HangarTalk: Aeroplane January 2021


Comment on historic aviation by the chief executive of the UK’s Light Aircraft Association

Just a fraction of the stored airliners, 747s in particular, currently dominating the scene at Cotswold Airport. 

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.

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