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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 Nov 6, 19, 6:12 am
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After a day of false alarms, XWBC is hesitantly moving towards its first flight. See:
https://www.flightradar24.com/AIB01FK/22beba54

D, E and F all in final assembly line.
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Old Nov 8, 19, 9:10 am
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The fleet plan in the presentation at today's Capital Markets Day now only goes up to 2022. last year it went up to 2023. It's difficult to tell what BA's fleet will look like in the future as the entire group is lumped into one figure but one thing I have noticed is that the 747 retirement plan has changed slightly.
At last year's CMD they said there'd be 27 747s in the fleet at the end of 2020. They're now saying 25 and 2022 has gone down from 13 to 12. They're still saying 2024 for the final aircraft to leave the fleet though.
The Embraer numbers have completely changed as well. I'm wondering if it's worth keeping the projected figures for Heathrow and Gatwick separate in the wiki as, as far as I can tell, it's impossible to work out.
Here are the group's numbers (for those that aren't aware, the numbers are based on December 31st of each listed year).


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Old Nov 8, 19, 9:33 am
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Thought the slide on the 737 MAX purchase was interesting...
  1. Transition to a dual source Airbus / Boeing fleet for narrow-body aircraft will introduce competition to IAG narrow-body fleet campaigns
  2. Diversifies the narrow-body fleet to help IAG to mitigate the impact of delivery delays and operational issues
In other words, Airbus wanted too much money for aircraft which are taking too long to build.
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Old Nov 8, 19, 9:37 am
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I also think the Wiki section at the top should have the current fleet numbers too, as well as the projected ones. Just my thoughts...
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Old Nov 8, 19, 9:42 am
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https://simpleflying.com/british-airway ... eliveries/

Hello Guys. So this article states something interesting about the 777-200er replacement. It says that the two candidates for the aircraft are the 7777-8 and the a330-800neo. Now I mean, the -8 makes sense. But the 330-800neo? I’m not so sure about that. What do you guys think??


I’m still trying to find out how the writer got that information because I don’t think it was mentioned during the presentation
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Old Nov 8, 19, 9:45 am
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My personal view is that Simpleflying isn't the most accurate aviation website / blog out there. Every article I've read of theirs has an error in it somewhere. I think they guess too much rather than report on facts.
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Old Nov 8, 19, 10:03 am
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The A319 figure for the end of 2019 is 58.

BA currently have 39 in their fleet, Vueling has 6 and Iberia has 13, so a total of 58.

Does that mean we won’t be seeing anymore BA A319s being retired this year?
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Old Nov 8, 19, 10:15 am
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The A330-800 doesn't make any sense for BA. Why introduce another type of aircraft? Especially with the 787-8/9 can provide the same service.

I would think it is a the options are between 777-8, 787-9/10 or A350-900 or a mix of each type. Adding another fleet makes no sense at all.

It depends with they want to slightly upscale capacity or remain about the same.
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Old Nov 8, 19, 10:35 am
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Originally Posted by BAeuro View Post
The A319 figure for the end of 2019 is 58.

BA currently have 39 in their fleet, Vueling has 6 and Iberia has 13, so a total of 58.

Does that mean we won’t be seeing anymore BA A319s being retired this year?
Good spot. It's possible the retirements have been put back due to the neo delays. Looking at the fleet plan there are eight to go in 2020 - the wiki shows a big gap between the next eight to be retired and the following four so they could have delayed everything by a few months.
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Old Nov 8, 19, 5:32 pm
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Haven’t had a chance to go through the presentation yet, but was anything regarding the 787-10 mentioned?
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Old Nov 8, 19, 5:37 pm
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new type ?

Originally Posted by milkyway88 View Post
The A330-800 doesn't make any sense for BA. Why introduce another type of aircraft? Especially with the 787-8/9 can provide the same service.

I would think it is a the options are between 777-8, 787-9/10 or A350-900 or a mix of each type. Adding another fleet makes no sense at all.
the B737max and B787 engine issues have demonstrated how diversity can mitigate fleet-wide problems - just look at how Norwegian have been crippled by their reliance on just two types.

i think i've read that once a fleet is more than about 25 aircraft, the operator starts to achieve reasonable economies of scale ... so with the size of the BA B772 fleet that needs replacing, adding a new type would seem perfectly reasonable.
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Old Nov 8, 19, 6:50 pm
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If BA do go ahead with the 737MAX for LGW I’m assuming they’ll replace all the A319/320s.

So I was just wondering can JER handle the 737MAX? Even if it can, isn’t it a bit of an overkill given the MAX has about 190 seats.
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Old Nov 9, 19, 1:46 am
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Originally Posted by Mohamed Tunis View Post
Haven’t had a chance to go through the presentation yet, but was anything regarding the 787-10 mentioned?
Just in a chart. First deliveries 2020.
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Old Nov 10, 19, 2:05 am
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The first 787-10 has just started production in Charleston.
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Old Nov 10, 19, 3:20 am
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We could do a sweepstake for the number of defects it’ll be delivered with. New deliveries from Seattle usually have lots of them and based on what I’m hearing Charleston’s even worse.
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