British Airways will paint one of their 747 – G-BYGC – for the British Overseas Airways Corporation (BOAC) color scheme. The jet will return in mid february from the paint shop. The BA commented that during the return:
this coincides with the 50th anniversary of the first Boeing 747 flight only a few days earlier.
The BOAC paint scheme was used from 1964 through 1974, the later year British Overseas Airways Corporation, British European Airways, and two regional airlines, Cambrian Airways and Northeast Airlines, were merged to form British Airways. The company celebrates its Centenary this year.
Flying with us soon? From the 18th February our 747 G-BYGC will be painted in a retro BOAC livery as part of our centenary celebrations. Keep an eye out! pic.twitter.com/D2DSNGaVzu
— British Airways (@British_Airways) January 24, 2019
Below you can see the drawing plans of the plane (source: BA)
Main photo: Steve Fitzgerald