BA Painting Aircraft With Historic Design

As part of its 100-year birthday, British Airways has released a specially painted Boeing 747 aircraft in the much-admired design of its predecessor, British Overseas Airways Corporation (BOAC).

The design from the 1964-1974 BOAC era arrived on the aircraft in Heathrow earlier in February, after being adorned at the IAC paint shop in Dublin. It entered service to coincide with the 50th anniversary of the first Boeing 747 flight.

Providing the perfect opportunity to revisit the history of UK commercial aviation in British Airways’ centenary year, the BOAC 747 was just the first aircraft to receive a popular design from the past, with more details of further designs to be revealed.

Alex Cruz, British Airways’ Chairman and CEO, said: “So many British Airways’ customers and colleagues have fond memories of our previous liveries, regularly sharing their photos from across the globe, so it’s incredibly exciting to be re-introducing this classic BOAC design.”

Alex continued, “Our history has shaped who we are today, so our centenary is the perfect moment to revisit our heritage and the UK’s aviation landscape through this iconic livery.”

We look forward to seeing more about the spectacular aircraft!