Virgin Atlantic 747
Civil Aviation

Bye Bye Virgin Atlantic 747s

The final Virgin Atlantic Boeing 747-400 has left Heathrow Airport for the final time setting off to the US for its new life. 19 year-old G-VROY ‘Pretty Woman’ is heading to Las Vegas where it will be used by its new owners Atlas Air for, amongst other things, troop transport [read more]

BOAC Boeing 747-400 G-BYG0C (Image: TransportMedia UK)
Civil Aviation

Last ever BA 747 flight leaves Cardiff Airport

The last British Airways Boeing 747-400 has left Cardiff Airport for what is the final flight of the type for the airline. BOAC liveried G-BYGC departed Cardiff Airport (CWL/EGFF) at 13:37L for the short flight to St Athan where it will be preserved by eCube Solutions. The aircraft flew with [read more]

British Airways retro liveried BOAC Boeing 747-400 G-BYGC (Image: Aviation Media Agency)
News

British Airways confirms Boeing 747 retirement

British Airways (BA/BAW) has confirmed that is retiring the Boeing 747-400 jumbo jet with immediate effect. The airline was the world’s largest operator of the type and has operated the Boeing 747-100, -200 and -400 variants. In a communication to staff British Airways said: “With much regret, we are proposing, [read more]

British Airways Boeing 747-400 Oneworld at Cardiff Airport (Image: Aviation Media Agency)
Engineering, Leasing & Finance

British Airways retires 5 more Boeing 747 Jumbo Jets

British Airways is retiring five more Boeing 747-400 Jumbo Jets this week with the first arriving at an airfield in Gloucestershire earlier today. The earlier than planned retirement of the aircraft comes as a direct result of the Coronavirus pandemic which has grounded the majority of British Airways fleet. When [read more]

BA plan to keep jumbo-jet flying until 2024
Engineering, Leasing & Finance

BA plan to keep jumbo-jet flying until 2024

British Airways has said it plans to keep the Boeing 747-400 Jumbo-Jet flying until 2024. Speaking to International Airlines Group (IAG) investors, Chief financial officer Steve Gunning, said that new jets coming into the fleet were “30% more efficient than the 747” and the airline was moving through a fleet modernisation phase. [read more]