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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)
(All configured with the New Shorthaul Cabins)

Midhaul
• A321: 4 (4 currently in fleet)

Longhaul
• A350-1000: 18 (2 currently in fleet)
• A380: 12 (12 currently in fleet)
• B747-400: 12 (33 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-???? -
G-???? -
G-???? -

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 - 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: 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 29 completed.

Completed (CY180):
G-EUUS/T/U/V/W/X/Y/Z
G-EUYA/B/C/E/J/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-EUUI
G-EUYD
G-EUYM

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-YMMC/D/F
Completed (14F/48J/40W/136Y): G-VIIV/W/Y
The following aircraft are currently undergoing cabin refit at Cardiff:
G-YMMB

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 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-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 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 CWL on 17 Nov 2019 (reportedly en route to DGX)
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 21, 19, 6:57 pm
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Originally Posted by BAeuro View Post
I think it takes around 2.5 weeks, that is the average time it took at PIK. I’m guessing G-EUUX took at bit longer as it was the first frame MAD had done, with G-EUYA they knew the process.
I have, however, just noticed that G-EUYA has not actually flown since returning from Madrid.

So maybe there is some follow up at LHR or perhaps there’s another issue with this aircraft.
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Old Oct 22, 19, 11:09 am
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Just came across this article today which appears to speculate about initial 787-10 routes. https://www.godsavethepoints.com/bri...87-new-cabins/

It lists the following as potentials based on being told that the first route will be an east coast US / Canada route, and which has already seen the BA 787-8/9 past or present:

Boston
Philadelphia
Totonto
Montreal
Newark
Baltimore
Charleston

Does anyone know any more than this, or maybe even be willing to guess which might come first? I read somewhere that it was possibly going to be Houston or Atlanta, which obviously doesn't tie in with this idea.

Can't wait to try out the new bird next year!

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Old Oct 22, 19, 11:15 am
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I would rule out a few of these as the -10 has a First cabin, I would take a wild guess and say PHL.
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Old Oct 22, 19, 11:25 am
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Atlanta has seen the 787 before
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Old Oct 22, 19, 12:43 pm
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Originally Posted by Can I help you View Post
I would rule out a few of these as the -10 has a First cabin, I would take a wild guess and say PHL.
CIHY is that a Wild guess or a tip?
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Old Oct 22, 19, 12:45 pm
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Wild, just a guess.
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Old Oct 22, 19, 3:46 pm
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Hopefully Newark. 787-10 could replace the 789/772 mix
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Old Oct 23, 19, 4:57 am
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Originally Posted by Mohamed Tunis View Post
Hopefully Newark. 787-10 could replace the 789/772 mix
My guesses are:

BA189 - EWR (currently showing as 787-9 over the winter)
BA293 - IAD (not on the list in the article, but has seen the 787 before, and is showing as a 787-9 over the winter)

I guess I'm putting some weight on there being zero impact on First capacity with these guesses.
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Old Oct 23, 19, 5:22 am
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Montreal would be good as I might get to try it!
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Old Oct 23, 19, 6:07 am
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Originally Posted by travelsbyplane View Post
My guesses are:

BA189 - EWR (currently showing as 787-9 over the winter)
BA293 - IAD (not on the list in the article, but has seen the 787 before, and is showing as a 787-9 over the winter)

I guess I'm putting some weight on there being zero impact on First capacity with these guesses.
That looks logical given that the 787-9 is really there to serve longer routes requiring crew rest facilities.
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Old Oct 23, 19, 6:15 am
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Originally Posted by TedToToe View Post
That looks logical given that the 787-9 is really there to serve longer routes requiring crew rest facilities.
I actually forgot about the crew rest in the 787-9. I guess that further supports the idea of it replacing an existing shorter 787-9 route, which could therefore be put on a longer route.
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Old Oct 23, 19, 4:59 pm
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I actually forgot about the crew rest in the 787-9. I guess that further supports the idea of it replacing an existing shorter 787-9 route, which could therefore be put on a longer route.
It's more about the 787-9 having.much better range payload capability which means its a good fit for a number of the longest sectors in BA's route network where the 787-10 would be severely restricted on cargo.

Where the 787-10 excels is on short to medium length routes with high cargo demand where the comparatively large hold comes into its own and can be (largely) filled with a full passenger load, without exceeding maximum take-off weight.

It is therefore demand for cargo capacity that is likely to be a significant driver in the route selection.

The lack of crew rest is a symptom of that... little or no value in carrying the extra weight if you can manage without it on the flights you plan to operate.

I thought it was reported a little while back in this thread that Atlanta and Houston (which admittedly does sound a little on the long side) had been selected as launch destinations.
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Old Oct 23, 19, 5:22 pm
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My bet is Atlanta for the following reason:

Atlanta during W19 will be served 5x weekly by a 4 class 777 and 2x weekly by a 787-9. However, from 1st February it changes to a daily 787-9 service. Given the 787-10 is expected in January that seems like a sensible time for them to pencil in 787-10 flights and also it’s not hard to change the equipment from a -9 to -10 at short notice.
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Old Oct 23, 19, 5:30 pm
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Originally Posted by BAeuro View Post
My bet is Atlanta for the following reason:

Atlanta during W19 will be served 5x weekly by a 4 class 777 and 2x weekly by a 787-9. However, from 1st February it changes to a daily 787-9 service. Given the 787-10 is expected in January that seems like a sensible time for them to penci
l in 787-10 flights and also it’s not hard to change the equipment from a -9 to -10 at short notice.
That schedule change from 01/02 is very interesting!
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Old Oct 24, 19, 2:45 am
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What is the approximate maximum sector length for B787-10 without crew rest facilities?
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