British Airways A319 G-EUPM BA1426 Belfast International Diversion.

British Airways A319 G-EUPM operating BA1426 London Heathrow – Belfast City diverted to Belfast International this evening due to weather at Belfast City. The aircraft then positioned Belfast International – London Heathrow as BA9251. As a result tomorrow’s BA1427 Belfast City – London Heathrow will not operate.

Cello Aviation RJ85 G-LENM Operates for BA CityFlyer, Diverts to Edinburgh.

Cello Aviation RJ85 G-LENM operating BA8720 London City – Glasgow diverted to Edinburgh this morning. The aircraft then positioned Edinburgh – London City as BA9750. As a result BA8739 Glasgow – London City was cancelled.

The aircraft then operated the following rotations:

BA8726/BA8727 London City – Glasgow
BA8708/BA8719 London City – Edinburgh.

British Airways B787-9 G-ZBKA Delivered.

British Airways Boeing 787-9 G-ZBKA was delivered Paine Field – London Heathrow this afternoon as BA9158. This is the first Boeing 787-9 for British Airways. The aircraft is in White Union Flag with Crest livery and 8F/42J/39W/127Y configuration.

British Airways B737-400 G-DOCW Operates Staff Farewell Flight, then Withdrawn.

British Airways Boeing 737-436 G-DOCW operated a London Gatwick – London Gatwick farewell flight for staff this afternoon, operating a circuit using callsign BA737 (but internally coded BA2737C) routing to Bournemouth then following the south coast to Hastings before doubling back to Bognor Regis and returning to London Gatwick. The aircraft was then withdrawn from British Airways service.

British Airways B747-400 G-BNLF Receives Further Life Extension.

British Airways Boeing 747-436 G-BNLF, which was scheduled to be withdrawn from service last September but which saw its service life extended following the Johannesburg wing incident, and was then scheduled to be withdrawn at the end of October 2015, has received a further service life extension and will now remain active until February 2016 to provide extra cover at London Heathrow following the transfer of a Boeing 777-200ER to London Gatwick to cover the fire damaged Las Vegas aircraft.

It is not year clear how the airline will accommodate the “Old First” cabin as the routes which saw Three Class Boeing 747-400 service using the “Old First” equipped aircraft all revert to Four Class operation from the start of the winter timetable.

Cello Aviation RJ85 G-LENM Operates for BA CityFlyer.

Cello Aviation RJ85 G-LENM operated the following BA CityFlyer operations today:

BA8720/BA8739 London City – Glasgow
BA8726/BA8727 London City – Glasgow
BA8709/BA8719 London City – Edinburgh.

British Airways B777-200ER G-YMMC BA163 Heathrow Medical Return.

British Airways Boeing 777-236ER G-YMMC operating BA163 London Heathrow – Tel Aviv (depart London Heathrow 28th September) was approaching Brussels at 37,000 ft in the very early hours of this morning when it turned back to London Heathrow for a safe landing due to a medical issue on board. The flight has been delayed overnight.

BA CityFlyer E190 G-LCYN Positioning Flight.

Following its diversion last night, BA CityFlyer Embraer 190 G-LCYN positioned London City – Dublin as BA9750 this morning then returned to service operating BA4463 Dublin – London City. BA4460 London City – Dublin was cancelled.

British Airways B767-300ER G-BNWV Withdrawn.

British Airways Boeing 767-33ER G-BNWV was withdrawn from service at London Heathrow this morning after arriving as BA188 from Newark. the aircraft then positioned London Heathrow – Cardiff-Wales as BA9171 for component recovery. This reduces the Boeing 767-300ER fleet to 13 aircraft, and the longhaul Boeing 767-300ER fleet to six aircraft. The aircraft was in 24J/24W/144Y configuration and Union Flag livery on withdrawal.

British Airways B777-200ER G-VIIH Returns from Mumbai.

Following the technical issue it encountered yesterday, British Airways Boeing 777-236ER G-VIIH departed Mumbai this afternoon operating yesterday’s BA198 Mumbai – London Heathrow as BA198D. However it is not clear whether this flight was carrying passengers as all sources show it as having been cancelled.

BA CityFlyer E190 G-LCYO Nice Technical Issue.

BA CityFlyer Embraer 190 G-LCYO operated BA8475 London City – Nice this morning, however the return BA8476 was cancelled due to a technical issue with the aircraft. The aircraft later positioned Nice – London City using callsign CFE752C.

British Airways A319 G-EUPH Switches to Gatwick Base.

British Airways A319 G-EUPH overnighted at Glasgow after arriving as BA1496 from London Heathrow, the aircraft switched to London Gatwick operations this morning operating BA2953 Glasgow – London Gatwick.

Cello Aviation RJ85 G-LENM Operates For BA CityFlyer.

Cello Aviation RJ85 G-LENM operated the following BA CityFlyer services today:

BA8720/BA8739 London City – Glasgow
BA4453/BA4454 London City – Rotterdam
BA8726/BA8727 London City – Glasgow
BA8712/BA8719 London City – Edinburgh.

22/09/15 British Airways Flight Cancellations.

The following British Airways flights did not operate today:

BA191/BA190 London Heathrow – Austin
BA475 Barcelona – London Heathrow
BA4451/BA4452 London City – Rotterdam.

British Airways B777-200ER G-VIIW St Lucia Bird Strike.

British Airways Boeing 777-236ER G-VIIW operated the Port of Spain – St Lucia sector of BA2158 Port of Spain – St Lucia – London Gatwick this evening, however the onward sector to London Gatwick has been delayed overnight due to a bird strike on arrival at St Lucia.

British Airways A320 G-EUYH Chateauroux Training Mission.

British Airways A320 G-EUYH positioned London Heathrow – Chateauroux as BA9260 this morning in order to operate training circuits. The aircraft later positioned Chateauroux – London Heathrow as BA9269. The aircraft later positioned Chateauroux – London Heathrow as BA9269.

Cello Aviation RJ85 G-LENM Operates for BA CityFlyer.

Cello Aviation RJ85 G-LENM operated the following BA CityFlyer services today:

BA8731 Frankfurt – London City
BA8732/BA8733 London City – Frankfurt
BA4464/BA4467 London City – Dublin
BA4468/BA4471 London City – Dublin.

21/09/15 British Airways Flight Cancellations.

The following British Airways flights did not operate today:

BA69/BA68 London Heathrow – Philadelphia
BA814/BA815 London Heathrow – Copenhagen
BA1430/BA1415 London Heathrow – Belfast City.

British Airways A319 G-DBCB BA2941Edinburgh Bird Strike.

British Airways A319 G-DBCB operating BA2941 Edinburgh – London Gatwick encountered a bird strike on departure, so stopped the climb at 6,000 ft, headed north to work checklists around the Stirling area then returned to Edinburgh for a safe landing. After checks the aircraft was able to continue the flight with a delay of around four and a half hours.

18/09/15 British Airways Flight Cancellations.

The following British Airways flights did not operate today:

BA724/BA725 London Heathrow – Geneva
BA794/BA799 London Heathrow – Helsinki
BA814/BA815 London Heathrow – Copenhagen
BA1304/BA1305 London Heathrow – Aberdeen
BA1314/BA1315 London Heathrow – Aberdeen
BA1430/BA1415 London Heathrow – Belfast City (more…)

British Airways B777-300ER G-STBI Operates Bangalore Rotation.

British Airways Boeing 777-336ER G-STBI operated the BA119/BA118 London Heathrow – Bangalore rotation today in place of the usual Boeing 777-200ER. This was to provide additional Economy Class capacity following the overnight delay of yesterday’s service and it eventually being operated by a Four Class rather than a Three Class Boeing 777-200ER.

British Airways A321 G-EUXG Returns from Paris CDG.

Following the technical issue it encountered yesterday, British Airways A321 G-EUXG positioned Paris CDG – Glasgow as BA9276 this morning and returned to service this afternoon operating BA1497 Glasgow – London Heathrow.

British Airways A320 G-EUYJ Continues from Venice, Diverts via Verona.

Following its diversion last night, British Airways A320 G-EUYJ departed Venice this morning continuing yesterday’s diverted BA544 London Heathrow – Bologna as BA544A with an intended routing of Venice – Bologna. However due to continuing weather issues at Bologna the aircraft diverted via Verona, before eventually operating today’s BA543 Bologna – London Heathrow with a seven hour delay.

17/09/15 British Airways Flight Cancellations.

The following British Airways flights did not operate today:

BA716/BA717 London Heathrow – Zurich
BA726/BA727 London Heathrow – Geneva
BA2284 Geneva – London City
BA2214 London City – Glasgow
BA4464/BA4467 London City – Dublin.

British Airways A319 G-EUOD Returns from Gatwick Base.

British Airways A319 G-EUOD overnighted at Glasgow after arriving as BA2968 from London Gatwick yesterday, then switched to London Heathrow operations this morning operating BA1491 Glasgow – London Heathrow. The aircraft had been operating from London Gatwick since August 22nd.

16/09/15 British Airways Flight Cancellations.

The following British Airways flights did not operate today:

BA145/BA144 London Heathrow – Baku
BA315 Paris CDG – London Heathrow
BA716/BA717 London Heathrow – Zurich
BA954/BA955 London Heathrow – Munich
BA1312/BA1313 London Heathrow – Aberdeen
BA1492/BA1497 London Heathrow – Glasgow.

British Airways B747-400 G-CIVF Returns to Service in Super J Configuration.

British Airways Boeing 747-436 G-CIVF, which has been undergoing tests on its new IFE system at London Heathrow since returning from Cardiff-Wales on 9th September, returned to service this morning operating BA117/BA114 London Heathrow – New York JFK with a two hour plus delay. The return BA114 operated with all 86 Business Class occupied, however two First Class seats suffered technical issue and had to be blocked out. This was the first service operated by a Boeing 747-400 in the new 14F/86J/30W/145Y configuration.

15/09/15 British Airways Flight Cancellations.

The following British Airways flights did not operate today:

BA235/BA234 London Heathrow – Moscow Domodedovo
BA242 Mexico City – London Heathrow
BA308/BA315 London Heathrow – Paris CDG
BA724/BA725 London Heathrow – Geneva
BA764/BA765 London Heathrow – Oslo
BA1306/BA1307 London Heathrow – Aberdeen (more…)

British Airways A320 G-EUYH Returns from Gatwick Base.

British Airways A320 G-EUYH, which has been operating from London Gatwick since 7th September, overnighted at Glasgow after arriving as BA2968 from London Gatwick yesterday, then returned to London Heathrow operations this morning operating BA1491 Glasgow – London Heathrow.

14/09/15 British Airways Flight Cancellations.

The following British Airways flights did not operate today:

BA438/BA439 London Heathrow – Amsterdam
BA824/BA823 London Heathrow – Dublin
BA1396/BA1403 London Heathrow – Manchester
BA1430/BA1415 London Heathrow – Belfast City
BA1448/BA1455 London Heathrow – Edinburgh
BA8767/BA8768 London City – Zurich.

Titan Airways B757-200 G-ZAPX Positions for British Airways Operations.

Titan Airways Boeing 757-256 G-ZAPX positioned London Stansted – London Gatwick as BA9251 this morning in order to operate the following British Airways rotations:

BA2694/BA2695 London Gatwick – Faro
BA2626/BA2627 London Gatwick – Nice.

The aircraft then positioned London Gatwick – London Stansted as BA9250.

13/09/15 British Airways Flight Cancellations.

The following British Airways flights did not operate today:

BA44 Cape Town – London Heathrow
BA145/BA144 London Heathrow – Baku
BA175 London Heathrow – New York JFK
BA203 London Heathrow – Boston.

12/09/15 British Airways Flight Cancellations.

The following British Airways flights did not operate today:

BA175/BA172 London Heathrow – New York JFK
BA215/BA202 London Heathrow – Boston
BA2542/BA2543 London Gatwick – Rome Fiumicino
BA2696/BA2697 London Gatwick – Faro.

British Airways B777-200ER G-YMML Heathrow Hydraulic Issue.

British Airways Boeing 777-236ER G-YMML operating BA292 Washington – London Heathrow (depart Washington 10th September) encountered hydraulic issues this morning and was therefore met by fire crews as a precaution when it landed at London Heathrow this morning. The south runway was temporarily out of service as the aircraft was unable to taxi under its own power.

11/09/15 British Airways Flight Cancellations.

The following British Airways flights did not operate today:

BA175/BA172 London Heathrow – New York JFK
BA215/BA202 London Heathrow – Boston
BA235/BA234 London Heathrow – Moscow Domodedovo.

10/09/15 British Airways Flight Cancellations.

The following British Airways flights did not operate today:

BA146 Amman – London Heathrow
BA175/BA172 London Heathrow – New York JFK
BA215/BA202 London Heathrow – Boston.

British Airways B777-300ER G-STBB Overnight Chicago Delay.

British Airways Boeing 777-36NER G-STBB operated BA297 London Heathrow – Chicago this afternoon, however due to the diversion of yesterday’s service and subsequent crew re-arrangements, there is no rested crew to operate the return BA296 tonight. The aircraft will therefore overnight at Chicago and return tomorrow.

British Airways B747-400 G-CIVF Returns from Cardiff Maintenance.

British Airways Boeing 747-436 G-CIVF, which has been under maintenance at Cardiff-Wales since 31st July, positioned Cardiff-Wales – London Heathrow as BA9172 this afternoon. The aircraft has been reconfigured from 14F/70J/30W/185Y to 14F/86J/30W/145Y and has been fitted with the Panasonic eX3 entertainment system. Economy and Premium Economy seats have been recovered with the latest fabrics and USB and power ports have been added. This is the first Boeing 747-400 to be reconfigured and refurbished to this arrangement.

09/09/15 British Airways Flight Cancellations.

The following British Airways flights did not operate today:

BA175/BA172 London Heathrow – New York JFK
BA203/BA214 London Heathrow – Boston
BA8451/BA8452 London City – Amsterdam.

British Airways B777-200ER G-VIIO Las Vegas Rejected Take off and Fire.

British Airways Boeing 777-236ER G-VIIO operating BA2276 Las Vegas – London Gatwick with 159 passengers and 13 crew rejected take off due to a catastrophic failure of the #1 General Electric engine. Passengers were evacuated with 14 reported minor injuries. The #1 engine appears to have encountered an uncontained failure with fire appearing to spread underneath the aircraft. The fire was extinguished after around four minutes. Both the port and starboard fuselage have sustained smoke and/or flame damage with the port side fuselage skin being burned through mainly below but also above the window line just forward of the left wing by Business Class seats 10A and 11A. The left wing fairing is burned away with damage also apparent to the leading edge of the left wing.

The aircraft first flew in January 1999. It last underwent heavy maintenance at Cardiff-Wales from 22nd March – 13th April 2014 and was also under maintenance at London Gatwick from 12th October – 18th October 2014.

 

British Airways B777-300ER G-STBI BA295 Chicago Rockford Diversion.

British Airways Boeing 777-336ER G-STBI operating BA297 London Heathrow – Chicago O’Hare diverted to Chicago Rockford this evening due to weather. The aircraft continued Chicago Rockford – Chicago O’Hare after midnight with this sector appearing to be operated by the scheduled crew of the BA296 Chicago – London Heathrow sector. As this crew did not have sufficient hours to continue to London Heathrow this service has been delayed until tomorrow afternoon.

08/09/15 British Airways Flight Cancellations.

The following British Airways flights did not operate today:

BA175/BA174 London Heathrow – New York JFK
BA215/BA202 London Heathrow – Boston
BA8760 Zurich – London City.

BA CityFlyer E190 G-LCYP Positioning Flight.

BA CityFlyer Embraer 190 G-LCYP operated BA8753 London City – Madrid this morning. The aircraft then positioned Madrid – Malaga as BA9751 in order to operate BA8488 Malaga – London City. As a result BA8754 Madrid – London City was cancelled.

Titan Airways B757-200 G-ZAPX Operates for British Airways.

Titan Airways Boeing 757-256 G-ZAPX operated the following British Airways flights today:

BA2622/BA2623 London Gatwick – Nice
BA2730/BA2731 London Gatwick – Tenerife South.

The aircraft thenpositioned London Gatwick – Manchester as BA9252.

07/09/15 British Airways Flight Cancellations.

The following British Airways flights did not operate today:

BA175/BA172 London Heathrow – New York JFK
BA203/BA214 London Heathrow – Boston
BA1472/BA1477 London Heathrow – Glasgow
BA8476 Nice – London City
BA8754 Madrid – London City
BA8769 London City – Zurich.

British Airways B777-200ER G-VIIA Operates Rome Rotation.

Following its technical diversion to Frankfurt and return to London Heathrow on 4th August, British Airways Boeing 777-236ER G-VIIA operated the BA548/BA549 London Heathrow – Rome Fiumicino rotation this morning in place of the usual shorthaul Airbus, then returned to normal operations this evening operating BA183 London Heathrow – New York JFK.

06/09/15 British Airways Flight Cancellations.

The following British Airways flights did not operate today:

BA175/BA172 London Heathrow – New York JFK
BA215/BA202 London Heathrow – Boston
BA1448/BA1455 London Heathrow – Edinburgh
BA8725 Glasgow – London City.

British Airways A318 G-EUNA BA2 London Gatwick Diversion.

British Airways A318 G-EUNA operating BA2 New York JFK – London City (depart New York JFK 4th September) diverted to London Gatwick this morning due to weather at London City. The aircraft was able to position London Gatwick – London City later as BA9161.

05/09/15 British Airways Flight Cancellations.

The following British Airways flights did not operate today:

BA142 Delhi – London Heathrow
BA173/BA112 London Heathrow – New York JFK
BA215/BA202 London Heathrow – Boston.

British Airways A320 G-GATS Delivered.

British Airways A320 G-GATS was delivered Woensdrecht – London Gatwick this afternoon as BA9259. This 2001 vintage machine was delivered to TAM, it is in CY171 configuration and White Union Flag with Crest livery. This brings the Gatwick based G-GAT* A320 series up to eight aircraft.

British Airways B777-200ER G-VIIA BA143 Frankfurt Technical Diversion.

British Airways Boeing 777-236ER G-VIIA operating BA143 London Heathrow – Delhi diverted to Frankfurt this morning due to fumes on board. After around eight hours on the ground at Frankfurt the aircraft returned to London Heathrow. The flight, and tomorrow’s return BA142 were subsequently cancelled.

British Airways A318 G-EUNA Returns from Shannon.

Following the technical issue it encountered on 31st August, British Airways A318 G-EUNA positioned Shannon – London City this morning as BA9272. During the afternoon the aircraft undertook a London City – London City test flight as BA9253 making numerous circuits near King’s Lynn.

British Airways A321 G-EUXG Bordeaux Rescue Mission.

Following the diversion of yesterday’s BA460 London Heathrow – Madrid to Bordeaux, British Airways A321 G-EUXG positioned London Heathrow – Bordeaux this morning as BA9251 in order to continue the diverted service, routing Bordeaux – Madrid using BA460 as its callsign. The aircraft then operated yesterday’s delayed BA461 Madrid – London Heathrow.

03/09/15 British Airways Flight Cancellations.

The following British Airways flights did not operate today:

BA3/BA4 London City – New York JFK
BA175/BA172 London Heathrow – New York JFK
BA215/BA202 London Heathrow – Boston
BA748/BA749 London Heathrow – Basel
BA906/BA907 London Heathrow – Frankfurt
BA744/BA745 London Heathrow – Stavanger (more…)

02/09/15 British Airways Flight Cancellations.

The following British Airways flights did not operate today:

BA3/BA4 London City – New York JFK
BA175/BA172 London Heathrow – New York JFK
BA215/BA202 London Heathrow – Boston.

BA CityFlyer E170 G-LCYI BA4457 Amsterdam Diversion.

BA CityFlyer Embraer 170 G-LCYI operating BA4457 London City – Rotterdam diverted to Amsterdam this evening due to weather at Rotterdam. The aircraft then positioned Amsterdam – London City as BA9750. As a result BA4458 Rotterdam – London City was cancelled.

British Airways B777-200ER G-VIIY BA2159 Bridgetown Technical Diversion.

British Airways Boeing 777-236ER G-VIIY operating the London Gatwick – St Lucia sector of BA2159 London Gatwick – St Lucia – Port of Spain diverted via Bridgetown this afternoon due to a defective weather radar. The complete routing was London Gatwick – Bridgetown – St Lucia – Port of Spain.

British Airways A321 G-EUXF Returns from Madrid.

British Airways A321 G-EUXF, which has been under maintenance at Madrid since 27th July after suffering a tail strike at Glasgow on 19th July, positioned Madrid – London Heathrow late this afternoon as BA9250.

British Airways B747-400 G-BYGD Lagos Rescue Mission.

Following the Boeing 747-400 technical issue at Lagos last night, British Airways Boeing 747-436 G-BYGD positioned London Heathrow – Lagos this morning as BA9159 in order to operate yesterday’s delayed BA74 Lagos – London Heathrow as BA74X.

British Airways B747-400 G-CIVC Kuwait Rescue Mission.

Following the Boeing 747-400 technical issue at Kuwait yesterday, British Airways Boeing 747-436 G-CIVC positioned London Heathrow – Kuwait as BA9157 this morning in order to operate yesterday’s delayed BA156 Kuwait – London Heathrow as BA156X.

01/09/15 British Airways Flight Cancellations.

The following British Airways flights did not operate today:

BA3/BA4 London City – New York JFK
BA175/BA London Heathrow – New York JFK
BA215/BA London Heathrow – Boston
BA4458 Rotterdam – London City
BA8207 Hamburg – London City
BA8208 London City – Hamburg.