17 JUNE 2019


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Article from BTNews 17 JUNE 2019

Britain's airline heritage celebrated

A joint flypast by the RAF Red Arrows and a specially-decorated jumbo jet will pay tribute at this summer’s Royal International Air Tattoo at RAF Fairford in the Cotswolds to the part British Airways has played in Britain’s airline heritage.

The BA Boeing B747 in BOAC livery will join the RAF aerobatic team during the flying programme on the show’s second day, Saturday 20 July. It is one of three which have been painted in vintage designs to mark the airline’s history.

The airshow, whose theme this year is 'Air & Space: Inspiring the Next Generation Air Force', first featured a BA aircraft in 1985 when Concorde performed a similar joint flypast.

The theme will also feature at an 'Air League in Parliament' event on 16 July, hosted by Robert Courts MP a few days ahead of the show. The session, from 16:00–18:00 in the Strangers' Dining Room at the House of Commons and free to members, will be a panel debate format with guest speakers from leading UK and international businesses discussing a broad range of topical issues both military and on the commercial airline front.




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