Just a couple months ago, British Airways unveiled plans to celebrate its 100 year centenary. Amongst those plans was the announcement of four planes to be painted in retro liveries honoring the airlines rich past. Crowds were on hand when the “BOAC” liveried Boeing 747 Queen Of The Skies touched down at London Heathrow for the first time, and today the airline has announced the next jumbo in for a paint job, and it’ll be Landor style.
Aviation geeks love the Landor Livery. Perhaps it’s because the years 1984-1997 were formative years for many and early glory days for the Boeing 747-400. British Airways today announced “cleared for Landor”, as G-BNLY, one of the airlines 747’s, went into the paint shop in Dublin, Ireland.
As always, fans and enthusiasts can track the progress of the plane in the coming weeks using app FlightRadar24, by searching for G-BNLY. This will pull up the planes schedule, as well as a special photo of the new livery, once unveiled.
The Boeing 777X is the world’s largest single deck jet, with wings so large they must fold during taxi. In addition, the GE-9X engines are so large, you could fit a Boeing 737 in them. British Airways will continue offering a first class cabin of 8 seats, 65 business class seats, 46 premium economy seats and 206 economy cabins seats for a total of 325 passengers. Read more about the new jet here.