Another British Airways Boeing 747-400 Will Be Retained

Editorial

After it was announced last week that a British Airways Boeing 747-400 will be given a second life as a film set, it now appears that another aircraft of this type will be retained. The Boeing 747 with the historic “Negus” color scheme is being converted into an event venue at Cotswold Airport, England.

The aircraft with the registration G-CIVB took off on 8 October as the penultimate Boeing 747-400 of British Airways ever from home base London Heathrow with final destination Cotswold Airport, near Kemble in Gloucestershire.

But unlike other decommissioned airliners that were flown to Cotswold after the phase-out, the G-CIVB, with the BA colors of the seventies and eighties, will not be scrapped.

The 26-year-old Boeing 747 will be set up as a conference room, and will include a cinema and an educational room for school trips. The aircraft is expected to be opened to the public in the spring of 2021. The proceeds will partly benefit scholarships for students who wish to follow aviation-related courses.

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