The British Airways ‘Landor’ Boeing 747 retro livery takes off

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The third repainted aircraft celebrating BA’s 100th anniversary took to the skies yesterday.

A Boeing 747 has been repainted in what is known as the ‘Landor’ livery (named after the firm that designed it) used between 1984 and 1997.

British Airways boeing 747 Landor livery

This aircraft originally had this livery when it entered service, and has been given back its original name – ‘City of Swansea’ – for the occasion.

British Airways boeing 747 Landor livery

It landed at Heathrow yesterday morning from the paint shop in Ireland and was immediately sent off to Miami.  It will retain the paint scheme until the aircraft is retired in 2023.

British Airways boeing 747 Landor livery

I have scattered a few pictures throughout the rest of this article.  There is one further repainted aircraft to come, which will feature the Negus design.  This was used immediately before Landor and has some similarities to it.

British Airways boeing 747 Landor livery

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  1. I think i have just boarded that 747 for YVR>LHR.
    Long wait due to inspection after a lighting strike inbound YVR. Hopefully then return will be better..

  2. I’m on TTNC waiting to taxi to the runway. BAWi-Fi is coming up in my WiFi list. Will give it a try at 10,000 feet and report back.

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