From 1946 until 1960, BOAC
and BEA were the principal British operators of scheduled international passenger and cargo services - and they preserved Britain's pioneering role in the industry.
flies its first Boeing 747 jumbo jet from Heathrow to New York JFK.
The heritage BOAC
design on the jumbo was used from 1952-74 and has been a huge hit with plane fans and passengers.ba.com
The aircraft entered the IAC paint bay at Dublin Airport on February 5 where it was stripped of its current British Airways Chatham Dockyard design before being repainted with the BOAC
livery which adorned the BOAC
fleet between 1964 and 1974.
747 will be the first aircraft to receive a popular design from British Airways' past with more details of further designs to be revealed in due course.
Junior Jet Club logbook with the Speedbird logo and JJC badge in the foreground.
1966: A BOAC
Boeing 707 crashes into Mount Fuji in Japan killing all 124 people on board, just 25 minutes after take-off.
The BA Medal started life as the BOAC
Cup and the competition is currently the longest, continuously running, externally sponsored competition at AGC.
READER Dorothy Howells (nee Hutchinson) emailed about last week's Yesterdays supplement: "I looked with interest at the photo of the BOAC
LKQ has bought Rijsbergen Holding BV, Pala Holding BV, Primaparts Automaterialen BV, BOAC
Automotive BV and VEAM BV, with combined annual sales of some USD180m (EUR132m), according LKQ's preliminary estimations, it said at mid-April when announcing the deal.
Robin Higham, Speedbird: the Complete History of BOAC
, London: I.
He added that British Overseas Airways Corporation (BOAC
) chose Bahrain when it operated its first regular flights in 1932 in its London-Bahrain-Delhi route.