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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 Oct 24, 19, 3:26 am
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Originally Posted by richardwft View Post
What is the approximate maximum sector length for B787-10 without crew rest facilities?
Based on the non-bunked 777s, it shouldn't go any further than ORD, but it's not unheard of for flights as far as SEA to be planned on a non-bunked 777s, especially when they're crewed by Mixed Fleet... So I'd say East Coast and Middle East.
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Old Oct 24, 19, 3:45 am
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Originally Posted by richardwft View Post
What is the approximate maximum sector length for B787-10 without crew rest facilities?
Originally Posted by 13901 View Post
Based on the non-bunked 777s, it shouldn't go any further than ORD, but it's not unheard of for flights as far as SEA to be planned on a non-bunked 777s, especially when they're crewed by Mixed Fleet... So I'd say East Coast and Middle East.
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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.
The 787-10 will have pilot crew rest, but not cabin crew rest. Same as the G-VIIx B777 fleet. This is far more limiting than the range of the 787-10, which is far more than lots like to make out.

The LHR-ORD is the furthest they can still send only 2 pilots, not the limit of cabin crew rest requirements. The G-VIIx fleet are consistently scheduled on routes such as SEA, MCO, KIN, CUN (which will have three pilots and longer than ORD, CUN approaches 10 hours) among many other destinations in the Caribbean.

While IAH will be no problem for the 787-10, the lack of cabin crew rest may well be as BA on the 777 flight send the G-YMMx frames with the crew rest.

Time will tell I’m sure. But the lack of cabin crew rest will be the limiting factor. And due to the cargo capability as others have mentioned, that may be a deciding factor on what routes it will operate.
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Old Oct 24, 19, 3:57 am
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Originally Posted by george77300 View Post
The 787-10 will have pilot crew rest, but not cabin crew rest. Same as the G-VIIx B777 fleet. This is far more limiting than the range of the 787-10, which is far more than lots like to make out.

The LHR-ORD is the furthest they can still send only 2 pilots, not the limit of cabin crew rest requirements. The G-VIIx fleet are consistently scheduled on routes such as SEA, MCO, KIN, CUN (which will have three pilots and longer than ORD, CUN approaches 10 hours) among many other destinations in the Caribbean.

While IAH will be no problem for the 787-10, the lack of cabin crew rest may well be as BA on the 777 flight send the G-YMMx frames with the crew rest.

Time will tell I’m sure. But the lack of cabin crew rest will be the limiting factor. And due to the cargo capability as others have mentioned, that may be a deciding factor on what routes it will operate.
Yes, it's fine from a Flight Crew point of view, but based on crew agreements, SEA/MCO/KIN/CUN should not be flown without cabin crew rest. This is circumvented by the fact that some of those 777s have the "enhanced" crew rest seat, namely a seat with armrests but otherwise not something really conducive to any rest... The bottom line is that BA shouldn't be putting those birds on those longer routes, but often do, and so will do with the 78K.
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Old Oct 25, 19, 3:07 am
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Seems odd to me that BA have ordered both the B787-10 and A350-1000 without cabin crew rest areas. Is this not limiting their flexibility going forward?
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Old Oct 25, 19, 3:09 am
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Originally Posted by Yellowbelly View Post
Seems odd to me that BA have ordered both the B787-10 and A350-1000 without cabin crew rest areas. Is this not limiting their flexibility going forward?
The A350-1000 DOES have Cabin Crew Rest, along with the entire widebody fleet except the G-VIIx/RAES 777s and the soon to be delivered 787-10.

All the widebodies have pilot crew rest.
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Old Oct 25, 19, 6:20 am
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A321n G-NEOW

i understand that NEOW has already or is being delivered today.
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Old Oct 25, 19, 11:06 am
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A321n G-NEOW

i understand that NEOW has already or is being delivered today.
The NEW NEOW is being delivered NOW?

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Old Oct 25, 19, 11:38 am
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Originally Posted by RB211 View Post
The NEW NEOW is being delivered NOW?

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😳 great pun - due in at about 18:15 so soon but not now. Ugh!
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Old Oct 26, 19, 12:55 pm
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Does anyone know if G-EUYJ is in Madrid for densification?

It positioned BLQ-MAD earlier today.
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Old Oct 26, 19, 3:31 pm
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Tonight is the last 747-400 out of PHX. Soon, they will downgrade to 787-9 Dreamliner. I won't be there at airport tonight. I will miss the 747-400 very much.

G-CIVA is on the way to Phoenix. This is the last time. Say goodbye to 747. Get your camera ready!!
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Old Oct 27, 19, 4:19 am
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G-euyc (cy180)

Here is G-EUYC in Madrid just pulled out of the Iberia hangers. It’s been here 16 days so I would assume its coming back soon. It is in the CY180 configuration. No pictures inside I’m afraid. Just the outside.

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Old Oct 27, 19, 5:24 am
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I've noticed CIVG isn't doing much at the moment. Since the 17th of October it's only done one trip which was to IAH and back on the 21st. FR24 has it listed as going to LAX this morning. We'll see if that happens. Assuming the dates in the wiki are still correct it looks like they're just using it as a spare until its demise, which appears imminent.
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Old Oct 27, 19, 6:02 am
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I've noticed CIVG isn't doing much at the moment. Since the 17th of October it's only done one trip which was to IAH and back on the 21st. FR24 has it listed as going to LAX this morning. We'll see if that happens. Assuming the dates in the wiki are still correct it looks like they're just using it as a spare until its demise, which appears imminent.
I know, sad really IVG is one of the better motors and one thats been refurbished. Far worse unrefurbushed unreliable ones remaining in the fleet for a while yet.
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Old Oct 27, 19, 9:04 am
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G-EUYM is on its way to MAD for densification.
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Old Oct 27, 19, 9:06 am
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Originally Posted by Schind View Post
I've noticed CIVG isn't doing much at the moment. Since the 17th of October it's only done one trip which was to IAH and back on the 21st. FR24 has it listed as going to LAX this morning. We'll see if that happens. Assuming the dates in the wiki are still correct it looks like they're just using it as a spare until its demise, which appears imminent.
On route to LAX now is scheduled to operated DFW tomorrow.
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