One of the two final British Airways 747s to depart Heathrow will be preserved at Cotswold Airport near Kemble, Gloucestershire.
G-CIVB, which is painted in the Negus retrolivery from the 70s and 80s, will be converted into a business, conferencing and private hire venue. There are also plans to open a cinema inside, although I can’t imagine an aircraft makes a particularly good screening room!
Plans are for the aircraft to be open to the public from Spring next year. Money raised from the aircraft will be used to support Cotswold Airport’s scholarship programme and charity. This allows 10 students per year to get the opportunity to undertake some flying instruction or experience other aviation career environments.