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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
G-STBN - Due in 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 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 do 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 July 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
G-EUOI - Retired to DGX on 04 Nov 2019

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




G-EUOE - Due to be withdrawn in Nov 2019
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-EUOF - Due to be withdrawn in Nov 2019
G-EUOG - Due to be withdrawn in Nov 2019
G-EUPE - Due to be withdrawn in Mar 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 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:




  • 2019: 32 aircraft
  • 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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Old Sep 7, 19, 4:19 pm
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My gut feeling is that they will order quite a few more and they will be the main 777-200ER replacement. I think capacity wise theyre also very similar to the LGW 777s so I can see them being Gatwick based eventually.
I would imagine LGW will keep the last 777-200ERs after long gone at LHR. If so and they make 30yrs like IAG are saying, some of those YMMx frames could see another 20 years. Thats 2039 before the last few turn 30! Unlikely I suppose. But the replacements at LGW are a long way off.
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Old Sep 7, 19, 4:28 pm
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This is entirely guess work but then the 20 neos replace 20 A319s. The other 22 stay at LGW (mostly) for another 3-4 years until MAXs?

Im sure more neos will be ordered at some stage. Although as mentioned the large 777-200ER replacement will be the most interesting. What mix or presumably 78J/359/351 will replace them must be announced soon-ish.
for some strange reason Im feeling a359 order coming. Wont be surprised if it comes as soon as the Dubai airshow!! Thats just me hoping!
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Old Sep 8, 19, 10:13 am
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Its going to start again on 10th September with UUX.

From the end of September there will be 3 aircraft at a time undergoing cabin densification.

Its being carried out in MAD now too and not PIK as previously.
And this has begun. G-EUUX has positioned to MAD today. If it goes at similar time frames, its approximately two weeks for the refits.
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Old Sep 8, 19, 10:49 am
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It has been rumoured that Rolls Royce are working on having an Ultrafan engine available for the A350 by 2025 which would be more fuel efficient than the current A350. This could be a factor in planning what will replace the 777-200ER.
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Old Sep 8, 19, 11:37 am
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It has been rumoured that Rolls Royce are working on having an Ultrafan engine available for the A350 by 2025 which would be more fuel efficient than the current A350. This could be a factor in planning what will replace the 777-200ER.
but I also wonder what happens to the remaining 5 a359s that were supposed to go to aer lingus But are currently not assigned to any airline. They werent assigned to Iberia like the other 4 so maybe BA?
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Old Sep 8, 19, 12:21 pm
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Originally Posted by opus99 View Post

but I also wonder what happens to the remaining 5 a359s that were supposed to go to aer lingus But are currently not assigned to any airline. They werent assigned to Iberia like the other 4 so maybe BA?
I guess they could be switched to A35Ks without too much trouble.
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Old Sep 8, 19, 12:25 pm
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And this has begun. G-EUUX has positioned to MAD today. If it goes at similar time frames, its approximately two weeks for the refits.
If this is correct and with no unforeseen issues then it is logical to assume that the remaining A320ceos will all be in CY180 config by March/April next year ready for the summer season.

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Old Sep 9, 19, 3:07 pm
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Originally Posted by george77300 View Post
I would imagine LGW will keep the last 777-200ERs after long gone at LHR. If so and they make 30yrs like IAG are saying, some of those YMMx frames could see another 20 years. Thats 2039 before the last few turn 30! Unlikely I suppose. But the replacements at LGW are a long way off.
I agree it's likely that 777-200ERs will remain at Gatwick to the end. There's an 8 year gap though to the last four. Will be interesting to see whether it is really worthwhile to BA to keep the stragglers for that long after the rest of the fleet has left.

My guess is not by that point. The three 777-200s are going at 25 years old, presumably because it's not worth retaining such a small fleet of aircraft of that age.

Even if they did, Gatwick needs rather more than four long haul aircraft.
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Old Sep 9, 19, 4:57 pm
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If this is correct and with no unforeseen issues then it is logical to assume that the remaining A320ceos will all be in CY180 config by March/April next year ready for the summer season.
Correct. There are 33 A320s left to be densified. Approximately 17 will be done by the end of 2019 and the remaining 16 by the end of March 2020.
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Old Sep 10, 19, 5:46 am
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Just curious. Once the 747 goes has anyone wondered which aircraft will get the Oneworld livery. Ive only seen it on the 747!
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Old Sep 10, 19, 5:53 am
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Originally Posted by opus99 View Post
Just curious. Once the 747 goes has anyone wondered which aircraft will get the Oneworld livery. Ive only seen it on the 747!
Hi.

Could be any long haul jet I suppose but have seen the oneworld liveries on the 777s of aa and jal

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Old Sep 10, 19, 5:57 am
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Just curious. Once the 747 goes has anyone wondered which aircraft will get the Oneworld livery. Ive only seen it on the 747!
That would rather depend on whether BA is still a Oneworld member by the time the last B747 is retired.
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Old Sep 10, 19, 6:00 am
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That would rather depend on whether BA is still a Oneworld member by the time the last B747 is retired.
I think there will be, there is no OneWorld without BA/AA.
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Old Sep 10, 19, 2:25 pm
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This is probably a long shot but oh well.

Does anyone have any idea if BAs next A320neo (G-TTNK) will be arriving in early or late January?
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Old Sep 11, 19, 6:19 am
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Correct. There are 33 A320s left to be densified. Approximately 17 will be done by the end of 2019 and the remaining 16 by the end of March 2020.
Thebasource.com shows EUUS as being in CY 168 pinnacle config whereas the Wiki shows that it has been densified to CY 180 config. Who is correct?
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