British Airways announce next retro livery aircraft
British Airways has revealed the second design in its series of heritage liveries to mark the airline’s centenary – an Airbus 319 which will be painted in the colours of the airline’s short-haul predecessor, British European Airways (BEA).
The A319, reg G-EUPJ, has now entered the IAC paint bay at Shannon Airport where it will be repainted with the BEA livery which flew predominantly on domestic and European routes between 1959 and 1968. However, there will be a significant difference with the replica; the aircraft will have a grey upper wing, rather than the traditional red, to meet current wing paint reflectivity requirements.
It will return to Heathrow and enter service in March flying across the UK and Europe, with the design remaining on the aircraft until it retires next year. The aircraft can be followed using tracking website Flightradar24, which will feature an exclusive image of the livery. It is expected to fly back to Heathrow on 3 March as BA9277E arriving at Heathrow at 2150.
It is also expected that BA will have Landor and Negus livery B747 aircraft too. You can follow all the developments on Twitter at @BAretrojets
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