British Airways has revealed the second design in its sequence of heritage liveries to mark the airline’s centenary.
The rejoice the milestone an Airbus A319 painted within the colors of the airline’s short-haul predecessor, British European Airways.
The announcement comes after crowds turned out to see the primary heritage livery – a 747 in British Abroad Airways Company colors – contact down at Heathrow on Monday.
The A319, reg G-EUPJ, will enter the IAC paint bay at Shannon Airport this weekend the place will probably be repainted with the BEA livery which flew predominantly on home and European routes between 1959 and 1968.
Nevertheless, there shall be a big distinction with the reproduction; the plane can have a gray higher wing, relatively than the normal pink, to fulfill present wing paint reflectivity necessities.
It’s going to return to Heathrow and enter service subsequent month flying throughout the UK and Europe, with the design remaining on the plane till it retires subsequent 12 months.
The plane will be adopted utilizing monitoring web site Flightradar24, which is able to function a particular picture of the livery.
Alex Cruz, British Airways chairman, stated: “There’s been loads of hypothesis about our subsequent heritage livery, so it’s nice to lastly have the ability to make this thrilling announcement.
“BEA is a crucial a part of our historical past, and many shoppers and colleagues can have fond reminiscences flying on its plane.
“We’re positive this newest livery will deliver again a flood of feelings and satisfaction in not solely British Airways, however the UK’s spectacular aviation historical past – and what higher time to do this than in our centenary 12 months as we rejoice our previous and look to the longer term.
“I can’t wait to see this traditional design taking again to the skies.”
Each the BEA and the BOAC heritage liveries are a part of a particular sequence to mark British Airways’ centenary, because the airline celebrates its previous whereas seeking to the longer term.
Extra reproduction designs shall be revealed sooner or later, whereas all new plane coming into the fleet, together with the A350, will proceed to obtain immediately’s Chatham Dockyard design.