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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 may appear in the fleet in the future, and will eventually allow the retirement of the 747 fleet plus the addition of new routes, both shorthaul and longhaul. 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, will see the following fleet at year end 2023.

Heathrow: Heathrow Fleet
Shorthaul
A319: 22*
A320ceo: 55*
A320neo: 22
A321ceo: 14*
A321neo: 13
(All configured with the New Shorthaul Cabins)

Midhaul
A321: 4

Longhaul
A350-1000: 18 (Featuring the next generation CW seat), with options for 36 more
A380: 12
B744: 3
B772: 43*
B77W: 16
B777-9: 18 with options for 24 more
B787-8: 12
B787-9: 18
B787-10: 12

Gatwick: Gatwick Fleet
Shorthaul
A319: 10* (all ex-bmi aircraft)
A320ceo: 16*(6 ex-bmi aircraft plus 10 second hand A320s with the same new seats as the LHR A320s)
A320ceo Small number of A320s used from LHR - Aircraft vary.

Longhaul
B772: 14

* Numbers shown under LHR are the totals for the A319, A320 and B772 - the only aircraft that are also operated at LGW

London City: London City Fleet
Shorthaul
E170 / E190: 16

Longhaul
A318: 1

New Arrivals

Airbus A320ceo: Ten A320ceos were delivered between June 2013 and Oct 2014, based at LHR. Ten second hand A320ceos were delivered to LGW between Dec 2014 and Aug 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 - Due in Sep 2019
G-NEOX - Due in Oct 2019
G-NEOY - Due in Oct 2019
G-NEOZ - Due in Nov 2019
G-???? -
G-???? -
G-???? -

Airbus A350: BA has 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: BA announced an order for 18 Boeing 777-9 aircraft plus 24 options which will be powered by General Electric GE9X engines on 28th February 2019. 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.
G-ZBLA - Due in Q1 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 24 completed.

Completed (CY180):
G-EUUS/T/U/V/W/X/Y/Z
G-EUYO/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-EUYA
G-EUYB
G-EUYC

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 11 completed.
Completed (32J/52W/252Y): G-VIIO/P/R/T/U/X
Completed (32J/48W/252Y): G-YMMC/F
Completed (14F/48J/40W/136Y): G-VIIV/W/Y
The following aircraft are currently undergoing cabin refit at Cardiff:
G-YMMD

Cabin retrofit of LHR 777-200ERs with 10-across economy seating and upgraded Panasonic IFE. These do feature the new Club World seat. This will commence in August 2019. There are 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 Jul 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
The next to be retired are:
G-EUOE - Due to be withdrawn in Oct 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-EUOI - 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 June 2019, 24 747-400s have been retired from the original fleet of 57, leaving 33 aircraft in service. Of those remaining 18 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: 27 aircraft
  • 2021: 20 aircraft
  • 2022: 13 aircraft
  • 2023: 3 aircraft

A list of retired 747-400s as of 26 May 2019 is archived here.
Since then the following has been retired:
G-BNLN - Retired to DGX on 24 Jun 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-CIVG - Due to be retired in Nov 2019 [super high-J]
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 17, 14, 1:44 pm
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Originally Posted by champair79 View Post
737 G-DOCB was withdrawn last week (10th October). It is scheduled to fly to Cranfield imminently for use by the university.

A320 G-GATJ will ferry from Woensdrecht Air Base in the Netherlands to Gatwick on the 31st October. This will be the first of the old 'new' Gatwick A320s.

As for the 747s and their F cabins being salvaged, the plan is below:

NLU -> NLJ
NLE -> IVC

NLE is due to be retired in the first week of November. NLU will ferry to Victorville for storage/scrapping on the 25th October.

Regards,
Champ
Welcome to the BA board champair79 and especially the "Scrapheap Challenge" thread, all extra info is much appreciated.
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Old Oct 17, 14, 3:25 pm
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Originally Posted by champair79 View Post
NLE is due to be retired in the first week of November. NLU will ferry to Victorville for storage/scrapping on the 25th October.
Thank you for these.

Do you have a date for NLW?
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Old Oct 18, 14, 1:51 am
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Originally Posted by Globaliser View Post
Thank you for these.

Do you have a date for NLW?
Thanks, Champair - that clarifies things. It looks as though NLW might be kept a bit longer since if IVC and NLJ get NF, that would only leave four frames for the CW/OF winter routes.
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Old Oct 18, 14, 2:29 am
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Correct, seven at present but only four by Christmas. All OF B747s will be gone by winter 2015.
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Old Oct 18, 14, 2:44 am
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Originally Posted by Can I help you View Post
Correct, seven at present but only four by Christmas. All OF B747s will be gone by winter 2015.
That's interesting that there will only be 4 OF frames by December 2014. Does that mean since there will have to be NF frames serving the 4 routes on which OF will be sold as J that there may be some reinstatement of F sales on one of the routes - I doubt that many flights will have sold out to the extent that that F could not be reinstated even if there were a couple of upgrades if J sales were very heavy...... Also wonder if OF will actually vanish a bit early - it certainly seems that by Winter 2015 schedule it will have gone - I guess it depends on how the 747-400 retirements progress. I also suspect that the 86J Mega-J 747-400 configuration that has been mooted will only occur after the end of OF and I suspect that if this is a serious consideration then this could start soon. No doubt that bigger J cabins and smaller Y ones are the way BA is going and big Y cabins are the big headache for BA with the A380......

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Old Oct 18, 14, 2:54 am
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I only hear talk on here about a higher J B744.
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G-ZBK* will be the registrations of the 787-9's.
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Old Oct 20, 14, 3:45 pm
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Further updates,

G-DOCB is going to Cranfield on the 23rd.

G-BNLU is now going to Victorville on the 1st Nov.

I think NLW is sometime next year. It's not that imminent anyway.

Next to go after NLU and NLE will be NLG at the beginning of December. Again, that will be another Prime cabin that needs removing, refurbishing and installing on another aircraft - from the current plans this will be NLY in February.

Regards,
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Old Oct 20, 14, 3:53 pm
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Originally Posted by champair79 View Post
Further updates,

G-DOCB is going to Cranfield on the 23rd.

G-BNLU is now going to Victorville on the 1st Nov.

I think NLW is sometime next year. It's not that imminent anyway.

Next to go after NLU and NLE will be NLG at the beginning of December. Again, that will be another Prime cabin that needs removing, refurbishing and installing on another aircraft - from the current plans this will be NLY in February.

Regards,
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Looks like it is going to be harder to find an OF aircraft in the new year than a NA redemption ticket.

Thanks for the update.
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Old Oct 23, 14, 5:19 am
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G-DOCB has now arrived at Cranfield University

https://twitter.com/CranfieldCATM/st...75302545473536

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Old Oct 23, 14, 6:08 am
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G-DOCB has now arrived at Cranfield University

https://twitter.com/CranfieldCATM/st...75302545473536

Donated? Why?
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Old Oct 23, 14, 8:34 am
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Donated? Why?
I don't know the exact reason. The university seems to have a strong aviation centre through, who I think conduct various studies and research tasks in air transport management etc. I presume BA have donated it as otherwise the a/c would only be going to VCV to be stored and scrapped. The fuel cost sending it to Cranfield is presumably much lower, and it's not worth much in scrap, so I assume the financial implication vs scrapping is minimal. It's nice to know its going to be put to good use, rather than sitting in a desert.
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Old Oct 23, 14, 10:07 am
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G-DOCB has now arrived at Cranfield University

https://twitter.com/CranfieldCATM/st...75302545473536

A another pic at the field - https://twitter.com/neilbradfordtv/s...22545801621504
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Old Oct 24, 14, 3:09 am
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Some more info on 767 retirements. Subject to change of course.

NWC and NWV due to be retired in 2014. NWD, NWT and NWS go in 2015.
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Old Oct 24, 14, 6:15 am
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Originally Posted by BApilotinsider View Post
Some more info on 767 retirements. Subject to change of course.

NWC and NWV due to be retired in 2014. NWD, NWT and NWS go in 2015.
What do people generally think of the 767's? Qantas recently announced the final flights of their 767s and some people are scrambling to book final flights.

After I flew to UK last year, my last leg was a domestic leg on a 767. I preferred the 767 over the 737-800's that Qantas flies in its domestic fleet. Actually, it was quite fitting. I was trying to find out the registration of the 767 I flew on least year, I learnt that it was actually an ex British Airways 767 that Qantas bought from them some years ago. It has since been sold or decommissioned by Qantas.
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