildenrath - 25/01/91 19 Sqn "F" - 14/01/92 delivered to Wattisham - by 11/03/92 74 Sqn "I" - 05/10/92 delivered to Leeming for use as WLT - by 07/93 1435 Flight, RAF Mount Pleasant marks added to the nose - 12/02/13 to Air & Ground Aviation, Hixon. Wings cut off for transport. Auctioned, but fell short of reserve and broken up 01/14 with cockpit saved - 27/06/15 moved to Bruntingthorpe after purchase by Gary Spoors - 25/01/18 to St Athan
XV499
Picture credit StuC

ZD627 Westland Seaking HC.4 cockpit

MSN WA938 - 25/06/84 first flight - 05/07/84 delivered to NASU Culdrose - 23/09/85 707 NAS "ZH" later "ZZ" - by 30/07/88 AMG Yeovilton - c89 707 NAS "ZZ" - 03/03/92 AMG Yeovilton - 24/11/92 707 NAS "ZW" - 16/07/93 tail rotor struck ground during rehearsal for Yeovilton Air Day Commando Assault display, Cat.4 repair - 11/93-03/94 detached to RAF Aldergrove - 11/94 AMG Yeovilton for mods - 01/12/94 846 NAS "VL" - by 17/12/97 AMG Yeovilton - by 03/09/98 846 NAS "VL" - 22/03/00 AMG Yeovilton - 12/10/00 846 NAS "VL" - 26/02/01 845 NAS loan - 19/03/01 846 NAS "VL" - 08/12/03 AMG Yeovilton for mods - 08/12/04 846 NAS "VR" - 16/05/05 CHFMU Yeovilton for mods - 23/05/05 846 NAS "VR" - 01/09/06 845 NAS loan - 19/09/06 846 NAS - 20/05/07 AMG Yeovilton for mods - 20/07/07 CHFMU Yeovilton - 12/09/07 848 NAS "WO" - 03/09/08 VAHS Fleetlands - 16/07/09 848 NAS "WO" - 20/09/10 CHFMY Yeovilton - 10/11/10 848 NAS "WO" - 12/10/12 wfu to HMS Sultan, Gosport - 26/11/13 Bruntingthorpe - 12/14 cockpit removed - 02/15 fuselage to Langley Park, Slough and used in film "Marine 1" - by 11/15 fuselage to Shoot Aviation, White Waltham - c10/18 cockpit to St Athan
........ Sea King Nose

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