Another retired British Airways Boeing 747 is going to be saved.
The BOAC retro livery aircraft, G-BYGC, which is currently parked at Cardiff Airport, is to be flown to St Athan only a few miles away, where it will be preserved.
The exact role it will take is not yet know, but if it’s like G-CIVB – the Negus livery aircraft, which will be preserved at Kemble – it will be used as a museum and events space.
With the South Wales Aviation Museum on site at St Athan, maybe the aircraft will become part of their collection.
This is great news, especially given this is one of the much-loved retro aircraft.
It also follows standard livery 747 G-CIVW, which was retired to Dunsfold Aerodrome last week, where it will be used as a film prop.
This just leaves the Landor retro livery aircraft, G-BNLY, which is also at Cardiff. Might this be preserved, too? I’m sure it would make a wonderful addition at Duxford or another aviation museum.