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    Potakas
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    I was searching through BA’s web page and google generally to find when BA will receive the new planes but i can’t find something not even from Airbus or Boeing homepages.

    I read that BA was going to receive A380’S initially at 2012 but then they made a change at seating plans and this is going to delay the delivery about one year, but inside in the BT forum someone said that there was a rumor that BA is going to receive them by 2010 ( i can’t believe it) .

    http://www.businesstraveller.com/discussion/topic/Qantas-A380-s-grounded

    For 787’s is it correct that deliveries will start at the fourth quarter of 2010?


    VintageKrug
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    Just a few more 777ERs coming online during 2010. 787s in 2012 and A380 in early 2013 as far as I am aware.

    The delays were a combination of initial inability to deliver as promised on the part of airbus, and more recently further delays came with BA taking the decision to reduce capacity and spread out cash payments to preserve liquidity as we move out of the slump.

    A shame these new planes will not be here in time for the Olympics.

    From Wikipedia
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    Future aircraft

    British Airways has placed firm orders for 24 Boeing 787s, which will replace the oldest Boeing 767s in the fleet from 2012

    The Airbus A380 is due to enter service with British Airways in 2013
    British Airways has 32 outstanding options with Airbus, which may be taken as any member of the A320 family. Secured delivery positions on 10 Boeing 777 aircraft are held.

    On 27 March 2007, British Airways placed a firm order for four 777-200ER aircraft with an option for four more, with the order totalling more than US$800 million at list price.[56] The company has stated that these are for fleet expansion. BA’s first batch of 777 were fitted with General Electric GE90 engines, but BA switched to Rolls-Royce Trent 800s for the most recent 19 aircraft.[57] This has been continued with the most recent four orders as Trent 800 engines were selected as the engine choice.

    On 27 September 2007, BA announced their biggest order since 1998 by ordering 36 new long-haul aircraft. The company ordered 12 A380s with options on a further seven, and 24 Boeing 787s with options on a further 18.[60][61] Rolls-Royce Trent engines were selected for both orders with Trent 900s powering the A380s and Trent 1000s powering the 787s.

    The new aircraft will be delivered between 2012 and 2016.[62] The Boeing 787s will replace 14 of British Airways’ Boeing 767 fleet and the Airbus A380s will replace 20 of BA’s oldest Boeing 747-400s and will most likely be used to increase capacity on routes to Bangkok, Cape Town, Hong Kong, Johannesburg, Singapore, and Sydney from London Heathrow.

    On 1 February 2008, it was announced that BA had ordered two Airbus A318s to operate a premium service out of London City Airport (LCY) to New York.[65] The two A318s used for the service are fitted out with 32 lie flat beds in an all business class cabin,[66] and the service began in September 2009.[67] The A318 is the largest aircraft able to operate out of London City Airport.[68] On 4 February 2008 the engine selection was announced as the CFM International CFM56. Most of BA’s fleet of A320 family aircraft are powered by International Aero Engines V2500, however these engines are not available to power the A318.

    It was subsequently announced that, because of runway length limitations at LCY, this route will include a westbound fuel stop.[69]

    On 1 August 2008, BA announced orders for six Boeing 777-300ERs and options for four more as an interim measure to cover for delays over the deliveries of their 787-8/9s. Of the 6 that have been ordered, 4 will be leased & 2 will be fully acquired by British Airways.[70]

    On 12 January 2009 CEO Willie Walsh stated that BA’s purchase of six 777-300ERs did not indicate that they had ruled out purchasing the A350 for their fleet renewal program and “that the airline expects to reach a decision towards the end of the year.”[71]


    Potakas
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    Yes it is shame, they should have them for the olympics.

    The 777’s will replace old aircrafts or they will expand the current fleet? Europe’s 767’s are very old and in bad condition.

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