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British Airways 747 retirements, full details of each retired aircraft

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*LAST UPDATED 23 SEPTEMBER 2020*

In July British Airways announced that all 31 of its remaining 747s had sadly flown their last commercial services as a result of the devastating impact the Covid-19 pandemic has had on the airline and the aviation sector.

Full details of each retired aircraft are below. This log will be updated as each retirement date is confirmed – please keep checking back for further details.

More information from the 747 retirement announcement is available here. Images of British Airways’ 747 fleet can be downloaded here.

24 September G-CIVK

Date it entered service / BA delivery 28 February 1997
Retirement date 24 September 2020
Popular / recent routes Last commercial flight was from Cape Town on 20 March 2020. Popular routes include Cape Town, Miami and Accra
Liveries worn Landor

Current: Union Flag / Chatham Dockyard with oneworld logo

Seating configuration First: 14

Club: 52

World Traveller Plus: 36

World Traveller: 243

Facts and stats (approximate) Top speed: 565mph

Take off speed: 180mph

Length: 70.6m, Height: 19.41m, Wingspan: 64.4m

Weight: 184 tonnes, maximum take-off weight 378 tonnes

4 x Rolls-Royce RB211-524 engines

24 September G-BYGE

Date it entered service / BA delivery 5 February 1999
Retirement date 22 September 2020
Popular / recent routes Last commercial flight was from Boston on 23 March 2020. Popular routes include New York, Boston and Philadelphia
Liveries worn ‘Rendezvous’ World Images livery

Current: Union Flag / Chatham Dockyard

Seating configuration First: 14

Club: 86

World Traveller Plus: 30

World Traveller: 145

Facts and stats (approximate) Top speed: 565mph

Take off speed: 180mph

Length: 70.6m, Height: 19.41m, Wingspan: 64.4m

Weight: 184 tonnes, maximum take-off weight 378 tonnes

4 x Rolls-Royce RB211-524 engines

Flown 86,611 hours, 10,845 flights and around 40 million miles

21 September – G-CIVP

Date it entered service / BA delivery 17 February 1998
Retirement date 21 September 2020
Popular / recent routes Last commercial flight was from Miami on 25 March 2020. Popular routes include Cape Town, san Diego and Miami
Liveries worn ‘Colum’ World Images livery

Current: Union Flag / Chatham Dockyard with oneworld logo

Seating configuration First: 14

Club: 52

World Traveller Plus: 36

World Traveller: 243

Facts and stats (approximate) Top speed: 565mph

Take off speed: 180mph

Length: 70.6m, Height: 19.41m, Wingspan: 64.4m

Weight: 184 tonnes, maximum take-off weight 378 tonnes

4 x Rolls-Royce RB211-524 engines

 

16 September – G-CIVE

Date it entered service / BA delivery 20 December 1994
Retirement date 16 September 2020
Popular / recent routes Last commercial flight was from Vancouver on 25 March 2020. Popular routes include Miami, Cape Town, Accra, Las Vegas and Denver
Liveries worn British Asia Airways, Landor – ‘City of Sunderland’

Current: Union Flag / Chatham Dockyard

Seating configuration First: 14

Club: 52

World Traveller Plus: 36

World Traveller: 243

Facts and stats (approximate) Top speed: 565mph

Take off speed: 180mph

Length: 70.6m, Height: 19.41m, Wingspan: 64.4m

Weight: 184 tonnes, maximum take-off weight 378 tonnes

4 x Rolls-Royce RB211-524 engines

Flown 117,086 hours, 13,356 flights and around 55 million miles

10 September – G-CIVO

Date it entered service / BA delivery 5 December 1997
Retirement date 10 September 2020
Popular / recent routes Last commercial flight was from Cape Town on 26 March 2020. Popular routes include Vancouver, Las Vegas and Cape Town
Liveries worn ‘Benyhone Tartan’ World Images livery

Current: Union Flag / Chatham Dockyard

Seating configuration First: 14

Club: 52

World Traveller Plus: 36

World Traveller: 243

Facts and stats (approximate) Top speed: 565mph

Take off speed: 180mph

Length: 70.6m, Height: 19.41m, Wingspan: 64.4m

Weight: 184 tonnes, maximum take-off weight 378 tonnes

4 x Rolls-Royce RB211-524 engines

9 Septemeber – G-CIVI

Date it entered service / BA delivery 2 May 1996
Retirement date 9 September 2020
Popular / recent routes Last commercial flight was from New York on 29 March 2020. Popular routes include New York, Boston and San Francisco
Liveries worn Landor – ‘City of Gloucester’

Current: Union Flag / Chatham Dockyard with oneworld logo

Seating configuration First: 14

Club: 86

World Traveller Plus: 30

World Traveller: 145

Facts and stats (approximate) Top speed: 565mph

Take off speed: 180mph

Length: 70.6m, Height: 19.41m, Wingspan: 64.4m

Weight: 184 tonnes, maximum take-off weight 378 tonnes

4 x Rolls-Royce RB211-524 engines

Flown 100,414 hours, 14,040 flights and around 50 million miles

8 September – G-BYGA

Date it entered service / BA delivery 14 December 1998
Retirement date 8 September 2020
Popular / recent routes Last commercial flight was from New York on 21 March 2020. Popular routes include Chicago, Dubai, Los Angeles and New York.
Liveries worn ‘Chelsea Rose’ World Images livery

Current: Union Flag / Chatham Dockyard

Seating configuration First: 14

Club: 86

World Traveller Plus: 30

World Traveller: 145

Facts and stats (approximate) Top speed: 565mph

Take off speed: 180mph

Length: 70.6m, Height: 19.41m, Wingspan: 64.4m

Weight: 184 tonnes, maximum take-off weight 378 tonnes

4 x Rolls-Royce RB211-524 engines

Flown 89,593 hours, 10,981 flights and around 40 million miles

2 September – G-BYGB

Date it entered service / BA delivery 9 January 1999
Retirement date 2 September 2020
Popular / recent routes Last commercial flight was from New York on 21 March 2020. Popular routes include San Francisco, Los Angeles and New York.
Liveries worn ‘Colum’ World Images livery

Current: Union Flag / Chatham Dockyard

Seating configuration First: 14

Club: 86

World Traveller Plus: 30

World Traveller: 145

Facts and stats (approximate) Top speed: 565mph

Take off speed: 180mph

Length: 70.6m, Height: 19.41m, Wingspan: 64.4m

Weight: 184 tonnes, maximum take-off weight 378 tonnes

4 x Rolls-Royce RB211-524 engines

Flown 90,821 hours, 11,425 flights and around 50 million miles

31 August 2020 – G-CIVH

Date it entered service / BA delivery 23 April 1996
Retirement date 31 August 2020
Popular / recent routes Last commercial flight was from Dallas on 18 March 2020. Popular routes include Chicago, New York and Washington.
Liveries worn Landor – ‘City of Hereford’

Current: Union Flag / Chatham Dockyard

Seating configuration First: 14

Club: 86

World Traveller Plus: 30

World Traveller: 145

Facts and stats (approximate) Top speed: 565mph

Take off speed: 180mph

Length: 70.6m, Height: 19.41m, Wingspan: 64.4m

Weight: 184 tonnes, maximum take-off weight 378 tonnes

4 x Rolls-Royce RB211-524 engines

Flown 101,976 hours, 13,884 flights and around 50 million miles

26 August 2020 – G-BYGF

Date it entered service / BA delivery 17 February 1999
Retirement date 26 August 2020
Popular / recent routes Last flight was a repatriation flight from Larnaca, 9 April 2020. Popular routes include Boston, New York and Los Angeles.
Liveries worn Union Flag / Chatham Dockyard
Seating configuration First: 14

Club: 86

World Traveller Plus: 30

World Traveller: 145

Facts and stats (approximate) Top speed: 565mph

Take off speed: 180mph

Length: 70.6m, Height: 19.41m, Wingspan: 64.4m

Weight: 184 tonnes, maximum take-off weight 378 tonnes

4 x Rolls-Royce RB211-524 engines

Flown 90,897.4 hours, 11,075 flights and over 45 million miles

 

18 August 2020 – G-CIVD

Date it entered service 14 December 1994
Retirement date 19 August 2020 to Castellon, Valencia
Popular / recent routes Last flight was to Lagos, part of the repatriation effort, on 18 April 2020
Liveries worn Landor – ‘City of Coventry’

Current: Union Flag / Chatham Dockyard with oneworld logo

Seating configuration First: 14

Club: 52

World Traveller Plus: 36

World Traveller: 243

Facts and stats (approximate) Top speed: 565mph

Take off speed: 180mph

Length: 70.6m, Height: 19.41m, Wingspan: 64.4m

Weight: 184 tonnes, maximum take-off weight 378 tonnes

4 x Rolls-Royce RB211-524 engines

Flown 115,276.8 hours, 13,364 flights and over 50 million miles