Thursday March 21, 2019 saw after much speculation British Airways reveal there fourth and final heritage design livery to mark the airline’s centenary in the form of a Boeing 747 painted in the classic Negus design.

The 747-400, registration G-CIVB, entered the IAC paint bay at Dublin Airport a few weeks ago where it has been repainted with the first version of the Negus livery which was adopted by the British Airways fleet from 1974-1980, directly after the merger of BOAC and BEA and the formation of the airline customers know today.

The Negus is the fourth and final heritage design to be painted on a British Airways aircraft following a British Overseas Airways Corporate (BOAC) liveried Boeing 747, a British European Airways (BEA) Airbus 319 and a British Airways Landor 747, all of which are already flying.

The aircraft will flying to long-haul destinations served by the Boeing 747, with the design remaining on the aircraft until it retires in 2022.

 

Article By Kurt Fairhurst Assisted by Paul Atkin with special thanks to British Airways 

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