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British Airways Orders 8 X A320's

Fri May 18, 2007 6:30 pm

BA orders 8 Airbus A320 aircraft for delivery between 2008 and 2010

http://www.abcmoney.co.uk/news/18200773741.htm


LONDON (Thomson Financial) - British Airways has ordered 8 new Airbus A320 aircraft for delivery between 2008 and 2010.

The airline said the order is the first step towards a single short-haul fleet across its network.

BA also said it will upgrade its Gatwick short-haul fleet by replacing the oldest 14 Boeing 737s with Airbus A319 aircraft.


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RE: British Airways Orders 8 X A320's

Fri May 18, 2007 6:38 pm

Quoting WINGS (Thread starter):
The airline said the order is the first step towards a single short-haul fleet across its network.

I guess that rules out any chance of the 737NG then.

I don't know why they don't just place one larger order for the planes they need rather than ordering them in dribs and drabs as they are currently.
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RE: British Airways Orders 8 X A320's

Fri May 18, 2007 6:38 pm

Its about time British Airways updated their LGW fleet !!
 
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Fri May 18, 2007 6:51 pm

Quoting Ib16uk (Reply 2):
Its about time British Airways updated their LGW fleet !!

this is the start of it - the A320s are going to LHR and a number of A319s are being transferred to LGW to replace the oldest of the 737s.
 
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Fri May 18, 2007 6:53 pm

Quoting Ib16uk (Reply 2):
Its about time British Airways updated their LGW fleet !!

Indeed, flew on a venerable old 737-400 from LGW to Bari last month.
No probs, but they're looking a bit tatty now next to shiny new metal.......... Smile

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RE: British Airways Orders 8 X A320's

Fri May 18, 2007 6:57 pm

Especially with those brand new orange A319s in the South Terminal !!
 
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RE: British Airways Orders 8 X A320's

Fri May 18, 2007 6:57 pm

I guess the alternative scenario to replacing their LGW fleet would have been to drop the LGW routes entirely! As they are replacing the metal, this seems to have been avoided...

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RE: British Airways Orders 8 X A320's

Fri May 18, 2007 7:19 pm

Quoting Scbriml (Reply 1):
I guess that rules out any chance of the 737NG then.

As long as Mr Walsh is in charge of BA there is no way his company is going to order 737NGs to replace 737 'Classics' based at LGW to work alongside the A320srs a/c. Wise move by BA I say, attempting to simplify the short-haul fleet.
 
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Fri May 18, 2007 7:19 pm

Would it not be possible to order 737NGs as a separate gatwick fleet? How independant is the Gatwick operation?
 
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Fri May 18, 2007 7:21 pm

Quoting WINGS (Thread starter):
British Airways has ordered 8 new Airbus A320 aircraft

The BA release sats A320 series aircraft, not A320.

Quoting Astuteman (Reply 4):
Indeed, flew on a venerable old 737-400 from LGW to Bari last month

The 14 A319 that are going to LGW will replace the B733 and B735.
No news yet on B734 replacement
 
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RE: British Airways Orders 8 X A320's

Fri May 18, 2007 7:32 pm

Quoting TristarSteve (Reply 9):
The 14 A319 that are going to LGW will replace the B733 and B735.
No news yet on B734 replacement

The company has indicated that the B734 fleet will eventually be replaced by A320s, making the entire shorthaul operation (LHR and LGW) all Airbus fleet.

Quoting EI321 (Reply 8):
Would it not be possible to order 737NGs as a separate gatwick fleet? How independant is the Gatwick operation?

While LGW operates independently of LHR and has it's own crew base, the overall aim appears to have a single common fleet from an operational and financial perspective. This means that overall, BA will reduce the different types of aircraft used.
 
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RE: British Airways Orders 8 X A320's

Fri May 18, 2007 8:12 pm

Very good news for both BA and Airbus

So, how many B737 are there in LGW and of what types?
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Fri May 18, 2007 8:14 pm

Last week I flew a BA A319 TXL-LHR and it was very nice. Though I'm Boeing at heart for long haul, I prefer the A320/A319/A321 product over the 737 for shorter flights.
 
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Fri May 18, 2007 8:16 pm

Quoting CYatUK (Reply 11):
So, how many B737 are there in LGW and of what types?

33 IN TOTAL.

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Fri May 18, 2007 8:18 pm

So can someone explain what this is all about?


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Fri May 18, 2007 8:20 pm

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Fri May 18, 2007 8:23 pm

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Lease from XL for the summer season to BA's franchise operator GB Airways. It is flying summer sun routes from LGW.

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Fri May 18, 2007 8:27 pm

I am surprised to be bringing this up, but maybe this hints towards the long-haul fleet being mostly, if not all Boeing. I don't see BA going completely to one manufacturer. I bet that once they move completely to the A32X, that they will be cutting some of their many costs associated with running both 737s and 320s. Smart move for BA!

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RE: British Airways Orders 8 X A320's

Fri May 18, 2007 8:51 pm

[quote=EI321,reply=13]33 IN TOTAL.

Thanks EI321

So (as someone else asked before) why BA are not ordering more A32X to replace all their LGW fleet if (as they said) they are moving towards that direction anyway.

Unless the usual rule of getting a better price if buying more is not working within aviation.

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Fri May 18, 2007 8:56 pm

Quoting Monteycarlos (Reply 14):
So can someone explain what this (BA 738) is all about?

Isn't she a lease or something?
 
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RE: British Airways Orders 8 X A320's

Fri May 18, 2007 9:10 pm

Quoting EI321 (Reply 8):
Would it not be possible to order 737NGs as a separate gatwick fleet?

It would be possible, in as much as there is nothing to stop them doing it, but the report states:

Quoting WINGS (Thread starter):
The airline said the order is the first step towards a single short-haul fleet across its network.

which, in my opinion, is clearly saying the A320 family is the choice for short-haul.
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Fri May 18, 2007 9:12 pm

Quoting Scbriml (Reply 20):
Quoting EI321 (Reply 8):
Would it not be possible to order 737NGs as a separate gatwick fleet?

It would be possible, in as much as there is nothing to stop them doing it, but the report states:

Quoting WINGS (Thread starter):
The airline said the order is the first step towards a single short-haul fleet across its network.

which, in my opinion, is clearly saying the A320 family is the choice for short-haul.

I just thought of that as some airlines have done it (AB & EZ). Perhaps Boeing could throw in 40 cheap 737NG to help the l/h order.
 
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Fri May 18, 2007 9:23 pm

Quoting CYatUK (Reply 18):
Unless the usual rule of getting a better price if buying more is not working within aviation

But the new orders are taken from options taken out years ago. BA still has A320 options to firm up.
 
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Fri May 18, 2007 9:28 pm

http://www.flightglobal.com/articles...-replacing-gatwick-boeing-737.html

Quote:

Chief executive Willie Walsh says: "We’ve made considerable progress at Gatwick, particularly on costs. Gatwick is an important part of our short-haul strategy and replacing the older Boeing 737 fleet with Airbus aircraft will give us flexibility across both airports."

BA currently has 67 Airbus aircraft in its short-haul fleet.

The airline has separately been evaluating widebody aircraft and intends to place a major order later this year.

 
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Fri May 18, 2007 9:40 pm

Hi,

Quoting WINGS (Thread starter):
BA also said it will upgrade its Gatwick short-haul fleet by replacing the oldest 14 Boeing 737s with Airbus A319 aircraft.

Could that mean that the LGW-ALG route will see a A319 instead of a 734? That would be awesome!!!  Smile

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Fri May 18, 2007 9:48 pm

Quoting Speedbird2155 (Reply 10):

While LGW operates independently of LHR and has it's own crew base, the overall aim appears to have a single common fleet from an operational and financial perspective. This means that overall, BA will reduce the different types of aircraft used.

.....while I'm sad to see their B737's go (I flew on their B737-500 a few years ago), I think it's a smart move to shift towards all one-manufacturer for their short-haul fleet... yes 

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Quoting KhenleyDIA (Reply 17):
I am surprised to be bringing this up, but maybe this hints towards the long-haul fleet being mostly, if not all Boeing. I don't see BA going completely to one manufacturer. I bet that once they move completely to the A32X, that they will be cutting some of their many costs associated with running both 737s and 320s. Smart move for BA!

...I mentioned that recently also, and I believe that will be the case...like the SQ's and EK's of the world,I don't see BA relying on one manufacturer for both long and short-haul.......
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Fri May 18, 2007 9:49 pm

Why exactly did BA convert their A318 orders to A319?
 
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Fri May 18, 2007 9:51 pm

Quoting Scbriml (Reply 1):
I don't know why they don't just place one larger order for the planes they need rather than ordering them in dribs and drabs as they are currently

A few words spring to mind in this "prudence" being one of them, "flexibility" being another

We all realise that the aircraft industry has many definitions of orders, each definition requiring a different level of financial commitment; in this case it seems to me that BA are treading a delicate path between the lowest purchase cost, which would be to place large firm orders, and the most expensive which would be small one off orders.

I would assume that they are placing relatively small orders (if you can define 8 airliners as a a small purchase), because airbus are giving them a good rate on the expectation that BA are moving to an all Airbus short haul fleet. This however gives them the flexibility to switch to a different model size if their business alters significantly. In addition it doesn't lumber the business with large multi year financial commitments.
 
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Fri May 18, 2007 9:53 pm

Quoting AH332 (Reply 24):
Could that mean that the LGW-ALG route will see a A319 instead of a 734? That would be awesome!!! Smile

If ALG is a 734s destination, it seems more likely that it won't see that many 319s as they are meant to replace 733s and 735s in BA's fleet. You will have to wait for the new A320s to replace the 734s, as I will have to in VRN, Italy, well at least for the summer season when 734s are usually flying LGW-VRN.

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Fri May 18, 2007 9:54 pm

Quoting Jacobin777 (Reply 25):
..plus, I like the A319 in BA colours...

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Fri May 18, 2007 10:02 pm

Quoting Speedbird2155 (Reply 10):

The company has indicated that the B734 fleet will eventually be replaced by A320s, making the entire shorthaul operation (LHR and LGW) all Airbus fleet.

Not quite. The 757 and 767 will still be operating ex LHR on shorthaul routes.

Good & logical move by BA. Whatever anyone might say, it makes sense for BA to operate one fleet of c 100 airbuses than 30 737NG and 70 A32X. While both large fleets in themselves, why would BA want the exra headache? Even EasyJet is phasing out 73G's in favour of A319's. SA is doing similar (738's for A320 &A319)

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Fri May 18, 2007 10:21 pm

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Fri May 18, 2007 10:26 pm

Quoting EI321 (Reply 26):
Why exactly did BA convert their A318 orders to A319?

I believe BA were intending to use the A318s in the regions, but of course, as we all know, BA has pretty much given up on regional operations.
 
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RE: British Airways Orders 8 X A320's

Fri May 18, 2007 10:27 pm

Quoting EI321 (Reply 26):
Why exactly did BA convert their A318 orders to A319?

They were ordered with PW6000s. If P&W had got that ready in time, BA might be operating the A318. Instead they needed the planes and switched the order to A319s. Given what's now happened with BA Connect, I don't see BA operating anything smaller than the A319.
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Fri May 18, 2007 10:43 pm

Quoting VivaGunners (Reply 28):
If ALG is a 734s destination, it seems more likely that it won't see that many 319s as they are meant to replace 733s and 735s in BA's fleet. You will have to wait for the new A320s to replace the 734s, as I will have to in VRN, Italy, well at least for the summer season when 734s are usually flying LGW-VRN

Well, at least I'm not in it alone!  Wink Thanks for the info.

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Fri May 18, 2007 11:46 pm

Can't say I am disappointed by BA replacing their old 737 fleet. Flew on one from Venice back to Gatwick earlier this yera. Trusty old frame, good flight, but was starting to look very tatty. Stains on the wings, engines, inside, outside, you name it - it was stained. Nothing bad, just wear and tear from many cycles.

Will be a shame to see them go though. I rememebr the first time I flew on a 734 - was quite an experience after the 731  Smile
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Fri May 18, 2007 11:50 pm

Quoting KhenleyDIA (Reply 17):
I am surprised to be bringing this up, but maybe this hints towards the long-haul fleet being mostly, if not all Boeing. I don't see BA going completely to one manufacturer. I bet that once they move completely to the A32X, that they will be cutting some of their many costs associated with running both 737s and 320s. Smart move for BA!

KhenleyDIA

That BA intends to replace its entire 737Classic fleet with A32X airplanes is really not news, its been the plan all along. And one should note that these there are still many 733/734/735s to be replaced even after all of the ordered Airbus A32X are delivered.

As for this top-off A32X order being an indication of anything concerning BA's longhaul fleet.....let me remind you that BA also recently placed orders for 4 772ERs.
 
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Sat May 19, 2007 12:00 am

Quoting Dutchjet (Reply 36):
That BA intends to replace its entire 737Classic fleet with A32X airplanes is really not news, its been the plan all along.

What a lot of you are missing is that until today there was no guarantee that BA would replace the LGW B737s at all. There was a turnround plan to bring LGW shorthaul back into profit, and although it is not there yet, the statement says that it is well on its way.
The announcement might have been that BA will close down shorthaul ops at LGW, so this 8 plane order is very significant in that they will continue.
 
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Sat May 19, 2007 12:03 am

This isnt a shocker at all - we've been expecting this for 18 months. I suspect what will happen is they are looking to replace the CFM-56-powered Buses as well so the whole fleet is V2500-series powered Airbus.
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Sat May 19, 2007 12:10 am

Quoting CHRISBA777ER (Reply 38):
I suspect what will happen is they are looking to replace the CFM-56-powered Buses as well so the whole fleet is V2500-series powered Airbus.

The aircraft to replace the CFM56 A320 are already ordered, in fact the first one was delivered (UXJ) a couple of weeks ago and more will come in the Autumn. The CFM56 aircraft will be out of service by this time next year.
 
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Sat May 19, 2007 12:18 am

Get ready for the HUGE Boeing order! They threw a bone to Airbus and the EU.
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Sat May 19, 2007 12:43 am

Quoting PieTpaFlSun (Reply 40):
Get ready for the HUGE Boeing order! They threw a bone to Airbus and the EU.

Great logic. And may I ask how the order for 777-200ER's is a different case?
 
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Sat May 19, 2007 12:59 am

Quoting EI321 (Reply 8):
Would it not be possible to order 737NGs as a separate gatwick fleet? How independant is the Gatwick operation?

Sure it would be possible, but economically unjustified. They picked the best aircraft for their operation, and pending fleet simplification will benefit BA regardless of where the aircraft and crews themselves are based.

Quoting PieTpaFlSun (Reply 40):
Get ready for the HUGE Boeing order! They threw a bone to Airbus and the EU.

Well, I'm not sure how you figured that they threw Airbus a bone; they ordered the aircraft most people considered them likely to order, and the one that fits their fleet plan best. When a Boeing aircraft fits their fleet plan best, they will order Boeing.
 
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Sat May 19, 2007 1:35 am

Quoting PGNCS (Reply 42):
Quoting EI321 (Reply 8):
Would it not be possible to order 737NGs as a separate gatwick fleet? How independant is the Gatwick operation?

Sure it would be possible, but economically unjustified.

Looking at the EU flag carriers that have updated their fleets, most have switched the A320

Adria A320
Aer Lingus A320
Aeroflort A320
Air France A320
Alitalia A320
Austrian A320
British Airways A320
CSA A320
Cyprus Airways A320
Finnair A320
Iberia A320
KLM 737NG
Lufthansa A320
Malev 737NG
SAS A320 & 737NG
Tarom A320 & 737NG
Swiss A320
TAP A320

It would be nice if a few more go for 737NGs!
 
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Sat May 19, 2007 2:00 am

Quoting EI321 (Reply 43):
It would be nice if a few more go for 737NGs!

Its so convenient to look at half of a story........why not take a look at airlines like Ryanair, Transavia, TUI, etc......count the TOTAL number of airplanes and then get back to us.

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RE: British Airways Orders 8 X A320's

Sat May 19, 2007 2:00 am

Quoting TristarSteve (Reply 9):
The 14 A319 that are going to LGW will replace the B733 and B735.
No news yet on B734 replacement

What happens to the pilots of these B733 & 735? Do they have to re-qualify for A320 series?
 
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Sat May 19, 2007 2:11 am

Quoting EI321 (Reply 8):
Would it not be possible to order 737NGs as a separate gatwick fleet? How in-dependant is the Gatwick operation?

It would be possible, however, just logistically, the simpler the fleet, the better. Think about it, if they need maintaining, they can do heavy maintenance at GLA, and 'light' stuff at both LHR and LGW, not just LHR (since LGW is 737's) and would make Glasgow heavy maintenance more efficient. Also, if an aircraft goes 'tech', the could in theory fly one in from LGW to help cover.

Quoting KhenleyDIA (Reply 17):
I am surprised to be bringing this up, but maybe this hints towards the long-haul fleet being mostly, if not all Boeing. I don't see BA going completely to one manufacturer. I bet that once they move completely to the A32X, that they will be cutting some of their many costs associated with running both 737s and 320s. Smart move for BA!

That is my opinion too, BA will stick with Boeing for long-haul, they'll probably get a good deal with Boeing, and BA get the best of both worlds since both will want to compete for BA's orders on the other fleet.

Quoting BrianDromey (Reply 30):
Not quite. The 757 and 767 will still be operating ex LHR on short-haul routes.

I suspect both the 757's and 767's will be gone by mid 201X.

Quoting EI321 (Reply 41):
Great logic. And may I ask how the order for 777-200ER's is a different case?

Well, call me mad, but I think BA are testing the water.

Think about it, BA make a small order to Boeing, now a small one to Airbus, they're keeping their options open and are seeing what the other manufactures reaction is, they don't lose anything by trying this method, because, for all they know, either maker might suddenly lose their nerve and offer a sweet deal or throw in a good offer, like a cheap deal or the nearest possible production slot ?

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RE: British Airways Orders 8 X A320's

Sat May 19, 2007 2:25 am

Quoting Scbriml (Reply 1):
I don't know why they don't just place one larger order for the planes they need rather than ordering them in dribs and drabs as they are currently.

Because Airbus will cut them the same deal as if they ordered 50
 
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RE: British Airways Orders 8 X A320's

Sat May 19, 2007 2:27 am

BA are also panning to increase flights to Pakistan from three to six with 777 from June, currently they use a 744.
 
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RE: British Airways Orders 8 X A320's

Sat May 19, 2007 2:48 am

Quoting EFCar98 (Reply 47):

Because Airbus will cut them the same deal as if they ordered 50

British Airways still hold some options from their initial order for the A32X. This order is most likely a conversation of their options.

One thing that is interesting and it seems that no one has picked up on is the early delivery slots that British Airways has managed to grab. Maybe this is a result of the resent increase in the A32X production.

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