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British Airways fleet departures 2013 onwards

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Re: British Airways fleet departures 2013 onwards

Post by niallsaviation » Thu Apr 03, 2014 8:22 am

G-BNLT operated its last flight as BA 176 JFK-LHR on 31st March.
Ferried as BA 9174 Heathrow to Cardiff in 1st April prior to leaving for VCV for Part out and scrap

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Re: British Airways fleet departures 2013 onwards

Post by Cessna954 » Thu Apr 03, 2014 8:00 pm

Nialls aviation, many thanks for the recent updates.

I see that G-BNLE suffered a lightning strike at LHR on 27th March, along with several others, however it's still going strong having operated the Sao Paulo flight yesterday.

To keep the thread on track here's G-BNLT looking a little tired and worn climbing away from 09R at LHR.
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Post by niallsaviation » Fri Apr 04, 2014 8:21 am

tired indeed
Do you know anyone that may have any idea when its due to depart Cardiff....Im presuming around the 9th/10th

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Re: British Airways fleet departures 2013 onwards

Post by DaveSheffield » Wed Apr 23, 2014 1:56 pm

Hi, BNLT left Rhoose for Victorville at 1100 today
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Re: British Airways fleet departures 2013 onwards

Post by Cessna954 » Tue May 20, 2014 6:53 pm

Latest update with two recent departures from the fleet.

G-BNWU was withdrawn on 23rd April but remained as a spare airframe at Heathrow until officially being withdrawn on 12th May and flying to Victorville on 15th May
Image20140226-103935-Heathrow-2 by Neil D. Brant, on Flickr

G-BNLS was withdrawn on 11th May and flown to Cardiff on the same date before making the one-way trip to Victorville today (20th May)
Image20140324-121709-Heathrow by Neil D. Brant, on Flickr

By my reckoning that's 10 B747-400s and three B767-300s withdrawn todate (excluding the five B767s transferred to QANTAS in the '90s).
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Re: British Airways fleet departures 2013 onwards

Post by Cessna954 » Tue Jun 03, 2014 7:06 pm

G-DOCS Boeing 737-436 was withdrawn from service at Gatwick on 31st May. Inexplicably I don't have a snap of that aircraft in my catalogue so if somebody would be so kind as to post their own, so as to keep this thread complete, that would be much appreciated.

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Re: British Airways fleet departures 2013 onwards

Post by andygolfer » Tue Jun 03, 2014 8:35 pm

there you are Neil, taken at Gatwick on 30-10-2013 at 08.32, not my best but at least it fills a gap for you:

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Re: British Airways fleet departures 2013 onwards

Post by andygolfer » Thu Jul 24, 2014 4:52 pm

B.767-300ER G-BNWH was withdrawn from service on 21st July and positioned to Cardiff as BA9171, last service was BA228 arriving from Baltimore earlier the same day

source: http://www.thebasource.com/british-airw ... intenance/

(also reported elsewhere)
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Re: British Airways fleet departures 2013 onwards

Post by Cessna954 » Tue Jul 29, 2014 7:25 pm

Andy, many thanks for the update on the latest BA withdrawal. Here is WH landing on 09L at Heathrow in 2009.

Image20090523-084328-Heathrow by Neil D. Brant, on Flickr
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Re: British Airways fleet departures 2013 onwards

Post by andygolfer » Wed Aug 13, 2014 7:21 am

G-BNLI withdrawn from service 11-8-2014

from http://www.thebasource.com

British Airways Boeing 747-436 G-BNLI was withdrawn from service this morning after arriving as BA78 from Accra. The aircraft then positioned London Heathrow – Cardiff-Wales for component recovery.

hopefully Neil can add a photo of it from his collection
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Re: British Airways fleet departures 2013 onwards

Post by Cessna954 » Wed Aug 13, 2014 8:36 pm

Happy to oblige Andy with an image of the old girl. Here seen departing 09R at Heathrow in February 2012 wearing the One World billboard scheme.

First flown 4th April 1990 and delivered to BA on the 21st of that month.
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as an update the fleet withdrawals, I believe, stand at:

5 No. B737-400s
11 No. B747-400s
4 No. B767-300s

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Re: British Airways fleet departures 2013 onwards

Post by DaveSheffield » Mon Aug 18, 2014 4:48 pm

Boeing 767 G-BNWH departed Rhoose for Victorville at 10:15 this morning. Managed to catch a few of it last week, and just missed BNLI landing too!

ImageBritish Airways Boeing 767 G-BNWH by djwilliams1990, on Flickr

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Re: British Airways fleet departures 2013 onwards

Post by DaveSheffield » Wed Aug 20, 2014 11:08 am

Hi all, just caught BNLI climbing over the garden headed for Victorville on her final flight!

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Re: British Airways fleet departures 2013 onwards

Post by andygolfer » Mon Sep 15, 2014 10:25 am

from http://www.thebasource.com/ Sept 13th 2014

British Airways Boeing 747-436 G-BNLF positioned London Heathrow – Cardiff-Wales as BA9171 early this afternoon after arriving as BA202 from Boston. Though originally scheduled for withdrawal this month the aircraft will undergo maintenance and be returned to service


so looks like that one has got a reprieve but will that mean that another is going instead or is 'LF' being retained to replace 'LL' which ahd the contretemps with the building in Jo'burg?

As this topic is ongoing (and quite useful) would you the readers like it to be made a 'sticky'?
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Re: British Airways fleet departures 2013 onwards

Post by andygolfer » Tue Sep 16, 2014 1:24 pm

another item from http://www.thebasource.com/, dated september 15th (yesterday):

British Airways Boeing 767-336ER G-BNWC was withdrawn from service at London Heathrow this morning after arriving as BA236 from Moscow Domodedovo.

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September 16, 2014 , Withdrawn British Airways Boeing 767-336ER G-BNWO positioned London Heathrow – Victorville for storage as BA9150 this afternoon having initially had to return to the stand due to a technical issue.
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Re: British Airways fleet departures 2013 onwards

Post by Cessna954 » Wed Sep 17, 2014 6:58 pm

Following on from Andy's update on the two recent 767 withdrawals, leaving 15 in the fleet by my reckoning, pictures of each during their flying career.

G-BNWC in landor scheme photographed landing on LHR 27L from Myrtle Avenue on 2nd January 1995
Image19950102-Heathrow-63 by Neil D. Brant, on Flickr

G-BNWO climbing out of LHR 09R on a snowy February morning in 2012, hence the unusual colour tinge from the light being reflected from the snow.
Image20120210-105503-Heathrow by Neil D. Brant, on Flickr

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Re: British Airways fleet departures 2013 onwards

Post by andygolfer » Wed Sep 17, 2014 7:23 pm

andygolfer wrote:from http://www.thebasource.com/ Sept 13th 2014

As this topic is ongoing (and quite useful) would you the readers like it to be made a 'sticky'?


as posted previously but probably a bit lost amongst later replies, sticky or not, what do you think?
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Re: British Airways fleet departures 2013 onwards

Post by Cessna954 » Wed Sep 17, 2014 8:16 pm

Andy,

given the longevity of the thread, and future disposals over the coming years, it would appear to be a good idea to make it in to a sticky (I had to look that up to see exactly what it meant).

I'm also contemplating doing a similar thread for Virgin Atlantic but covering their whole fleet since start up. I've got most of the details so all I need is just a spare hour or three getting it all up together. Whilst I could probably provide photographs of 80% of their fleet over the years I was thinking of it being a team effort for the already withdrawn/disposed fleet and then as and when the A340's and B747-4s gradually leave and the B787-9s join in the near future.

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Re: British Airways fleet departures 2013 onwards

Post by Mike » Wed Sep 24, 2014 5:17 pm

niallsaviation wrote:sticky please :D
Done ! :)
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