Showing posts with label BOAC. Show all posts
Showing posts with label BOAC. Show all posts

22 July, 2019

The Red Arrows and BOAC...........

A truly spectacular sight in the skies over the Royal International Air Tattoo on Saturday, July 20.

Spectators at the world’s largest military air show delighted at a fly-past by a specially decorated British Airways jumbo jet and The Red Arrows.

Flight BA100 lead the display at the Royal International Air Tattoo on Saturday, July 20 and was flanked by nine Hawk jets belonging to the Royal Air Force Aerobatic Team, the Red Arrows, who trailed British Airways' signature red, white and blue colours.

The special Boeing 747 has been painted in the airline’s predecessor British Overseas Airways Corporation (BOAC) livery to mark British Airways’ centenary this year.

More photos below. 

09 March, 2019

The third British Airways heritage livery takes to the skies.

Photo British Airways
Saturday, March 9, 2019 – British Airways today welcomed the arrival of the third in its series of four heritage liveries – a Boeing 747 painted in the Landor design, which will be recognisable for many as it flew on British Airways aircraft between 1984-1997.

The 747, registration G-BNLY, touched down at Heathrow this morning and will entered normal service this afternoon. It will be flying to long-haul destinations served by the Boeing 747, with the design remaining on the aircraft until it retires in 2023.

The aircraft marks the third heritage design to join the fleet, with one final design to be revealed later this month as the airline continues to celebrate its past while looking to the future in its centenary year. As with the British Overseas Airways Corporation (BOAC) liveried 747, and the British European Airways (BEA) liveried A319, the aircraft can be followed using tracking website Flightradar24.

The Landor design seems not to have had the same effect as the previous two classic livery designs from the past. Out of twenty random people, we asked, only two expressed a preference for the 80's and 90's design over the other two. 11 people chose the BEA livery while 7 opted for the BOAC paint job.