Comment on historic aviation by the chief executive of the UK’s Light Aircraft Association
When next summer you snap open the ring-pull on your favourite canned drink, spare a thought for where it came from. It’s not inconceivable that the aluminium you might be holding is a recycled part of a British Airways Boeing 747.
The unprecedented collapse of global air travel in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic has meant the premature withdrawal from service of airliners around the world. The end of the road for the British Airways 747-400 fleet is perhaps the most emotive, certainly for aviation enthusiasts in the UK.