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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 34 completed.

Completed (CY180):

G-EUUI/S/T/U/V/W/X/Y/Z
G-EUYA/B/C/D/E/H/J/K/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-EUYF


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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Old Sep 20, 19, 1:51 pm
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Are the four new 777-300s being delivered with Club Suites, or will the match the current fleet?
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Old Sep 20, 19, 1:54 pm
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Are the four new 777-300s being delivered with Club Suites, or will the match the current fleet?
They are being delivered in the new 8F / 72J / 48W / 136Y configuration (with Club Suites), same as the retrofits. There will already be at the very least one of the current frames retrofitted to this new configuration with Club Suites before the new frames arrive.
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Old Sep 21, 19, 10:27 am
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I know that during the summer a few LHR A320s are sent down to LGW.

Will this be the same this winter season or will LGW cope with its own fleet of aircraft?

At the moment I’m seeing a 30 row A320 with 1DEF, is there a way to tell if it’s LHR or G-MIDx A320?
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Old Sep 21, 19, 1:29 pm
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Originally Posted by george77300 View Post
It’s not the seats that are the issue, its the weight of SpaceFlex at the back. If they put 180 Pinnacle seats like the A320ceos retrofits that would make it even worse as more weight down the back.
Maybe they could refit the middle seat tables at the front of the cabin for CE. That might balance them out a bit :-D
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Old Sep 21, 19, 5:11 pm
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Originally Posted by SHT88T View Post
Maybe they could refit the middle seat tables at the front of the cabin for CE. That might balance them out a bit :-D
Only if they were made of concrete or lead.

That said I really miss the tables visually and practically one of the better bits of ce.
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Old Sep 22, 19, 2:31 am
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Originally Posted by george77300 View Post
They are being delivered in the new 8F / 72J / 48W / 136Y configuration (with Club Suites), same as the retrofits. There will already be at the very least one of the current frames retrofitted to this new configuration with Club Suites before the new frames arrive.
What kind of F seat will these have, the same as on the current 777’s? Do we know what routes they will operate, and when are they going to be delivered?

Also, when the 747’s eventually retire which aircraft will replace them on the LHR JFK route?

Thanks
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Old Sep 28, 19, 2:44 am
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Do we have an updated delivery schedule for the A321neos or even a rough idea as to when we will see the rest?
There is no sign of NEOW nor of NEOX/Y originally due for delivery in Sep and Oct respectively. Just how late are they going to be?

As an aside, shouldn’t’ BA be pushing for delivery ASAP. With the demise of Thomas Cook, a number of LGW slots will be available and this would be an ideal time to expand operations at LGW. The new aircraft will be needed in the fleet to achieve this.
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Old Sep 28, 19, 2:56 am
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LGW aside, I wonder if Thomas Cook’s demise will hasten a decision from IAG on launching Level from Manchester, otherwise, Virgin will become quite dominant there.
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Old Sep 28, 19, 5:00 am
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Originally Posted by Davidmp View Post
There is no sign of NEOW nor of NEOX/Y originally due for delivery in Sep and Oct respectively. Just how late are they going to be?

As an aside, shouldn’t’ BA be pushing for delivery ASAP. With the demise of Thomas Cook, a number of LGW slots will be available and this would be an ideal time to expand operations at LGW. The new aircraft will be needed in the fleet to achieve this.
the trouble is that all airlines want delivery ASAP.

better to get a delayed aircraft that's properly built, rather than encounter some of the problems that Boeing aircraft coming out of North Carolina are suffering !
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Old Sep 28, 19, 10:32 am
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There is no sign of NEOW nor of NEOX/Y originally due for delivery in Sep and Oct respectively. Just how late are they going to be?
NEOW isn't too far away. It was spotted in August painted and with engines. Looking at the aibfamily website it's looking on course for a maiden flight in the next week or so but of course that's presuming thngs are happening to each A321NX in sequence and without aircraft specific issues, which is a massive presumption.
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Old Sep 28, 19, 10:46 am
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Originally Posted by TedToToe View Post
LGW aside, I wonder if Thomas Cook’s demise will hasten a decision from IAG on launching Level from Manchester, otherwise, Virgin will become quite dominant there.
With the potential for ownership restrictions imposed by Brexit, I wonder if this is actually quite unlikely, or whether a UK owned subsidiary would need to be formed?
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Old Sep 30, 19, 6:17 pm
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Now that it’s October and G-EUOE is still with us, do we have an update on its status? Have BA extended its lease as a result of recent events or is it just a tad behind schedule?
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Old Oct 3, 19, 12:37 am
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Originally Posted by Grande Annee View Post
What kind of F seat will these have, the same as on the current 777’s? Do we know what routes they will operate, and when are they going to be delivered?

Also, when the 747’s eventually retire which aircraft will replace them on the LHR JFK route?

Thanks
I don't know the answer to the F question, though I'm not aware of any major upgrade to the F seat.

Those refitted 777-300ERs will however operate services on premium heavy routes, such as JFK where it will replace at least some of the current mix of 747-400s and 777-200ERs.
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Old Oct 3, 19, 2:41 am
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Eight First seats that have been refreshed with new foams and fabrics to improve seat comfort, new seat identification plaques will also be added to identify seat numbers, as seen on the 787-9.
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Old Oct 5, 19, 10:08 am
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Originally Posted by Schind View Post
NEOW isn't too far away. It was spotted in August painted and with engines. Looking at the aibfamily website it's looking on course for a maiden flight in the next week or so but of course that's presuming thngs are happening to each A321NX in sequence and without aircraft specific issues, which is a massive presumption.
Where did you find this info as I have looked and found nothing. Obviously looking in the wrong place so could you let me have the link please.
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