British Airways Completes Retro Jet Series

British Airways Negus 747 Aircraft Taken: 21st March 2019 Picture by: Stuart Bailey

British Airways has today (March 21) taken delivery of the fourth and final design in its series of heritage liveries to mark the airline’s centenary – a Boeing 747 painted in the Negus design.

The latest retro jet – G-CIVB – represents of the first version of the Negus markings which BA used from 1974 to 1980, directly after the merger of BOAC and BEA and the formation of the airline customers know today.

The Negus delivery follows a British Overseas Airways Corporation (BOAC) liveried Boeing 747, a British European Airways (BEA) Airbus 319 and a British Airways Landor 747 which are already in service.

All four heritage colour schemes were created at the IAC paint bay at Dublin Airport.