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Looking back at British Airways' 'World Images' rebranding

A quarter of a century after British Airways unveiled the first of a planned 50 ‘World Images’ across the tailfins of its fleet, Martin Needham looks back at a period almost airbrushed from the carrier’s history

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Key players go head-to-head in booming freighter aircraft market

With soaring interest in converted and custom-built cargo aircraft, manufacturers are scrambling to meet enormous demand. Richard Schuurman speaks to some of the key players within this booming sector

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UK 747 operations end after more than 50 years

Sanctions imposed against Russia have ended more than five decades of 747 flying in the UK

“I was lucky”: BA pilot on becoming the world’s most experienced 747 captain

Joining British Airways in 1987, Nick Eades went on to fly the jumbo continuously for the next 34 years, becoming the world’s most experienced pilot in terms of time-served and hours flown on the type. Thomas Haynes sits down with him to learn more about his record-breaking career

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Behind the scenes of Lufthansa's Boeing 747-8i Palma flights

The easing of lockdown restrictions prompted thousands of Germans to reach for their beach towels and head to Palma de Mallorca. But with demand far exceeding narrowbody supply, there was only one tool for the job, as Vasco Garcia discovers

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How Boeing 747s helped Cadillac build cars in the 1980s

A huge air operation enabled two car assembly plants, separated by the Atlantic, to produce ultra-luxury vehicles. Marco Rossi relays the intriguing story

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What happened to British Airways World Cargo?

Having ceased operations in 2014, British Airways World Cargo is no more. But what happened to it? Key.Aero finds out

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After BA retirements there are now just TWO British Boeing 747s

The pair of jumbos are the last remaining examples on the UK register after the flag carrier retired its fleet last year

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Behind the scenes of Qantas' Antarctic flights

Owen Zupp, a former Qantas Boeing 747 pilot, explains how the Aussie flag carrier brought the Flying Kangaroo to the frozen continent

WIN! LANDOR 747 Nightshoot tickets

We’ve 4 tickets (worth £40 each) to give away for Threshold.aero’s Landor 747 Nightshoot.
Closing Date: 17 September 2021