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

British Airways Boeing 747-436 G-CIVM, which has been under maintenance at Cardiff-Wales since 15th March, positioned Cardiff-Wales – London Heathrow early this evening as BA9172. The aircraft has been fitted new seat coverings in Economy and Premium Economy and it is now confirmed that the original IFE system has not been replaced.

British Airways B747-400 G-BYGG Riyadh Technical Issue.

British Airways Boeing 747-436 G-BYGG arrived into Riyadh late last night as BA263 from London Heathrow, however its return to London Heathrow as BA262 in the early hours of this morning has been delayed by 24 hours due to a technical issue.

British Airways B747-400 G-BYGF Returns to Service.

British Airways Boeing 747-438 G-BYGF, which has been at London Heathrow since returning from maintenance at London Stansted on 7th February, returned to service this afternoon operating BA113 London Heathrow – New York JFK.

British Airways B747-400 G-BYGB Overnight Kuwait Delay.

British Airways Boeing 747-436 G-BYGB arrived into Kuwait this morning as BA157 from London Heathrow (depart London Heathrow 15th January), however the return BA156 has been delayed until the early hours of tomorrow morning. This was known well ahead of the aircraft’s arrival into Kuwait and so appears to be crew related.

British Airways B747-400 G-CIVM Returns from Phoenix.

Following its technical return to Phoenix on 6th December, British Airways Boeing 747-436 G-CIVM positioned Phoenix – Bermuda – Cardiff Wales for maintenance this afternoon as BA9174. The routing indicates that this was a three engine ferry flight.

British Airways B747-400 G-CIVM BA288 Phoenix Technical Return.

British Airways Boeing 747-436 G-CIVM operating BA288 Phoenix – London Heathrow stopped the climb at 6,000 ft this evening due to an engine issue. Circled to work checklists whilst climbing to 10,000 ft then returned to Phoenix for a safe landing. The flight was subsequently cancelled.

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

Following the Boeing 747-400 technical issue at Lagos on 27th November, British Airways Boeing 747-436 G-BYGA positioned London Heathrow – Lagos this evening as BA9150 in order to operate the delayed BA74 Lagos – London Heathrow of 27th November after midnight as BA74D.

British Airways B747-400 G-BYGD Takes Over BA273, Overnights at San Diego.

Following the earlier Boeing 747-400 technical issue at London Heathrow, British Airways Boeing 747-436 G-CIVH operated the delayed BA273 London Heathrow – San Diego this evening after arriving as BA272 from San Diego. However the aircraft arrived too late into San Diego for today’s BA272 to depart before curfew and the aircraft will therefore overnight at San Diego.

British Airways B747-400 G-BYGD Mexico Cancellation.

British Airways Boeing 747-436 G-BYGD operated BA243 London Heathrow – Mexico City this afternoon, however due to the diversion of yesterday’s BA243 to Cancun there was no rested crew available at Mexico City and therefore the return BA242 was cancelled. The aircraft was then found to have a technical issue.

British Airways B747-400 G-CIVE Continues from Cancun.

Following its diversion yesterday, British Airways Boeing 747-436 G-CIVE departed Cancun late this morning continuing yesterday’s diverted BA243 London Heathrow – Mexico City, routing Cancun – Mexico City as BA243. The aircraft then operated yesterday’s delayed BA242 Mexico City – London Heathrow as BA9606.

British Airways B747-400 G-CIVS Operates Delayed Calgary Service.

British Airways Boeing 747-436 G-CIVS operated yesterday’s delayed BA103 London Heathrow – Calgary this afternoon as BA9603. This is the first use of a Boeing 747-400 on this route. As there is no Boeing 747-400 crew at Calgary yesterday’s return BA102 was cancelled and the aircraft will overnight at Calgary.

British Airways B747-400 G-BNLY Positions to Baltimore-Washington.

Following the cancellation of today’s BA209/BA208 London Heathrow – Miami rotation, British Airways Boeing 747-436 G-BNLY positioned London Heathrow – Baltimore-Washington as BA209 this evening in order to be able to easily position into Miami in order to operate a repatriation flight once cleared into Miami following Hurricane Irma.

British Airways B747-400 G-CIVB Returns from Nairobi.

Following the technical issue it encountered on 8th August, British Airways Boeing 747-436 G-CIVB departed Nairobi in the early hours of this morning operating the delayed BA64 Nairobi – London Heathrow of 8th August as BA64D.

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

British Airways Boeing 747-436 G-BNLN, which has been under maintenance at London Heathrow since 31st July, returned to service this afternoon operating the delayed BA275 London Heathrow – Las Vegas of 6th August as BA9602. The aircraft then positioned Las Vegas – London Heathrow as BA9153, BA274 of 6th August having been cancelled.

British Airways B747-400 G-CIVU BA242 Mexico City Technical Return.

British Airways Boeing 747-436 G-CIVU operating BA242 Mexico City – London Heathrow stopped the climb at 12,000 ft this evening (4,000 ft above the 8,000 ft altitude airport at Mexico City) due to a cabin pressurisation issue, entered two holds to burn fuel whilst climbing to 15,000 ft before returning to Mexico City two hours after take off. After two hours on the ground the aircraft was able to depart again and succesfully completed the flight.

British Airways B747-400 G-BNLP Cape Town Flight Switch.

British Airways Boeing 747-436 G-BNLP arrived into Cape Town this morning as BA43 from London Heathrow (depart London Heathrow 16th March), however this evening it operated yesterday’s delayed BA42 Cape Town – London Heathrow as BA42D.

British Airways B747-400 G-CIVU Cape Town Flight Switch.

British Airways Boeing 747-436 G-CIVU arrived into Cape Town this morning as BA43 from London Heathrow (depart London Heathrow 15th March), however this evening it operated yesterday’s delayed BA42 Cape Town – London Heathrow as BA42D. As a result tonight’s BA42 has been delayed overnight.

British Airways B747-400 G-CIVJ Cape Town Flight Switch.

British Airways Boeing 747-436 G-CIVJ arrived into Cape Town this morning as BA43 from London Heathrow (depart London Heathrow 14th March), however this evening it operated yesterday’s delayed BA42 Cape Town – London Heathrow as BA42D. As a result tonight’s BA42 has been delayed overnight.

British Airways B747-400 G-BNLO Withdrawn.

British Airways Boeing 747-436 G-BNLO was withdrawn from service at London Heathrow this morning after arriving as BA218 from Dener positioned London Heathrow – Cardiff-Wales for maintenance this decomissioning this afternoon as BA9170. .

British Airways B747-400 G-CIVV BA57 Barcelona Diversion and Heathrow Return.

British Airways Boeing 747-436 G-CIVV operating BA57 London Heathrow – Johannesburg (depart London Heathrow 14th January) turned back over Africa and diverted to Barcelona this morning and then returned to London Heathrow. The initial diversion was due to a passengers with a medical issue, although it is not clear why the diversion was not to an African airport. Having gone to Barcelona crew had sufficient hours to return to London Heathrow but not to set off again for Johannesburg.

British Airways B747-400 G-BNLP Returns from Cardiff Storage.

British Airways Boeing 747-436 G-BNLP, which has been in short term storage at Cardiff-Wales since 23rd December, positioned Cardiff-Wales – London Heathrow as BA9151 early this afternoon then returned to service operating BA275 London Heathrow – Las Vegas.

British Airways B747-400 G-CIVR BA112 New York JFK Technical Return.

British Airways Boeing 747-436 G-CIVR operating BA112 New York JFK – London Heathrow stopped the climb at 4,500 ft this evening when the landing gear failed to retract, entered a hold to work checklists then returned to New York JFK for a safe landing. The flight was subsequently cancelled.

British Airways B747-400 G-BNLP Returns from Cardiff-Wales.

British Airways Boeing 747-436 G-BNLP, which has been temporarily stored at Cardiff-Wales since 24th November, positioned Cardiff-Wales – London Heathrow as BA9163 this afternoon then returned to service operating BA157 London Heathrow – Kuwait.

British Airways B747-400 G-CIVS Returns from Cardiff-Wales.

Britih Airways Boeing 747-436 G-CIVS, which has been in short term storage at Cardiff-Wales since 23rd November, positioned Cardiff-Wales – London Heathrow as BA9162 this afternoon then returned to service operating BA183 London Heathrow – New York JFK.

British Airways B747-400 G-CIVW Enters Heathrow Maintenance.

British Airways Boeing 747-436 G-CIVW returned to the London Heathrow maintenance facility this morning after arriving as BA296 from Chicago. The aircraft had operated yesterday’s BA297/BA296 rotation following a week in the Heathrow maintenance facility.

British Airways B747-400 G-BNLJ Withdrawn.

British Airways Boeing 747-436 G-BNLJ was withdrawn from service at London Heathrow this morning after arriving as BA58 from Cape Town. The aircraft positioned London Heathrow – Cardiff-Wales for decomissioning during the afternoon as BA9175.

British Airways B747-400 G-CIVV BA174 St Johns Medical & Dublin Diversions.

British Airways Boeing 747-436 G-CIVV operating BA174 New York JFK – London Heathrow (depart New York JFK 14th August) diverted via St Johns, Newfoundland in the early hours of this morning due to a medical emergency on board. Crew did not have sufficient hours to reach London Heathrow and the aircraft therefore further diverted to Dublin where a substitute crew had positioned to take the aircraft on to London Heathrow.

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

British Airways Boeing 747-436 G-BYGB, which has been under maintenance at Cardiff-Wales since 21st June, positioned Cardiff-Wales – London Heathrow this evening as BA9174. The aircraft has been reconfigured from 14F/70J/30W/185Y to 14F/86J/30W/145Y with Panasonic IFE. It is the last of the eighteen aircraft to be so reconfigured.

British Airways B747-400 G-CIVP BA209 Orlando Diversion.

British Airways Boeing 747-436 G-CIVP operating BA209 London Heathrow – Miami diverted to Orlando this evening due to weather at Miami. The return BA208 was subsequently cancelled however this is showing as being due to a technical issue.

British Airways B747-400 G-BNLV Withdrawn.

British Airways Boeing 747-436 G-BNLV was withdrawn from service at London Heathrow this morning after arriving as BA78 from Accra and then positioned London Heathrow – Cardiff-Wales for component recovery as BA9173.

British Airways B747-400 G-CIVG Chicago Damage.

British Airways Boeing 747-436 G-CIVG operated BA295 London Heathrow – Chicago this morning, however the return BA294 has been delayed overnight due to the aircraft sustaining damage from a lightning strike after it was fully loaded and waiting at the gate.

British Airways B747-400 G-BYGA Overnight Miami Delay.

British Airways Boeing 747-436 G-BYGA operated BA209 London Heathrow – Miami today in place of the scheduled A380. However the return BA208 has been delayed overnight due to there being no rested B747-400 crew available at Miami.

British Airways B747-400 G-CIVS BA294 Shannon Diversion.

British Airways Boeing 747-436 G-CIVS operating BA294 Chicago – London Heathrow (depart Chicago 13th July) diverted to Shannon this morning. The aircraft was late departing Chicago due to weather with initial indications being that it would divert to Manchester due to crew being on the edge of their hours. However a slightly slower than hoped Atlantic crossing meant a diversion to Shannon.

British Airways B747-400 G-CIVJ Returns from Mexico City.

Following the technical issue it encountered on July 5th, British Airways Boeing 747-436 G-CIVJ returned to service this evening operating today’s scheduled BA242 Mexico City – London Heathrow. On arrival at London Heathrow the aircraft entered the maintenance facility.

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

British Airways Boeing 747-436 G-CIVG, which has been under maintenance at Cardiff-Wales since 9th June, positioned Cardiff-Wales – London Heathrow this evening as BA9172. The aircraft has been reconfigured from 14F/70J/30W/185Y to 14F/86J/30W/145Y with Panasonic IFE. It is the seventeenth of eighteen aircraft to be reconfigured.

British Airways B747-400 G-CIVL BA295 Heathrow Technical Return.

British Airways Boeing 747-436 G-CIVL operating BA295 London Heathrow – Chicago was close to Waterford this afternoon when it turned back to London Heathrow, circled over West Wales to burn fuel then continued to London Heathrow for a safe landing. The flight, and the return BA294, were subsequently cancelled.

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

British Airways Boeing 747-436 G-BYGC, which has been under maintenance at Cardiff-Wales since 24th May, positioned Cardiff-Wales – London Heathrow late this afternoon as BA9172. The aircraft has been reconfigured from 14F/70J/30W/185Y to 14F/86J/30W/145Y with Panasonic IFE. It is the sixteenth of eighteen aircraft to be reconfigured.

British Airways B747-400 G-CIVJ BA92 Montreal Diversion.

British Airways Boeing 747-436 G-CIVJ operating BA92 Toronto – London Heathrow diverted via Montreal this evening. GDS systems are reporting that this was due to a technical issue however there are reports that this was due to a security alert. The flight continued to London Heathrow after around 90 minutes on the ground at Montreal.

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

British Airways Boeing 747-436 G-CIVI, which has been under maintenance at Cardiff-Wales since 15th May, positioned Cardiff-Wales – London Heathrow late this afternoon as BA9172. The aircraft has been reconfigured from 14F/70J/30W/185Y to 14F/86J/30W/145Y with Panasonic IFE. It is the fifteenth of eighteen aircraft to be reconfigured.

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

British Airways Boeing 747-436 G-CIVZ, which has been under maintenance at Cardiff-Wales since 29th April, positioned Cardiff-Wales – London Heathrow late this afternoon as BA9172. The aircraft has been reconfigured from 14F/70J/30W/185Y to 14F/86J/30W/145Y with Panasonic IFE. It is the fourteenth of eighteen aircraft to be reconfigured.

British Airways B747-400 G-CIVB Returns from Accra.

Following the technical issue it encountered on 18th May, British Airways Boeing 747-436 G-CIVB departed Accra in the early hours of this morning operating the delayed BA78 Accra – London Heathrow of 18th May as BA78D.

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

British Airways Boeing 747-436 G-CIVY, which has been under maintenance at Cardiff-Wales since 16th April, positioned Cardiff-Wales – London Heathrow late this afternoon as BA9172. The aircraft has been reconfigured from 14F/70J/30W/185Y to 14F/86J/30W/145Y with Panasonic IFE. It is the thirteenth of eighteen aircraft to be reconfigured.

British Airways B747-400 G-CIVB Overnight Las Vegas Delay.

British Airways Boeing 747-436 G-CIVB operated BA275 London Heathrow – Las Vegas this afternoon, however due to the overnight delay of yesterday’s BA275 there is no rested crew available at Las Vegas. Therefore the return BA274 has been delayed overnight.

British Airways Longhaul Fleet to Get Gogo 2Ku Wifi.

IAG today announced that the British Airways longhaul fleet will be fitted with the Gogo 2Ku wifi system commencing in 2017. This will encompass 18 Boeing 747-400s and the Boeing 777-200, Boeing 777-200ER, Boeing 777-300ER and A380 fleets.

British Airways Announce Sao Paulo Downguage.

British Airways today announced that the BA247/BA246 London Heathrow – Sao Paulo  rotation will be downguaged from Boeing 747-400 to Boeing 777-200ER equipment from 10th August to the end of the Summer timetable on 29th October.

British Airways B747-400 G-CIVI Halifax Rescue Mission.

Following the diversion of BA114 New York JFK – London Heathrow to Halifax in the early hours of this morning, British Airways Boeing 747-436 G-CIVI positioned Boston – Halifax as BA9153 this evening after arriving as BA203 from London Heathrow in order to take over the diverted BA114, routing Halifax – London Heathrow as BA9609. As a result BA214 Boston – London Heathrow was cancelled.

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

British Airways Boeing 747-436 G-BYGG, which has been under maintenance at Cardiff-Wales since 4th April, positioned Cardiff-Wales – London Heathrow late this afternoon as BA9172. The aircraft has been reconfigured from 14F/70J/30W/185Y to 14F/86J/30W/145Y with Panasonic IFE. It is the twelfth of eighteen aircraft to be reconfigured.

British Airways B747-400 G-CIVM Returns from Mexico City.

Following its overnight stay, British Airways Boeing 747-436 G-CIVM departed Mexico City for London Heathrow late tonight as BA9606. Although this flight number would normally indicate a service flight this flight does not appear to have carried passengers.

British Airways B747-400 G-CIVM Overnights at Mexico City.

British Airways Boeing 747-436 G-CIVM operated BA243 London Heathrow – Mexico City this afternoon, however the aircraft will overnight in Mexico after the return BA242 was operated by a sister aircraft following the cancellation of yesterday’s BA242 service.

British Airways B747-400 G-CIVP JFK Rescue Mission.

Following the technical issue it encountered on 15th April, British Airways Boeing 747-436 G-CIVP departed Mexico City in the early hours of this morning operating Mexico City – New York JFK as BA242F in the early hours of this morning carrying the scheduled cargo of the BA242 of 15th April. The aircraft then operated New York JFK – London Heathrow late at night as BA9604. This was the continuation of yesterday’s diverted BA206 Miami – London Heathrow.

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

British Airways Boeing 747-436 G-BYGD, which has been under maintenance at Cardiff-Wales since 20th March, positioned Cardiff-Wales – London Heathrow early this afternoon as BA9172. The aircraft has been reconfigured from 14F/70J/30W/185Y to 14F/86J/30W/145Y with Panasonic IFE. It is the eleventh of eighteen aircraft to be reconfigured.

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

British Airways Boeing 747-436 G-CIVH, which has been under maintenance at Cardiff-Wales since 1st March, positioned Cardiff-Wales – London Heathrow early this evening as BA9172. The aircraft has been reconfigured from 14F/70J/30W/185Y to 14F/86J/30W/145Y with Panasonic IFE. It is the tenth of eighteen aircraft to be reconfigured.

British Airways B747-400 G-BNLO Operates Delayed Cape Town Service.

Following the technical return of yesterday’s BA59 London Heathrow – Cape Town to London Heathrow late last night, the delayed service was operated as BA59X this evening by Boeing 747-436 G-BNLO. The aircraft will operated today’s BA58 Cape Town – London Heathrow as a day flight BA58D tomorrow.

British Airways B747-400 G-CIVB BA206 Birmingham Diversion.

British Airways Boeing 747-436 G-CIVB operating BA206 Miami – London Heathrow (depart Miami 27th March) diverted to Birmingham this morning due to high winds at London Heathrow. The aircraft positioned Birmingham – London Heathrow during the evening as BA9156.

British Airways B747-400 G-BNLF Withdrawn.

British Airways Boeing 747-436 G-BNLF was withdrawn from service at London Heathrow this morning after arriving as BA78 from Accra. This aircraft was the last to fly with an “Old First” cabin meaning this cabin is now obsolete and had twice had its service life extended following the B747-400 incident at Johannesburg and the B777-200ER incident at Las Vegas. The aircraft positioned London Heathrow – Cardiff-Wales for component recovery early in the afternoon as BA9170. This reduces the active Boeing 747-400 fleet to 39 aircraft.

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

British Airways Boeing 747-436 G-CIVX, which has been under maintenance at Cardiff-Wales since 24th February, positioned Cardiff-Wales – London Heathrow this afternoon as BA9172. The aircraft has been reconfigured from 14F/70J/30W/185Y to 14F/86J/30W/145Y with Panasonic IFE. It is the ninth of eighteen aircraft to be reconfigured.

British Airways B747-400 G-BNLO BA218 Cardiff-Wales Diversion.

British Airways Boeing 747-436 G-BNLO operating BA218 Denver – London Heathrow (depart Denver 10th March) diverted via Cardiff-Wales this morning due a combination of long fog based hold times at London Heathrow and the temporary closure of the north runway following an American Airlines emergency landing.

British Airways B747-400 G-CIVV BA114 Cardiff-Wales Diverison.

British Airways Boeing 747-436 G-CIVV operating BA114 New York JFK – London Heathrow (depart New York JFK 10th March) diverted via Cardiff-Wales this morning due a combination of long fog based hold times at London Heathrow and the temporary closure of the north runway following an American Airlines emergency landing.

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

British Airways Boeing 747-436 G-BYGA, which has been under maintenance at Cardiff-Wales since 5th February, positioned Cardiff-Wales – London Heathrow this afternoon as BA9172. The aircraft has been reconfigured from 14F/70J/30W/185Y to 14F/86J/30W/145Y with Panasonic IFE. It is the eighth of eighteen aircraft to be reconfigured.

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

British Airways Boeing 747-436 G-BYGF, which has been under maintenance at Cardiff-Wales since 30th January, positioned Cardiff-Wales – London Heathrow this evening as BA9172. The aircraft has been reconfigured from 14F/70J/30W/185Y to 14F/86J/30W/145Y with Panasonic IFE. It is the seventh of eighteen aircraft to be reconfigured.

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

British Airways Boeing 747-436 G-CIVR, which has been under maintenance at Cardiff-Wales since 11th January, positioned Cardiff-Wales – London Heathrow early this evening as BA9172. The aircraft has been reconfigured from 14F/70J/30W/185Y to 14F/86J/30W/145Y with Panasonic IFE. It is the sixth of eighteen aircraft to be so reconfigured.

British Airways B747-400 G-CIVX BA295 Heathrow Technical Return.

British Airways Boeing 747-436 G-CIVX, which had been under maintenance at London Heathrow since 25th January, returned to service this afternoon operating BA295 London Heathrow – Chicago.  The aircraft was just to the south of Iceland when it turned back to London Heathrow due to a technical issue. The aircraft landed safely on runway 27 Right with just the main body and nose gear deployed but without the wing gear. The aircraft was stopped on the runway for some time causing the airport to adopt single runway operations. The flight has been rescheduled for this evening.

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

British Airways Boeing 747-436 G-CIVV, which has been under maintenance at Cardiff-Wales since 28th December 2015, positioned Cardiff-Wales – London Heathrow this afternoon as BA9172. The aircraft has been reconfigured from 14F/70J/30W/185Y to 14F/86J/30W/145Y with Panasonic IFE. It is the fifth of eighteen aircraft to be reconfigured.

British Airways B747-400 G-BNLY Abuja Rescue Mission.

Following the technical diversion of yesterday’s BA59 London Heathrow – Cape Town to Abuja, British Airways Boeing 747-436 G-BNLY positioned London Heathrow – Abuja this morning as BA9157 in order to continue yesterday’s diverted BA59 London Heathrow – Cape Town, routing Abuja – Cape Town as BA59D.

British Airways B747-400 G-CIVA BA243 Heathrow Technical Return.

British Airways Boeing 747-436 G-CIVA operating BA243 London Heathrow – Mexico City had started its Atlantic crossing to the west of Ireland when it turned back to London Heathrow for a safe landing following a technical issue. The flight has been rescheduled for this evening.

British Airways B747-400 G-BYGG Operates BA217 Washington Rotation.

Following the A380 ramp incident at Miami yesterday, British Airways Boeing 747-436 G-BYGG operated BA217London Heathrow – Washington today in place of the usual A380. As there is no rested 747 flight crew at Washington the return BA216 will be delayed overnight and will operate as a daytime service tomorrow after the outbound crew have had minimum rest.

British Airways B747-400 G-CIVL Delhi Fog Delay.

British Airways Boeing 747-436 G-CIVL arrived into Delhi in the early hours of this morning as BA143 from London Heathrow (depart London Heathrow 7th January), however the aircraft was unable to depart due to heavy fog. Once this had cleared crew did not have sufficient hours to reach London Heathrow and so the flight has been delayed overnight.

British Airways B747-400 G-CIVY Minneapolis-St Paul Rescue Mission.

British Airways Boeing 747-436 G-CIVY operated BA295 London Heathrow – Chicago this morning, then following the Boeing 747-400 technical diversion yesterday the aircraft positioned Chicago – Minneapolis-St Paul as BA9173 in order to continue yesterday’s diverted BA243 London Heathrow – Mexico City, routing Minneapolis-St Paul – Mexico City using callsign BA9608. As a result BA294 Chicago – London Heathrow was cancelled.

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

British Airways Boeing 747-436 G-CIVW, which has been under maintenance at Cardiff-Wales since November 28th, positioned Cardiff-Wales – London Heathrow late this morning as BA9174. The aircraft has been reconfigured from 14F/70J/30W/185Y to 14F/86J/30W/145Y with Panasonic eX3 IFE. It is the fourth aircraft to be so reconfigured.

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

British Airways Boeing 747-436 G-BYGE, which has been under maintenance at Cardiff-Wales since November 26th, positioned Cardiff-Wales – London Heathrow late this morning as BA9173. The aircraft has been reconfigured from 14F/70J/30W/185Y to 14F/86J/30W/145Y with Panasonic eX3 IFE. It is the third aircraft to be so reconfigured.

British Airways B747-400 G-CIVL Cape Town Technical Issue.

British Airways Boeing 747-436 G-CIVL arrived into Cape Town this morning as BA43 from London Heathrow (depart London Heathrow 23rd December), however the aircraft then encountered a technical issue causing the cancellation of BA58 Cape Town – London Heathrow.

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-CIVZ Overnight Sao Paulo Delay.

British Airways Boeing 747-436 G-CIVZ arrived into Sao Paulo this morning as BA247 from London Heathrow (depart London Heathrow 11th December), however the return BA246 has been delayed overnight. It is not clear whether this is due to a technical or a crew issue.

British Airways B747-400 G-BYGB Boston Cancellation.

British Airways Boeing 747-436 G-BYGB operated BA213 London Heathrow – Boston this afternoon, however the return BA212 was cancelled with a technical issue flagged in CRS systems. Nonetheless the aircraft did position Boston – London Heathrow late at night using BA212 as its callsign.

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

British Airways Boeing 747-436 G-CIVS, which has been under maintenance at Cardiff-Wales since 30th October, positioned Cardiff-Wales – London Heathrow late this evening as BA9176. The aircraft has been reconfigured from 14F/70J/30W/185Y to 14F/86J/30W/145Y and is the second aircraft so configured.

British Airways B747-400 G-BNLX Withdrawn.

British Airways  Boeing 747-436 G-BNLX was withdrawn from service at London Heathrow this morning after arriving as BA42 from Cape Town. The aircraft then positioned London Heathrow – Cardiff-Wales as BA9172 for decommissioning. This reduces the Boeing 747-400 fleet to 40 aircraft. The aircraft was in 14F/52J/36W/235Y configuration with “Old First” and Union Flag livery on withdrawal.

British Airways B747-400 G-BNLW Withdrawn.

British Airways Boeing 747-436 G-BNLW was withdrawn from service at London Heathrow this morning after arriving as BA206 from Miami. The aircraft positioned London Heathrow – Cardiff-Wales for decomissioning early this evening as BA9173. This reduces the Boeing 747-400 fleet to 41 aircraft. The aircraft was in 14F/52J/36W/235Y configuration with “Old First” and Union Flag livery.

British Airways B747-400 G-BNLF Delhi Delay.

British Airways Boeing 747-436 G-BNLF arrived into Delhi as BA143 from London Heathrow (depart London Heathrow 31st October) in the early hours of this morning. However due to the 24 hours delay to the BA143 service of 30th October, there was no rested crew available at Delhi to operate the return BA142 on time, and this therefore operated this afternoon as BA142D once crew had minimum rest.

British Airways B747-400 G-BYGG BA246 Glasgow Diversion.

British Airways Boeing 747-436 G-BYGG operating BA246 Sao Paulo – London Heathrow (depart Sao Paulo 31st October) diverted to Glasgow this morning due to fog at London Heathrow. Crew timed out before the aircraft could continue to the flight was terminated.

British Airways B747-400 G-CIVM Operates Delayed Delhi Service.

Following the technical return of BA143 London Heathrow – Delhi to London Heathrow yesterday, British Airways Boeing 747-436 G-CIVM operated the delayed service this morning as BA143Y and will return early tomorrow morning operating today’s delayed BA142 Delhi – London Heathrow as BA142Y.

British Airways B747-400 G-CIVL BA143 Heathrow Technical Return.

British Airways Boeing 747-436 G-CIVL operating BA143 London Heathrow – Delhi stopped the climb at 10,000 ft this morning due to fumes in the cockpit and a low oil pressure warning, circled over Kent to work checklists and burn fuel, then returned to London Heathrow for a safe landing. The flight has been delayed overnight.

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

British Airways Boeing 747-436 G-BNLN, which has been under maintenance at Cardiff-Wales since 5th October, positioned Cardiff-Wales – London Heathrow late this afternoon as BA9172 and returned to service operating BA109 London Heathrow – Dubai. The aircraft has been reconfigured from 14F/70J/30W/177Y to 14F/52J/36W/235Y.

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British Airways B747-400 G-CIVI BA75 Return to Stand.

British Airways Boeing 747-436 G-CIVI preparing to operate BA75 London Heathrow – Lagos returned to the stand at London Heathrow early this afternoon after a fuel leak was discovered. The flight has been delayed overnight.

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British Airways B747-400 G-BNLO BA243 London Heathrow Return to Stand.

British Airways Boeing 747-436 G-BNLO preparing to operate BA243 London Heathrow – Mexico City returned to the stand this afternoon due to a technical issue. We have received reports both that it rejected take off and that it returned to stand before reaching the runway. The flight has been delayed until this evening.

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

British Airways Boeing 747-436 G-CIVM, which has been under maintenance at Cardiff-Wales since 26th September, positioned Cardiff-Wales – London Heathrow early this evening as BA9172. The aircraft has been converted from 14F/70J/30W/177Y configuration to 14F/56W/36W/235Y configuration.

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.

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-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.

British Airways Increase Heathrow – Las Vegas Services.

British Airways today announced that it will add three extra weekly Boeing 747-400 London Heathrow – Las Vegas services from 27th March 2016. Schedules are as follows:

BA271 London Heathrow 1230 – Las Vegas 1510 Thursdays, Fridays, Sundays
BA270 Las Vegas 1715 – London Heathrow 1115+1 Thursdays, Fridays, Sundays.

 

British Airways B747-400 G-BYGG Operates Delayed Kuwait Service.

British Airways Boeing 747-436 G-BYGG operated yesterday’s delayed BA157 London Heathrow – Kuwait early this evening as BA157X, and will return tomorrow operating this morning’s delayed BA156 Kuwait – London Heathrow as BA156Y after crew have had minimum rest.

British Airways B747-400 G-CIVX Chicago Weather Damage.

British Airways Boeing 747-436 G-CIVX operated BA295 London Heathrow – Chicago today, however the return BA294 has been delayed overnight after the aircraft sustained damage in storms at Chicago. The flight was subsequently cancelled.

British Airways B747-400 G-CIVJ Overnight Vancouver Delay.

British Airways Boeing 747-436 G-CIVJ operated BA87 London Heathrow – Vancouver today, however the return BA86 has been delayed overnight due to an issue on yesterday’s outbound BA87 requiring cabin crew to have more than the usual rest period.

British Airways B747-400 G-CIVJ Overnight Denver Delay.

British Airways Boeing 747-436 G-CIVJ operated BA219 London Heathrow – Denver today, however due to the overnight delay to yesterday’s BA219 there is no rested crew available at Denver and the return BA218 has therefore been delayed overnight.

British Airways B747-400 G-CIVP Returns from Montreal.

Following its security diversion yesterday, British Airways Boeing 747-436 G-CIVP departed Montreal this evening continuing the diverted BA274 Las Vegas – London Heathrow of 28th July, routing Montreal – London Heathrow as BA9606.

British Airways B747-400 G-BYGA Operates BA55.

Following the earlier chocks in an engine A380 incident at the Heathrow maintenance base, no A380 was available to operate BA55 London Heathrow – Johannesburg this evening. The flight was instead operated by Boeing 747-436 G-BYGA.

British Airways B747-400 G-CIVK Returns to Service.

British Airways Boeing 747-436 G-CIVK, which encountered a technical issue at Accra on 20th July and has been under maintenance at London Heathrow since returning from Ghana on 23rd July, returned to service this afternoon operating BA209 London Heathrow – Miami.

British Airways B747-400 G-CIVK Returns from Accra.

Following the technical issue it encountered on 20th July, British Airways Boeing 747-436 G-CIVK departed Accra late this evening operating the delayed BA78 Accra – London Heathrow of 20th July as BA78X. The aircraft then entered the London Heathrow maintenance facility.

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-CIVA Returns to Service.

British Airways Boeing 747-436 G-CIVA, which has been under further maintenance at London Heathrow since returning from Cardiff-Wales on 11th July, returned to service this afternoon operating BA219 London Heathrow – Denver.

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

British Airways Boeing 747-436 G-CIVR, which has been under maintenance at Cardiff-Wales since 25th June, positioned Cardiff-Wales – London Heathrow as BA9172 this evening, at first flying west and making two loops over the Irish Sea and North Devon before making for Heathrow.

British Airways B747-400 G-BNLV BA85 London Heathrow Technical Return.

British Airways Boeing 747-436 G-BNLV, which had been under maintenance at London Heathrow since 6th July, returned to service today operating BA85 London Heathrow – Vancouver. The aircraft was off the north tip of Scotland this afternoon when it turned back to London Heathrow for a safe landing due to a thrust reverser issue. The flight has been delayed overnight and the return BA84 cancelled.

British Airways B747-400 G-CIVP Overnight Miami Delay.

British Airways Boeing 747-436 G-CIVP operated BA207 London Heathrow – Miami today, however due to yesterday’s service running 24 hours late there is no crew available to operate the aircraft back to the UK and the aircraft will therefore overnight at Miami.

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

Following the technical issue it encountered on 29th June, British Airways Boeing 747-436 G-CIVK positioned Vancouver – Toronto – London Heathrow this evening as BA9178. The flight was undertaken on three engines hence the need to stop at Toronto.

British Airways B747-400 G-CIVW Returns from Accra.

Following the technical issue it encountered on 28th June, British Airways Boeing 747-436 G-CIVW departed Accra in the early hours of this morning operating the delayed BA78 Accra – London Heathrow of 28th June as BA78X.

British Airways B747-400 G-BNLV Overnight Boston Delay.

British Airways Boeing 747-436 G-BNLV operated today’s scheduled BA203 London Heathrow – Boston, however due to the 24 hour delay to yesterday’s service there is no rested crew available at Boston, therefore the return BA214 has been delayed overnight.

British Airways B747-400 G-BNLK BA247 Viracopos Diversion.

British Airways Boeing 747-436 G-BNLK operating BA247 London Heathrow – Sao Paulo (depart London Heathrow 5th June) diverted to Viracopos this morning due to weather at Sao Paulo. The aircraft later continued Viracopos – Sao Paulo as cargo flight BA247F before operating BA246 Sao Paulo – London Heathrow as BA9602.

British Airways B747-400 G-BNLP BA183 Philadelphia Diversion.

British Airways Boeing 747-436 G-BNLP operating BA183 London Heathrow – New York JFK diverted to Philadelphia late tonight due to weather at New York JFK. As Philadelphia did not have immigration facilities open at that time passengers had to remain on board for several hours.

British Airways B747-400 G-BNLX Overnight Las Vegas Delay.

British Airways Boeing 747-436 G-BNLX operated today’s scheduled BA275 London Heathrow – Las Vegas. However due to the late running of yesterday’s BA275 service there is no rested crew available in Las Vegas to operate the return BA274. The aircraft will therefore overnight at Las Vegas.

British Airways B747-400 G-CIVY Overnight Lagos Delay.

British Airways Boeing 747-436 G-CIVY operated today’s scheduled BA75 London Heathrow – Lagos, however due to yesterday’s BA75 being delayed until this morning there is no rested crew available at Lagos and therefore the return BA74 has been delayed overnight.

British Airways B747-400 G-CIVK Heathrow Flight Switch.

Following the earlier B747-400 technical issue at London Heathrow, Boeing 747-436 G-CIVK, which had been scheduled to operate BA57 London Heathrow – Johannesburg was switched to instead operate BA85 London Heathrow – Vancouver. As a result BA57 has been delayed overnight.

British Airways B747-400 G-CIVS New York JFK Delay.

British Airways Boeing 747-436 G-CIVS overnighted at New York JFK after arriving as BA183 from London Heathrow yesterday, however its scheduled return to London Heathrow as BA178 this morning has been delayed until late tonight and will operate as an overnight flight.

British Airways B747-400 G-BNLZ Withdrawn.

British Airways Boeing 747-436 G-BNLZ was withdrawn from service at London Heathrow this afternoon after arriving as BA274 from Las Vegas. This reduced the British Airways B747-400 fleet to 42 aircraft.

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

British Airways Boeing 747-436 G-CIVR, which has been under maintenance at London Heathrow since 25th February, returned to service this morning operating BA193 London Heathrow – Dallas-Fort Worth. We have not yet sighted the aircraft to determine whether it has been in the paint shop.

British Airways B747-400 G-BNLN New York JFK Damage.

British Airways Boeing 747-436 G-BNLN operated BA115 London Heathrow – New York JFK today, however the return BA114 was cancelled due to damage to the aircraft. The nature of the damage not confirmed although we understand was due to a lightning strike.

British Airways B747-400 G-BYGA BA246 Rejected Take Off.

British Airways Boeing 747-436 G-BYGA operating BA246 Sao Paulo – London Heathrow rejected take off at high speed this evening due to a hydraulic leak indication. Passengers were returned to the terminal however the aircraft was able to operate the flight with a delay of around 4 hours.

British Airways B747-400 G-BNLX Returns from Cape Town, Enters Cardiff Maintenance..

Following the technical issue it encountered on 12th February, British Airways Boeing 747-436 G-BNLX departed Cape Town this evening routing Cape Town – Barcelona overnight as BA9159. The aircraft will then continue Barcelona – Cardiff-Wales for maintenance at BA9178. The stop in Barcelona indicates that fuel burn was impacted by the technical issue.

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-CIVA Cape Town Rescue Mission.

Following the Boeing 747-400 technical issue at Cape Town yesterday, British Airways Boeing 747-436 G-CIVA, which arrived into Johannesburg as BA57 from London Heathrow (depart London Heathrow 12th February) this morning, positioned Johannesburg – Cape Town as BA9253 this evening in order to operate yesterday’s delayed BA42 Cape Town – London Heathrow as BA42X. As a result BA54 Johannesburg – London Heathrow was cancelled.

British Airways B747-400 G-BYGF Sao Paulo Technical Issue.

British Airways Boeing 747-436 G-BYGF arrived into Sao Paulo this morning as BA247 from London Heathrow (depart London Heathrow 8th February), however its scheduled return to London Heathrow as BA246 was cancelled this evening due to a technical issue.

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

British Airways Boeing 747-436 G-CIVP, which has been under maintenance at London Heathrow since 20th January, returned to service this afternoon operating BA81 London Heathrow – Accra. The aircraft has been in the paintshop but may not have been fully repainted. We await a sighting report.

British Airways B747-400 G-BNLO BA242 Washington Technical Diversion.

British Airways Boeing 747-436 G-BNLO operating BA242 Mexico City – London Heathrow (depart Mexico City 1st February) diverted to Washington in the early hours of this morning due to a technical issue. The aircraft was able to position Washington – London Heathrow this evening as BA9604.

British Airways B747-400 G-CIVZ New York JFK Flight Swap.

British Airways Boeing 747-436 G-CIVZ operated BA183 London Heathrow – New York JFK this evening, however instead of overnighting at New York JFK as scheduled, following the earlier B747-400 technical issue at New York JFK the aircraft turned around to operate the delayed BA116 New York JFK – London Heathrow.

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-CIVZ BA117 Heathrow Return to Gate.

Following the earlier Boeing 747-400 cabin evacuation, British Airways Boeing 747-436 G-CIVZ  was substituted to operated BA117 London Heathrow – New York JFK. However the aircraft encountered a fuel pump fire on taxi out and was forced to return to the stand.

British Airways B747-400 G-BNLJ BA54 Rejected Take Off.

British Airways Boeing 747-436 G-BNLJ operating BA54 Johannesburg – London Heathrow rejected take off at low speed this evening due to a an issue with the #1 engine. The aircraft returned to the gate and the flight has been delayed overnight.

British Airways B747-400 G-BNLG Withdrawn.

British Airways Boeing 747-436 G-BNLG was withdrawn from service at London Heathrow this morning after arriving as BA78 from Accra. The aircraft then positioned London Heathrow – Cardiff-Wales as BA9171 for component recovery. This brings the Boeing 747-400 fleet down to 43 aircraft.