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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. At BACF the E170 has been retired in favour of the E190.

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 (30 currently in fleet)
A320ceo: 67 (67 currently in fleet)
A320neo: 22 (17 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 (12 currently in fleet)
A380-800: 12 (12 currently in fleet)
B777-200ER: 43 (43 currently in fleet)
B777-300ER: 16 (16 currently in fleet)
B777-9: 0 (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

E190: 23 (23 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 - Delivered on 11 Dec 2020
G-TTNN - Delivered on 10 Sept 2021
G-TTNO - Delivered on 06 Mar 2021
G-TTNP - Delivered on 10 Nov 2021
G-TTNR - Delivered on 07 Aug 2021
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 2022. 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 - Delivered on 14 Dec 2020
G-XWBI - Delivered on 26 Mar 2022
G-XWBJ - Delivered on 01 Mar 2022
G-XWBK - Delivered on 10 Mar 2022
G-XWBL - Delivered on 29 Apr 2022
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.

G-STBM - Delivered on 02 Oct 2020
G-STBN - Delivered on 06 Nov 2020
G-STBO - Delivered on 07 Jan 2021
G-STBP - Delivered on 09 Jan 2021

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 2022 (In storage at CHS from 10th March 2022)
G-ZBLD - Due in 2022 (In storage at VCV since 09 Feb 2021)
G-ZBLE - Due in 2022 (In storage at SKF since 11 Jun 2021)
G-ZBLF - Due in 2022 (At CHS / undertaking test flights post Boeing rework as of 29th March 2022)
G-ZBLG - Due in 2022 (at CHS completed 2nd test flight 15 Oct 2021)
G-ZBLH - Due in 2022
G-ZBLI - Due in 2022
G-ZBLJ - Due in 2023
G-ZBLK - Due in 2023
G-ZBLL - Due in 2023

Embraer 190:

Three new Embraer 190s were delivered in May 2014 and September 2014. Details are archived here. Thirteen second hand aircraft have since been sourced.

G-LCYV - Delivered on 19 Dec 2015
G-LCYW - Delivered on 25 May 2016
G-LCYX - Delivered on 10 Jul 2016
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 Aug 2020
G-LCAD - Delivered on 16 Oct 2020
G-LCAE - Delivered on 23 Oct 2020
G-LCAF - Delivered on 11 Dec 2020
G-LCAG - Delivered on 22 May 2021
G-LCAH - Delivered on 10 Sep 2021

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-British Midland 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 Suite seat. This commenced in January 2018. There are currently 15 completed (including G-YMMA at Cardiff).

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 (All 3 currently operating from LHR)

Heathrow Subfleet:

Cabin retrofit of 777-200ERs with 10-across economy seating and Thales IFE. These feature the new Club World Suite seat. This commenced in August 2019. There are currently 25 completed.

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

Completed 77L configuration (48J/40W/184Y):
G-YMMG/H/I/J/K/L/N/O/P/T

The following aircraft are currently undergoing cabin refit at Cardiff:

G-YMMA - Arrived at CWL on 29th May 2022, refit to 77S configuration completed 30th June 2022, expected to fly to LGW to join the other 77S aircraft

Boeing 777-300ER:

Cabin retrofit commenced in October 2020 in an 8F/76J/40W/130Y configuration with the new Club World seat. There are currently 7 completed:

G-STBD/G/H/M/N/O/P

The following aircraft are believed to be currently undergoing cabin refit at Cardiff:

G-STBJ - Arrived at CWL on 23rd May 2022

Club Suite Fleet Roll Out:

B777-200ER
25/28 (89%)
B777-300ER
7/16 (44%)
B787-8
0/12 (0%)
B787-9

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

Total Fleet: 46/100 (46%)

(15 x B777 aircraft have been upgraded for LGW service with old Club World 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
G-EUPB - Retired to DGX on 14 Jul 2021
G-EUPH - Retired to DGX on 21 Jul 2021
G-EUPF - Retired to DGX on 30 Jul 2021
G-EUPA - Retired to DGX on 07 Aug 2021
G-EUPC - Retired to DGX on 14 Aug 2021

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

G-EUPJ - Due to be withdrawn in 2022
G-EUPK - Due to be withdrawn in 2022
G-EUOE - Due to be withdrawn in 2022
G-EUOF - Due to be withdrawn in 2022

Airbus A320:

G-TTOB - Due to be withdrawn in 2022

Embraer 190:

G-LCYY - Returned to lessor 20 January 2022

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.

Boeing 777-200 (non ER): The last remaining 777-200 was retired in Aug 2020. Details are archived here.

Boeing 747-400: The last remaining 747-400 was retired in Dec 2020. Details are archived here. For further information, see Globaliser's tracker.

Embraer 170: The last remaining E170 was retired in Jan 2021. Details are archived here.

Airbus A318: The last remaining A318 was stored in Mar 2020 and scrapped in Feb 2021. Details are archived here.



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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.




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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Airbus A380-800

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BA CityFlyer fleet
Embraer E190

Image credit: Nick Morrish/British Airways



Casualties of COVID-19 - fleet retirements of 2020/21

British Airways fleet
Airbus A318 [withdrawn from service]

Image credit: Nick Morrish/British Airways

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

Image credit: Heathrow Airport


BA CityFlyer fleet
Embraer E170

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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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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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