If by now you’ve read the history of the British Airways Negus livery, you should be well up to date on the paint work.
As well as being treated to Negus, I also got to see the BOAC livered Boeing 747 arrive, and the BEA Airbus A319 (the Landor Boeing 747-400 was in the shop as it had a lighting strike, and was being painted up).
With the BEA A319 down, it was time for the main event – the Negus Boeing 747.
With the plane touching down, it of course had to taxi back up to Technical Block N, to await the British Airways staff and media.
With the main engines off, and the plane on APU power, the Boeing 747 was towed towards the hanger entrance.
As you can see – I was lined up on the centreline… which gave some intresting results.
With the plane arriving at the stand, steps were pulled up to allow the crew to disembark
With the crew and publicity photos done and dusted, it was time to have a walk around C-CIVB.
All too soon, it was time to leave the hanger, with the plane due out on a flight later.
- Camera: Canon EOS R
- Canon RF to EF mount
- Canon EF 100-400mm f4.5 to f5.6 L
- Canon EF 24-105mm f4 L
Economy Class and Beyond would like to thank British Airways for the rare access to airside at Heathrow and at Technical Block N in the production of these photos.
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