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.

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.

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

British Airways Boeing 747-436 G-CIVF, which has been under maintenance at London Heathrow since February 3rd, returned to service this evening operating BA183 London Heathrow – New York JFK. From reports kindly sent to us we undertand that the aircraft has been repainted into White Union Flag with Crest livery.

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

British Airways Boeing 747-436 G-CIVF, which has been under maintenance at London Heathrow since 24th June, returned to service this afternoon operating BA189 London Heathrow – Newark in place of the usual Boeing 787-8. We have not yet sighted the aircraft to be able to confirm whether it has been repainted.

British Airways B747-400 G-CIVF Rapid New York JFK Turnaround.

British Airways Boeing 747-436 G-CIVF operated BA183 London Heathrow – New York JFK this evening, however instead of overnighting at JFK as scheduled and returning tomorrow morning as BA178, following the earlier B747-400 technical issue at JFK it turned around immediately to operate the delayed BA182 New York JFK – London Heathrow.

British Airways B747-400 G-CIVF Overnight Riyadh Delay.

British Airways Boeing 747-436 G-CIVF arrived into Riyadh as BA263 from London Heathrow late last night, however its scheduled return to London Heathrow as BA262 early this morning was cancelled due to crew illness. All passengers will be accommodated on tomorrow’s scheduled BA262 service. A new crew will position to Riyadh on today’s BA263 and they will ferry G-CIVF back to London Heathrow after minimum rest.

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

Following its diversion to Las Vegas whilst operating BA268 Los Angeles – London Heathrow on 14th February, British Airways Boeing 747-436 G-CIVF positioned Las Vegas – London Heathrow this afternoon as BA9178.

British Airways B747-400 G-CIVF BA268 Las Vegas Diversion.

British Airways Boeing 747-436 G-CIVF operating BA268 Los Angeles – London Heathrow was approaching Prescott, Arizona when it turned back towards Los Angeles due to a fumes on board. However close to Yucca Valley the crew needed to don oxygen masks and the aircraft turned north and diverted to Las Vegas. The flight was subsequently cancelled.

British Airways B747-400 G-CIVF New York JFK Technical Issue.

British Airways Boeing 747-436 G-CIVF overnighted at New York JFK having operated BA179 from London Heathrow yesterday, however it was unable to operate BA178 New York JFK – London Heathrow this morning due to a technical issue.

British Airways B747-400 G-CIVF Johannesburg Technical Issue.

British Airways Boeing 747-400 G-CIVF arrived into Johannesburg this morning as BA55 from London Heathrow (depart London Heathrow 8th January), however its scheduled return tonight as BA54 has been delayed overnight indicating a technical issue with the aircraft.

BA54 Johannesburg Delays Continue.

With Boeing 747-436 G-CIVF still unserviceable at Johannesburg, sister G-BYGD, which was scheduled to operate this evening’s BA54 Johannesburg – London Heathrow instead operated yesterday’s delayed service using callsign BA54X. As a result today’s scheduled BA54 has been delayed until tomorrow evening.