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Old 10-26-2020, 08:19 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Confirmation from British Airways that recently retired Boeing 744 G-CIVB will be preserved at Cotswold Airport in Gloucestershire.

BA press release below, full press release can be read on the BA website -

Monday 26 October, 2020 - Cotswold Airport will be the permanent home to an iconic British Airways 747 aircraft for locals and visitors to enjoy.

The Boeing 747, registration G-CIVB, will be permanently retired at Cotswold Airport, near Kemble in Gloucestershire. The aircraft is painted in the unique Negus livery which adorned British Airways planes in the 1970s and 1980s. The aircraft was one of four painted in heritage liveries to mark the airline’s centenary last year. It was also one of the final two British Airways 747s to leave Heathrow last month.

The airport will maintain the aircraft and plans to convert an area of its interior to be used as a unique business, conferencing and private hire venue, as well as a cinema for locals and an educational facility for school trips. It is planned that the aircraft will be open to the public from Spring 2021.
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Old 10-26-2020, 11:36 AM   #2 (permalink)
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Wish they preserved G-BNLY instead.
Love the Landor livery on the 747, and the 744 came out after Negus and BOAC.
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Old 10-27-2020, 03:01 PM   #3 (permalink)
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I guess I'll never get to visit. It's over 2 hours from London via automobile and there are no public transportation options.

I'm still in a mild bit of shock that the retirement of all of BA's 747s has actually happened. Very sad.
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