Boeing 747 registration G-CIVB returned back to British Airways as the fourth aircraft to be repainted in a heritage livery as part of the airlines centenary celebrations.British Airways has painted three Boeing 747’s and an Airbus A319 in different heritage liveries to mark 100 year of service.  The first aircraft was Boeing 747-400 registration G-BYGC painted in the iconic BOAC livery, the first the 747 flew in with the airline.

BOAC 747, Picture by: Stuart Bailey

Following on from this Airbus A319 registration G-EUPJ was repainted into the British European Airways of the late 1950’s and 1960’s.  The aircraft has flown across U.K domestic routes and throughout Europe.


Picture by: Nick Morrish


The final two aircraft to receive their heritage liveries were Boeing 747-400’s registration’s G-BNLY and G-CIVB painted in the Landor and Negus liveries respectively.


Picture by: Nick Morrish/Bristish Airways

Picture by: Iain White – Fennell Photography

Each aircraft has now entered normal service and will stay in their liveries until they retire, which in the case of the Airbus A319 is next year.  Two of the Boeing 747’s, the first in BOAC and the Landor liveried aircraft will fly in their paintwork until 2023 when they retire.




Aerospace & Aviation 2019