We’ve had a mixed bag of aircraft from British Airways in Toronto lately. We photographed G-ZBKH while plane spotting at Toronto Pearson International Airport (YYZ) on August 25, 2017. Along with this Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner, in the past little while we’ve also seen Boeing 777-200ER and Boeing 747-400 models wearing the British Airways colours.
For full-size, high resolution versions of any of the photos in the image gallery, simply click on the individual pictures. See below for more detailed information on C-ZBKH, the Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner model in general and the airline.
G-ZBKH British Airways Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner Image Gallery
G-ZBKH took its first flight on February 23, 2016 but wasn’t delivered to British Airways until July 1, 2016. One of 16 Boeing 787-9 models in the fleet, this aircraft is configured for a maximum total of 216 passengers with eight seats in first class, 42 more in business class, 39 in premium economy and 127 in economy class.
Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner
The second variant in the Boeing 787 Family, the B789 is six metres or 20 feet longer than the Boeing 787-8 Dreamliner. Both variants share the same wingspan. The first Boeing 787-9 flew on September 17, 2013 and the first was delivered to Air New Zealand on July 8, 2014.
This aircraft is 63 metres or 206 feet in length with a wingspan of 60 metres or 197 feet. At the tail, the airliner stands 17 metres or 56 feet in height. The flight range is 14,140 kilometres, over 500 KM more than the B788.
British Airways was created in 1974 as a result of the merging of four airlines: British Overseas Airways, British European Airways, Cambrian Airways and Northeast Airlines. The airline is headquartered at Waterside, Harmondsworth, England and is a founding member of the Oneworld Alliance, along with American Airlines, Cathay Pacific, Qantas and the now defunct Canadian Airlines. British Airways merged with Iberia in 2011.
The airline has a fleet of nearly 275 aircraft flying to 183 destinations around the world. Leading the fleet are 12 Airbus A380-800 models while their collection of Boeing 747-400 airliners are slated to be phased out completely by the end of 2017.