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Covid-19 : Where will BA park their planes?

Covid-19 : Where will BA park their planes?

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The following aircraft are currently in storage.

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BA Mainline

Cardiff (6): (Some aircraft are also receiving maintenance)

B777-200ER: G-VIIA/G-VIIE/G-VIIL/G-VIIY/YMMO

B777-300ER: G-STBB

Doha (3):

A380: G-XLED/G-XLEE/G-XLEJ

Glasgow (5): (Some aircraft are also receiving maintenance)

A319: G-DBCC/G-DBCF/G-EUPO

A320: G-EUUN/G-EUUS

London Gatwick (38):

A319: G-DBCA/G-DBCB/G-DBCG/G-DBCH/G-EUOE/G-EUPD/G-EUPG/G-EUPK/G-EUPN/G-EUPP/G-EUPR/G-EUPW/G-EUPY/G-EUPZ

A320: G-EUUC/G-EUUD/G-EUUE/G-EUUG/G-EUUH/G-EUUI/G-EUUJ/G-EUUK/G-EUUL/G-EUUO/G-EUUT/G-EUUV/G-EUUY/G-EUUZ/G-EUYA/G-EUYG/G-EUYH/G-EUYK/G-EUYL/G-EUYM/G-EUYT/G-EUYU/G-EUYY/G-GATU/G-MIDS/G-TTOB/G-TTOE

London Heathrow (5):

A319: G-EUPA/G-EUPB/G-EUPC/G-EUPF/G-EUPH

Madrid (41):

A319: G-EUOF

A320: G-EUYD/G-EUYF/G-GATH/G-GATJ/G-GATK/G-GATL/G-GATM/G-GATN/G-GATP/G-GATR/G-GATS/G-MEDK/G-MIDO/G-MIDT/G-MIDX/G-MIDY

A321: G-EUXC/G-EUXD/G-EUXE/G-EUXF/G-EUXG/G-EUXH/G-EUXI/G-EUXJ/G-EUXK/G-EUXL/G-EUXM/G-MEDF/G-MEDG/G-MEDJ/G-MEDL/G-MEDM/G-MEDN/G-MEDU

A380: G-XLEF/G-XLEG/G-XLEH/G-XLEI/G-XLEK/G-XLEL

Palma (10):

A319: G-DBCK/G-EUPS

A320: G-EUUM/G-EUUR/G-EUUU/G-EUYC/G-EUYJ/G-EUYP/G-EUYW/G-EUYX

Teruel (3):

A380: G-XLEA/G-XLEB/G-XLEC

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BA Cityflyer

London City (1):

E190:G-LCYZ

Norwich (17):

E170: G-LCYH/G-LCYI

E190: G-LCAA/G-LCAB/G-LCAC/G-CLAD/G-LCAE/G-LCAF/G-LCYK/G-LCYN/G-LCYP/G-LCYR/G-LCYS/G-LCYT/G-LCYU/G-LCYV/G-LCYY
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Old Jan 19, 21, 5:04 am
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G-EUYP, G-EUYS, G-EUYJ and G-EUYC are currently positioning to PMI.
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Old Jan 19, 21, 1:17 pm
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Originally Posted by TheMan123 View Post
G-EUYP, G-EUYS, G-EUYJ and G-EUYC are currently positioning to PMI.
It appears more than this went today according to FR24 data. It is showing the following BA aircraft on the ground having arrived today:

A319痴 G-EUPS and G-DBCK
A320痴 G-EUUM/R, G-EUYC/J/P/S/W/X
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Old Feb 23, 21, 10:14 am
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A380 G-XLEF just flew over my house in sunny south London. I did a double take when I saw it! Just back for LHR maintenance perhaps?
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Old Feb 23, 21, 11:16 am
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Originally Posted by smiles in the aisles View Post
A380 G-XLEF just flew over my house in sunny south London. I did a double take when I saw it! Just back for LHR maintenance perhaps?
If she is, and if others will therefore follow, the last movements of the fleet were on the following dates to the following storage locations:

G-XLEF 11.11.2020 MAD
G-XLEG 12.11.2020 MAD
G-XLEI 13.11.2020 MAD
G-XLEA 20.11.2020 TEV
G-XLEB 20.11.2020 TEV
G-XLEL 21.11.2020 MAD
G-XLEK 01.12.2020 MAD
G-XLEC 03.12.2020 TEV
G-XLED 16.12.2020 DOH
G-XLEJ 16.12.2020 DOH
G-XLEE 17.12.2020 DOH
G-XLEH 21.12.2020 MAD
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Old Feb 27, 21, 4:22 pm
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G-XLEF

I cycled out to LHR this afternoon to have a look at G-XLEF

She's parked up in the same place the A380s were in the Summer - near the Enfield Road Roundabout

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Old Mar 25, 21, 6:39 am
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While ideally looking at Google Maps of Newquay airport ahead of the G7 (UK Gov't providing 7.8M for 'upgrades' to facilitate the different aircraft types expected), I (virtually) wondered over to LHR - not a plane in sight! Of course, the date of the image is unknown precisely (ignore the May date in the middle - that's for my next flight). The copyright date is 2021, but I suspect it would have been 2020. But no planes at the gates, parked up or on the runway. Thinking about it there must have been some image editing?


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Old Mar 25, 21, 6:58 am
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Originally Posted by CKBA View Post
While ideally looking at Google Maps of Newquay airport ahead of the G7 (UK Gov't providing 7.8M for 'upgrades' to facilitate the different aircraft types expected), I (virtually) wondered over to LHR - not a plane in sight! Of course, the date of the image is unknown precisely (ignore the May date in the middle - that's for my next flight). The copyright date is 2021, but I suspect it would have been 2020. But no planes at the gates, parked up or on the runway. Thinking about it there must have been some image editing?


Over the last few years, Google maps have started editing out planes on satellite images. This is definitely another case of this because LHR would never have no planes on the ground.
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Old Mar 25, 21, 7:01 am
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Originally Posted by CKBA View Post
While ideally looking at Google Maps of Newquay airport ahead of the G7 (UK Gov't providing 7.8M for 'upgrades' to facilitate the different aircraft types expected), I (virtually) wondered over to LHR - not a plane in sight! Of course, the date of the image is unknown precisely (ignore the May date in the middle - that's for my next flight). The copyright date is 2021, but I suspect it would have been 2020. But no planes at the gates, parked up or on the runway. Thinking about it there must have been some image editing?


It is an edit Google Earth apparently do these days with airports. Looking at Dublin airport it is blanked out as well with no planes at all in sight - even though we know airports were used to park up a lot of planes during the past year. Funny enough my version of google maps shows planes visible at LHR - so not sure how the imagery works in relation to scrubbing the planes from the satellite pictures.

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Old Mar 25, 21, 7:03 am
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Originally Posted by CKBA View Post
I (virtually) wondered over to LHR - not a plane in sight! Of course, the date of the image is unknown precisely (ignore the May date in the middle - that's for my next flight). The copyright date is 2021, but I suspect it would have been 2020. But no planes at the gates, parked up or on the runway. Thinking about it there must have been some image editing?
It looks like a composite - there's no cars either.
Using Google Earth you can swap to photographs - the most recent of Heathrow is May 2020


Heathrow 4th May 2020 using Google Earth
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Old Mar 25, 21, 7:53 am
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Originally Posted by fartoomanyusers View Post
It looks like a composite - there's no cars either.
Using Google Earth you can swap to photographs - the most recent of Heathrow is May 2020


Heathrow 4th May 2020 using Google Earth
Google Earth uses the US date format so that is actually 5th April 2020.
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Old Mar 25, 21, 11:16 am
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There is one plane on the google map of Heathrow .... bottom right ... Concorde !
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Old Mar 25, 21, 11:27 am
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Originally Posted by psollitt View Post
There is one plane on the google map of Heathrow .... bottom right ... Concorde !
Good that Google's showing some respect!

There are plenty of aircraft visible on the 2D "satellite" Google Map. It looks to me like it's just the 3D/globe view that has had the editing done. And quite a bit of work must have gone into it, because every stand seems to show the underlying paving even where it's irregularly patterned.
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Old Mar 25, 21, 11:28 am
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Gatwick makes an interesting view. Load of BA aircraft parked on the left, and one EasyJet aircraft more or less in the middle. Nothing at the gates though....

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Old Mar 25, 21, 1:04 pm
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Originally Posted by psollitt View Post
There is one plane on the google map of Heathrow .... bottom right ... Concorde !
Probably a result of the photos undergoing AI-analysis (or the equivalent AS = artificial stupidity) where an aircraft has a big wing up front and a small one at the back. Clearly Concorde does not confirm to the AI's model of an aircraft!
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Old Mar 25, 21, 1:15 pm
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Originally Posted by CKBA View Post
Probably a result of the photos undergoing AI-analysis (or the equivalent AS = artificial stupidity) where an aircraft has a big wing up front and a small one at the back. Clearly Concorde does not confirm to the AI's model of an aircraft!
More likely the AI looks as lots of photos and sees what changes - Concorde does not change / move much if at all and is left alone. Same goes for building, roads etc. Planes, cars and so do, then the system simply switches out the pixels in that area to what ever is the most common in the photos - result empty airports, road, etc.
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