Tag: British Airways

British Airways to Expand Fleet with New Boeing 777X Aircraft

Reading Time: 1 minute International Airlines Group (IAG) has placed an order for brand new Boeing 777X aircraft, to be more precise, for 18 Boeing 777-9 aircraft, plus 24 options, for British Airways. According to the statement, new aircraft will replace 14 Boeing 747-400 and four Boeing 777-200 planes in a period of 2022-2025. “The new B777-9 is the […]

BEA A319 to be Next British Airways Retrojet

Reading Time: 1 minute British Airways has revealed the second design in its series of heritage liveries to mark the airline’s centenary – an Airbus 319 will be painted in the colours of the airline’s short-haul predecessor, British European Airways (BEA). The A319, reg G-EUPJ, entered the IAC paint bay at Shannon Airport on the 23rd of February where […]

BOAC to the Future: Heritage B747 Lands at Heathrow

Reading Time: 1 minute Large crowds gathered at Heathrow to watch the much-anticipated arrival of a British Airways Boeing 747 painted in the iconic design of its predecessor British Overseas Airways Corporation (BOAC). The aircraft entered the IAC paint bay at Dublin Airport on February 5 where it was stripped of its current British Airways Chatham Dockyard design before […]

British Airways Owner Stops Selling Shares to Non-EU Investors

Reading Time: 1 minute IAG, the owner of British Airways, announced that it stops selling its shares to non-EU investors. Under the EU rules, at least 50% of an airline’s stock must be EU-owned. Currently, the amount of shares owned by non-EU investors in the IAG reaches 47.5 per cent. IAG Group includes 5 airlines: Aer Lingus, British Airways, Iberia, […]

British Airways A320 Reports Fumes in Flight Deck and Cabin

Reading Time: 1 minute A British Airways Airbus A320-200, performing flight BA-993 from Berlin Tegel (Germany) to London Heathrow (UK), reported fumes in flight deck and cabin. Aircraft was enroute at FL360 near Amsterdam when the crew reported that there had been fumes briefly on the flight deck, which quickly dissipated, however, strong fumes occurred in the cabin prompting cabin […]

British Airways Boeing 747 Reports Smoke in Cockpit

Reading Time: 1 minute A British Airways Boeing 747-400, performing flight from Boston (USA) to London Heathrow (UK), reported smoke in cockpit. Aircraft was enroute at FL390 about 100nm north of Moncton (Canada) when the crew donned their oxygen masks, declared Mayday reporting smoke in the cockpit and decided to return to Boston. The aircraft descended to FL380 for the […]

British Airways Airbus A320 Reported Burning Odour in Cockpit

Reading Time: 1 minute A British Airways Airbus A320-200, performing flight from London Gatwick (UK) to Turin (Italy), reported burning odour in cockpit. Aircraft was enroute at FL350 about 25nm southwest of Paris (France) when the crew decided to divert to Paris’ Charles de Gaulle Airport reporting a burning odour in the cockpit. The aircraft landed safely in Charles de […]

#AVGEEK | British Airways Waves Farewell to Iconic Boeing 767

Reading Time: 1 minute After nearly 30 years of service, British Airways has retired the last of its Boeing 767 aircraft. On Sunday, 25 November, 2018, the iconic airline’s plane performed the last commercial flight from Larnaca in Cyprus to Heathrow. It is estimated that particularly this aircraft has carried around 4 million customers across nearly 23,000 flights. The […]

British Airways Boeing 747-400 Experiences Bird Strike

Reading Time: 1 minute A British Airways Boeing 747-400, performing flight from New York JFK (USA) to London Heathrow (UK), experienced  a bird strike. A post flight inspection showed a bird had impacted the nose of the aircraft. The aircraft remained on the ground in London for about 12 hours, then departed for the next flight to JFK.

Cyber Attack on British Airways Affected up to 185,000 Customers

Reading Time: 1 minute International Airlines Group (IAG), owner of British Airways, has revealed the possibility that an additional 185,000 customers’ data may have been compromised. British Airways confirmed  77,000 customers’ payment cards details including name, billing address, email address, payment information including card number, expiry date and security codes had potentially been compromised, plus an additional 108,000 without […]