British Airways has today announced it will be painting a Boeing 747-400 in its predecessor British Overseas Airways Corporation (BOAC) livery, as port of its centenary celebrations.
The livery from the 1964 – 1974 BOAC era will adorn a B747, reg: G-BYGC. The aircraft will leave the paint shop in Dublin and arrive in to Heathrow on February 18, before entering service the following day. This coincides with the 50th anniversary of the first Boeing 747 flight only a few days earlier.
Aircraft which receive the retro liveries will fly British Airways’ routes, proudly showcasing some of the popular designs as part of the airline’s centenary celebrations.
The BOAC livery will remain on the Boeing 747 until it retires in 2023.