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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 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 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 10, 19, 3:26 am
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Originally Posted by 13901 View Post
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.
You’re right. Boeing just needs an overhaul of their operations right now because it’s just slacking. Once they get the MAX back up, that should be their next focus but until the MAX issue is solved they can’t do anything else
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Old Nov 10, 19, 5:03 am
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Boeing are doing just fine. Sure, there's the MAX reintroduction to sort out, and the 777X issues, and the KC-46 issues, and the reports surrounding the 787 production issues, and the NMA they're looking at introducing but at least the 747 and 767 programmes are running smoothly.
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Old Nov 10, 19, 10:21 am
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G-EUYJ is now back from Madrid after just 15 days!

G-EUUU has now positioned to Madrid from LGW, but given this frame is already in CY180, it must be getting standard maintenance.
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Old Nov 11, 19, 12:41 pm
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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.

It depends with they want to slightly upscale capacity or remain about the same.
Personally I doubt we'll see the 777-8 in the fleet. BA doesn't need the extended range it will offer, and that's likely to result in a weight penalty which will make the alternatives more attractive. Consequently it is likely to wind up a niche offering, like the 777-200LR before it; only two Middle Eastern airlines have so far ordered any.

I would expect more 787s / A350s / 777-9s as appropriate for the mix BA is looking to achieve.
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Old Nov 11, 19, 12:42 pm
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Posted in error.
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Old Nov 11, 19, 1:47 pm
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I wouldn’t totally rule out the A330-900NEO at BA - I know the article mentioned the -800! But, if IAG are going to leverage A vs B on narrow bodies, why not wide bodies too? So, for example, Aer Lingus, Iberia and Level, together with BA at LGW get A330NEOs. Are there any routes out of LGW (LIM/MLE) that the -900 couldn’t do?
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Old Nov 11, 19, 2:13 pm
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Originally Posted by TedToToe View Post
I wouldn’t totally rule out the A330-900NEO at BA - I know the article mentioned the -800! But, if IAG are going to leverage A vs B on narrow bodies, why not wide bodies too? So, for example, Aer Lingus, Iberia and Level, together with BA at LGW get A330NEOs. Are there any routes out of LGW (LIM/MLE) that the -900 couldn’t do?
Doubtful as I am that such an order would be placed, I do agree that the only logic to the A339 for BA would be having a bunch stationed at LGW. It is worth noting that that will substantially decrease flexibility, as many of the 777s move around between LHR and LGW currently. One could argue that having both A350s and 787s is enough A vs B leverage. One could also argue that if they are going to add the A359, they might as well add the A339 is its fit the desired ops better.

Still, my bet is on more 787s and A350s. Maybe 779s, later in the future, certainly not before the A380s are retired.
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Old Nov 11, 19, 2:19 pm
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If it were me deciding I wouldn’t touch anything with a Trent 1000 for ages. A359 are a good fit for the 77Es both in terms of range and dimensions... but we’ll see.
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Old Nov 11, 19, 2:29 pm
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Originally Posted by 13901 View Post
If it were me deciding I wouldn’t touch anything with a Trent 1000 for ages. A359 are a good fit for the 77Es both in terms of range and dimensions... but we’ll see.
which is why i don't think BA would take on more than they already have. by the time the -10s are done its going to be 42 787s. i think a 777x and 350 split
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Old Nov 11, 19, 3:55 pm
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Originally Posted by 13901 View Post
If it were me deciding I wouldn’t touch anything with a Trent 1000 for ages. A359 are a good fit for the 77Es both in terms of range and dimensions... but we’ll see.
Not suggesting that they will, but they could opt for GEnx engines of course. After all they've operated a 777 fleet for years with both RR and GE engines.

I agree re the A359 being a good fit, though. Not that they will necessarily replace them all like-for-like. We already know that the first 4 are being replaced as part of the 779 order.
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Old Nov 11, 19, 5:34 pm
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The 39 remaining 777-200ERs could be replaced with a mix of 779/78X/A359

1. Heathrow's 3rd runway is probably ages away so the 777-9X could provide additional capacity, especially with no extra A380s on the horizon
2. It makes sense for additional 787-10s to replace the GE fleet. The -10 can provide payload and range required and with Boeing rumoured to increase the MTOW, it'd be a great contender.
3. For longer distanced flights (RR fleet), the A350-900 could be used to provide range at high payloads
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Old Nov 12, 19, 2:29 am
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Not forgetting the most obvious 772 replacement - 777-8X...
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Old Nov 12, 19, 4:47 am
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Originally Posted by TorqueDude View Post
Not forgetting the most obvious 772 replacement - 777-8X...
In reality, it isn't that obvious at all. The 777-8 is a niche aircraft, with the selling point being its extended range. It's too much for BA's network, which is comprised of generally shorter sectors. It just becomes an unnecessarily heavy aircraft for BA's requirements. For BA's needs the 787, a330neo and a350 families will outclass it in every way.

Expect either more 787-10 and/or a350-900 for a direct 777-200ER replacement.
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Old Nov 12, 19, 5:01 am
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Everybody talks about the -8 having an extended range not needed for BAs network. The exact same range the A35K has. I’m a bit confused, is it because of the weight difference that the A35Ks long range now becomes irrelevant in the mix of BA’s network
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Old Nov 12, 19, 5:16 am
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Everybody talks about the -8 having an extended range not needed for BAs network. The exact same range the A35K has. I’m a bit confused, is it because of the weight difference that the A35Ks long range now becomes irrelevant in the mix of BA’s network
Also no one actually knows the OEW of the -8. Given the A350-1000 has a higher OEW than the the 77E by about 20,000 pounds and the -8 is slightly larger than the 77E I would say the -8 might actually have a comparable weight to the 35K. We actually don’t know the weight of the -8 which is significantly smaller than the -9.

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