Wednesday, 23 September 2020

BA 747 retirement list



British Airways announced that all 31 of its remaining 747s had sadly flown their last commercial services as a result of the devastating impact the Covid-19 pandemic has had on the airline and the aviation sector.

Full details of each retired aircraft are below and will be updated. 


23 September G-BYGE

Date it entered service / BA delivery

5 February 1999

Retirement date

22 September 2020

Popular / recent routes

Last commercial flight was from Boston on 23 March 2020. Popular routes include New York, Boston and Philadelphia

Liveries worn

‘Rendezvous’ World Images livery

Current: Union Flag / Chatham Dockyard

Seating configuration

First: 14

Club: 86

World Traveller Plus: 30

World Traveller: 145

Facts and stats (approximate)

Top speed: 565mph

Take off speed: 180mph

Length: 70.6m, Height: 19.41m, Wingspan: 64.4m

Weight: 184 tonnes, maximum take-off weight 378 tonnes

4 x Rolls-Royce RB211-524 engines

Flown 86,611 hours, 10,845 flights and around 40 million miles

21 September - G-CIVP

Date it entered service / BA delivery

17 February 1998

Retirement date

21 September 2020

Popular / recent routes

Last commercial flight was from Miami on 25 March 2020. Popular routes include Cape Town, san Diego and Miami

Liveries worn

‘Colum’ World Images livery

Current: Union Flag / Chatham Dockyard with oneworld logo

Seating configuration

First: 14

Club: 52

World Traveller Plus: 36

World Traveller: 243

Facts and stats (approximate)

Top speed: 565mph

Take off speed: 180mph

Length: 70.6m, Height: 19.41m, Wingspan: 64.4m

Weight: 184 tonnes, maximum take-off weight 378 tonnes

4 x Rolls-Royce RB211-524 engines

 

16 September - G-CIVE

Date it entered service / BA delivery

20 December 1994

Retirement date

16 September 2020

Popular / recent routes

Last commercial flight was from Vancouver on 25 March 2020. Popular routes include Miami, Cape Town, Accra, Las Vegas and Denver

Liveries worn

British Asia Airways, Landor – ‘City of Sunderland’

Current: Union Flag / Chatham Dockyard

Seating configuration

First: 14

Club: 52

World Traveller Plus: 36

World Traveller: 243

Facts and stats (approximate)

Top speed: 565mph

Take off speed: 180mph

Length: 70.6m, Height: 19.41m, Wingspan: 64.4m

Weight: 184 tonnes, maximum take-off weight 378 tonnes

4 x Rolls-Royce RB211-524 engines

Flown 117,086 hours, 13,356 flights and around 55 million miles

10 September - G-CIVO

Date it entered service / BA delivery

5 December 1997

Retirement date

10 September 2020

Popular / recent routes

Last commercial flight was from Cape Town on 26 March 2020. Popular routes include Vancouver, Las Vegas and Cape Town

Liveries worn

‘Benyhone Tartan’ World Images livery

Current: Union Flag / Chatham Dockyard

Seating configuration

First: 14

Club: 52

World Traveller Plus: 36

World Traveller: 243

Facts and stats (approximate)

Top speed: 565mph

Take off speed: 180mph

Length: 70.6m, Height: 19.41m, Wingspan: 64.4m

Weight: 184 tonnes, maximum take-off weight 378 tonnes

4 x Rolls-Royce RB211-524 engines

9 Septemeber - G-CIVI

Date it entered service / BA delivery

2 May 1996

Retirement date

9 September 2020

Popular / recent routes

Last commercial flight was from New York on 29 March 2020. Popular routes include New York, Boston and San Francisco

Liveries worn

Landor – ‘City of Gloucester’

Current: Union Flag / Chatham Dockyard with oneworld logo

Seating configuration

First: 14

Club: 86

World Traveller Plus: 30

World Traveller: 145

Facts and stats (approximate)

Top speed: 565mph

Take off speed: 180mph

Length: 70.6m, Height: 19.41m, Wingspan: 64.4m

Weight: 184 tonnes, maximum take-off weight 378 tonnes

4 x Rolls-Royce RB211-524 engines

Flown 100,414 hours, 14,040 flights and around 50 million miles

8 September - G-BYGA

Date it entered service / BA delivery

14 December 1998

Retirement date

8 September 2020

Popular / recent routes

Last commercial flight was from New York on 21 March 2020. Popular routes include Chicago, Dubai, Los Angeles and New York.

Liveries worn

‘Chelsea Rose’ World Images livery

Current: Union Flag / Chatham Dockyard

Seating configuration

First: 14

Club: 86

World Traveller Plus: 30

World Traveller: 145

Facts and stats (approximate)

Top speed: 565mph

Take off speed: 180mph

Length: 70.6m, Height: 19.41m, Wingspan: 64.4m

Weight: 184 tonnes, maximum take-off weight 378 tonnes

4 x Rolls-Royce RB211-524 engines

Flown 89,593 hours, 10,981 flights and around 40 million miles

2 September - G-BYGB

Date it entered service / BA delivery

9 January 1999

Retirement date

2 September 2020

Popular / recent routes

Last commercial flight was from New York on 21 March 2020. Popular routes include San Francisco, Los Angeles and New York.

Liveries worn

‘Colum’ World Images livery

Current: Union Flag / Chatham Dockyard

Seating configuration

First: 14

Club: 86

World Traveller Plus: 30

World Traveller: 145

Facts and stats (approximate)

Top speed: 565mph

Take off speed: 180mph

Length: 70.6m, Height: 19.41m, Wingspan: 64.4m

Weight: 184 tonnes, maximum take-off weight 378 tonnes

4 x Rolls-Royce RB211-524 engines

Flown 90,821 hours, 11,425 flights and around 50 million miles

31 August 2020 - G-CIVH

Date it entered service / BA delivery

23 April 1996

Retirement date

31 August 2020

Popular / recent routes

Last commercial flight was from Dallas on 18 March 2020. Popular routes include Chicago, New York and Washington.

Liveries worn

Landor – ‘City of Hereford’

Current: Union Flag / Chatham Dockyard

Seating configuration

First: 14

Club: 86

World Traveller Plus: 30

World Traveller: 145

Facts and stats (approximate)

Top speed: 565mph

Take off speed: 180mph

Length: 70.6m, Height: 19.41m, Wingspan: 64.4m

Weight: 184 tonnes, maximum take-off weight 378 tonnes

4 x Rolls-Royce RB211-524 engines

Flown 101,976 hours, 13,884 flights and around 50 million miles

26 August 2020 – G-BYGF

Date it entered service / BA delivery

17 February 1999

Retirement date

26 August 2020

Popular / recent routes

Last flight was a repatriation flight from Larnaca, 9 April 2020. Popular routes include Boston, New York and Los Angeles.

Liveries worn

Union Flag / Chatham Dockyard

Seating configuration

First: 14

Club: 86

World Traveller Plus: 30

World Traveller: 145

Facts and stats (approximate)

Top speed: 565mph

Take off speed: 180mph

Length: 70.6m, Height: 19.41m, Wingspan: 64.4m

Weight: 184 tonnes, maximum take-off weight 378 tonnes

4 x Rolls-Royce RB211-524 engines

Flown 90,897.4 hours, 11,075 flights and over 45 million miles

 

18 August 2020 – G-CIVD

Date it entered service

14 December 1994

Retirement date

19 August 2020 to Castellon, Valencia

Popular / recent routes

Last flight was to Lagos, part of the repatriation effort, on 18 April 2020

Liveries worn

Landor – ‘City of Coventry’

Current: Union Flag / Chatham Dockyard with oneworld logo

Seating configuration

First: 14

Club: 52

World Traveller Plus: 36

World Traveller: 243

Facts and stats (approximate)

Top speed: 565mph

Take off speed: 180mph

Length: 70.6m, Height: 19.41m, Wingspan: 64.4m

Weight: 184 tonnes, maximum take-off weight 378 tonnes

4 x Rolls-Royce RB211-524 engines

Flown 115,276.8 hours, 13,364 flights and over 50 million miles

 





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