It’s Sunday, and its time to look again at some Airplane Artwork.
This week, we’re going to just a little retrospective. As you recognize, British Airways retired its Boeing 747-400 fleet this week, as a response to the shortage of demand of journey as a result of COVID-19.
Let’s undergo my archive and look again at happier occasions when the Queen of the Skies dominated the air.
Head on (2011)
I appear to have just a few on tow… (2012)
At Hong Kong Worldwide (2012)
A standard residence away from residence for the BA Boeing 747-400 – JFK (2015)
From the Heathrow Tower (2016)
Within the fog at Heathrow (2017)
Morning lineup of Boeing 747-400’s (2017)
Climbing out of Chicago O’Hare (2019)
British Airways BOAC Boeing 747-400 arriving into Heathrow (2019)
The Negus retrojet arriving at Heathrow (2019)
Fittingly, one of many final Boeing 747-400 plane to depart Heathrow was the Negus retrojet.
Touching down (2019).
The final two plane left the British Airways fleet on Thursday. G-CIVY (in Chatham Dockyard livery) carried out a circled over the southerly runway in a farewell to its residence earlier than heading to St Athan the place the plane can be retired. In the meantime, G-CIVB, painted within the airline’s historic Negus livery retired to Kemble
Between the 2 plane, they’ve flown 104 million miles of their 47 years of service.
British Airways expects the final 747s (at present positioned in Wales) to depart the fleet by the tip of the 12 months.
For British Airways and its forerunners, this closes a serious chapter of historical past, with the BOAC taking supply of the primary 747 in 1969. British Airways took on the kind in 1974 when BOAC and BEA merged, with the airline working the Boeing 747-100, Boeing 747-200 and Boeing 747-400 throughout its time – a complete of 51 years in service, connecting the UK to the world.
From now onwards, that obligation will fall to the Airbus A350-1000, the Airbus A380, Boeing 777-200ER, Boeing 777-300ER, Boeing 787-8, Boeing 787-9, and Boeing 787-10.
Extra Airplane Artwork subsequent week.
- Digital camera: All Canon (EOS 20D/EOS40D/EOS 6D and EOS R)
- Shot over a few years.
- Unique hyperlinks to articles if you wish to dive into some historical past.
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