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J343
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British Airways Fleet

Tue Dec 15, 2020 7:19 pm

Hey everyone!

I hope everyone is keeping well and safe!

So I've been working from home since March and during my down time, I've been trying to keep up with Aviation news. I know it's been discussed here many times but did British Airways order the Boeing 787 8/9/10 as a direct replacement for their ageing B777-200ER in a 1:1 replacement as with the case of American Airlines?

Also, would the B787-8 range allow for a hypothetical LHR-MNL/CGK route?

Thank you all and Happy Holidays :)
 
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Re: British Airways Fleet

Tue Dec 15, 2020 7:25 pm

Well, not particularly. They used the 787s mainly for growth. They still have 40+ 777-200ERS to replace. That will be their next wide-body RFP, that would’ve probably taken off next year but that’s probably not going to happen. But that and the narrow body order is the next big thing from IAG
 
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Re: British Airways Fleet

Wed Dec 16, 2020 6:50 pm

J343 wrote:
Hey everyone!

I hope everyone is keeping well and safe!

So I've been working from home since March and during my down time, I've been trying to keep up with Aviation news.
I know it's been discussed here many times but did British Airways order the Boeing 787 8/9/10 as a direct replacement for their ageing B777-200ER in a 1:1 replacement as with the case of American Airlines?

Also, would the B787-8 range allow for a hypothetical LHR-MNL/CGK route?



Hello.
Broadly speaking:
The 787-8 replaced BA's longhaul 767s.
The 787-10 and A350-1000 were ordered to replace the 30 or so 747s that were in service at the start of this year. The first 25 or so of BA's 747-400 to retire were replaced by 777-300s and A380s.
As Opus99 says, the 787-9 was effectively used for growth.
Apart from the three 777As retired this year, pre-covid BA was planning on keeping all or most of the rest of the 777-200 fleet in service for some time, IIRC to 2030.
Ever since childhood, when I lived within sight of London Airport, I have seldom seen a plane go by and not wished I was on it.”
With apologies to Paul Theroux - ‘The Great Railway Bazaar’
 
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Re: British Airways Fleet

Wed Dec 16, 2020 7:48 pm

BealineV953 wrote:
J343 wrote:
Hey everyone!

I hope everyone is keeping well and safe!

So I've been working from home since March and during my down time, I've been trying to keep up with Aviation news.
I know it's been discussed here many times but did British Airways order the Boeing 787 8/9/10 as a direct replacement for their ageing B777-200ER in a 1:1 replacement as with the case of American Airlines?

Also, would the B787-8 range allow for a hypothetical LHR-MNL/CGK route?



Hello.
Broadly speaking:
The 787-8 replaced BA's longhaul 767s.
The 787-10 and A350-1000 were ordered to replace the 30 or so 747s that were in service at the start of this year. The first 25 or so of BA's 747-400 to retire were replaced by 777-300s and A380s.
As Opus99 says, the 787-9 was effectively used for growth.
Apart from the three 777As retired this year, pre-covid BA was planning on keeping all or most of the rest of the 777-200 fleet in service for some time, IIRC to 2030.


That's true. But I think that the 797-9s were ordered also to fill the gap between the -8 and the -10.
Ben Soriano
 
Opus99
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Re: British Airways Fleet

Wed Dec 16, 2020 7:59 pm

BealineV953 wrote:
J343 wrote:
Hey everyone!

I hope everyone is keeping well and safe!

So I've been working from home since March and during my down time, I've been trying to keep up with Aviation news.
I know it's been discussed here many times but did British Airways order the Boeing 787 8/9/10 as a direct replacement for their ageing B777-200ER in a 1:1 replacement as with the case of American Airlines?

Also, would the B787-8 range allow for a hypothetical LHR-MNL/CGK route?



Hello.
Broadly speaking:
The 787-8 replaced BA's longhaul 767s.
The 787-10 and A350-1000 were ordered to replace the 30 or so 747s that were in service at the start of this year. The first 25 or so of BA's 747-400 to retire were replaced by 777-300s and A380s.
As Opus99 says, the 787-9 was effectively used for growth.
Apart from the three 777As retired this year, pre-covid BA was planning on keeping all or most of the rest of the 777-200 fleet in service for some time, IIRC to 2030.

Yes. The first 77E is due out in 2025
 
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Re: British Airways Fleet

Wed Dec 16, 2020 10:55 pm

and with all these long haul reductions, not as much pressure. Some of these routes will never see light of day again IMO.
 
J343
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Re: British Airways Fleet

Thu Dec 17, 2020 3:54 pm

Thank you all for the responses! Very informative :)

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