British Airways B777-200ER G-VIIT BA2166 Cardiff-Wales Diversion.

British Airways Boeing 777-236ER G-VIIT operating BA2166 Tampa – London Gatwick (depart Tampa 31st August) diverted to Cardiff-Wales this morning due to a medical emergency on board. However the flight was terminated at Cardiff-Wales and the aircraft positioned Cardiff-Wales – London Gatwick late in the afternoon as BA9158.

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-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British Airways B747-400 G-BNLO Withdrawn.

British Airways Boeing 747-436 G-BNLO was withdrawn from service at London Heathrow this morning after arriving as BA218 from Dener positioned London Heathrow – Cardiff-Wales for maintenance this decomissioning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 B787-9 G-ZBKE Returns from Cardiff Maintenance.

British Airways Boeing 787-9 G-ZBKE, which has been at Cardiff-Wales since yesterday afternoon, positioned Cardiff-Wales – London Heathrow this afternoon as BA9175. We understand that the visit was for hangar trials before regular Boeing 787-9 maintenance commences at Cardiff-Wales.

British Airways B787-9 G-ZBKE Positions to Cardiff Maintenance.

British Airways Boeing 787-9 G-ZBKE positioned London Heathrow – Cardiff-Wales late this afternoon as BA9174. This is the first Boeing 787-9 at Cardiff-Wales for maintenance purposes, and it is not yet clear whether this is for a maintenance input or hangar trials.

British Airways B787-8 G-ZBJG Returns from Cardiff-Wales.

British Airways Boeing 787-8 G-ZBJG which has been in short term storage at Cardiff-Wales since 23rd December positioned Cardiff-Wales – London Heathrow as BA9154 late this morning then returned to service this afternoon operating BA277 London Heathrow – Hyderabad.

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-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-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 B767-300ER G-BNWY Withdrawn.

British Airways Boeing 767-336ER G-BNWY was withdrawn from service at London Heathrow this afternoon after arriving as BA547 from Rome Fiumicino and positioned London Heathrow – Cardiff-Wales for component recovery this evening as BA9171. This was the final Boeing 767-300ER operating in longhaul configuration making the 24J/24W/144Y configuration obsolete.

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-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 B767-300ER G-BNWW Withdrawn.

British Airways Boeing 767-336ER G-BNWW was withdrawn from service at London Heathrow this morning after arriving as BA154 from Cairo and positioned London Heathrow – Cardiff-Wales this afternoon as BA9171.

British Airways B767-300ER G-BNWM Withdrawn.

British Airways Boeing 767-336ER G-BNWM was withdrawn from service at London Heathrow this evening after arriving as BA733 from Geneva in place of the usual Airbus. The aircraft then positioned London Heathrow – Cardiff-Wales late this evening as BA9171.

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-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-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-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-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-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 B787-9 G-ZBKI BA1072 Cardiff-Wales Diversion.

British Airways Boeing 787-9 G-ZBKI operating BA1072 Muscat – Abu Dhabi – London Heathrow (depart Muscat 27th March) diverted to Cardiff-Wales this morning due to high winds at London Heathrow. The aircraft continued Cardiff-Wales – London Heathrow during the evening. This was the aircraft’s first inbound service to London Heathrow.

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 B777-200ER G-VIIO Returns from Victorville.

British Airways Boeing 777-236ER G-VIIO, which has been under maintenance at Victorville since February 26th, positioned Victorville – Cardiff-Wales for further maintenance this evening as BA9179. The aircraft has been repainted at Victorville into White Union Flag with Crest livery and will now go through a C-check at Cardiff-Wales before returning to service.

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 B777-200 G-ZZZA BA226 Cardiff-Wales Diversion.

British Airways Boeing 777-236 G-ZZZA operating BA226 Atlanta – London Heathrow (depart Atlanta 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 B777-200ER G-VIIP Returns from Cardiff Maintenance.

British Airways Boeing 777-236ER G-VIIP, which has been under maintenance at Cardiff-Wales since 2nd March, positioned Cardiff-Wales – London Gatwick this morning as BA9177. The aircraft was scheduled to operate BA2263 London Gatwick – Kingston and passengers had boarded when passenger’s were advised that the flight was to be delayed until tomorrow.

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-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-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 B767-300ER G-BNWS Withdrawn.

British Airways Boeing 767-336ER G-BNWS was withdrawn from service at London Heathrow this afternoon after arriving as BA154 from Cairo. The aircraft then positioned London Heathrow – Cardiff-Wales as BA9171 for component recovery. This brings the Boeing 767-300ER fleet down to twelve aircraft and the longhaul Boeing 767-300ER fleet down to five aircraft.

British Airways B777-200ER G-YMME Cardiff-Wales Test Flights.

British Airways Boeing 777-236ER G-YMME, which has been under maintenance at Cardiff-Wales since November 12th, undertook a five hour Cardiff-Wales – Cardiff-Wales test flight this afternoon as BA9172, routing off the north coast of Cornwall and flying large circuits at 40,000 ft. Late at night the aircraft undertook a further one hour test as BA9173 flying the same routing. These flights were operated by Boeing test pilots following fuel pump modifications.

British Airways B767-300ER G-BNWT Returns from Cardiff Maintenance, Operates to Glasgow.

British Airways Boeing 767-336ER G-BNWT, which has been under maintenance at Cardiff-Wales since 27th November, positioned Cardiff-Wales – London Heathrow this morning as BA9175. The aircraft then operated the BA1484/BA1489 London Heathrow – Glasgow rotation in place of the usual European configuration aircraft. The aircraft is expected to be withdrawn in February 2016.

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 B767-300ER G-BNWT Positions to Cardiff Maintenance.

British Airways Boeing 767-336ER G-BNWT positioned London Heathrow – Cardiff-Wales as BA9171 this afternoon after arriving as BA102 from Calgary. The aircraft is due for withdrawal in two months but this trip to Cardiff-Wales is now confirmed as for maintenance.

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-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-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-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-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.

British Airways B777-200ER G-VIIS Positions to Cardiff Maintenance.

Brtish Airways Boeing 777-236ER G-VIIS, which has been at the London Heathrow maintenance facility since arriving from Shannon on 29th November following its technical diversion on 23rd November, positioned London Heathrow – Cardiff-Wales for further attention this afternoon as BA9173.

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

British Airways Boeing 747-436 G-BNLJ, which has been under maintenance at Cardiff-Wales since 13th October, positioned Cardiff-Wales – London Heathrow this afternoon as BA9172 and returned to service as BA257 London Heathrow – Delhi. The aircraft has been fitted with New First.

British Airways B777-200ER G-YMML Cardiff-Wales Visit.

British Airways Boeing 777-236ER G-YMML, which has been under maintenance at London Heathrow since 26th January, positioned London Heathrow – Cardiff-Wales late this morning as BA9278, returning around three hours later as BA9279.

British Airways B777-200ER G-YMMF Returns from Cardiff Maintenance.

British Airways Boeing 777-236ER G-YMMF, which has been under maintenance at Cardiff-Wales since 14th January, positioned Cardiff-Wales – London Heathrow this afternoon as BA9176. The aircraft had been scheduled to return to traffic yesterday but was retained at Cardiff-Wales due to engine vibration issues.

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 Octover 17th, positioned Cardiff-Wales – London Heathrow this afternoon as BA9170. The aircraft has been fitted with on board wi-fi and routed via The Hebrides in order to test the new system.

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 7th October, positioned Cardiff-Wales – London Heathrow late this afternoon as BA9172 and returned to traffic as BA57 London Heathr0w – Johannesburg.

British Airways B777-200ER G-VIIX Returns from Cardiff Maintenance – Goes Tech.

British Airways Boeing 777-236ER G-VIIX, which has been under maintenance at Cardiff-Wales since 28th July, positioned Cardiff-Wales – London Heathrow this afternoon as BA9172. The aircraft was scheduled to operate BA199 London Heathrow – Mumbai however it returned to the stand at Heathrow due to a hydraulic leak. The flight has been delayed overnight.

British Airways B777-200ER G-VIIS Returns from Cardiff Maintenance.

British Airways Boeing 777-236ER G-VIIS, which has been under maintenance at Cardiff-Wales since 2nd May, positioned Cardiff-Wales – London Heathrow this afternoon as BA9172 and immediately entered service as BA239 London Heathrow – Boston. The aircraft has been fitted with New First, upgraded Economy and Premium Economy cabins and THALES AVOD. This completes both the Boeing 777-200/200ER refurbishment programme and the New First programme. Fourteen Boeing 747-400s remain with Old First.

British Airways B777-200 G-ZZZB Returns from Cardiff Maintenance.

British Airways Boeing 777-236 G-ZZZB, which has been under maintenance at Cardiff-Wales since 27th April, positioned Cardiff-Wales – London Heathrow late this afternoon as BA9172. The aicraft has been fitted with New First, updated Economy and Premium Economy cabins and THALES IFE.

British Airways B777-200ER G-VIIS Positions to Cardiff Maintenance.

Boeing 777-236ER G-VIIS positioned London Heathrow – Cardiff-Wales this afternoon as BA9170. This was the last unrefurbished 4 Class Boeing 777-200ER in traffic and therefore from today all 4 Class Boeing 777-200/Boeing 777-200ER flights will feature New First.

British Airways B777-200ER G-VIIC Returns from Cardiff Maintenance.

British Airways Boeing 777-236ER G-CIIV, which has been under maintenance at Cardiff-Wales since 3rd April, positioned Cardiff-Wales – London Heathrow this afternoon as BA9174. The aircraft is confirmed as being fitted with New First, refurbished Business, Premium Economy and Economy cabins and THALES IFE. This means that G-VIIS is now the only B777-200ER in traffic which has not undergone the refurbishment.

British Airways B777-200 G-ZZZA Returns from Cardiff Maintenance.

British Airways Boeing 777-236 G-ZZZA, which has been under maintenance at Cardiff-Wales since 29th March, positioned Cardiff-Wales – London Heathrow late this afternoon as BA9174. We understand, but await 100% confirmation, that the aircraft has been internally refurbished with New First and upgraded Business, Premium Economy and Economy cabins and THALES IFE.

British Airways B747-400 G-BNLK Cardiff Test Flight

British Airways Boeing 747-436 G-BNLK, which has been out of service at London Heathrow since 17th March, positioned London Heathrow – Cardiff-Wales early this evening as BA9175, then immediately positioned back to London Heathrow as BA9176.

British Airways B777-200ER G-VIIE Returns from Cardiff Maintenance.

British Airways Boeing 777-236ER G-VIIE, which has been under maintenance at Cardiff-Wales since 7th February, positioned Cardiff-Wales – London Heathrow this afternoon as BA9176. The aircraft initially underwent a heavy maintenance check and then moved for cabin refurbishment.  The aircraft is confirmed as being fitted with New First and upgraded cabins with Thales IFE.

British Airways B777-200ER G-YMMT Returns from Cardiff Maintenance.

British Airways Boeing 777-236ER G-YMMT, which has been under maintenance at Cardiff-Wales since 14th March, positioned Cardiff-Wales – London Gatwick late this afternoon as BA9172. The aircraft was due to go to London Heathrow but moved to London Gatwick to cover G-VIIT after its technical return to London Gatwick this afternoon.

British Airways B777-200ER G-VIIF Returns from Cardiff Maintenance.

British Airways Boeing 777-236ER G-VIIF, which has been under maintenance at Cardiff-Wales since 7th February, positioned Cardiff-Wales – London Heathrow late this afternoon as BA9172. The aircraft is confirmed as having been fitted with New First, B777-300ER style seating in World Traveller and World Traveller Plus, and Thales IFE.

British Airways B777-200ER G-VIIN Returns from Cardiff Maintenance.

British Airways Boeing 777-236ER G-VIIN, which has been under maintenance at Cardiff-Wales since February 4th, positioned Cardiff-Wales – London Heathrow as BA9172 late this afternoon. The aircraft has been fitted with New First, Thales IFE and 777-300ER style World Traveller Plus and World Traveller cabins.

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

British Airways Boeing 747-436 G-BNLK, which has been under maintenance at Cardiff-Wales since 8th January, positioned Cardiff-Wales – London Heathrow this afternoon as BA9171. There have been reports that the aircraft experienced an engine issue and returned to Cardiff-Wales, however we have tracked the aircraft via various sources all of which show it continuing to London Heathrow.

British Airways B777-200ER G-YMMB BA2276 Cardiff-Wales Diversion.

British Airways Boeing 777-236ER G-YMMB operating BA2276 Las Vegas – London Gatwick (depart Las Vegas 16th January) was heading towards London Gatwick close to Yeovil this morning when it turned and diverted to Cardiff-Wales. The aircraft later continued Cardiff-Wales – London Gatwick.

British Airways B767-300ER G-BNWI Returns from Cardiff Maintenance.

Refurbished B767-300ER Club World Seat,

British Airways Boeing 767-336ER G-BNWI, which has been under maintenance at Cardiff-Wales since January 9th, positioned Cardiff-Wales – London Heathrow this afternoon as BA9170. The aircraft has been refitted internally with refurbished seats, new B777 style overhead bins. This is the seventh and final longhaul B767-300ER to be refurbished. This makes an extra bay at Cardiff-Wales available for B777-200ER refurbishments and these will now be accelerated.

British Airways B777-200ER G-VIIH Returns from Cardiff Maintenance.

British Airways Boeing 777-236ER G-VIIH, which has been under maintenance at Cardiff-Wales since January 2nd, positioned Cardiff-Wales – London Heathrow this afternoon as BA9172. The aircraft has been fitted with New First and Boeing 777-300ER style product in all other cabins.

British Airways B747-400 G-BNLE BA196 Cardiff-Wales Diversion.

British Airways Boeing 747-400 G-BNLE operating BA196 Houston – London Heathrow diverted to Cardiff-Wales this morning squawking the 7700 emergency code due to an instrument failure. The aircraft was able to continue to London Heathrow around three hours later.

British Airways B767-300ER G-BNWS Returns from Cardiff Maintenance.

British Airways Boeing 767-336ER G-BNWS, which has been under maintenance at Cardiff-Wales since 8th December, positioned Cardiff-Wales – London Heathrow this evening as BA9173. The aircraft has been internally refurbished with a Boeing 777 style cabin.

British Airways London Heathrow Inbound Weather Diversions.

The following inbound flights to London Heathrow diverted this morning due to weather causing long hold times:

BA114 New York JFK – London Heathrow (depart New York 11th December) operated by Boeing 747-436 G-BNLO diverted via London Gatwick.

BA218 Denver – London Heathrow (depart Denver 11th December) operated by Boeing 777-236ER G-VIIL diverted via Dublin. (more…)

British Airways London Heathrow Inbound Weather Diversions.

The following inbound flights to London Heathrow diverted this afternoon due to weather causing long hold times:

BA104 Dubai – London Heathrow operated by Boeing 777-236ER G-YMMO diverted via Amsterdam.

BA345 Nice – London Heathrow operated by Airbus A319 G-EUPX diverted via Southampton.

BA418 Luxembourg – London Heathrow operated by Airbus A320 G-MIDT diverted via Brussels. (more…)

B777-200ER G-VIID Returns from Cardiff Maintenance.

Boeing 777-236ER G-VIID, which has been under maintenance at Cardiff-Wales since 12th November, positioned Cardiff-Wales – London Heathrow this evening as BA9172. The aircraft is confirmed as having been fitted with New First and B777-300ER style product throughout.

B767-300ER G-BNWT Returns from Cardiff Maintenance.

British Airways Boeing 767-336ER G-BNWT, which has been under maintenance at Cardiff-Wales since November 13th, positioned Cardiff-Wales – London Heathrow this evening as BA9172. The aircraft has been refurbished internally with Boeing 777 style bins.

B747-400 G-BNLJ Returns from Cardiff Maintenance.

British Airways Boeing 747-436 G-BNLJ, which has been under maintenance at Cardiff-Wales since 13th October, positioned Cardiff-Wales – London Heathrow early this evening as BA9172. The flight was used to test systems and routed north of Manchester before heading for London.

 

B767-300ER G-BNWY Returns from Cardiff Maintenance.

British Airways Boeing 767-336ER G-BNWY, which has been under maintenance at Cardiff-Wales since 18th October, positioned Cardiff-Wales – London Heathrow this afternoon as BA9173. The aircraft has undergone internal refurbishment and now features the B777 style interior.

B777-200 G-ZZZC Returns from Cardiff Maintenance.

British Airways Boeing 777-200 G-ZZZC, which has been under maintenance at Cardiff-Wales since 1st October, positioned Cardiff-Wales – London Heathrow as BA9174 late this afternoon. The aircraft is confirmed as fitted with New First and Boeing 777-300ER style product in other cabins and retains its 17F/48J/24W/127Y configuration.

B777-200ER G-VIID Returns from Cardiff Maintenance.

British Airways Boeing 777-236ER G-VIID, which has been under maintenance at Cardiff-Wales since 9th October, positioned Cardiff-Wales – London Heathrow this morning as BA9171. The aircraft has not had New First and B777-300ER style cabins fitted but will return to Cardiff-Wales shortly for these modifications.

B767-300ER G-BNWV Returns from Cardiff Maintenance.

British Airways Boeing 767-336ER G-BNWV, which has been under maintenance at Cardiff-Wales since 19th September, positioned Cardiff-Wales – London Heathrow early this evening as BA9174. This aircraft is the third longhaul Boeing 767-300ER to be refurbished internally with a B777 style cabin.

B747-400 G-CIVN Returns from Cardiff Maintenance.

British Airways Boeing 747-436 G-CIVN, which has been under maintenance at Cardiff-Wales since 6th October, positioned Cardiff-Wales – London Heathrow late this afternoon as BA9172.

Heathrow Arrival Diversions.

Long hold times at London Heathrow caused the following diversions this morning:

BA228 Baltimore-Washington – London Heathrow (depart Baltimore-Washington 13th October) operated by Boeing 767-336ER G-BNWC diverted via Cardiff-Wales.

BA427 Amsterdam – London Heathrow operated by A319 G-EUPM diverted via London Gatwick.

BA811 Copenhagen – London Heathrow operated by A319 G-EUPG diverted via London Stansted.

BA853 Prague – London Heathrow operated by A320 G-EUYL diverted via London Luton.

Boeing 747-400 Cardiff Maintenance Swap.

British Airways Boeing 747-436 G-CIVT positioned London Heathrow – Cardiff-Wales late this morning as BA9171.

Sister G-BNLT, which has been at Cardiff-Wales since 17th September, positioned Cardiff-Wales – London Heathrow during the afternoon as BA9172.

G-VIIB Returns from Cardiff-Wales Maintenance.

British Airways Boeing 777-236ER G-VIIB, which has been at Cardiff-Wales since 31st August, positioned Cardiff-Wales – London Heathrow this afternoon as BA9172. This aircraft is confirmed as fitted with New First and Boeing 777-300ER style cabins.

B767-300ER G-BNWM Returns from Cardiff Maintenance.

British Airways Boeing 767-336ER G-BNWM, which has been under maintenance at Cardiff-Wales since 18th August, positioned Cardiff-Wales – London Heathrow this evening as BA9174. This aircraft is confirmed as the second longhaul Boeing 767-300ER to undergo interior refurbishment with 777 style overhead bins.

Cardiff 777-200ER Maintenance Swap.

Boeing 777-236ER G-VIIB positioned London Heathrow – Cardiff-Wales early this afternoon as BA9171. Sister G-VIIM, which has been at Cardiff since 3rd August, then positioned Cardiff-Wales – London Heathrow as BA9172. This aircraft is confirmed as fitted with New First and a 777-300ER style interior.

B777-200ER G-VIIB Returns from Cardiff Maintenance.

British Airways Boeing 777-236ER G-VIIB, which has been under maintenance at Cardiff-Wales since 23rd July, positioned Cardiff-Wales – London Heathrow as BA9175 this evening. The aircraft has not been fitted with New First. Prior to going to Cardiff-Wales this was a London Gatwick based aircraft but it will now operate from London Heathrow.

G-STBB to Cardiff Maintenance.

British Airways Boeing 777-36NER G-STBB positioned London Heathrow – Cardiff-Wales early this afternoon as BA9174.

G-BNLF to Cardiff Maintenance.

British Airways Boeing 747-436 G-BNLF positioned London Heathrow – Cardiff-Wales late this morning as BA9171.

British Airways B777-200ER Cardiff Maintenance Swap.

Boeing 777-236ER G-VIIM positioned London Heathrow – Cardiff-Wales this afternoon as BA9171. Sister G-VIIJ then positioned Cardiff-Wales – London Heathrow as BA9172. This aircraft is confirmed as fitted with New First and 777-300ER style products in all other cabins.

747 Cardiff Maintenance Swap.

Boeing 747-436 G-BYGE positioned London Heathrow – Cardiff-Wales as BA9171 this afternoon. Sister G-CIVM then positioned Cardiff-Wales – London Heathrow as BA9172.

 

747-400 Cardiff Maintenance Swap.

Boeing 746-436 G-CIVM positioned London Heathrow – Cardiff-Wales as BA9171 early this afternoon. Sister G-BYGB then positioned London Heathrow – Cardiff-Wales as BA9172.

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

British Airways Boeing 747-436 G-BNLV positioned Cardiff-Wales – London Heathrow as BA9178 this afternoon after storage at Victorville and D-Check at Cardiff-Wales then returned to service as BA57 London Heathrow – Johannesburg. The aircraft has been fitted with New First.