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British Airways Boeing 747 BOAC Livery to Be Scrapped

British Airways' iconic Boeing 747 aircraft that bears the BOAC retro livery is to be scrapped due to insufficient funds for visitor access.

4/14/1971: BOAC Places First Boeing 747 into Service

Today in Aviation, British Overseas Airways Corporation (BOAC) placed the Boeing 747 into commercial service in 1971. 

10/04/1958: BOAC’s First Transatlantic Jet-powered Flight

Today in Aviation, BOAC operated the world's first jet-powered transatlantic flight in 1958.

8/21/1985: Sir Freddie Laker-British Airways US$8m Settlement

Today in Aviation, Sir Freddie Laker accepts a US$8m out-of-court settlement from British Airways (BA) in 1985.

Flying Art: How Aircraft Liveries Define Airlines

We delve into the intricate process of designing aircraft liveries with Ryan Frost, the Executive Creative Director at Landor & Fitch.

8/16/1964: Euravia Rebrands as Britannia Airways

Today in Aviation, the iconic charter carrier Britannia Airways (BY) is born after the rebranding of Euravia in 1964.


8/09/1963: Cunard-Eagle Renamed British Eagle International

Despite joining forces in March 1960, just two years later British Eagle's relationship with Cunard had soured and the airline was renamed.


7/27/1949: First Flight of the Comet 1

This is the story of the de Havilland DH.106 Comet 1, the world's first commercial jet airliner.

7/15/1958: Ghana Airways Commences Operations

The airline had been founded earlier that month to take over the services of West African Airways Corporation (WT).

7/05/1942: Maiden Flight of the Avro York

The British-built airliner was a civilian version of the Avro Lancaster bomber, created by fabled aircraft design engineer Roy Chadwick.

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