It’s Sunday again, so it must be time for some airplane art (for the last time this year).
This week, we’re going to round off the year with a British Airways Boeing 747-400, painted in the retro Negus scheme arriving at London Heathrow Airport, after its trip to the paint shop.
The British Airways Boeing 747-400 fleet has now been withdrawn as passenger demand has slumped this year, with the airline trusting its long haul operations to the Airbus A350-1000, Airbus A380, Boeing 777-200ER, Boeing 777-300ER, Boeing 787-8, Boeing 787-9 and Boeing 787-10.
This aircraft – G-CIVB – has been preserved at Cotswold Airport in Gloucestershire. In the future, it is planned to serve as an events location, conference site and educational tool.
There’s more information on the preservation plans here.
And because it is the season of giving – here are some more pictures from the day that I haven’t released.
More Airplane Art…. well, next year!
- Camera: Canon EOS R
- Lenses: Canon EF 100-400mm f4.5-f5.6 L IS and Canon EF 24-105mm f4 L IS
- Shot outside London Heathrow, British Airways Technical Block N as part of the British Airways 100 Celebrations
- Shot on 21st March 2019
- Further coverage:
- The announcement – https://economyclassandbeyond.boardingarea.com/2019/03/14/british-airways-to-launch-its-fourth-retrojet-welcome-negus/
- The arrival – https://economyclassandbeyond.boardingarea.com/2019/03/21/celebrating-the-return-of-negus-british-airways-100/
- The airplane art special – https://economyclassandbeyond.boardingarea.com/2019/03/21/airplane-art-special-british-airways-boeing-747-400-negus/
- Preservation – https://economyclassandbeyond.boardingarea.com/2020/12/02/two-more-british-airways-boeing-747-400-aircraft-preserved/
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