British Airways B747-400 G-CIVC Returns from Vancouver.

Following the technical issue it encountered on 9th December, British Airways Boeing 747-436 G-CIVC departed Vancouver late this morning routing Vancouver – Toronto – Prestwick as BA9176. This flight operated on three engines hence the aircraft was not able to position direct to London Heathrow. The aircraft was originally intended to route direct to London Heathrow but diverted to Prestwick due to weather.

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.

British Airways B747-400 G-CIVC Overnight Accra Delay.

British Airways Boeing 747-436 G-CIVC operated BA81 London Heathrow – Accra this afternoon, however the return BA78 has been delayed overnight after a passenger demanded to be offloaded as the aircraft was taxiing. Once the passenger had been deplaned and his baggage removed crew did not have sufficient hours to reach London.

British Airways B747-400 G-CIVC Returns from Heathrow Maintenance.

British Airways Boeing 747-436 G-CIVC, which has been under maintenance at London Heathrow since December 19th 2014, returned to service this morning operating BA207 London Heathrow – Miami. The aircraft has been repainted into white livery bit we cannot yet confirm whether it retains OneWorld titles.

British Airways B747-400 G-CIVC BA275 London Heathrow Return.

British Airways Boeing 747-436 G-CIVC operating BA275 London Heathrow – Las Vegas had begun its Atlantic crossing just over an hour into the journey when it turned back t0 London Heathrow due to a medical issue on board. Passengers have been accommodated overnight.

British Airways B747-400 G-CIVC Continues from Chennai.

Following its weather diversion to Chennai yesterday, British Airways Boeing 747-436 G-CIVC continued thediverted London Heathrow – Bangalore of 25th November this morning routing Chennai – Bangalore as BA119D. The aircraft the operated yesterday’s delayed BA118 Bangalore – London Heathrow as BA118D.

British Airways B747-400 G-CIVC BA119 Chennai Diversion.

British Airways Boeing 747-436 G-CIVC operating BA119 London Heathrow – Bangalore (depart London 25th November) diverted to Chennai this morning due to weather at Bangalore. Crew subsequently ran out of hours so the aircraft will overnight at Chennai.

British Airways B747-400 G-CIVC BA284 London Stansted Diversion.

British Airways Boeing 747-436 G-CIVC operating BA284 San Francisco – London Heathrow was on approach to Heathrow as 2,700 ft close to Richmond when it turned north and diverted to London Stansted. After around two hours on the ground at Stansted the aircraft was able to continue to Heathrow.

British Airways B747-400 G-CIVC Returns from Las Vegas.

British Airways Boeing 747-436 G-CIVC, which has been out of service at Las Vegas since encountering a technical issue on 25th June, departed in the early hours of this morning operating yesterday’s delayed BA274 Las Vegas – London Heathrow.

British Airways B747-400 G-CIVC Las Vegas Delay.

British Airways Boeing 747-436 G-CIVC operated BA275 London Heathrow – Las Vegas today, however the return BA274 has been delayed overnight. It is not yet clear whether this is due to a crew or technical issue.

G-CIVC Departs from Singapore.

Following its technical issue yesterday British Airways Boeing 747-436 G-CIVC departed Singapore this evening as BA16 and routed Singapore – Abu Dhabi. Despite use of the BA16 callsign the flight does not appear to have been carrying passengers.

B747-400 G-CIVC Singapore Technical Issue.

British Airways Boeing 747-436 G-CIVC arrived into Singapore as BA15 from London Heathrow this evening however the onward service to Sydney has been cancelled indicating a technical issue with the aircraft.

British Airways B747-400 and B767-300ER Withdrawal Schedule.

The respected jethros.org.uk site has published the following withdrawal schedule for the Boeing 747-400 and Boeing 767-300ER fleets:

Boeing 747-436 G-BNLM November 2013
Boeing 747-436 G-BNLR January 2014
Boeing 747-436 G-BNLE February 2014 (New First)
Boeing 767-336ER G-BNWN March 2014
Boeing 747-436 G-BNLT April 2014 (New First)
Boeing 767-336ER G-BNWU April 2014
Boeing 767-336ER G-BNWC May 2014
Boeing 747-436 G-BNLS May 2014
Boeing 767-336ER G-BNWH June 2014
Boeing 767-336ER G-BNWO June 2014
Boeing 767-336ER G-BNWD July 2014
Boeing 747-436 G-BNLI August 2014
Boeing 747-436 G-BNLF September 2014
Boeing 747-436 G-BNLW October 2014
Boeing 747-436 G-BNLG July 2015 (New First)
Boeing 747-436 G-BNLU October 2015 (New First)
Boeing 747-436 G-BNLV November 2015 (New First)
Boeing 747-436 G-BNLX November 2015
Boeing 746-437 G-BNLZ January 2016.

Some or all Old First fitted Boeing 747-436s G-BNLJ, G-BNLL, G-BNLY, G-CIVA, G-CIVB and G-CIVC will be fitted with New First seats removed from withdrawn aircraft.

British Airways B747-400 G-BNLG Las Vegas Extra.

British Airways Boeing 747-436 G-BNLG operated BA275 London Heathrow – Las Vegas yesterday, then operated Las Vegas – London Heathrow in the early hours of this morning as BA9602. This appears to have been the delayed BA274 Las Vegas – London Heathrow of 25th June. Sister G-CIVC, which encountered a technical issue on 25th June remains at Las Vegas.

QANTAS A330-300 VH-QPB Operates BA Charter.

QANTAS Airbus A330-300 VH-QPB operated an additional Singapore – Sydney sector as QF6050 today in order to move passengers who had been delayed in Singapore for 48 hours following the technical issue encountered by British Airways Boeing 747-436 G-CIVC on 5th October which caused the cancellation of BA15 Singapore – Sydney.