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British Airways fleet departures 2013 onwards

Post by Cessna954 » Sat Nov 16, 2013 10:46 am

A recent spell of ill health has rendered me unable to get out and about to airports but now being on the mend I’m at least able to get back on the computer and spend some time going through my photo catalogue.

The following is a small project illustrating the recent departures from the British Airways fleet given the new Airbuses’ and Dreamliners now coming in.

G-DOCH Boeing 737-436 withdrawn 31st October 2013 and flown to Victorville 7th November for scrapping (update Nov 2017 - still in storage at Victorville)
Image20080923-084202-Manchester by Neil D. Brant, on Flickr

G-DOCU Boeing 737-436 withdrawn summer 2013 and flown to Victorville 3rd August for scrapping (update Nov 2017 - still in storage at Victorville)
Image19950102-Heathrow-38 by Neil D. Brant, on Flickr

G-DOCV Boeing 737-436 withdrawn autumn 2013 and flown to Victorville 27th October for scrapping (update Nov 2017 - still in storage at Victorville)
Image20110929-142613-Gatwick by Neil D. Brant, on Flickr

G-BNLA Boeing 747-436 withdrawn to Cardiff-Rhoose 26th October 2009 flown to Victorville 30th November 2009 for storing and eventual scrapping (update Nov 2017 - still in storage at Victorville)
Image20080705-134715-Heathrow by Neil D. Brant, on Flickr

G-BNLB Boeing 747-436 withdrawn to Cardiff-Rhoose 3rd November 2008 and scrapped December 2011
Image20070421-132826-Heathrow by Neil D. Brant, on Flickr

G-BNLC Boeing 747-436 withdrawn to Cardiff-Rhoose 29th October 2008 and scrapped November 2011
Image19890902-Heathrow-9 by Neil D. Brant, on Flickr

G-BNLD Boeing 747-436 withdrawn to Victorville 8th February 2010 for storing and eventual scrapping (update Nov 2017 - still in storage at Victorville)
Image20090623-101104-Heathrow by Neil D. Brant, on Flickr

G-BNLH Boeing 747-436 withdrawn to Cardiff-Rhoose 1st October 2009 flows to Victorville 25th October 2009 for storage and scrapping (update Nov 2017 - still in storage at Victorville)
Image19950102-Heathrow-56 by Neil D. Brant, on Flickr

G-BNWR Boeing 767-336 withdrawn 6th November 2013 and flown to Victorville 10th November for scrapping (update Nov 2017 - still in storage at Victorville)
Image20120319-110520-Heathrow by Neil D. Brant, on Flickr

The remaining schedule for withdrawal of B747 and B767 aircraft is as follows:

Boeing 747-436 G-BNLM November 2013 - withdrawn 23/11/13
Boeing 747-436 G-BNLR January 2014 - withdrawn 17/01/14
Boeing 747-436 G-BNLE February 2014 (New First) - remains in service but at Cardiff after wing damage sustained at LHR - finally withdrawn 30/10/14
Boeing 747-436 G-BNLL - unplanned withdrawal 22/02/14 after wing strike at J'burg
Boeing 767-336ER G-BNWN March 2014 - withdrawn 02/03/14
Boeing 747-436 G-BNLT April 2014 (New First) - withdrawn 01/04/14
Boeing 767-336ER G-BNWU April 2014 - withdrawn 12/05/14
Boeing 767-336ER G-BNWC May 2014 - withdrawn 15/09/14
Boeing 747-436 G-BNLS May 2014 - withdrawn 11/05/14
Boeing 767-336ER G-BNWH June 2014 - withdrawn 21/07/14
Boeing 767-336ER G-BNWO June 2014 - withdrawn 07/09/14
Boeing 767-336ER G-BNWD July 2014 - withdrawn 19/12/14
Boeing 747-436 G-BNLI August 2014 - withdrawn 11/08/14
Boeing 747-436 G-BNLF September 2014 - still in service August 2015 (update Nov 2017 - to Teruel 24 May 2016 for parting out)
Boeing 747-436 G-BNLW October 2014 - still in service August 2015 (update Nov 2017 - to Kemble 07 December 2015 for parting out)
Boeing 747-436 G-BNLG July 2015 (New First) - withdrawn 07/12/14 (update Nov 2017 - still in storage at Victorville)
Boeing 747-436 G-BNLU October 2015 (New First) - withdrawn 04/10/14 and flown to Victorville 03/11/14 (update Nov 2017 - still in storage at Victorville)
Boeing 747-436 G-BNLV November 2015 (New First) (update Nov 2017 - to Teruel 06 August 2016 for parting out)
Boeing 747-436 G-BNLX November 2015 (update Nov 2017 - to St Athan as Instructional Airframe 11 February 2016)
Boeing 746-437 G-BNLZ January 2016. - withdrawn 31/03/15 and flown to Kemble for parting out

Aircraft marked as (New First) will have their “New First” seats removed upon withdrawal and transferred to Boeing 747-436s G-BNLJ, G-BNLL, G-BNLY, G-CIVA, G-CIVB and G-CIVC.

Boeing 746-437 G-BNLK - still in service November 2017
Boeing 746-437 G-BNLN - still in service November 2017
Boeing 746-437 G-BNLP - still in service November 2017
Boeing 746-437 G-BNLY - still in service November 2017


Credit to the following website for various elements of information: BASource, SWAG and Gatwick Google group.

thanks for looking

Neil
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Re: British Airways fleet departures 2013 onwards

Post by Unknown35 » Sat Nov 16, 2013 12:44 pm

Didn't realise the whole BA 747-4 Fleet were being retired......

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Post by Speedbird002 » Sat Nov 16, 2013 4:33 pm

The whole fleet isnt being retired yet, they will be down to 31, 744s by the end of 2018
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Post by mozzer » Sat Nov 16, 2013 7:14 pm

Neil glad to hear you are on the mend & look forward to catching you up at Bristol some time soon.

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Post by DaveSheffield » Mon Nov 18, 2013 10:34 am

Interesting idea for a thread, perhaps we could add to it as they go?
I was actually reading about this and the schedule for withdrawal the other day. Great minds think alikw?!
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British Airways fleet departures 2013 onwards (update 02/12)

Post by Cessna954 » Mon Dec 02, 2013 8:32 pm

Latest withdrawal, G-BNLM Boeing 747-436 withdrawn to Cardiff-Rhoose 27th November 2013. According to 'BA Source' the aircraft will have its interior stripped and have its landing gear swapped out with a more worn set before positioning onwards to Victorville.
Image20090623-104216-Heathrow by Neil D. Brant, on Flickr

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Post by Cessna954 » Mon Dec 16, 2013 9:02 pm

Another BA fleet departure has been B737-436 G-DOCG which left Gatwick yesterday for Victorville for scrapping.

Image20130501-120854-Gatwick-2 by Neil D. Brant, on Flickr

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Post by Cessna954 » Fri Jan 17, 2014 10:40 pm

G-BNLR Boeing 747-436 operated its final service today, Delhi - Heathrow, before being flown across to Cardiff-Rhoose for decommissioning.

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Post by andygolfer » Sat Jan 18, 2014 9:58 am

is there any news about 'BNLL which damaged it's wing in south africa - will that be repaired or retired early and another aircraft given a reprieve to replace it?
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Post by DaveSheffield » Thu Jan 23, 2014 6:56 pm

Yep, the last two 747s to go have been sent through Rhoose... Here they are tucked out of the way looking somewhat forlorn;

BNLM undergoing some form of engine test;
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It's good to keep a record of this sort of thing. One day we'll look back and remember the jumbo every bit as forlornly as Concorde as 787s and A350s (both ugly buggers) are flitting round our skies!
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Post by DaveSheffield » Sat Feb 01, 2014 10:04 am

BNLR departed Rhoose for Victorville yesterday.
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Post by Cessna954 » Sun Feb 02, 2014 9:20 pm

And B737-436 G-DOCE left Gatwick today for Victorville and for scrapping.

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Post by Bat 21 » Mon Feb 03, 2014 5:29 am

Re: BNLL

I read on a BA web site that BNLL - (the 747 that clipped the building during taxi in South Africa) was to be scrapped due to wing spar damage.
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Post by Speedbird002 » Sun Feb 16, 2014 4:57 pm

G-BNLL now officially written off
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Post by upnorth » Sun Feb 16, 2014 6:36 pm

Nice and very informative post.

Do you know the disposition of 767 G-BNWV? I flew on her from Calgary, Canada to Heathrow back in 2012.
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Post by Mike » Sun Feb 16, 2014 7:14 pm

upnorth wrote:Nice and very informative post.

Do you know the disposition of 767 G-BNWV? I flew on her from Calgary, Canada to Heathrow back in 2012.
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Post by Cessna954 » Fri Feb 28, 2014 7:29 pm

Thanks for the update on Lima Lima which we'll next see on the shelves of Tesco containing plumb tomatoes

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Post by Cessna954 » Sun Mar 02, 2014 9:44 pm

G-BNWN Boeing 767-336 withdrawn from service 1st March 2014

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Post by niallsaviation » Mon Mar 10, 2014 12:03 pm

G-BNWN above left Cardiff this morning as BA9156 to Victorville

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Post by niallsaviation » Thu Mar 13, 2014 10:22 am

G-BNLE that was to be withdrawn in Febuary is still flying as of today 13th March
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Maybe a case of keeping her as G-BNLL is a write off

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