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Boeing 787-8 Fleet Pages

British Airways Boeing 787-8 Fleet List

The aircraft were delivered in a 35J/25W/154Y configuration fitted with Thales in flight entertainment and the same cabin product as featured on the Boeing 777--300ER fleet. However, British Airways elected to go with a 3-3-3 configuration in Economy ensuring the 787s had the narrowest seats in the longhaul fleet.

G-ZBJA was used for the training flights being based at Manston for two weeks and flying sorties to Paris Vatry and Chateauroux. This aircraft was also used for a flypast of the Rolls Royce factory at Derby on 8th August 2013. However it was sister G-ZBJB which operated the first British Airways passenger flights on 9th August 2013 when it operated the BA780/BA781 London Heathrow - Stockholm Arlanda rotation.

Longhaul service commenced on 1st September 2013 when G-ZBJB operated BA93 London Heathrow - Toronto. Services commenced on the London Heathrow - Newark route on 1st October 2013 when G-ZBJA operated BA187. The third International route saw BA begin services on the London Heathrow - Austin route on with G-ZBJC operating the inaugural BA191 on 3rd March 2014.

Current BA Boeing 787-8 Routes.

(Routes flown in the last 30 days including positioning, test and training flights)

In December 2007 British Airways announced an order for an initial eight Boeing 787-8 Dreamliners to replace longhaul Boeing 767-300ER aircraft.


Deliveries commenced on 26th June 2013 shortly after the Boeing 787-8 had returned to service following a worldwide grounding caused by battery issues. However a fire on Ethiopian Airlines  B787-8 ET-AOP at London Heathrow meant further checks were needed before training could commence.