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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 have enabled BA to retire the 767 and old 737 fleets, although the 737 MAX may appear in the fleet in the future, and will eventually allow the retirement of the 747 fleet plus the addition of new routes, both shorthaul and longhaul. BA have not yet announced the replacement aircraft for the majority of their 777-200ERs which are approaching retirement age.

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, will see the following fleet at year end 2023.


Heathrow: Heathrow Fleet


Shorthaul
• A319: 22*
• A320ceo: 55*
• A320neo: 22
• A321ceo: 14*
• A321neo: 13
(All configured with the New Shorthaul Cabins)

Midhaul
• A321: 4

Longhaul
• A350-1000: 18 (Featuring the next generation CW seat), with options for 36 more
• A380: 12
• B744: 3
• B772: 43*
• B77W: 16
• B777-9: 18 with options for 24 more
• B787-8: 12
• B787-9: 18
• B787-10: 12

Gatwick: Gatwick Fleet




Shorthaul
• A319: 10* (all ex-bmi aircraft)
• A320ceo: 16*(6 ex-bmi aircraft plus 10 second hand A320s with the same new seats as the LHR A320s)
• A320ceo Small number of A320’s used from LHR - Aircraft vary.

Longhaul
• B772: 14

* Numbers shown under LHR are the totals for the A319, A320 and B772 - the only aircraft that are also operated at LGW

London City: London City Fleet




Shorthaul
• E170 / E190: 16

Longhaul
• A318: 1

New Arrivals

Airbus A320ceo: Ten A320ceos were delivered between June 2013 and Oct 2014, based at LHR. Ten second hand A320ceos were delivered to LGW between Dec 2014 and Aug 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 - Due in Jan 2020
G-TTNL - Due in Feb 2020
G-TTNM - Due in Apr 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-NEOP - Delivered on 27 Mar 2019
G-NEOR - Delivered on 23 Nov 2018
G-NEOS - Delivered on 29 Jan 2019
G-NEOT - Delivered on 01 Mar 2019
G-NEOU - Delivered on 10 May 2019
G-NEOV - Delivered on 30 Aug 2019
G-NEOW - Due in Sep 2019
G-NEOX - Due in Oct 2019
G-NEOY - Due in Oct 2019
G-NEOZ - Due in Nov 2019
G-???? -
G-???? -
G-???? -

Airbus A350: BA has 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 July 2019
G-XWBB - Due in Sep 2019
G-XWBC - Due in Nov 2019
G-XWBD - Due in Dec 2019
G-XWBE - Due in Jan 2020
G-XWBF - Due in Mar 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 Jul 2013 and Jun 2016 and are based at LHR. Details are archived here.

Boeing 777-300ER: Six 777-300ERs were delivered between Sep 2013 and Aug 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 Q3 2020
G-STBN - Due in 2020
G-STBO - Due in 2020
G-STBP - Due in 2020

Boeing 777-9: BA announced an order for 18 Boeing 777-9 aircraft plus 24 options which will be powered by General Electric GE9X engines on 28th February 2019. 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 Jun 2013 and Nov 2018 and are based at LHR. Details are archived here.

Boeing 787-9: Eighteen 787-9s were delivered between Sep 2015 and Jun 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.


G-ZBLA - Due in Q1 2020
G-ZBLB - Due in 2020
G-ZBLC - Due in 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 Sep 2014. Details are archived here. Seven second hand aircraft have since been sourced. Two more are due in 2019.



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 in 2019
G-LCAD - Due in 2019

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 23 completed.

Completed (CY180):




G-EUUS/T/U/V/W/Y/Z
G-EUYO/P/R/S/T/U/V/W/X/Y
G-MEDK
G-MIDO/S/T/X/Y

The following aircraft are currently undergoing cabin refit at Madrid:



G-EUUX

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.

Completed (CY218):



G-EUXC/D/E/F/G/H/I/J/K/L/M
G-MEDL/M/N

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

Cabin retrofit of LGW 777-200ERs with 10-across economy seating and upgraded Panasonic IFE. These do not feature the new Club World seat. This commenced in January 2018. There are currently 10 completed.

Completed (32J/52W/252Y):


G-VIIO/P/R/T/U/X
Completed (32J/48W/252Y):

G-YMMC
Completed (14F/48J/40W/136Y):

G-VIIV/W/Y

The following aircraft are currently undergoing cabin refit at Cardiff:



G-YMMF

Cabin retrofit of LHR 777-200ERs with 10-across economy seating and upgraded Panasonic IFE. These do feature the new Club World seat. This will commence in August 2019. There are currently 0 completed.



Completed (8F/49J/40W/138Y): None

The following aircraft are currently undergoing cabin refit at Cardiff:



G-RAES

Boeing 777-300ER:

Cabin retrofit to commence Jul 2020 in an 8F/72J/48W/136Y configuration with the new Club World seat.


Retirements

With all the new arrivals there are also some much loved/hated (*delete as applicable) older aircraft heading for the chop. Until 2015 most of these ended up in Victorville (VCV) in California for storage and ultimately part out for scrap. Since 2016 most ex-BA planes have been sent to St Athan (DGX) in Wales 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

The next to be retired are:



G-EUOE - Due to be withdrawn in Sep 2019
G-EUOB - Due to be withdrawn in Nov 2019
G-EUOC - Due to be withdrawn in Nov 2019
G-EUOD - Due to be withdrawn in Nov 2019
G-EUOF - Due to be withdrawn in Nov 2019
G-EUOG - Due to be withdrawn in Nov 2019
G-EUOI - Due to be withdrawn in Nov 2019
G-EUPE - Due to be withdrawn in Dec 2019
G-EUPW - Due to be withdrawn in Jan 2020
G-EUPA - Due to be withdrawn in Sep 2020
G-EUPB - Due to be withdrawn in Oct 2020
G-EUPC - Due to be withdrawn in Nov 2020
G-DBCA - Due to be withdrawn in Dec 2020

Boeing 747-400: As of June 2019, 24 747-400s have been retired from the original fleet of 57, leaving 33 aircraft in service. Of those remaining 18 are "super high-J" aircraft (14F / 86J / 30W / 145Y), all of which have received a cabin refresh. The remaining 15 aircraft are "mid-J" (14F / 52J / 36W / 235Y), all of which will have received a cabin refresh by the end of 2019. All aircraft are fitted with New First.

The current plan is for all aircraft to be retired by February 2024. BA plans to have the following numbers of 747s in the fleet at year end:-

  • 2019: 32 aircraft
  • 2020: 27 aircraft
  • 2021: 20 aircraft
  • 2022: 13 aircraft
  • 2023: 3 aircraft

A list of retired 747-400s as of 26 May 2019 is archived here.
Since then the following has been retired:


G-BNLN - Retired to DGX on 24 Jun 2019

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-CIVG - Due to be retired in Nov 2019 [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-CIVJ - Due to be retired in Jun 2020
G-CIVI - Due to be retired in Oct 2020 [super high-J]
G-CIVL - Due to be retired in Nov 2020
G-CIVK - Due to be retired in Jan 2021
G-CIVM - Due to be retired in Jan 2021
G-CIVN - Due to be retired in Feb 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 - Due to be retired in Jan 2020
G-ZZZA - Due to be retired in Sep 2020
G-ZZZB - Due to be retired in Oct 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 Feb 23, 18, 3:02 pm
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What hope is there that 787's will be used on the 767 European and Domestic routes as the replacement? No hope I guess - presumably the 321 will become the largest Euro and Domestic equipment?
I suspect we'll see some 787s and 777s cropping up on routes that require the cargo capacity.
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Can I ask about the imminent switch from 787 to 777 on the Beijing and Shanghai routes. Any idea why these are changing ( is it to do with the engine issues?) and is there any chance they will switch back before October? Thanks for any insider enlightenment. Just curious!

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I'm not aware that any 787's are grounded for extended periods at the mo... They all seem to have flown recently according to the tracking websites...
Ok I see. I heard different but the person who mentioned it to me must be wrong.

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Old Feb 24, 18, 3:52 am
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bmibaby - I think there may have been earlier in the year, but seemingly not now!

CaroFos - Probably to shift capacity around - NRT switches to the 787 from 777 at the same time... Guess there are other too.
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Old Feb 28, 18, 11:29 am
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The first NEO has rolled out of the paint hall:


Currently a glider though!
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Old Feb 28, 18, 12:27 pm
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Currently a glider though!
Don't go giving Mr. Cruz ideas!
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No sharklets?
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The first NEO has rolled out of the paint hall
NEO on this occasion meaning No Engine Option...? Assuming the difference between a CEO and a NEO is in the engines, perhaps it could still go either way...
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Old Feb 28, 18, 3:45 pm
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Will it have the new interior with the upgraded lighting and bins ?
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Old Feb 28, 18, 4:07 pm
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Will it have the new interior with the upgraded lighting and bins ?
Do you work in marketing? Only you avoid the densified seating and focus on the lighting and bins... if you don’t work in marketing, maybe you should
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Old Feb 28, 18, 4:24 pm
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And where the hell is the first densified 777 ? Are they finishing the gold leaf ???
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Old Feb 28, 18, 4:51 pm
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Originally Posted by Dr Dave View Post
The first NEO has rolled out of the paint hall:

https://www.flickr.com/photos/146519...3/39828302394/

Currently a glider though!
Pedant alert sorry!
But going by the letters on the nose wheel door NB I think this is actually the second NEO TTNB
Pedant alert over

*Unless of course NB has come out of the paint hall before NA!
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Old Mar 1, 18, 2:29 am
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And where the hell is the first densified 777 ? Are they finishing the gold leaf ???
Funny you should bring this up, G-VIIX (the first aircraft to be densified) is currently en-route back to the UK from Singapore and has just passed Mumbai!

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The first NEO has rolled out of the paint hall:

https://www.flickr.com/photos/146519...3/39828302394/

Currently a glider though!
Thats what NEO stands for - No Engine Option
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Originally Posted by G-BUSI View Post
Pedant alert sorry!
But going by the letters on the nose wheel door NB I think this is actually the second NEO TTNB
Pedant alert over

*Unless of course NB has come out of the paint hall before NA!
It's possible NB was painted first. NA was spotted at TLS today in full colour scheme. Previously, at least as far as the A320 bloggers have mentioned, it had only been seen with the tail painted. It hasn't had its engines added yet either.
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