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BA FLEET: NEW AIRCRAFT ARRIVALS AND RETIREMENTS WIKI

BA are in the mid-stages of a large fleet renewal programme. The new aircraft enabled BA to retire the 767 and 737 Classic fleets with retirement of the 747 fleet and selected 777/A319 aircraft currently in progress.

This Wiki has been divided into:
  • Projected Fleet
  • New Arrivals
  • Retrofits
  • Retirements
  • Historical Fleet

(Click on the aircraft type, where there is a link, to go to the relevant details in this wikipost.)


Projected Fleet

This renewal programme, which is being complemented with a cabin refresh for some of the older aircraft, is expected to see the following fleet numbers at year end 2022.

Heathrow Fleet and Gatwick Fleet

Shorthaul
• A319: 9 (38 currently in fleet)
• A320ceo: 67 (67 currently in fleet)
• A320neo: 22 (12 currently in fleet)
• A321ceo: 14 (14 currently in fleet)
• A321neo: 13 (9 currently in fleet)

Midhaul
• A321: 4 (4 currently in fleet)

Longhaul
• A350-1000: 18 (6 currently in fleet)
• A380: 12 (12 currently in fleet)
• B747-400: 12 (30 currently in fleet)
• B777-200ER: 43 (43 currently in fleet)
• B777-300ER: 16 (12 currently in fleet)
• B777-9: 8 (0 currently in fleet)
• B787-8: 12 (12 currently in fleet)
• B787-9: 18 (18 currently in fleet)
• B787-10: 9 (2 currently in fleet)

London City Fleet

Shorthaul
• E170 / E190: 28 (24 currently in fleet)

Longhaul
• A318: 1 (1 currently in fleet)

New Arrivals

Airbus A320ceo: Ten A320ceos were delivered between June 2013 and October 2014, based at LHR. Ten second hand A320ceos were delivered to LGW between December 2014 and August 2016. Details are archived here.


Airbus A320neo: 35 A320neo family aircraft (25 A320s and 10 A321s) were ordered to replace 21 of the older A319 and A320ceos and add extra capacity. Deliveries started in 2018. In May 2019 three A320neos were converted to A321neo bringing the split to 22 A320s and 13 A321s.

G-TTNA - Delivered on 10 Apr 2018
G-TTNB - Delivered on 25 Apr 2018
G-TTNC - Delivered on 07 Jun 2018
G-TTND - Delivered on 26 Jul 2018
G-TTNE - Delivered on 21 Sep 2018
G-TTNF - Delivered on 27 Oct 2018
G-TTNG - Delivered on 29 Nov 2018
G-TTNH - Delivered on 17 Jan 2019
G-TTNI - Delivered on 20 Feb 2019
G-TTNJ - Delivered on 28 Feb 2019
G-TTNK - Delivered on 27 Feb 2020
G-TTNL - Delivered on 09 Mar 2020
G-TTNM - Due in May 2020?
G-TTNN - Due in Jul 2020
G-TTNO - Due in Sep 2020
G-TTNP - Due in 2020
G-TTNR -
G-TTNS -
G-TTNT -
G-TTNU -
G-TTNV -
G-TTNW -

Airbus A321neo:

G-NEOR - Delivered on 23 Nov 2018
G-NEOS - Delivered on 29 Jan 2019
G-NEOT - Delivered on 01 Mar 2019
G-NEOP - Delivered on 27 Mar 2019
G-NEOU - Delivered on 10 May 2019
G-NEOV - Delivered on 30 Aug 2019
G-NEOW - Delivered on 25 Oct 2019
G-NEOX - Delivered on 23 Dec 2019
G-NEOZ - Delivered on 17 Mar 2020
G-NEOY - Due in May 2020?
G-TNEA -
G-TNEB -
G-TNEC -

Airbus A350: BA ordered 18 A350-1000s for delivery between 2019 and 2021. They will all be based at LHR are being delivered as 3-class in a 56J/56W/219Y configuration. Deliveries started in July 2019.

G-XWBA - Delivered on 27 Jul 2019
G-XWBB - Delivered on 19 Sep 2019
G-XWBC - Delivered on 26 Nov 2019
G-XWBD - Delivered on 23 Dec 2019
G-XWBE - Delivered on 12 Feb 2020
G-XWBF - Delivered on 20 May 2020
G-XWBG - Due in Jun 2020
G-XWBH - Due in Jul 2020
G-XWBI - Due in Oct 2020
G-XWBJ - Due in Jan 2021
G-XWBK - Due in Feb 2021
G-XWBL -
G-XWBM -
G-XWBN -
G-XWBO -
G-XWBP -
G-XWBR -
G-XWBS -

Airbus A380: Twelve A380s were delivered between July 2013 and June 2016 and are based at LHR. Details are archived here.


Boeing 777-300ER: Six 777-300ERs were delivered between September 2013 and August 2014 and are based at LHR. Details are archived here. A further three were ordered in November 2018, and a fourth in December 2018. These final four are due to be delivered from Q3 2020.

G-STBM - Due in Jul 2020?
G-STBN - Due in Aug 2020?
G-STBO - Due in 2020
G-STBP - Due in 2020


Boeing 777-9: In February 2019 BA announced an order for 18 Boeing 777-9 aircraft plus 24 options which will be powered by General Electric GE9X engines. Each aircraft will be fitted with 325 seats in a 4-class, 8F/65J/46W/206Y configuration. The 777-9s on order will be used to replace 14 Boeing 747-400 and four Boeing 777-200ER between 2022 and 2025.


Boeing 787-8: Twelve 787-8s were delivered between June 2013 and November 2018 and are based at LHR. Details are archived here.


Boeing 787-9: Eighteen 787-9s were delivered between September 2015 and June 2018 and are based at LHR. Details are archived here.


Boeing 787-10: BA has 12 787-10s on order to be delivered between 2020 and 2023: Each aircraft will be fitted with 256 seats in a 4 class 8F/48J/35W/165Y configuration.

G-ZBLA - Due 24th May 2020
G-ZBLB - Due in Jun 2020
G-ZBLC - Due in Aug 2020
G-ZBLD - Due in 2020
G-ZBLE - Due in 2020
G-ZBLF - Due in 2020
G-ZBLG - Due in 2021
G-ZBLH - Due in 2021
G-ZBLI - Due in 2022
G-ZBLJ - Due in 2023
G-ZBLK - Due in 2023
G-ZBLL - Due in 2023

Embraer 190: Three more new Embraer 190s were delivered in May 2014 and September 2014. Details are archived here. Seven second hand aircraft have since been sourced. Two more are due in 2020.

G-LCYV - Delivered on 19 Dec 2015
G-LCYW - Delivered on 25 May 2016
G-LCYX - Delivered on 10 Jul 2016
G-LCYY - Delivered on 22 Dec 2017
G-LCYZ - Delivered on 17 May 2018
G-LCAA - Delivered on 23 May 2019
G-LCAB - Delivered on 21 July 2019
G-LCAC - Due into service June 2020 (currently at WAW)
G-LCAD - Due in June / July 2020? (currently at CAN)
G-LCAE
G-LCAF
G-LCAG
G-LCAH

Retrofits

A320ceo:

The A320ceos currently based at LHR are being reconfigured from CY168 to CY180. These feature Pinnacle seats throughout and still have tables in CE, (unlike the A320neos).
There are currently 55 completed.

Completed (CY180):
G-EUUA/D/E/F/G/H/I/J/K/L/M/N/O/P/R/S/T/U/V/W/X/Y/Z
G-EUYA/B/C/D/E/F/G/H/I/J/K/L/M/N/O/P/R/S/T/U/V/W/X/Y
G-MEDK
G-MIDO/S/T/X/Y
G-TTOB/E

The following aircraft are currently undergoing cabin refit at Madrid:

G-EUUB/C

A321ceo (Completed):

All 14 shorthaul frames have now been reconfigured from a CY205 to a CY218. These feature Pinnacle seats throughout and still have tables in CE (unlike the A321neos). The four midhaul frames remain unchanged in a 23J/131Y layout.

Boeing 777-200ER:

For full details on the complete refit plan of the 777s, see the following detailed thread: https://www.flyertalk.com/forum/brit...8-onwards.html

LGW Cabin retrofit of 777-200ERs with 10-across economy seating and upgraded Panasonic IFE. These do notfeature the new Club World seat. This commenced in January 2018.
There are currently 14 completed.

Completed (32J/52W/252Y): G-VIIO/P/R/T/U/X
Completed (32J/48W/252Y): G-YMMB/C/D/E/F
Completed (14F/48J/40W/136Y): G-VIIV/W/Y

The following aircraft are currently undergoing cabin refit at
Cardiff:

None

LHR Cabin retrofit of 777-200ERs with 10-across economy seating and upgraded Panasonic IFE. These feature the new Club World seat. This commenced in August 2019.
There are currently 6 completed.

Completed (8F/49J/40W/138Y): G-VIIB/K/L/M/N, G-RAES

The following aircraft are currently undergoing cabin refit at Cardiff

G-VIIF - Arrived at CWL on 14 April
G-VIIA - Arrived at CWL on 25 April


Boeing 777-300ER:

Cabin retrofit to commence in October 2020 in an 8F/76J/40W/130Y configuration with the new Club World seat.

Retirement

With all the new arrivals there are also some much loved/hated (*delete as applicable) older aircraft heading for scrapping. Until 2015 most of these ended up in Victorville (VCV) in California for storage and ultimately part out for scrap. Since then most ex-BA planes have been sent to St Athan (DGX) in Wales for scrapping. Recent 747 retirements have been to Kemble (GBA) in England for scrapping.


Airbus A319:

G-DBCI - Retired to MAD on 07 Mar 2018
G-EUPV - Retired to DGX on 01 Nov 2018
G-EUOH - Retired to DGX on 05 Sep 2019
G-EUPX - Retired to DGX on 07 Sep 2019
G-EUOI - Retired to DGX on 04 Nov 2019
G-EUPE - Retired to DGX on 11 Mar 2020
G-EUOC - Retired to DGX on 11 Mar 2020
G-EUOD - Retired to DGX on 11 Mar 2020
G-EUOB - Retired to DGX on 16 Mar 2020

The next to be retired (subject to change) are:

G-EUPA - Due to be withdrawn in Sep 2020
G-EUPC - Due to be withdrawn in Nov 2020
G-EUPB - Due to be withdrawn in Oct 2021
G-EUPF - Due to be withdrawn in Nov 2021
G-EUPH - Due to be withdrawn in Nov 2021
G-EUPJ - Due to be withdrawn in Nov 2021
G-EUPK - Due to be withdrawn in Aug 2022
G-EUOE - Due to be withdrawn in Oct 2022
G-EUOF - Due to be withdrawn in Oct 2022

Airbus A320:

G-TTOB - Due to be withdrawn in Feb 2022


Boeing 747-400: As of 27 April 2020, 29 747-400s have been retired from the original fleet of 57, leaving 30 aircraft in service. Of those remaining, 17 are "super high-J" aircraft (14F / 86J / 30W / 145Y). (Cabin refresh dates here). The remaining 11 aircraft are "mid-J" aircraft. (14F / 52J / 36W / 235Y). (Cabin refresh dates here). All remaining aircraft have been refurbished.

The current plan is for all aircraft to be retired by February 2024. According to the Capital Markets Day presentation in November 2019, BA plan to have the following amount of 747s in the fleet at year end:
  • 2020: 25 aircraft
  • 2021: 20 aircraft
  • 2022: 12 aircraft
  • 2023: 3 aircraft
A list of retired 747-400s as of May 2019 is archived here.

Since then the following have been retired:

G-BNLN - Retired to DGX on 24 Jun 2019
G-CIVG - Retired to DGX on 25 Nov 2019
G-CIVM - Retired to DGX on 16 Mar 2020
G-CIVL - Retired to GBA 14 Apr 2020
G-CIVJ - Retired to GBA 15 Apr 2020
G-CIVN - Retired to GBA on 16 Apr 2020

For a further analysis of the fleet and retirement plans: see Globaliser's tracker.

The last known planned dates of the next retirements were as follows (but should all be regarded as subject to change). All the retirements will be of the "mid-J" configuration unless stated otherwise.

G-CIVI - Due to be retired in Apr 2020 [super high-J]
G-CIVD - Due to be retired in May 2020
G-CIVH - Due to be retired in Jun 2020 [super high-J]
G-CIVK - Due to be retired in Jan 2021
G-CIVF - Due to be retired in Jun 2021 [super high-J]
G-CIVB - Due to be retired in 2022
G-CIVC - Due to be retired in Nov 2022
G-CIVE - Due to be retired in Nov 2022
G-BYGC - Due to be retired in 2023 [super high-J]
G-BNLY - Due to be retired in 2023

Boeing 777-200:

G-ZZZC - Retired to DGX on 13 Jan 2020
G-ZZZA - Due to be retired in Sep 2020 [potential early retirement - stored at LHR 19 Mar 2020]
G-ZZZB - Due to be retired in Oct 2020 [potential early retirement - stored at LHR 20 Mar 2020]

Embraer 170:

G-LCYE - Retired to WAW on 07 May 2020

Historical Fleet

Boeing 737: The last remaining 737 was retired in Oct 2015. Details are archived here.


Boeing 767: The last remaining 767 was retired in Nov 2018. Details are archived here.







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Old Mar 23, 16, 3:08 am
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Originally Posted by TCX69 View Post
B747, G–BNLF will be stood down to CWL on 25 Mar as BA9170E
... and goodbye to Old First!
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G-VIIO is back from its 6 month repair from LV engine malfunction. LGW to MCO today. No coincidence G-BNLF retires tomorrow.....
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Old Mar 24, 16, 8:36 am
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With the retirement of the 767 shorthaul fleet, will there be a twin aisle short-haul replacement? Or will or shorthaul be operated on the smaller Airbuses?
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Old Mar 24, 16, 8:56 am
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Originally Posted by victairinternational View Post
With the retirement of the 767 shorthaul fleet, will there be a twin aisle short-haul replacement? Or will or shorthaul be operated on the smaller Airbuses?
A321s where pax volume demands it, cargo to be operated third party if necessary.
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Old Mar 24, 16, 9:05 am
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Originally Posted by victairinternational View Post
With the retirement of the 767 shorthaul fleet, will there be a twin aisle short-haul replacement? Or will or shorthaul be operated on the smaller Airbuses?
Good question. Some 767 services I've been on have been full, and being LHR there cannot be extra frequency due to slots. Maybe a 787 will be placed on some routes.
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Old Mar 24, 16, 9:06 am
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Originally Posted by LondonElite View Post
A321s where pax volume demands it, cargo to be operated third party if necessary.
On some routes a 767 is full. What happens on the routes where the A321 is not large enough? Frequency cannot be increased.
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Old Mar 24, 16, 10:29 am
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Iv been suggesting for some time that the old zzz 772s could be reconfigured into a European config similar to the euro 763s. Then use these for high frequency Scottish domestic rotations and euro routes where passenger and cargo demand is present. FCO, AMS, DUB, MAD etc


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Old Mar 24, 16, 11:22 am
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Originally Posted by LondonElite View Post
A321s where pax volume demands it, cargo to be operated third party if necessary.
2 extra SH 321s at some point converted from 2 mid-hauls.
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Old Mar 25, 16, 6:23 am
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Originally Posted by cornishsimon View Post
Iv been suggesting for some time that the old zzz 772s could be reconfigured into a European config similar to the euro 763s. Then use these for high frequency Scottish domestic rotations and euro routes where passenger and cargo demand is present. FCO, AMS, DUB, MAD etc


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My inside source tells me there's no appetite for this. This is in part because the cost of conversion and subsequent shortage of mid-/long-haul options is not warranted by the ability to transport more cargo, which is very cheaply out farmed to third party cargo operators.
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Old Mar 26, 16, 9:19 am
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Originally Posted by LondonElite View Post
My inside source tells me there's no appetite for this. This is in part because the cost of conversion and subsequent shortage of mid-/long-haul options is not warranted by the ability to transport more cargo, which is very cheaply out farmed to third party cargo operators.
At the moment I suspect they'll try with the a321s and maybe if it starts to get an issue then the extra 787 8s may be the ones that become short haul
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Old Mar 26, 16, 11:37 am
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At the moment I suspect they'll try with the a321s and maybe if it starts to get an issue then the extra 787 8s may be the ones that become short haul
I think you will find there are no plans to utilise 787 hulls on SH. None will be delivered in a SH fit nor are there any plans whotsoever to waste such a good LH machine on SH ops.
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I think you will find there are no plans to utilise 787 hulls on SH. None will be delivered in a SH fit nor are there any plans whotsoever to waste such a good LH machine on SH ops.
I'm sure you're right. However I can never understand why BA has so many 319s in their 320 mix. Given the constraints we hear about operating at Heathrow, why not more 320s if not 321s? The cynic in me thinks BA just want to monopolise slots, which might explain their resistance to a third runway. If another runway is not agreed, I hope that Heathrow incentivise the use of bigger aircraft to get more out of the slots the airport is limited to offering.
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Old Mar 26, 16, 1:55 pm
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Remember the first batch of A319s were originally obtained to operate out of Birmingham rather than LHR and back in 2001 they were seen as the right size to replace the Boeing SH fleet.
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I'm sure you're right. However I can never understand why BA has so many 319s in their 320 mix. Given the constraints we hear about operating at Heathrow, why not more 320s if not 321s? The cynic in me thinks BA just want to monopolise slots, which might explain their resistance to a third runway. If another runway is not agreed, I hope that Heathrow incentivise the use of bigger aircraft to get more out of the slots the airport is limited to offering.
BA's fleet plan is announced every year and has a rolling 5 year forecast of aircraft types and numbers. The one issued in November 2015 and included in the IAG Capital Markets Day presentation shows that action is already being taken to reduce the proportion of A319s in the fleet, and 16 will have departed by the end of 2020, replaced by a mixture of A320s and A321s.
They haven't bought a new A319 since 2001, but have inherited 11 from British Midland that are several years newer than the 'new to BA' examples. All of these plus some of the originals are based at Gatwick, the exact number varies between summer and winter schedules, but clearly are irrelevant to the LHR runway issue.
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Old Mar 27, 16, 4:51 pm
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I'm sure you're right. However I can never understand why BA has so many 319s in their 320 mix. Given the constraints we hear about operating at Heathrow, why not more 320s if not 321s? The cynic in me thinks BA just want to monopolise slots, which might explain their resistance to a third runway. If another runway is not agreed, I hope that Heathrow incentivise the use of bigger aircraft to get more out of the slots the airport is limited to offering.
Most shorthaul routes require high frequency not huge per-flight capacity. There is natural "resistance" to consolidating lots of services into one, no matter how much more efficient it would be. BA could get a shorthaul configured 777 and replace all its services to AMS into two, but it would not be profitable even if it were more efficient. Then the choice becomes you either serve the market with the frequency it desires, or you think carefully about whether it is worth running a skeleton service to the place and the effect it would have on feed to longhaul.

KLM and Alitalia use much smaller planes at Heathrow than an A319 on a few of their late evening slots.

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