British Airways A380 G-XLEI Singapore Technical Issue.

Airbus A380-841 MSN173. British Airways G-XLEI, arrived into Singapore as BA11 from London Heathrow (depart London Heathrow 28th October) this afternoon, however the return BA12 was cancelled due to a technical issue.

British Airways A380 G-XLEI Returns from Manila Maintenance.

Airbus A380-841 MSN173, British Airways G-XLEI, which has been under maintenance at Manila since 17th September, positioned Manila – Angeles City Clark in the early hours of this morning as BA9170. The aircraft remained on the ground at Angeles City until late in the afternoon when it positioned Angeles City Clark – Singapore as BA9171 then returned to service operating BA12 Singapore – London Heathrow.

British Airways A380 G-XLEH Returns to Service.

Airbus A380-841 MSN163, British Airways G-XLEH, which positioned to Singapore yesterday after maintenance at Manila, returned to service in the early hours of this morning operating yesterday’s delayed BA12 Singapore – London Heathrow with a five hour delay. This was reportedly due to on board medical equipment being missing following the maintenance visit.

British Airways A380 G-XLEG BA269 London Heathrow Technical Return.

Airbus A380-841 MSN161, British Airways G-XLEG, operating BA269 London Heathrow – Los Angeles was just over two hours into the flight this evening when it turned back to London Heathrow for a safe landing following a technical issue which caused the failure of all lavatories. Passengers have been accommodated overnight.

British Airways A380 G-XLEG Returns from Manila Maintenance.

Airbus A380-841 MSN161, British Airways G-XLEG, which has been under maintenance at Manila since 26th February, positioned Manila – Angeles City Clark as BA9170 in the early hours of this morning. The aircraft continued Angeles City Clark – Singapore early in the evening as BA9171 then returned to service operating BA12 Singapore – London Heathrow.

British Airways A380 G-XLEC BA57 London Heathrow Technical Return.

Airbus A380-841 MSN124, British Airways G-XLEC, operating BA57 London Heathrow – Johannesburg was at 35,000 ft to the north-east of Chateauroux this evening when it turned back to London Heathrow for a safe landing due to a technical issue. The flight has been delayed overnight.

British Airways A380 G-XLEJ Johannesburg Rescue Mission.

Following the A380 rejected take off at Johannesburg on 9th March, Airbus A380-841 MSN192, British Airways G-XLEJ, positioned London Heathrow – Johannesburg as BA9151 this morning in order to operate the delayed BA54 Johannesburg – London Heathrow of 9th March as BA54D.

British Airways A380 G-XLEF Leaves Manila Maintenance.

Airbus A380-841 MSN151, British Airways G-XLEF, which has been under maintenance at Manila since 22nd January, positioned Manila – Angeles City in the early hours of this morning as BA9170. The aircraft continued Angeles City – Singapore early in the evening as BA9171 then returned to service operating BA12 Singapore – London Heathrow.

British Airways A380 G-XLEK Returns from Manila Maintenance.

Airbus A380-861 MSN194, British Airways G-XLEK, which has been under maintenance at Manila since 3rd January, positioned Manila – Kuala Lumpur in the early hours of this morning as BA9170. Early in the evening the aircraft positioned Kuala Lumpur – Singapore as BA9171 then returned to service operating BA12 Singapore – London Heathrow.

British Airways A380 G-XLEI Returns from Johannesburg.

Following the technical issue it encountered on 6th January, Airbus A380-841 MSN173, British Airways G-XLEI, departed Johannesburg late tonight operating an additional Johannesburg – London Heathrow service as BA1154.

British Airways A380 G-XLEI Johannesburg Technical Issue.

Airbus A380-841 MSN173, British Airways G-XLEI, arrived into Johannesburg this morning as BA57 from London Heathrow (depart London Heathrow 5th January), however its scheduled return to London Heathrow as BA54 this evening was initially delayed overnight then subsequently cancelled due to a technical issue.

British Airways A380 G-XLEL Returns from Johannesburg.

Airbus A380-841 MSN215, British Airways G-XLEL, which has been in short term storage at Johannesburg since 23rd December, returned to service this evening operating BA54 Johannesburg – London Heathrow.

British Airways A380 G-XLEA Returns from Johannesburg.

Following the technical issue it encountered on 12th December, Airbus A380-841 MSN095, British Airways G-XLEA, departed Johannesburg this evening operating today’s scheduled BA54 Johannesburg – London Heathrow. The aircraft has a new #1 engine which was ferried in from London Stansted.

British Airways A380 G-XLEL Johannesburg Technical Issue.

Airbus A380-841 MSN215, British Airways G-XLEL, arrived into Johannesburg this morning as BA57 from London Heathrow (depart London Heathrow 22nd December), however the return BA54 was able to operated with another aircraft which was spare at Johannesburg following an earlier technical issue. British Airways delayed an A380 going for maintenance at Xiamen owing to that issue and now has an extra aircraft to accommodate. As London Heathrow will be full over Christmas aircraft will be temporarily be rotated in and out of parking at Johannesburg.

British Airways A380 G-XLEK Johannesburg Flight Switch.

Airbus A380-841 MSN194, British Airways G-XLEK, arrived into Johannesburg this morning as BA57 from London Heathrow (depart London Heathrow 12th December), then operated yesterday’s delayed BA56 Johannesburg – London Heathrow this evening as BA56D.

British Airways A380 G-XLEF Johannesburg Rescue Mission.

Following the A380 technical issue at Johannesburg yesterday, Airbus A380-841 MSN151, British Airways G-XLEF positioned London Heathrow – Johannesburg early this afternoon as BA9154 in order to operate today’s BA54 Johannesurg – London Heathrow after midnight.

British Airways A380 G-XLEA Johannesburg Technical Issue.

A380-841 MSN095, British Airways G-XLEA, arrived into Johannesburg this morning as BA55 from London Heathrow (depart London Heathrow 11th December), however tonight’s return BA56 was delayed overnight due to a technical issue.

British Airways A380 G-XLED Returns from Manila Maintenance.

Airbus A380-841 MSN144, British Airways G-XLED, which has been under maintenance at Manila since 2nd October, positioned Manila – Kuala Lumpur in the early hours of this morning as BA9170. The aircraft spent the day at Kuala Lumpur then positioned Kuala Lumpur – Singapore as BA9171 this evening and returned to service operating BA12 Singapore – London Heathrow.

British Airways A380 G-XLEB Returns from Boston as BA9601.

Airbus A380-841 MSN121, British Airways G-XLEB, operated BA213 London Heathrow – Boston this evening with an eight hour delay, then returned to London Heathrow late tonight operating the return BA212 using callsign BA9601.

British Airways A380 G-XLEJ Positioning Flight.

Airbus A380-841 MSN192, British Airways G-XLEJ, which has been at Kuala Lumpur since 28th September after returning from maintenance at Manila, positioned Kuala Lumpur – Singapore as BA9171 early this evening then returned to service operating BA12 Singapore – London Heathrow.

British Airways A380 G-XLEE London Heathrow Damage.

Airbus A380-841 MSN148, British Airways G-XLEE, arrived into London Heathrow as BA282 from Los Angeles this morning, however the aircraft sustained minor damage at some point during the day causing tonight’s BA55 London Heathrow – Johannesburg to be delayed overnight.

British Airways A380 G-XLEC Leaves Manila Maintenance for Kuala Lumpur.

British Airways A380 G-XLEC, which has been under maintenance at Manila since 2nd August, positioned Manila – Kuala Lumpur as BA9172 in the early hours of this morning. This was the first British Airways A380 at Kuala Lumpur. During the evening the aircraft positioned Kuala Lumpur – Singapore as BA9171 then returned to service operating BA12 Singapore – London Heathrow.

British Airways A380 G-XLEI BA287 Vancouver Technical Diversion.

Airbus 380-841 MSN173, British Airways G-XLEI, operating BA287 London Heathrow – San Francisco operated via Vancouver this afternoon due to aircraft defects. The aircraft initially climbed to 38,000 ft but a technical issue required it to descent to 30,000 ft two hours into the flight and the increased fuel burn required the diversion. However due to the issue the flight was terminated at Vancouver and BA286 San Francisco – London Heathrow was cancelled.

British Airways A380 G-XLEG Operates Delayed BA11.

Following the fuel leak it encountered at London Heathrow yesterday evening, British Airways A380 G-XLEG operated yesterday’s delayed BA11 London Heathrow – Singapore this afternoon as BA11D. The aircraft will then operate today’s delayed BA12 Singapore – London Heathrow as a day flight BA12D tomorrow.

British Airways A380 G-XLEA Returns from Boston.

Following its overnight delay, Airbus A380-841 MSN095, British Airways G-XLEA, departed Boston this morning operating yesterday’s delayed BA212 Boston – London Heathrow as BA9605.

British Airways A380 G-XLEA Overnight Boston Stay.

Airbus A380-841 MSN095, British Airways G-XLEA, operated BA213 London Heathrow – Boston this morning, however the return BA212 has been delayed overnight, this appears to be due to a lack of rested crew at Boston following yesterday’s FLY computer outage.

British Airways A380 G-XLEA Operates Delayed Hong Kong Rotation.

Airbus A380-841 MSN095, British Airways G-XLEA, operated yesterday’s delayed BA31 London Heathrow – Hong Kong early this evening as BA31D and will turn around immediately tomorrow to operate today’s BA32 Hong Kong – London Heathrow as a day flight BA32D.

British Airways A380 G-XLEA Operates BA32 Without Running Water.

Airbus A380-841 MSN095, British Airways G-XLEA, operated tonight’s BA32 Hong Kong – London Heathrow with a short delay due to problems with the water system. No running water was available and the aircraft was stocked with bottled water and hand sanitising wipes. Passengers were offered the opportunity to rebook onto other services though without any expenses.

British Airways A380 G-XLEA Operates Delayed Johannesburg Service.

Airbus A380-841 MSN095, British Airways G-XLEA, operated yesterday’s delayed BA57 London Heathrow – Johannesburg this evening as BA57D. The aircraft will then operate tonight’s delayed BA54 Johannesburg – London Heathrow as a day flight BA54D tomorrow.

British Airways Announce A380 Boston Series.

British Airways today announced that the BA213/BA212 London Heathrow – Boston rotation will switch to A380 operation on Thursdays – Sundays from 2nd February – 25th March 2017.

British Airways A380 G-XLEL Delivered.

British Airways A380 G-XLEL was delivered Toulouse – London Heathrow this evening as BA9156. The aircraft is in White Union Flag with Crest livery and 14F/97J/55W/303Y configuration. This brings the British Airways A380 fleet up to twelve aircraft and is the final aircraft currently on order.

More A380s to Johannesburg for Winter 2016.

British Airways today announced that the BA57/BA54 London Heathrow – Johannesburg rotation will be operated by A380 equipment on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays from 30th October 2016 – 27th February 2017. This will give Johannesburg 10 weekly A380 services.

British Airways A380 G-XLEC BA12 Manchester Diversion.

British Airways A380 G-XLEC operating BA12 Singapore – London Heathrow (depart Singapore 27th March) diverted to Manchester this morning due to high winds at London Heathrow. The aircraft positioned Manchester – London Heathrow early in the evening as BA9155.

British Airways A380 G-XLEF BA56 Water Leak.

British Airways A380 G-XLEF operating BA56 Johannesburg – London Heathrow (depart Johannesburg 11th March) was around an hour and a half away from London this morning when a water leak from the upper deck leaked into the main deck Business Class cabin. The aircraft was removed from service on arrival at London Heathrow for repair and dehumidification.

British Airways A380 G-XLEA Returns from Johannesburg.

Following the technical issue it encountered yesterday, Airbus A380-841 MSN095, British Airways G-XLEA, departed Johannesburg this evening operating yesterday’s delayed BA56 Johannesburg – London Heathrow as BA56D.

British Airways A380 G-XLEA Johannesburg Technical Issue.

Airbus A380-841 MSN095, British Airways G-XLEA, arrived into Johannesburg this morning as BA55 from London Heathrow (depart London Heathrow 14th February), however tonight’s return BA56 has been delayed overnight due to a technical issue.

British Airways A380 G-XLEL First Flight.

British Airways A380 G-XLEL made its first flight from Toulouse today wearing test registration F-WWAL and positioned Toulouse – Finkenwerder for cabin outfitting.

British Airways A380 G-XLEK Delivered.

British Airways A380 G-XLEK was delivered Toulouse – London Heathrow this evening as BA9156. The aircraft is in White Union Flag with Crest livery and 14F/97J/55W/303Y configuration. This brings the British Airways A380 fleet up to eleven aircraft.

British Airways A380 G-XLEA Returns from Miami.

Following its collision with a jet bridge on 19th January, Airbus A380-841 MSN095, British Airways G-XLEA, positioned Miami – London Heathrow in the early hours of this morning as BA9179. The aircraft had been fitted with a new #1 engine cowl which was ferried to Miami aboard an AN124.

British Airways A380 G-XLEA Miami Jet Bridge Collision.

Airbus A380-841 MSN095, British Airways G-XLEA, arriving into Miami as BA209 from London Heathrow was approaching the gate at very low speed with it struck a jet bridge with the #1 engine. As a result the return BA208 was cancelled.

British Airways A380 G-XLEH BA56 Johannesburg Technical Return.

British Airways A380 G-XLEH operating BA56 Johannesburg – London Heathrow had reached 34,000 ft to the north of Gabarone when it encountered a weather radar failure. The aircraft entered a hold to burn fuel before returning to Johannesburg for a safe landing via a further hold to the north west of Johannesburg. The flight was initially delayed overnight but subsequently cancelled.

British Airways A380 G-XLEJ Delivered.

British Airways A380 G-XLEJ was delivered Toulouse – London Heathrow this evening as BA9156. The aircraft is in White Union Flag with Crest livery and 14F/97J/55W/303Y configuration. This brings the British Airways A380 fleet up to ten aircraft.

British Airways A380 G-XLEH Continues from Washington.

Following its medical diversion and subsequent overnight delay, British Airways A380 G-XLEH departed Washington this afternoon continuing yesterday’s diverted BA209 London Heathrow – Miami, routing Washington – Miami as BA9605. The aircraft then operated yesterday’s delayed BA208 Miami – London Heathrow as BA9604.

British Airways A380 G-XLEE Overnight Miami Delay.

British Airways A380 G-XLEE operated BA209 London Heathrow – Miami this afternoon. However, due to the medical diversion and overnight delay in Washington of yesterday’s BA2o9, there is no rested crew available at Miami. This evening’s return BA208 has therefore been delayed overnight.

British Airways A380 G-XLEH BA209 Washington Medical Diversion.

British Airways A380 G-XLEH operating BA209 London Heathrow – Miami with a two hour delay diverted to Washington this evening due to a medical emergency on board. Crew did not have sufficient hours to reach Miami so the aircraft will overnight at Washington and the return BA208 will be delayed overnight.

British Airways Announce A380 Vancouver Service.

British Airways today announced that the BA85/BA84 London Heathrow – Vancouver rotation will switch from Boeing 747-400 to A380 operation from 1st May 2016. The seasonal 5 x weekly BA87/BA86 London Heathrow – Vancouver rotation will be withdrawn.

British Airways A380 G-XLEA Returns to Service.

Airbus A380-841 MSN095, British Airways G-XLEA,, which returned to London from maintenance at Singapore on 21st June, returned to service this morning operating BA217 London Heathrow – Washington.

British Airways A380 G-XLEE Overnight Hong Kong Delay.

British Airways A380 G-XLEE arrived into Hong Kong this afternoon as BA25 from London Heathrow (depart London Heathrow 19th March), however the return BA26 has been delayed overnight. It is not yet clear whether this is due to a crew or a technical issue.

British Airways A380 G-XLEF London Heathrow Technical Issue.

British Airways A380 G-XLEF entered the London Heathrow maintenance facility this morning after arriving from Hong Kong as BA26 for attention following an onboard fumes incident during that flight. The issue had not been rectified before the aircraft’s next scheduled service as BA55 London Heathrow – Johannesburg this evening and this flight has been delayed overnight.

British Airways A380 G-XLEI Delivered.

British Airways A380 G-XLEI was delivered Toulouse – London Heathrow early this evening as BA9216. The aircraft is in White Union Flag with Crest livery and 14F/97J/55W/303Y configuration and brings the A380 fleet up to nine aircraft.

British Airways A380 G-XLEB Durban Training Day.

British Airways A380 G-XLEB positioned Johannesburg – Durban as BA9160 this morning in order to operate training circuits s BA9161 and BA9162. The aircraft then positioned Durban – Johannesburg as BA9169.

British Airways A380 G-XLEC Durban Training Day.

British Airways A380 G-XLEC positioned Johannesburg – Durban as BA9160 this morning in order to operate training circuits as BA9161 – BA9164. The aircraft then positioned Durban – Johannesburg as BA9169.

British Airways A380 G-XLEB Durban Training Day.

British Airways A380 G-XLEB positioned Johannesburg – Durban as BA9160 this morning in order to operate training circuits as BA9161 – BA9164. The aircraft then positioned Durban – Johannesburg as BA9169.

British Airways A380 G-XLEB BA55 Heathrow Return to Gate.

British Airways A380 G-XLEB preparing to operate BA55 London Heathrow – Johannesburg returned to the gate this evening. This was initially due to a security issue and subsequently a technical fault which meant crew would time out before reaching Johannesburg. Passengers have been accommodated overnight.

British Airways A380 G-XLEH Delivered.

British Airways A380 G-XLEH was delivered Toulouse – London Heathrow early this afternoo as BA9251. The aircraft is in White Union Flag with Crest livery and 14F/97J/55W/303Y configuration and brings the A380 fleet up to eight aircraft.

British Airways A380 G-XLEA Chateauroux Training Day.

Airbus A380-841 MSN095, British Airways G-XLEA, positioned London Heathrow – Chateauroux as BA9160 this morning in order to operate training circuits as BA9161 – BA9166 and BA9169. BA9169 is usually used as the flight number for training flights positioning back to London Heathrow but G-XLEA climbed to 10,000 ft and then returned to Chateauroux. It is not clear whether this was planned or due to a technical issue.

British Airways A380 G-XLEG Delivered.

Airbus A380-841 MSN161, British Airways G-XLEG, was delivered Toulouse – London Heathrow early this evening as BA9251. The aircraft is in White Union Flag with Crest livery and 14F/97J/55W/303Y configuration and brings the A380 fleet up to seven aircraft.

British Airways Announces A380 for San Francisco.

British Airways today announced that the BA287/BA286 London Heathrow – San Francisco rotation will switch from Boeing 747-400 to A380 operation on Thursdays, Fridays, Saturdays, Sundays and Mondays commencing on 29th March 2015. Tuesday and Wednesday flights will continue to be operated by Boeing 747-400s.

British Airways A380 G-XLED Durban Training Day.

British Airways A380 G-XLED positioned Johannesburg – Durban as BA9160 this morning in order to operate training circuits as BA9161 and BA9162. The aircraft then positioned Durban – Johannesburg as BA9169.

British Airways A380 G-XLEA Durban Training Day.

Airbus A380-841 MSN095, British Airways G-XLEA, positioned Johannesburg – Durban as BA9160 this morning in order to operate training circuits as BA9161 – BA9164. The aircraft then positioned Durban – Johannesburg as BA9169.

British Airways A380 G-XLEC London Heathrow Technical Issue.

British Airways A380 G-XLEC arrived into London Heathrow as BA56 from Johannesburg early this morning, however a technical issue became apparent which prevented the aircraft from operating an outbound service today. It was decided to switch BA55 London Heathrow – Johannesburg to Boeing 747-400 operation this evening.

British Airways A380 G-XLEB BA268 Minneapolis-St Paul Diversion.

British Airways A380 G-XLEB operating BA268 Los Angeles – London Heathrow (depart Los Angeles 15th July) diverted via Minneapolis-St Paul in the early hours of this morning due to a medical emergency involving a crew member. This is the first appearance of a British Airways  A380 at Minneapolis-St Paul.

British Airways A380 G-XLEF Durban Training Day.

British Airways A380 G-XLEF arrived into Johannesburg as BA55 from London Heathrow this morning then positioned Johannesburg – Durban as BA9160 to operate training circuits as BA9161, BA9162 and BA9163. The aircraft then positioned Durban – Johannesburg as BA9169.

British Airways A380 G-XLEA Durban Training Day.

Airbus A380-841 MSN095, British Airways G-XLEA, arrived into Johannesburg this morning as BA55 from London Heathrow, the aircraft then positioned Johannesburg – Durban as BA9160 to operate training circuits as BA9161, BA9162, BA9163, BA9164 and BA9165. The aircraft then positioned Durban – Johannesburg as BA9169.

British Airways A380 G-XLEC Durban Training Day.

British Airways A380 G-XLEC arrived into Johannesburg as BA55 from London Heathrow this morning then positioned Johannesburg – Durban as BA9160 to operate training circuits as BA9161, BA9162, BA9163 and BA9164. The aircraft then positioned Durban – Johannesburg as BA9169.

British Airways A380 G-XLEF Durban Training Day.

British Airways A380 G-XLEF arrived into Johannesburg as BA55 from London Heathrow this morning then positioned Johannesburg – Durban as BA9160 to operate training circuits as BA9161, BA9162, BA9163 and BA9164. The aircraft then positioned Durban – Johannesburg as BA9169.

British Airways A380 G-XLEE Durban Training Day.

British Airways A380 G-XLEE arrived into Johannesburg as BA55 from London Heathrow this morning then positioned Johannesburg – Durban as BA9160 in order to operate training circuits as BA9161, BA9162, BA9163, BA9164. The aircraft then positioned Durban – Johannesburg as BA9169.

British Airways A380 G-XLEC BA282 Toronto and Shannon Diversions.

British Airways A380 G-XLEC operating BA282 Los Angeles – London Heathrow (depart Los Angeles 18th June) diverted via Toronto in the early hours of this morning due to water pressure issues. The aircraft required checks at Toronto due to an overweight landing and continued to London after around four hours on the ground, however crew did not have sufficient hours to reach London and so diverted to Shannon. During the evening the aircraft continued Shannon – London Heathrow, however passengers had already been collected by two Boeing 767-300ERs.

British Airways A380 G-XLEE Chateauroux Training Day.

British Airways A380 G-XLEE positioned London Heathrow – Chateauroux as BA9160 this morning in order to operate training circuits as BA9161, BA9162 and BA9164. The aircraft then positioned Chateauroux – London Heathrow as BA9159.

British Airways A380 G-XLEA Halted by Mouse.

Airbus A380-841 MSN095, British Airways G-XLEA, was removed from service at London Heathrow after arriving as BA268 from Los Angeles this afternoon after a mouse was spotted on board. As a result the aircraft is unable to operate BA25 London Heathrow – Hong Kong this evening as scheduled.

British Airways A380 G-XLEB Chateauroux Training Day.

British Airways A380 G-XLEB positioned London Heathrow – Chateauroux as BA9160 this morning to operate training circuits as BA9161 – BA9164. The aircraft positioned Chateauroux – London Heathrow during the afternoon as BA9169.

British Airways A380 G-XLEF Delivered.

British Airways A380 G-XLEF was delivered Toulouse – Chateauroux – London Heathrow this afternoon as BA9157. The aircraft is in 14F/97J/55W/303Y configuration and White Union Flag with Crest livery and brings the BA A380 fleet up to six aircraft.

British Airways A380 G-XLEG First Flight.

Airbus A380-841 MSN161, British Airways G-XLEG, made its first flight from Toulouse this morning wearing test registration F-WWSK and positioned Toulouse – Finkenwerder for cabin outfitting.

British Airways A380 G-XLEA BA268 7700 Heathrow Medical Emergency Squawk.

Airbus A380-841 MSN095, British Airways G-XLEA, operating BA268 Los Angeles – London Heathrow (depart Los Angeles  3rd April) squawked the 7700 emergency code on approach to London Heathrow this afternoon due to a medical emergency on board and was cleared for an expiditious landing.

British Airways A380 G-XLEB BA268 Lightning Strikes.

British Airways A380 G-XLEB operating BA268 Los Angeles – London Heathrow (depart Los Angeles 26th March) encountered a double lightning strike on approach to London Heathrow this afternoon. The aircraft was removed for checks after arrival but was able to operate its next scheduled flight, BA25 London Heathrow – Hong Kong, with a three hour delay.

British Airways A380 G-XLED Training Day.

British Airways A380 G-XLED positioned London Heathrow – Paris Vatry as BA9165 this morning for training purposes. The aircraft the flew a Paris Vatry – Paris Vatry circuit as BA9161, positioned Paris Vatry – Chateauroux as BA9162 then Chateauroux – Chateauroux circuits as BA9163. BA9164, and BA9166. The aircraft then positioned Chateauroux – London Heathrow as BA9168.

British Airways A380 G-XLEB Bird Strike Damage.

British Airways A380 G-XLEB sustainted bird strike damage, presumably whilst on approach to London Heathrow as BA26 from Hong Kong this morning, and consequently was unable to operate BA25 London Heathrow – Hong Kong this evening. The flight has been delayed overnight and will be operated by a Boeing 777-300ER.

British Airways A380 G-XLEE Delivered, Operates Training Circuits.

British Airways A380 G-XLEE was delivered Toulouse – Chateauroux as BA9157 this afternoon where it performed training circuits as BA9160 – BA9164. The aircraft then continued Chateauroux – London Heathrow as BA9150. The aircraft is in 14F/97J/55W/303Y configuration and White Union Flag with Crest livery and brings the British Airways A380 fleet up to five aircraft.

British Airways A380 G-XLEA Delayed in Maintenance.

Airbus A380-841 MSN095, British Airways G-XLEA,, which arrived into London Heathrow as BA26 from Hong Kong early this morning, was delayed in maintenance and was unable to operate the BA269/BA268 London Heathrow – Los Angeles rotation as scheduled. A Boeing 747-400 was substituted in.

British Airways A380 G-XLEC BA269 Keflavik Diversion.

British Airways A380 G-XLEC operating BA269 London Heathrow – Los Angeles diverted via Keflavik due to a medical emergency on board. The aircraft landed overweight but was cleared to continue after around three hours on the ground. This was the first appearance of a BA A380 at Keflavik.

British Airways Announces A380 Service to Singapore.

British Airways today announced that it will commence A380 service on the London Heathrow – Singapore route from 28th October 2014. A380s will take over the BA11/BA12 London Heathrow – Singapore rotation departing London Heathrow on Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays and returning on Wednesdays, Fridays and Sundays. A380 service is planned daily from February 15th.

British Airways A380 G-XLEB Training Day.

Following repair after its fuel leak on 7th December, A380 G-XLEB undertook a training day today positioning London Heathrow – Paris Vatry as BA9160, Paris Vatry – Chateauroux as BA9162 and then performing Chateauroux – Chateauroux circuits as BA9163/BA9164/BA9165/BA9166/BA9167/BA9168/BA9169. The aircraft then positioned Chateauroux – London Heathrow as BA9161.

British Airways A380 G-XLEB Heathrow Technical Issue.

Airbus A380-841 MSN121, British Airways G-XLEB, encountered a fuel leak at London Heathrow today meaning it was unable to operate the BA269/BA268 London Heathrow – Los Angeles rotation as scheduled. Boeing 747-400 G-BYGF substituted with a six and a half hour delay.

British Airways A380 G-XLEB Training Day.

Airbus A380-841 MSN121, British Airways G-XLEB, positioned London Heathrow – Chateauroux as BA9160 this morning, then operated Chatearoux – Chatearoux training flights as BA9162 and BA9163. The aircraft then positioned Chateauroux – London Heathrow as BA9164 before returning to service as BA25 London Heathrow – Hong Kong.

British Airways A380 G-XLEB Training Day.

Airbus A380-841 MSN121, British Airways G-XLEB, positioned London Heathrow – Paris Vatry as BA9160 this morning then operated a series of training flights from both Paris Vatry and Chateauroux as BA9162/BA9163/BA9164/BA9165/BA9166/BA9167/BA9168/BA9169 and BA9161. The aircraft then positioned Chateauroux – London Heathrow as BA9262.

British Airways A380 G-XLEB Operates Delayed BA25.

Airbus A380-841 MSN121, British Airways G-XLEB, operated yesterday’s delayed BA25 London Heathrow – Hong Kong this morning after arriving as BA26 from Hong Kong. This flight was scheduled to have been operated by sister G-XLEA which has been delayed in maintenance at London Heathrow since arriving as BA26 from Hong Kong on 29th October.

British Airways A380 G-XLEC Operates One-Off BA1026.

British Airways A380 G-XLEC operated Hong Kong – London Heathrow as BA1026 tonight to the timings of the regular BA26 rotation. This was a one-0ff renumbering caused by the timetable and overnight clock changes.

British Airways A380 G-XLEC Delivered.

British Airways A380 G-XLEC was delivered Toulouse – London Heathrow this afternoon as BA380. This brings the BA A380 fleet up to three aircraft.

British Airways A380 G-XLEB Delivered.

Brtish Airways A380 G-XLEB was delivered Toulouse – London Heathrow as BA380 this afternoon. The brings the A380 fleet up to two aircraft.

British Airways A380 G-XLEA Enters Service.

Airbus A380-841 MSN095, British Airways G-XLEA, entered service this morning operating the BA902/BA903 London Heathrow – Frankfurt rotation. This is a “soft launch” of A380 services and the A380 will operate unannounced on this route over the next few weeks before longhaul services commence. British Airways becomes the tenth airline to operate the A380 in service.

British Airways A380 G-XLEA Training Flights.

Airbus A380-841 MSN095, British Airways G-XLEA, operated the following training flights today:

BA9160 Manston – Chateauroux
BA9161 Chateauroux – Manston
BA9164 Manston – Chateauroux
BA9165 Chateauroux – Chatearoux
BA9166 Chateauroux – Chatearoux
BA9167 Chateaueoux – Manston.

British Airways A380 G-XLEA Training Flights.

Airbus A380-841 MSN095, British Airways G-XLEA, operated the following training flights today:

BA9160 Manston – Paris Vatry
BA9161 Paris Vatry – Chatearoux
BA9163 Chateauroux – Manston
BA9164 Manston – Chateauroux
BA9167 Chateauroux – Manston.

British Airways Announces A380 to Johannesburg.

British Airways today announced that it will begin 3 x weekly A380 service on the London Heathrow – Johannesburg route from 12th February 2014. The BA55/BA56 rotation will switch to A380 operation on Wednesdays, Fridays and Sundays from London Heathrow and on Mondays, Thursdays and Saturdays from Johannesburg.

From 10th March 2014 A380 operation will increase to 6 x weekly with all A380 operation on all BA55/BA56 flights except for Tuesday departures from London Heathrow and Wednesday departures from Johannesburg.

British Airways A380 G-XLEA Training Flights.

Airbus A380-841 MSN095, British Airways G-XLEA, operated two training flight circuits from Manston today as follows:

BA9160 Manston – Paris Vatry
BA9161 Paris Vatry – Chateauroux
BA9162 Chateauroux – Paris Vatry
BA9163 Paris Vatry – Manston
BA9164 Manston – Paris Vatry
BA9165 Paris Vatry – Chateauroux
BA9166 Chateauroux – Paris Vatry
BA9167 Paris Vatry – Manston.

British Airways A380 G-XLEA Training Flights.

Airbus A380-841 MSN095, British Airways G-XLEA, operated two training flight circuits from Manston today as follows:

BA9160 Manston – Paris Vatry
BA9161 Paris Vatry – Chateauroux
BA9162 Chateauroux – Paris Vatry
BA9163 Paris Vatry – Manston
BA9164 Manston – Paris Vatry
BA9165 Paris Vatry – Chateauroux
BA9166 Chateauroux – Paris Vatry
BA9167 Paris Vatry – Manston.

British Airways A380 G-XLEA Training Flights.

Airbus A380-841 MSN095, British Airways G-XLEA, undertook two Manston – Paris Vatry – Chateauroux – Manston training flights today using several different flight numbers as follows:

BA380 Manston – Paris Vatry – Chateauroux
BA9162 Chateauroux – Paris Vatry
BA380 Paris Vatry – Manston
BA9164 Manston – Paris Vatry
BA9165 Paris Vatry – Chateauroux
BA9166 Chateauroux – Paris Vatry
BA9167 Paris Vatry – Manston.

British Airways A380 G-XLEA Training Flights.

Airbus A380-841 MSN095, British Airways G-XLEA, operated the following training flights today:

BA380 Manston – Paris Vatry – Chateauroux
BA9162T Chateauroux – Paris Vatry
BA380 Paris Vatry – Paris Vatry
BA380 Paris Vatry – Manston.

British Airways A380 G-XLEA Red Arrows Photo Flight.

Airbus A380-841 MSN095, British Airways G-XLEA, operated a Manston – Paris Vatry flight as BA380 this afternoon accompanied by The Red Arrows for publicity photo purposes. The flight spent much time at low altitude by the White Cliffs of Dover. The aircraft later continued Paris Vatry – Chateauroux – Manston.

British Airways A380 Introduction Brought Forward.

British Airways today loaded changes into GDS systems revealing that the first A380 longhaul flight will be brought forward to September 24th when an A380 will operate BA269 London Heathrow – Los Angeles. Introduction on the London Heathrow – Hong Kong route had been brought forward to October 22nd.

British Airways A380 G-XLEA Delivered.

Airbus A380-841 MSN095, British Airways G-XLEA, was delivered Toulouse – London Heathrow this morning as BA380. This is the first A380 delivery for the airline.