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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 looks likely to appear in the fleet from 2023. and will eventually allow the retirement of the 747 fleet plus the addition of new routes, both short-haul and long-haul. 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, is expected to see the following fleet numbers at year end 2022.

Heathrow Fleet and Gatwick Fleet

Shorthaul
A319: 9 (39 currently in fleet)
A320ceo: 67 (67 currently in fleet)
A320neo: 22 (10 currently in fleet)
A321ceo: 14 (14 currently in fleet)
A321neo: 13 (7 currently in fleet)

Midhaul
A321: 4 (4 currently in fleet)

Longhaul
A350-1000: 18 (3 currently in fleet)
A380: 12 (12 currently in fleet)
B747-400: 12 (32 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 (0 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 - 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 - Delivered on 25 Oct 2019
G-NEOX - Due in 2019
G-NEOY - Due in 2019
G-NEOZ - Due in 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 - Due in TBA (Damaged TLS)
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 (possibly July)
G-STBN - Due in 2020 (possibly August)
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 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: Each aircraft will be fitted with 256 seats in a 4 class 8F/48J/35W/165Y configuration.

G-ZBLA - Due in Jan 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 33 completed.

Completed (CY180):
G-EUUI/S/T/U/V/W/X/Y/Z
G-EUYA/B/C/D/E/H/J/M/O/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-EUUD
G-EUUH
G-EUYK


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

The following aircraft are currently undergoing cabin refit at Cardiff:
G-YMME


Cabin retrofit of LHR 777-200ERs with 10-across economy seating and upgraded Panasonic IFE. These feature the new Club World seat. This commenced in August 2019. There is currently 1 completed.
Completed (8F/49J/40W/138Y): G-RAES

The following aircraft are currently undergoing cabin refit at Cardiff
None


Boeing 777-300ER:

Cabin retrofit to commence in October 2020 in an 8F/76J/40W/130Y 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
G-EUOI - Retired to DGX on 04 Nov 2019

The next to be retired (subject to change) are:
G-EUPE - Due to be withdrawn in Mar 2020
G-EUOB - Due to be withdrawn in Apr 2020
G-EUOC - Due to be withdrawn in Apr 2020
G-EUOD - Due to be withdrawn in Apr 2020
G-EUOE - Due to be withdrawn in 2020
G-EUOF - Due to be withdrawn in 2020
G-EUOG - Due to be withdrawn in 2020
G-EUPA - Due to be withdrawn in 2021
G-EUPB - Due to be withdrawn in 2021
G-EUPC - Due to be withdrawn in 2021
G-DBCA - Due to be withdrawn in 2021


Boeing 747-400: As of November 2019, 25 747-400s have been retired from the original fleet of 57, leaving 32 aircraft in service. Of those remaining, 17 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:
  • 2020: 25 aircraft
  • 2021: 20 aircraft
  • 2022: 12 aircraft
  • 2023: 3 aircraft


A list of retired 747-400s as of 26 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

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-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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G-STBI was delivered CWL-LHR last night and will be operating it's first revenue flight today as BA249 to GIG.
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G-STBI was delivered CWL-LHR last night and will be operating it's first revenue flight today as BA249 to GIG.
Was looking at some of the amazing pics of volcanic ash covered planes in Java and came across this from http://www.skyscrapercity.com/showth...#post111417300

http://images2.jetphotos.net/img/4/1...1391017751.jpg

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BA1335 was operated last night By 747 G-CIVZ due to being displaced after high winds on 14/02
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G-BNLL also confirmed as a write off
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G-BNLL also confirmed as a write off
Do you have a source for this?

There are plenty of unsubstantiated assertions to this effect floating around on the Internet and it seems impossible for outsiders to know, at the moment, whether there's any truth to them.
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G-BNLL also confirmed as a write off
Not yet according to

http://www.flyertalk.com/forum/briti...ilding-31.html

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Jethros is now saying the retirement of G-BNLE (was this month) is TBC as it may be required to cover for G-BNLL.
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Jethros is now saying the retirement of G-BNLE (was this month) is TBC as it may be required to cover for G-BNLL.
This is quite interesting but I have to say not unexpected. If the retirements can be all pushed back by a couple of months (so that in effect GNLL is the plane retired for Feb 2014 and then GNLE will retire in the April 2014 slot etc etc) then you have managed to solve the issue of being 1 frame short. In addition you do not have to even do that for very long as if you can pull forward a 777-300 or an A380 later this year then you can use either of these to displace a 747-400 earlier than planned etc etc. A couple of extra 777-300's would not go amiss either as a way resolve this but I doubt BA wants any more (however - given the much better fuel consumption I just wonder....)

So in summary there are lots of options. If this had happened this time in 2013 then BA would really be struggling but there have been several deliveries over the last 6 months of the larger planes in the fleet which has really taken the heat out of things in my view. Personally since it would appear the repair bill for GNLL will be large and there are ways around it I cannot see it being repaired for a couple of years - it just won't make any sense....

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Jethros is now saying the retirement of G-BNLE (was this month) is TBC as it may be required to cover for G-BNLL.
This is quite interesting but I have to say not unexpected.
Indeed - it's clearly the logical thing to do even in the short term, as any repair of LL would take some time to complete.

It does illustrate the possible complexity of the decision-making, though. Simply deferring all the planned retirements by a couple of months might work if there's enough leeway before the next scheduled D-checks on the aircraft to be retired. But it also seems possible that if LL were now to be WFU, a D-check would be needed on some other aircraft despite the retirement programme. And if that means that the recent D-check expenditure on LL has been wasted in the sense that another D-check now has to be paid for, BA might be prepared to contribute a significant amount to the cost of LL's repair over and above whatever the insurers would pay (if anything).
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Indeed - it's clearly the logical thing to do even in the short term, as any repair of LL would take some time to complete.

It does illustrate the possible complexity of the decision-making, though. Simply deferring all the planned retirements by a couple of months might work if there's enough leeway before the next scheduled D-checks on the aircraft to be retired. But it also seems possible that if LL were now to be WFU, a D-check would be needed on some other aircraft despite the retirement programme. And if that means that the recent D-check expenditure on LL has been wasted in the sense that another D-check now has to be paid for, BA might be prepared to contribute a significant amount to the cost of LL's repair over and above whatever the insurers would pay (if anything).
I agree - it may well not be possible to defer all the relevant D checks on those airframes earmarked for retirement. However, I just wonder if a combination of being able to defer the next few airframes each by 1-2 months and looking to pull a delivery forward (say another A380 into this year or a 777-300 early etc and then an A380 later this year to plug the gaps etc) or maybe an earlier start to the 787-9's might be the muddle through that BA goes for. The other would be to take out the 3x weekly increases proposed to CPT and GRU but certainly for CPT at the moment the double daily flights are filling up well in advance so I think that CPT even despite the low season will more than be able to take an extra 3x a week.....

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Hearing from the engineers at LGW that DOCB may well be written off as a result of damage incurred in the recent storms. Apparently there has been some serious damage to some frames forward of the front door where the AoA and pitot probes were sheared off as the aircraft was spun round by the wind knocking over some steps. DOCL is in a bad way too with puncture damage from a ground handling incident.
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...BA might be prepared to contribute a significant amount to the cost of LL's repair over and above whatever the insurers would pay (if anything).
Not necessarily. If BNLL is not repaired and instead scrapped, presumably BA will be receiving a healthy sum as compensation from the insurer. I'm not sure what that insurance write off value would be, but it should be far more than the 2-3m cost of an extra heavy check.
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... but it should be far more than the 2-3m cost of an extra heavy check.
Is that all that a D-check costs?

But I'm sure that sort of thing would be part of the calculations, too. The point is that the retirement schedule and all the surrounding circumstances mean that this is perhaps rather more complex a picture than some are painting it. I suspect that it's not just a question of asking whether the cost of repair exceeds the insured value of the aircraft, as some have suggested. And only those with intimate knowledge of all the details will have any idea what the outcome of the various calculations may be.
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Not necessarily. If BNLL is not repaired and instead scrapped, presumably BA will be receiving a healthy sum as compensation from the insurer. I'm not sure what that insurance write off value would be, but it should be far more than the 2-3m cost of an extra heavy check.
Assuming they have not "enhanced" their insurance to Third Party, Fire and Theft
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