Third British Airways Retro Livery Announced
Following the recent unveiling of the British Airways BOAC retro scheme on Boeing 747-400 G-BYGC, and the announcement of the forthcoming BEA ‘Red Square’ livery on Airbus A319 G-EUPJ, the special livery has been announced
Boeing 747-400 G-BNLY will be repainted in the 1980s-90s ‘Landor’ scheme.
It is quite fitting as this aircraft would have worn the livery when first delivered in 1992.
G-BNLY, entered the IAC paint bay at Dublin Airport earlier this week where it will be repainted with the Landor livery, which adorned the British Airways fleet from 1984-1997. Design features include the British Airways coat of arms with the motto To Fly. To Serve. on the tail fin, with a stylised section of the Union Flag. It will also be re-named ‘City of Swansea’, the name the aircraft had when it originally sported the Landor livery. The livery also features the airlines’ centenary logo, which is proudly displayed on all the centenary heritage liveried aircraft.
It will return to Heathrow and enter service later in the month flying to long-haul destinations served by the Boeing 747, with the design remaining on the aircraft until it retires in 2023. The aircraft can be followed using tracking website Flightradar24, which will feature a special image of the livery.
Alex Cruz, British Airways’ Chairman and CEO, said: “Today’s announcement follows the exciting arrival of our BOAC 747 aircraft and the upcoming unveiling of an A319 in BEA colours. The passion and pride we’ve seen for our heritage liveries so far, from both customers and colleagues, has been both phenomenal and humbling. We’re really thrilled to announce Landor as the latest iconic scheme to join the fleet as part of our centenary celebrations and we’re sure this excitement will be reflected around the world.”
We’ll report as soon as we know when you can go and see the aircraft!