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British Airways fleet: New aircraft deliveries, retrofits, and retirements

In the past few years BA has had a large fleet renewal programme. The new aircraft enabled BA to retire the B737, B747 and B767 fleets, along with the B777-200 (non-ER) fleet. Retirement of selected A319 aircraft is currently in progress. The A318 fleet has also been retired, without replacement.

Due to the Coronavirus outbreak the following information is very much subject to change as we wait to see how BA's fleet will look in the future.

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 (10 currently in fleet)

Midhaul

• A321: 4 (4 currently in fleet)

Longhaul

A350-1000: 18 (7 currently in fleet)
A380-800: 12 (12 currently in fleet)
B777-200ER: 43 (43 currently in fleet)
B777-300ER: 16 (13 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 (20 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 Nov 2020
G-TTNN - Due in 2020
G-TTNO - Due in 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 - Delivered on 23 Dec 2019
G-NEOY - Delivered on 15 Jun 2020
G-NEOZ - Delivered on 17 Mar 2020
G-TNEA -
G-TNEB -
G-TNEC -

Airbus A350-1000:

BA ordered 18 A350-1000s for delivery between 2019 and 2021. These will all be based at LHR, being delivered as a 3-class 56J/56W/219Y configuration.

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 - Delivered on 02 Oct 2020
G-XWBH - Due in Q4 2020
G-XWBI - Due in Q4 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 A380-800:

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 in 2020.

G-STBM - Delivered on 02 Oct 2020
G-STBN - Delivered on 06 Nov 2020
G-STBO - Due in Nov 2020
G-STBP - Due in Dec 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.

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 ordered twelve 787-10s with deliveries starting in 2020: Each aircraft is fitted with 256 seats in a 4 class 8F/48J/35W/165Y configuration.

G-ZBLA - Delivered on 28 Jun 2020
G-ZBLB - Delivered on 01 Jul 2020
G-ZBLC - Due in late 2020
G-ZBLD - Due in late 2020
G-ZBLE - Due in 2021
G-ZBLF - Due in 2021
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. Six more leased aircraft are due in prior to Q1 2021. All six are e. China Eastern Airlines..

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 - Delivered on 21 August 2020
G-LCAD - Delivered on 16 October 2020
G-LCAE - Delivered on 23 October 2020
G-LCAF - Due in late 2020 (currently at WAW)
G-LCAG - Due in late 2020 (currently at WAW)
G-LCAH - Due in 4Q2020/1Q2021


Retrofits

A320ceo:

All 51 A320ceo aircraft currently based at LHR have now been reconfigured from CY168 to CY180. These feature Pinnacle seats throughout and still have tables in CE (unlike the A320neo aircraft), although they no longer feature overhead screens.

6 ex-BD A320ceo aircraft based at LGW have been reconfigured from CY168 to CY180. These feature the ex-BD cabin in CE (refurbished in 2012) and the slimline Recaro seats in ET.

10 second hand A320ceo aircraft in a CY177 configuration (with Pinnacle cabin fitted on delivery to BA) currently based at LGW are not scheduled for reconfiguration or refurbishment. These aircraft feature tables in CE, but do not feature overhead screens.

A321ceo:

All 14 shorthaul A321ceo aircraft have now been reconfigured from CY205 to CY218. These feature Pinnacle seats throughout and still have tables in CE (unlike the A321neo aircraft), although they no longer feature overhead screens.

The 4 midhaul aircraft 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

Gatwick Subfleet:

Cabin retrofit of 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 14 completed.

Completed to 77T configuration (32J/52W/252Y):
G-VIIO/P/R/T/U/X
Completed to 77S configuration (32J/48W/252Y):
G-YMMB/C/D/E/F
Completed to 77R configuration (14F/48J/40W/136Y):
G-VIIV/W/Y

The following aircraft are currently undergoing cabin refit at Cardiff:

None

Heathrow Subfleet:

Cabin retrofit of 777-200ERs with 10-across economy seating and Thales IFE. These feature the new Club World seat. This commenced in August 2019. There are currently 11 completed.

Completed 77M configuration (8F/49J/40W/138Y):
G-VIIB/C/F/G/K/L/M/N/S, G-RAES

Completed 77L configuration (48J/40W/184Y):
G-YMMI

The following aircraft are currently undergoing cabin refit at Cardiff:

G-VIIA - Arrived at CWL on 25 April
G-VIID - Arrived at CWL on 17 September

Boeing 777-300ER:

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

Club Suite Fleet Roll Out:

B777-200ER
11/29 (38%)
B777-300ER
2/14 (14%)
B787-8
0/12 (0%)
B787-9

0/18 (0%)
B787-10
2/2 (100%)
A350-1000
7/7 (100%)
A380
0/12 (0%)

Total Fleet: 22/94 (23%)

(14 x B777 aircraft have been upgraded for LGW service with old Club Seat and therefore are ignored)

Retirements

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:

At the beginning of 2020, twenty-five 747-400s had been retired from the original fleet of 57, leaving 32 aircraft in service in a mixture of "super high-J" (14F/86J/30W/145Y, cabin refresh dates here) and "mid-J" (14F/52J/36W/235Y, cabin refresh dates here) configurations. All remaining aircraft had been refurbished.

During the early part of the Covid-19 pandemic, a further 9 aircraft were retired. On 17 July 2020, BA announced that, subject to consultation, the remaining 747s would be retired with immediate effect.

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-CIVA - Retired to TEV on 03 Apr 2020
G-CIVR - Retired to TEV on 03 Apr 2020
G-CIVS - Retired to TEV on 03 Apr 2020
G-CIVT - Retired to TEV on 03 Apr 2020
G-CIVX - Retired to TEV on 03 Apr 2020
G-CIVL - Retired to GBA on 14 Apr 2020
G-CIVJ - Retired to GBA on 15 Apr 2020
G-CIVN - Retired to GBA on 16 Apr 2020
G-CIVD - Retired to CDT on 18 Aug 2020
G-BYGF - Retired to GBA on 26 Aug 2020
G-CIVH - Retired to CDT on 31 Aug 2020
G-BYGB - Retired to GBA on 02 Sep 2020
G-BYGA - Retired to GBA on 08 Sep 2020
G-CIVI - Retired to DGX on 09 Sep 2020
G-CIVO - Retired to GBA on 10 Sep 2020
G-CIVE - Retired to DGX on 16 Sep 2020
G-CIVP - Retired to DGX on 21 Sep 2020
G-BYGE - Retired to GBA on 24 Sep 2020
G-CIVK - Retired to DGX on 26 Sep 2020
G-CIVV - Retired to CDT on 28 Sep 2020
G-CIVB - Retired to GBA on 08 Oct 2020
G-CIVY - Retired to DGX on 08 Oct 2020 - final BA 747 to depart LHR, with flypast
G-CIVZ - Retired to NQY on 18 Oct 2020
G-CIVW - Retired to EGTD on 22 Oct 2020
G-CIVF - Retired to NQY on 25 Oct 2020
G-CIVC - Retired to DGX on 06 Nov 2020
G-CIVU - Retired to DGX on 13 Nov 2020
G-BYGG - Retired to DGX on 23 Nov 2020
G-BYGD - Retired to DGX on 27 Nov 2020

The following aircraft are subject to immediate withdrawal:

G-BNLY
G-BYGC

For a further analysis of the fleet and retirement plans: see Globaliser's tracker.


Boeing 777-200:

G-ZZZC - Retired to DGX on 13 Jan 2020
G-ZZZA - Retired to DGX on 20 Aug 2020
G-ZZZB - Retired to DGX on 29 Aug 2020

Embraer 170:

G-LCYE - Retired to WAW on 07 May 2020
G-LCYD - Retired to WAW on 02 Jun 2020
G-LCYF - Retired to WAW on 02 Jun 2020
G-LCYG - Retired to WAW on 02 Jun 2020

G-LCYH - Due to be retired 02 Jan 2021
G-LCYI - Due to be retired 19 Jan 2021

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 May 25, 20, 9:39 am
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Arrow BA fleet: confirmed information on aircraft deliveries, refurbishment and retirements


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Welcome to the new BA fleet: confirmed news and information on aircraft deliveries, refurbishment, and retirements thread. The purpose of this thread is to allow us to track developments concerning the British Airways aircraft fleet based at London Heathrow and London Gatwick as well as the BA CityFlyer fleet based at London City and Edinburgh airports, and is a continuation of the popular BA Fleet : New aircraft arrivals and retirements master tracker thread.

We'd like to reserve this thread for known, confirmed updates but as many of you enjoy discussing this topic in speculative terms, we've set up a sister thread to cater for this need which you can follow here

Please follow the wiki post attached to this thread to track the latest developments and status of the fleet. For illustrative purposes, a brief summary of the fleet is provided below, listed from the dinky and beautifully proportioned A318 to the gargantuan A380.


British Airways fleet
Airbus A318 [withdrawn from service]

Image credit: Nick Morrish/British Airways

Airbus A319

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Airbus A320 family

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Airbus A321 family

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Boeing 787-8

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Boeing 787-9

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Boeing 787-10

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Boeing 777-200ER

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Boeing 777-300ER

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Airbus A350-1000

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Boeing 747-400 [withdrawn from service. Aircraft retirements commencing 18 August 2020]

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Airbus A380-800

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BA CityFlyer fleet
Embraer E170

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Embraer E190

Image credit: Nick Morrish/British Airways

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G-YMMK confirmed as having had the majority of its seats removed to enable cargo to be carried in the cabin

https://www.businesstraveller.com/bu...ger-cargo-use/
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What news of TTNM originally due at the end of this month?

By the same token what news of NEOY which was due several months ago?
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Originally Posted by Scotflyer80 View Post
G-YMMK confirmed as having had the majority of its seats removed to enable cargo to be carried in the cabin

https://www.businesstraveller.com/bu...ger-cargo-use/
Also YMMG. They both have just the F cabin fitted, J, W, Y all removed to make space for freight.
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What news of TTNM originally due at the end of this month?

By the same token what news of NEOY which was due several months ago?
I’d be interested to know this too. I haven’t seen any indication that G-TTNM is our even built.
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Also YMMG. They both have just the F cabin fitted, J, W, Y all removed to make space for freight.
It’s interesting that they’ve left the First cabin intact given these aircraft are to be converted to a 3-class configuration. You’d have thought that all cabins would’ve been removed to make the 3-class fit-out quicker when the time comes.
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It’s interesting that they’ve left the First cabin intact given these aircraft are to be converted to a 3-class configuration. You’d have thought that all cabins would’ve been removed to make the 3-class fit-out quicker when the time comes.
It was mentioned on another thread that the F cabins are being used as an expanded crew rest facility as the crew operating the return flight travel on the outbound.
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It’s interesting that they’ve left the First cabin intact given these aircraft are to be converted to a 3-class configuration. You’d have thought that all cabins would’ve been removed to make the 3-class fit-out quicker when the time comes.
As mentioned the F cabin is required for crew rest to operate under extended FTLs. The normal crew rest facility is inoperable under freighter config and so keeping F was the easiest way around it I guess
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ZBLA delivery postponed again.
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ZBLA delivery postponed again.
This is getting silly!
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This is getting silly!
Why? BA will be delaying it as long as they can so they don't have to pay. Boeing will be trying to get them to take it ASAP so they get paid for it. They will go back and forth for ages.
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Why? BA will be delaying it as long as they can so they don't have to pay. Boeing will be trying to get them to take it ASAP so they get paid for it. They will go back and forth for ages.
But it’s being put back every single week. They’re taking delivery of the A350s on time. This frame was supposed to be ready back in January!
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But it’s being put back every single week. They’re taking delivery of the A350s on time. This frame was supposed to be ready back in January!
I would imagine part of it is not wanting to take on a new type/config at this time.

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G-CIVP which has been stored at BOH since 28th March returned to LHR today

2 x 777 G-VIIC & G-VIIG were both flown to LGW today. Possibly for storage
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But it’s being put back every single week. They’re taking delivery of the A350s on time. This frame was supposed to be ready back in January!
Quality issues, methinks.
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