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Retro (3rd and final) B747-400 BA's "Landor" livery 1984-1997

Old 8th Mar 2019, 21:38
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Originally Posted by JanetFlight View Post
In my humble opinion after such amazing retros as BOAC744 and BEA319, this one will lack some interest and magic cause in the past we already had 744 in this Landor livery.
For instance if BA wanna paint an aircraft in classic Landor why not choose on an airplane that was not flying back in those days, such as the 787.
For Negus it makes sense cause if my memory serves me well only old&classic 747 were painted in Negus, not the 744...but painting a 744 in Landor, nahhhhh...but as i first said, only my personnal 2 cents.
Pretty sure all the aircraft painted will retire with these Retro liveries.. so for sure they wouldn't paint a 787 with one.
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Old 8th Mar 2019, 21:42
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Originally Posted by Silver Pegasus View Post
Pretty sure all the aircraft painted will retire with these Retro liveries.. so for sure they wouldn't paint a 787 with one.
I think that's the point - clearly you can't have a 100th Birthday celebration that goes on for several years.
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Old 9th Mar 2019, 10:05
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G-BNLY Delivered

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Old 9th Mar 2019, 11:34
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Very nice. it's a terrific shade of blue used, great depth of colour without being very, very dark.
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Old 9th Mar 2019, 11:56
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I saw it on takeoff from Dublin this morning; beautiful machine!

https://www.jetphotos.com/photo/9247911

Sad to hear they're only doing two 744s - is this true?
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Old 9th Mar 2019, 13:04
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Now arrived at LHR.





There is one more 747 to come making a total of 4 machines in retro
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Old 10th Mar 2019, 00:37
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A very classy design. When I lived in Jakarta 95-97 and BA were still flying there, it was great as the car turned into the arrivals area and you could see that parked there, it had real presence.
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Old 10th Mar 2019, 20:51
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Thats a stunning 747!
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Old 10th Mar 2019, 21:26
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I saw it leaving the OCK hold this morning as we were entering the same on our arrival from MEX. She looked wonderful against the cloud backdrop! Shame I didn’t have the time to arrange a photo. (I’m sure we were above 20,000ft at the time??)
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Old 10th Mar 2019, 21:37
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Originally Posted by DaveReidUK View Post
Haven't they done exactly that with the BOAC 747 and the BEA A319 ?
Neither of those were absorbed into BA. Both were dissolved as legal entities and their assets transferred to British Airways Ltd by Act of Parliament.

In contrast for example BCal existed untl 2014 and British Midland Airways and BMed are still trading, from Waterside...

Re: 787, it would perfectly suit the BOAC cheatline-over-cockpit scheme as used on the Comet
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Old 10th Mar 2019, 21:48
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Yes, I’ve always thought that the 787’s nose profile is quite similar to the Comet’s. That scheme would look good but as others have mentioned, unlikely to appear on a 787.
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Old 11th Mar 2019, 02:05
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Feels like the engines are a bit plain without visible RR
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Old 22nd Mar 2019, 06:29
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Old 22nd Mar 2019, 10:09
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Love that.
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Old 22nd Mar 2019, 10:18
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What we need now is a formation flight of the 3 retro a/c and a current one with some air to air photography and filming, that really would be something.
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Old 22nd Mar 2019, 11:38
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Originally Posted by beamender99 View Post
Thank goodness for that!!
What an enormous mistake and cost not just in paint / loss of advertising the brand but also internally and bad publicity including
https://www.gettyimages.co.uk/detail...tage/815975322

Former Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher showed her displeasure at the designs by covering one of the new tailfins (Animals and Trees) on a model 747 with tissue paper. She declared, "We fly the British flag, not these awful things" in 1997. Thatcher also indicated with these fins the airline would lose its identity.

Are these the ten worse airline liveries ?
https://tinyurl.com/yyc5ss52
I often wondered if the appearance of the Varga girls sporting handkerchiefs on the VS aircraft was aimed at BA

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Old 23rd Mar 2019, 02:28
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I saw a tweet recently that suggested that it was great that BA had an aircraft or three that looked as old on the outside as they do on the inside!
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Old 23rd Mar 2019, 06:42
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Originally Posted by beamender99 View Post
Are these the ten worse airline liveries ?
https://tinyurl.com/yyc5ss52
I liked the Flying Colours of Braniff
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Old 23rd Mar 2019, 08:24
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Back in the days of the Court Line TriStars paint cost 1 per 1lb so heaven knows what it costs today, but it also adds to the AUW which is why AA still minimise their paint scheme. Painting aircraft in retro colour schemes must be quite an expensive pastime
if it is out of sequence with the aircraft's normal re-paint schedule. (I think the 1 per 1lb referred to the cost of paint and fuel to carry it).
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Old 23rd Mar 2019, 08:29
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If BA get's global free advertising like they already do retro schemes paint cost will pay off in seconds.
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