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British Airways’ BOAC-themed 747 Conducts Centenary Flypast

British Airways continued their centenary celebrations with a flypast during this year's Royal International Air Tattoo. The 100th year since the origin of the United Kingdom's flag carrier has seen special events and occasions to mark the landmark year, including four aircraft being repainted in retro liveries. One of these aircraft, a Boeing 747, repainted in the airline's predecessor British Overseas Airways Corporation (BOAC) paint scheme was flanked by nine Royal Air Force Red Arrows BAE Systems Hawk T1s. [caption…

British Airways Nixes Scheduled 747 Domestic Flights

When British Airways scheduled three domestic flights on its Boeing 747-400s for Aug. 25 last week, the flights caused lots of hype amongst the aviation enthusiast community, with many eager to take a ride on the Queen of the Skies on this special occasion. The flights were scheduled from British…

Logo Lineage Part 7: A Royal Crown and Flying the…

For businesses across the world, branding plays a crucial role in public perception and airlines are no different. One of the most prominent pieces of an airline’s brand is its logo, as it often appears on a wide range of items including aircraft, seats, food, advertisements and more. In this…

TBT (Throwback Thursday) in Aviation History: British Overseas Airways Corporation…

Founded in 1939, British Airways Overseas Corporation, or BOAC, endured a long, rough history, yet left a strong legacy during the nearly four decades the airline existed. Created as a state-owned airline in the midst of a war, BOAC was the product of a merger between Imperial Airways and British…