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Re: British Airways fleet departures 2013 onwards

Post by Cessna954 » Sun Dec 07, 2014 9:38 pm

Positioning to Cardiff-Rhoose today after withdrawal from service was G-BNLG. First flight 10 Feb 1990 and delivered to BA 27 Feb 1990 thereby making it just under 25 years old. In context, if the same longevity were applied to the last of the piston liners, Lockheed Super Connies and similar, they would have been operating in to Heathrow well in the 1980's. So on that note I guess BA can say they got their value out of 'LG.

Here seen departing Heathrow 09R earlier this year.
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Re: British Airways fleet departures 2013 onwards

Post by Cessna954 » Thu Dec 11, 2014 5:19 pm

It was reported on the Gatwick Spotters Google forum yesterday that G-DOCT departed for Victorville as BAW9250 having flown its final revenue services on the 5th of the month. With delivery to BA made on 22nd December 1992 making just under 22 years of service.

G-DOCT here seen landing at Gatwick in September 2011.
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Post by Cessna954 » Wed Dec 17, 2014 9:04 pm

G-DOCZ departed Gatwick for Victorville today as having flown its final revenue services on the 14th December.

G-DOCZ here seen landing at Gatwick in September 2013.
Image20130501-094132-Gatwick-5 by Neil D. Brant, on Flickr

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Re: British Airways fleet departures 2013 onwards

Post by Cessna954 » Sat Dec 20, 2014 9:41 pm

G-BNWD was withdrawn from service yesterday (19th Dec.) and positioned to Cardiff

Seen here landing at LHR on RWY27L in the first light of morning in December 2008.
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Re: British Airways fleet departures 2013 onwards

Post by andygolfer » Sat Dec 20, 2014 9:47 pm

What if anything are BA doing to maintain their schedules as these aircraft are retired. I haven't seen any new 787 or 777 deliveries for sometime so that would imply that they either had a surplus of aircraft beforehand or are running short now.

Is it winter schedule cut backs at present with more deliveries in the spring that is allowing them to cope or another cunning plan?

i believe they have at least one more A380 due before long but not sure what else
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Post by Cessna954 » Sun Dec 21, 2014 9:43 pm

Andy,

From what I can gleen from the net BA's plans are as follows:

Boeing 737-400 replacement at Gatwick:
13 already retired with the remaining 6 following by end of summer 2015.
Former BMi Airbus A319s G-DBCA-K have moved to LGW to replace the first 11 retired Boeings.
Additional 10 secondhand Airbus A320s with the first having now been delivered.
20 new A320neos from 2018 onwards.

Boeing 767-300 replacement at Heathrow
7 already retired with the remaining 14 following by end of 2016
8 No. Boing 787-8s already delivered, no more planned.
22 Boeing 787-9s from September 2015 onwards.
12 Boeing 787-10s from 2019 onwards.
18 No. A350-1000s for delivery from 2017 onwards.

Boeing 747-400 replacement at Heathrow
To remain in service until 2030!!
8 No. A380s delivered to date plus 2 No. in 2015 and 2 No. in 2016.

In summary, 5 No. Boeing 787-9s, 2 No. A380's and 8 No. secondhand A320s to be deliverd in 2015. It looks as though a large order for the bulk replacement of the Boeing 747-400 fleet and the older Boeing 777-200s remains un-anounced. It will be interesting to see how this pans out next year.

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Post by andygolfer » Sun Dec 21, 2014 11:57 pm

very interesting Cessna , many thanks for taking the time to put that together

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Re: British Airways fleet departures 2013 onwards

Post by EGVP » Mon Jan 05, 2015 4:43 pm

In the past few weeks...

A320s G-GATJ/K/L all now in service

B734s G-DOCT/Y/Z retired

B744 G-BNLG retired

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Post by Cessna954 » Mon Jan 05, 2015 9:23 pm

Amended to replace G-DOCX with G-DOCY as the former appears to only be on maintenance at Lasham. 'CY' was withdrawn from service on 31st December.
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Post by niallsaviation » Thu Jan 08, 2015 12:32 pm

G-BNWD Departed CWL Today @ 11:00 on its way to VCV for partout and scrap as BA9152

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Post by Cessna954 » Fri Apr 03, 2015 10:00 pm

It's been a little while since I've needed to update this thread, however, B744 G-BNLZ was withdrawn from service on 1st April and is currently at Cardiff-Rhoose being prepared for it's final flight to parting out.

Here photographed at Heathrow in April 2014
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Post by Speedbird002 » Wed May 13, 2015 6:22 pm

G-BNLZ flown to Kemble apparently for scrapping
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Post by Cessna954 » Sun Jun 07, 2015 8:31 pm

Small update with B737-436 G-GBTB leaving Gatwick for Victorville and scrapping on 1st June.

Here photographed at Gatwick in May 2013
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Post by Cessna954 » Thu Aug 13, 2015 10:43 pm

Bringing the thread up to date, G-DOCF was withdrawn from service towards the end of June leaving three 737s active in the fleet.

G-DOCF on approach to Gatwick in May 2013
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Post by Cessna954 » Fri Aug 14, 2015 6:58 pm

The following is an update of the 737, 747 and 767 fleet retirements to date and pending as far as I can work out from on-line sources.

Boeing 737 - Fleet to be fully withdrawn by the end of September 2015.

G-DOCA - to Victorville, CA
G-DOCB - Donated to Cranfield Institute
G-DOCE - to Victorville, CA
G-DOCF - to Victorville, CA
G-DOCG - to Victorville, CA
G-DOCH - to Victorville, CA
G-DOCL - to Victorville, CA
G-DOCN - to Victorville, CA
G-DOCS - to Victorville, CA
G-DOCT - to Victorville, CA
G-DOCU - to Victorville, CA
G-DOCY - to Victorville, CA
G-DOCV - to Victorville, CA
G-DOCZ - to Victorville, CA
G-GBTA - to Victorville, CA
G-GBTB - to Victorville, CA


The remaining 3 in the fleet are:

G-DOCO - in service - [to Victorville 2/9/15]
G-DOCW - in service - [to Victorville 1/10/15]
G-DOCX - in service - [to Victorville 1/10/15]

and will fly the following final services (credit to John Dyer at Google Gatwick group):

Algiers 24/9
Amsterdam 15/9
Cagliari 14/9
Catania 25/9
Faro 26/9
Glasgow 21/9
Ibiza 1/9
Jersey 21/9
Malaga 23/9
Malta 27/9
Marrakech 24/9
Naples 22/9
Rome 16/9
Seville 13/9
Thessaloniki 27/9
Tirana 11/9
Turin 30/9 (final B734 service)
Verona 29/9

Boeing 747-400 - 15 withdrawn to date as follows:

G-BNLA - to Victorville, CA
G-BNLB - to Cardiff-Rhoose, Wales
G-BNLC - to Cardiff-Rhoose, Wales
G-BNLD - to Victorville, CA
G-BNLE - to Victorville, CA
G-BNLG - to Victorville, CA
G-BNLH - to Victorville, CA
G-BNLI - to Victorville, CA
G-BNLL - to Victorville, CA
G-BNLM - to Victorville, CA
G-BNLR - to Victorville, CA
G-BNLS - to Victorville, CA
G-BNLT - to Victorville, CA
G-BNLU - to Victorville, CA
G-BNLZ - to Kemble, England

The fleet will reduce to 39 aircraft by end of 2015 (3 further withdrawals this year) with a further 30 to be removed from service by 2023. The remaining aircraft will be withdrawn by 2030 (which is great news that we'll continue seeing 747s at Heathrow for another 15 years!!).

Withdrawals over the coming years are understood to be as follows:

G-BNLF - Nov 2015
G-BNLX - Nov 2015
G-BNLW - Nov 2015
G-BNLV - Jul 2016
G-BNLJ - Jul 2016
G-BNLY - Aug 2016
G-BNLK - Sep 2018
G-BNLN - Oct 2018
G-BNLP - Dec 2018
G-CIVE - Dec 2018
G-CIVC - Jan 2019
G-BNLO - Mar 2019

Boeing 767 - All 14 longhaul 767s are currently planned to be withdrawn by the end of 2016 and replaced by 787-8s and 787-9s. The 7 shorthaul aircraft are to be withdrawn in 2017/18 and replaced by refurbished existing A320 and A321s.

G-BNWC - to Victorville, CA
G-BNWD - to Victorville, CA
G-BNWH - to Victorville, CA
G-BNWN - to Victorville, CA
G-BNWO - to Victorville, CA
G-BNWR - to Victorville, CA
G-BNWU - to Victorville, CA

Withdrawals over the coming years are understood to be as follows:

Longhaul
G-BNWV - Oct 2015 - [to Orlando 28/10/15]
G-BNWS - Dec 2015
G-BNWT - Feb 2016
G-BNWW - in Jul 2016
G-BNWI - Sep 2016
G-BNWM - Oct 2016
G-BNWY - Oct 2016

Shorthaul
G-BZHC - Nov 2017
G-BNWX - Nov 2017
G-BNWA - Jun 2018
G-BZHA - Jul 2018
G-BNWB - Aug 2018
G-BZHB - Aug 2018
G-BNWZ - Sep 2018

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Re: British Airways fleet departures 2013 onwards

Post by spuggs » Tue Aug 18, 2015 6:44 pm

Could you ferret out a date for the last EDI visit? Just for the history pic.

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Post by Cessna954 » Sun Nov 01, 2015 8:21 pm

This thread is long overdue an update, so here goes.

G-DOCO ferried to Victorville on 2nd September.
Image20130501-112006-Gatwick by Neil D. Brant, on Flickr

G-DOCW withdrawn 30 September and ferried to Victorville on 1st October
Image20110929-104227-Gatwick-2 by Neil D. Brant, on Flickr

The final BA 737-400 flight was operated by G-DOCX on 30th September and, along with 'CW', was ferried to Victorville on 1st October. For the sake of posterity, here photographed on final approach to Heathrow 27L on 2nd January 1995.
Image19950102-Heathrow-37 by Neil D. Brant, on Flickr

The latest 767 to be withdrawn, G-BNWV, ferried to Orlando on 28th October. Photographed here landing at Heathrow 27L in April 2014.
Image20110715-131141-Heathrow-1 by Neil D. Brant, on Flickr
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Re: British Airways fleet departures 2013 onwards

Post by andygolfer » Fri Nov 06, 2015 8:01 pm

B.747-400s G-BLNW & G-BNLX were retired yesterday (5th November), both positioned to Cardiff yesterday, 'LW as BA9171E and 'LX as BA9172E

source: http://www.flyertalk.com/forum/british- ... er-93.html

40 remain in service, G-BNLF was due to be retired this month but that has been extended until February 2016 to cover for G-VIIO which suffered the fire damage at Las Vegas in September

here's G-BNLW about to land at Heathrow on 29th December 2013,
Image6349 B747 G-BNLW BA by Andrew Goldsmith, on Flickr

and G-BNLX, the same day about 3 hours earlier:
Image6063 G-BNLX B747 British Airways by Andrew Goldsmith, on Flickr
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Re: British Airways fleet departures 2013 onwards

Post by radiostationx » Mon Nov 30, 2015 5:59 am

The following posted 27/11/2015 regarding G-BNWT from http://www.thebasource.com/

"British Airways Boeing 767-336ER G-BNWT positioned London Heathrow – Cardiff-Wales as BA9171 this afternoon after arriving as BA102 from Calgary. We believe the aircraft has been withdrawn from service but await 100% confirmation."

I think this would take the longhaul B763s number of active a/c back to 5 (WI,WM,WS,WW,WY,)

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