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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 Oct 18, 19, 6:24 am
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The first 787-10 cant be too far from coming on to the property with delivery down for early next year. Anyone heard a peep?
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Old Oct 18, 19, 6:26 am
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Originally Posted by bmibaby737 View Post
The first 787-10 cant be too far from coming on to the property with delivery down for early next year. Anyone heard a peep?
Ive heard December/Jan for delivery
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Old Oct 18, 19, 7:13 am
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It appears Heathrow is preparing for the 787-10. Take note if the parking indicators on the tarmac
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Old Oct 18, 19, 11:25 am
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I have looked at the AIB 320 family production list but cant find any reference to the BA A320neos due in the early part of 2020. Surely they should be listed by now. Does anyone know what the MSNs are likely to be?
They only have two or three months' production of the A320 family listed on that site. Airbus will have allocated MSNs probably a year in advance of production but getting hold of that info is the key. Even if the people running the site have the info, for the A320s at least there'd be pages and pages to click through to get to the current aircraft in production so they'd probably choose not to publish it all at once.

Unlike the A321s, there's no delay on the A320s so I expect them to be delivered to the schedue agreed with BA.
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Old Oct 18, 19, 12:25 pm
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Very speculative post, and hope it's in the right sub-forum, but would anybody hazard a guess which aircraft type might operate to MIA in October 2021? Realize it is currently the 747, but according to the tracker there "should" only be 6 left by then.

Context: I am planning a Caribbean trip and am thinking of doing either the out or inbound via MIA/LHR to experience either the Club Suite or First via the First wing/CCR. Neither of which I can do via LGW on direct flights.
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Old Oct 18, 19, 12:41 pm
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Originally Posted by FamilyOf6 View Post
Very speculative post, and hope it's in the right sub-forum, but would anybody hazard a guess which aircraft type might operate to MIA in October 2021? Realize it is currently the 747, but according to the tracker there "should" only be 6 left by then.

Context: I am planning a Caribbean trip and am thinking of doing either the out or inbound via MIA/LHR to experience either the Club Suite or First via the First wing/CCR. Neither of which I can do via LGW on direct flights.
Two years ahead? That's some planning! Given that you cannot book for another year I wouldn't even be thinking about that now... or do you mean October 2020?

Either way, if you want First, book First!

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Old Oct 18, 19, 12:43 pm
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Originally Posted by FamilyOf6 View Post
Very speculative post, and hope it's in the right sub-forum, but would anybody hazard a guess which aircraft type might operate to MIA in October 2021? Realize it is currently the 747, but according to the tracker there "should" only be 6 left by then.

Context: I am planning a Caribbean trip and am thinking of doing either the out or inbound via MIA/LHR to experience either the Club Suite or First via the First wing/CCR. Neither of which I can do via LGW on direct flights.
Originally Posted by RB211 View Post
Two years ahead? That's some planning! Given that you cannot book for another year I wouldn't even be thinking about that now... or do you mean October 2020?

Either way, if you want First, book First!

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Also either way there will be a lot more than 6 747s left.

From above: (of course subject to change)
27 at the end of 2020
20 at the end of 2021
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Old Oct 18, 19, 12:49 pm
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Originally Posted by FamilyOf6 View Post
Very speculative post, and hope it's in the right sub-forum, but would anybody hazard a guess which aircraft type might operate to MIA in October 2021? Realize it is currently the 747, but according to the tracker there "should" only be 6 left by then.
Take your pick of the larger longhaul aircraft BA will have at the time: 350/380/747/772/773/789/781

Probably not 788s, possibly not 772s, but BA could also mix and match, with for example, a 772 on one service, and a 380 on the other. They may not necessarily use the same type on both flights.

Probably won't be able to say with much certainty until about 6 months out, especially if the initial schedule still shows 744s when it comes out next year.
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Old Oct 18, 19, 1:18 pm
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Originally Posted by FamilyOf6 View Post
Very speculative post, and hope it's in the right sub-forum, but would anybody hazard a guess which aircraft type might operate to MIA in October 2021? Realize it is currently the 747, but according to the tracker there "should" only be 6 left by then.

Context: I am planning a Caribbean trip and am thinking of doing either the out or inbound via MIA/LHR to experience either the Club Suite or First via the First wing/CCR. Neither of which I can do via LGW on direct flights.
Also be aware that the Miami flights currently depart Terminal 3 so no First Wing/CCR.
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Old Oct 18, 19, 2:48 pm
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Thanks all. Yes, it's a long way out. It will be a reward booking and will be a special holiday without the children- so needs a lot of planning and warming up of the grand-parents!

I mis-remembered the wiki post at the top... so given the reduction in fleet, guessing maybe one service will stay as 744 and the second to another type.
@Yellowbelly - thanks for the heads up on T3. That makes the decision a lot easier. I think we'll stick to LGW and go F out, CW back- assuming the availability is there.
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Old Oct 19, 19, 6:30 pm
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G-EUYA has now returned from Madrid in a CY180 configuration.
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Old Oct 21, 19, 12:24 pm
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They only have two or three months' production of the A320 family listed on that site. Airbus will have allocated MSNs probably a year in advance of production but getting hold of that info is the key. Even if the people running the site have the info, for the A320s at least there'd be pages and pages to click through to get to the current aircraft in production so they'd probably choose not to publish it all at once.
TTNK & TTNL have just been added as MSNs 9551 & 9585 respectively.

EUYA only took 18 days for the reconfiguration to CY180. Is this the new norm?
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Old Oct 21, 19, 12:42 pm
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TTNK & TTNL have just been added as MSN’s 9551 & 9585 respectively.
The first of which is about 160-170 A320 deliveries away. I know Airbus always have a mad push in December which usually sees them delivering well over 100 aircraft of all types but it's gonna be tight to get TTNK delivered in January. It won't be at the begining of the month, that's for sure.
I see from the updated lists there are a lot of A321s coming up. Expect delays on them for a while yet!
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Old Oct 21, 19, 12:42 pm
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TTNK & TTNL have just been added as MSNs 9551 & 9585 respectively.

EUYA only took 18 days for the reconfiguration to CY180. Is this the new norm?
I think it takes around 2.5 weeks, that is the average time it took at PIK. Im guessing G-EUUX took at bit longer as it was the first frame MAD had done, with G-EUYA they knew the process.
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Old Oct 21, 19, 12:52 pm
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Does anyone know the registrations and/or planned delivery dates of the 3 extra A321neos?
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