BA to complete heritage livery set with Negus design

BA to complete heritage livery set with Negus design

British Airways revealed Thursday the fourth and final design in its series of heritage liveries to mark the airline’s centenary – a Boeing 747-400 painted in the Negus design. G-CIVB entered the IAC paint bay at Dublin Airport last Saturday where it is being repainted with the first version of the Negus livery which adorned the British Airways fleet from 1974-1980, directly after the merger of BOAC and BEA which formed the airline known today….

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British Airways reveals 747 retirement plans

British Airways reveals 747 retirement plans

British Airways has announced the retirement schedule of its Boeing 747-400 fleet, with the last of the type to be removed from service in February 2024. The airline remains the largest commercial operator of the 747 with 34 in service but will retire 13 of its older non-retrofitted 747s over the next four years. British Airways started its 747 retirement process some five years ago, having operated 57 at its peak in the mid-2000s. The…

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British Airways to paint 747 with BOAC livery

British Airways to paint 747 with BOAC livery

British Airways announced yesterday it will be painting a Boeing 747 in the livery of its predecessor British Overseas Airways Corporation (BOAC) as the airline celebrates its 100th birthday. The livery from the 1964 – 1974 BOAC era will feature on a 747-400 aircraft (G-BYGC) which entered service with British Airways in 1999. The aircraft will leave the paint shop in Dublin and arrive at Heathrow on 18 February, before entering service the following day….

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KLM to delay retirement of 747 fleet

KLM to delay retirement of 747 fleet

KLM Royal Dutch Airlines has announced plans to delay the retirement of its fleet of Boeing 747 aircraft. The move comes as the Dutch carrier pushes back the delivery schedule of its Airbus A350-900s. The airline now expects to receive its first order of the latest Airbus widebodies in 2021, a year later than originally planned. “We always said we expected our A350s between 2020 and 2022. Last year we said the first one would…

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Lufthansa rolls out first B747-400 in revised livery

Lufthansa rolls out first B747-400 in revised livery

Lufthansa has rolled out the first Boeing 747-400 painted in its new livery, with the aircraft scheduled to fly between Frankfurt and Toronto today. The German carrier unveiled its updated livery in February, but was quickly forced to make adjustments over concerns that the main blue could appear too dark. The new “Lufthansa Blue” replaces the traditional yellow colouring, though the airline has opted to keep the iconic crane image. Lufthansa posted a photo of…

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