The BA Source
British Airways ordered the 767 relatively late into the programme and insisted on
Rolls Royce rather than the more usual General Electric engines. Though this gave
BA operational savings in that the 767 and 747-
Only 31 Rolls Royce engined 767-
Deliveries to BA came throughout the early 1990s, with two aircraft arriving in 1996/7 and a further three in 1998. Market conditions at that time meant that in 1999 an agreement was reached for seven of the fleet to move to QANTAS.
The 767 fleet operates from London Heathrow in two configurations: There are seven aircraft configured for European operations with a convertible layout seating a maximum 259 passengers. These aircraft operate longer sectors to Moscow, Larnaca, Athens and Istanbul but also appear on busier shorter sectors to Paris, Frankfurt, Rome and Stockholm. As all European trips can be operated out and back by the same crew BA has the operational flexibility to swap the aircraft onto any route.
The longhaul fleet seat 24 passengers in Club World, 24 in World Traveller Plus and
144 in World Traveller. These aircraft feature the original Club World lie flat seats
The 767 will remain in BA service until 2016 with longhaul aircraft being replaced
(Routes flown in the last 30 days including positioning, test and training flights)