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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 enabled BA to retire the 767 and 737 Classic fleets with retirement of the 747 fleet and selected 777/A319 aircraft currently in progress.

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 (38 currently in fleet)
A320ceo: 67 (67 currently in fleet)
A320neo: 22 (12 currently in fleet)
A321ceo: 14 (14 currently in fleet)
A321neo: 13 (9 currently in fleet)

Midhaul
A321: 4 (4 currently in fleet)

Longhaul
A350-1000: 18 (6 currently in fleet)
A380: 12 (12 currently in fleet)
B747-400: 12 (30 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 (2 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 - Delivered on 27 Feb 2020
G-TTNL - Delivered on 09 Mar 2020
G-TTNM - Due in May 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-NEOR - Delivered on 23 Nov 2018
G-NEOS - Delivered on 29 Jan 2019
G-NEOT - Delivered on 01 Mar 2019
G-NEOP - Delivered on 27 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 - Delivered on 23 Dec 2019
G-NEOZ - Delivered on 17 Mar 2020
G-NEOY - Due in May 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 - Delivered on 23 Dec 2019
G-XWBE - Delivered on 12 Feb 2020
G-XWBF - Delivered on 20 May 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 July 2013 and June 2016 and are based at LHR. Details are archived here.


Boeing 777-300ER: Six 777-300ERs were delivered between September 2013 and August 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 Jul 2020?
G-STBN - Due in Aug 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 June 2013 and November 2018 and are based at LHR. Details are archived here.


Boeing 787-9: Eighteen 787-9s were delivered between September 2015 and June 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 24th May 2020
G-ZBLB - Due in Jun 2020
G-ZBLC - Due in Aug 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 September 2014. Details are archived here. Seven second hand aircraft have since been sourced. Two more are due in 2020.

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 into service June 2020 (currently at WAW)
G-LCAD - Due in June / July 2020? (currently at CAN)
G-LCAE
G-LCAF
G-LCAG
G-LCAH

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 55 completed.

Completed (CY180):
G-EUUA/D/E/F/G/H/I/J/K/L/M/N/O/P/R/S/T/U/V/W/X/Y/Z
G-EUYA/B/C/D/E/F/G/H/I/J/K/L/M/N/O/P/R/S/T/U/V/W/X/Y
G-MEDK
G-MIDO/S/T/X/Y
G-TTOB/E

The following aircraft are currently undergoing cabin refit at Madrid:

G-EUUB/C

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.

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

LGW Cabin retrofit of 777-200ERs with 10-across economy seating and upgraded Panasonic IFE. These do notfeature the new Club World seat. This commenced in January 2018.
There are currently 14 completed.

Completed (32J/52W/252Y): G-VIIO/P/R/T/U/X
Completed (32J/48W/252Y): G-YMMB/C/D/E/F
Completed (14F/48J/40W/136Y): G-VIIV/W/Y

The following aircraft are currently undergoing cabin refit at
Cardiff:

None

LHR Cabin retrofit of 777-200ERs with 10-across economy seating and upgraded Panasonic IFE. These feature the new Club World seat. This commenced in August 2019.
There are currently 6 completed.

Completed (8F/49J/40W/138Y): G-VIIB/K/L/M/N, G-RAES

The following aircraft are currently undergoing cabin refit at Cardiff

G-VIIF - Arrived at CWL on 14 April
G-VIIA - Arrived at CWL on 25 April


Boeing 777-300ER:

Cabin retrofit to commence in October 2020 in an 8F/76J/40W/130Y configuration with the new Club World seat.

Retirement

With all the new arrivals there are also some much loved/hated (*delete as applicable) older aircraft heading for scrapping. Until 2015 most of these ended up in Victorville (VCV) in California for storage and ultimately part out for scrap. Since then most ex-BA planes have been sent to St Athan (DGX) in Wales for scrapping. Recent 747 retirements have been to Kemble (GBA) in England 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
G-EUPE - Retired to DGX on 11 Mar 2020
G-EUOC - Retired to DGX on 11 Mar 2020
G-EUOD - Retired to DGX on 11 Mar 2020
G-EUOB - Retired to DGX on 16 Mar 2020

The next to be retired (subject to change) are:

G-EUPA - Due to be withdrawn in Sep 2020
G-EUPC - Due to be withdrawn in Nov 2020
G-EUPB - Due to be withdrawn in Oct 2021
G-EUPF - Due to be withdrawn in Nov 2021
G-EUPH - Due to be withdrawn in Nov 2021
G-EUPJ - Due to be withdrawn in Nov 2021
G-EUPK - Due to be withdrawn in Aug 2022
G-EUOE - Due to be withdrawn in Oct 2022
G-EUOF - Due to be withdrawn in Oct 2022

Airbus A320:

G-TTOB - Due to be withdrawn in Feb 2022


Boeing 747-400: As of 27 April 2020, 29 747-400s have been retired from the original fleet of 57, leaving 30 aircraft in service. Of those remaining, 17 are "super high-J" aircraft (14F / 86J / 30W / 145Y). (Cabin refresh dates here). The remaining 11 aircraft are "mid-J" aircraft. (14F / 52J / 36W / 235Y). (Cabin refresh dates here). All remaining aircraft have been refurbished.

The current plan is for all aircraft to be retired by February 2024. According to the Capital Markets Day presentation in November 2019, BA plan to have the following amount 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 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
G-CIVM - Retired to DGX on 16 Mar 2020
G-CIVL - Retired to GBA 14 Apr 2020
G-CIVJ - Retired to GBA 15 Apr 2020
G-CIVN - Retired to GBA on 16 Apr 2020

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-CIVI - Due to be retired in Apr 2020 [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-CIVK - Due to be retired in Jan 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 - Retired to DGX on 13 Jan 2020
G-ZZZA - Due to be retired in Sep 2020 [potential early retirement - stored at LHR 19 Mar 2020]
G-ZZZB - Due to be retired in Oct 2020 [potential early retirement - stored at LHR 20 Mar 2020]

Embraer 170:

G-LCYE - Retired to WAW on 07 May 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 3, 13, 12:00 pm
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Originally Posted by JimEddie View Post
Out of interest, how many routes does BA put a 747 on where the demand can't fill a 747?
It is in interesting question because to some extent it depends on what you mean......

The 747-400's have a very large Y cabin and many Premium Heavy routes just never fill the 185-235 Y (depending on Mid-J or Hi-J) seats and the driver is the W and J cabins which are full. This is the problem that BA has to some extent with an A380 - yes you get 97 J seats and 55 W but you get 303 Y seats which on many of the trunk routes you will just never, ever need....

The 787-8 has 35J/25W/154Y. The 787-9 is 6m longer. Assuming that you are going to put F into these in some form you would get a few F seats (almost certainly not 14) and could uplift the J and W cabins by a row each so J43 and W32. All of a sudden not that far off a Mid-J 747-400 with 52J and 36W.... F is not really that relevant as it only makes money on a few routes from what I hear so the real focus is J and W. Reducing the Y cabin where it is simply not needed is a real bonus as well.

We will I am sure start to see some major changes on how the fleet is used in 2014 as we get up to 8 A380's, 8 787-8's, 10 777-300's and possibly some 787-9's. I am certain that LAX and HKG are showing what the plan is here and that is to get the 747-400's off the longer routes where they really are just fuel guzzlers compared to the newer fleet members. I would not be surprised if the US West Coast, South Africa, South America and South East Asia are early targets for 747-400 free services........ I think that we will see the 747-400 progressively confined to the Middle East and Indian Subcontinent routes as the distances are smaller and therefore the fuel burn is less of a consideration compared to the 6,000+ mile runs...

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Old Nov 3, 13, 12:02 pm
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Originally Posted by travellingblade View Post
With all the new fleet arrivals due this year I thought it would be interesting to have a thread to track them in one place. I'll try and keep this first post updated with the latest information.

I've only included those due in 2013 to keep it simple.

Airbus A320 - Currently 10 on order for delivery June '13 through Oct '14

G-EUYO - Delivered on 13 Jun '13
G-EUYP - Delivered on 9 Oct '13
G-EUYR - Due in Nov '13

Boeing 787 - Currently 42 on order for delivery June '13 through 2021

G-ZBJA - Delivered on 30 Jun '13
G-ZBJB - Delivered on 27 Jun '13
G-ZBJC - Delivered on 03 Sep '13
G-ZBJD - Delivered on 29 Sep '13

Airbus A380 - Currently 12 on order for delivery Jul '13 through 2016

G-XLEA - Delivered on 4 Jul '13
G-XLEB - Delivered on 20 Sep '13
G-XLEC - Delivered on 19 Oct '13

Boeing 777-300 - Currently 6 on order for delivery Sep '13 through 2015

G-STBG - Arrived at CWL for cabin fit out on 14 Sep '13. Delivered to LHR on 29 Sep '13.
G-STBH - Arrived at CWL for cabin fit out on 19 Oct '13. Expected to enter service first week of November.
Also meant to ask - any update on STBH? I think that it is due soon isn't it?

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Old Nov 5, 13, 2:37 am
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G-STBH will be delivered to LHR today as BA9172P at 1720. It will then immediately commence operations on the BA15 SIN.
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Old Nov 5, 13, 10:36 am
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G-STBH will be delivered to LHR today as BA9172P at 1720. It will then immediately commence operations on the BA15 SIN.
Thanks for the update!
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Old Nov 21, 13, 1:00 am
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A320 G-EUYR will be delivered to LHR today as BA9251P at 2000.
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Old Nov 21, 13, 2:00 am
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So that's it for 2013 ^

Does anyone have the list for 2014 yet?
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Old Nov 21, 13, 2:16 am
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Originally Posted by phol View Post
So that's it for 2013 ^

Does anyone have the list for 2014 yet?
Sorry I was meaning to do this. I'm travelling at the moment but will update the first post when I get back tomorrow with the 2014 list.

The next ones are an A320 (G-EUYS) and an A380 (G-XLED) which are both due in January.
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Old Nov 21, 13, 3:03 am
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Originally Posted by travellingblade View Post
Sorry I was meaning to do this. I'm travelling at the moment but will update the first post when I get back tomorrow with the 2014 list.

The next ones are an A320 (G-EUYS) and an A380 (G-XLED) which are both due in January.
Will be interesting to see what they do with A380 G-XLED as they will get it a few weeks before the launch of the A380 on the JNB route. I wonder if it will do a few extra runs to LAX and HKG.....

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Old Nov 21, 13, 4:23 am
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Will be interesting to see what they do with A380 G-XLED as they will get it a few weeks before the launch of the A380 on the JNB route. I wonder if it will do a few extra runs to LAX and HKG.....

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Didn't they just bring forward the launch on HKG and LAX?
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Old Nov 21, 13, 4:48 am
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Will be interesting to see what they do with A380 G-XLED as they will get it a few weeks before the launch of the A380 on the JNB route. I wonder if it will do a few extra runs to LAX and HKG.....
Originally Posted by FlyingNelly View Post
Didn't they just bring forward the launch on HKG and LAX?
When JNB was announced, there was a broad hint that if it was possible, the route would start earlier than the announced date.

The actual wording was something along the lines of: for enthusiasts who wanted to be on the very first flight to JNB, watch this space for the date.

I'll see if it pops up on a search; ba.com doesn't have that wording any more as far as I can see on a quick glance.

[ETA:] See here: http://www.flyertalk.com/forum/briti...l#post21175983
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Old Nov 22, 13, 4:50 am
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As picked up elsewhere, but confuses me - sure it's covered and straightforward - can someone explain-

BA are getting 10 x leased A320 imminently to replace 737's.

See reg numbers GLF - and notes at bottom:

http://www.jethros.org.uk/fleets/fle...ba_a320srs.htm

Is this new / old development? Where are they leased from
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Old Nov 22, 13, 5:09 am
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As picked up elsewhere, but confuses me - sure it's covered and straightforward - can someone explain-

BA are getting 10 x leased A320 imminently to replace 737's.

See reg numbers GLF - and notes at bottom:

http://www.jethros.org.uk/fleets/fle...ba_a320srs.htm

Is this new / old development? Where are they leased from
I'm not sure how "imminently", however flights booked for January from LGW-FAO have changed from 737 to A320 in the last few days.
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Old Nov 22, 13, 5:25 am
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Yep FAO goes fully A320 from LGW on 27 Dec.

Occasional A320 - LGW-GVA, EDI starts getting them from 27 Dec, RAK & VCE from 01 Jan.

This could be part of the occasional A320 borrowing form LHR that goes on, but?
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Old Nov 22, 13, 5:55 am
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In their recent Capital Markets Plan BA announced that all the 737s would be retired by the end of 2014 and the charts show a total of 16 new "Airbus Family" joining from next year up to 2018. These are over and above the 7 currently on order for LHR but there was no detail to explain what they were or where they were going. I guess these 10 are part of that expansion with the remaining 6 replacing the outgoing short haul 767s at LHR (possibly A321s?).

As I understand it, there are 11 ex BMI A319s (G-DBCx) which are moving down to LGW as the new A320s are being delivered at LHR. Leasing a further 10 A320s will means a total of 21 airbus planes replacing 19 737s which suggests in addition to more capactity at LGW there will also be a few new routes launched (which is what was said in the Capital Markets Plan too).

All in all, good news for LGW travellers.
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Old Nov 22, 13, 10:05 am
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Originally Posted by phol View Post
Does anyone have the list for 2014 yet?
I've updated the First post now with all the 2014 comings and goings.

If anyone spots anything wrong or has any extra dates please shout!

(Thanks for the name change Mods)
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