The Cranebank centre, near Heathrow, was used to train some 17,000 cabin crew and 4,000 pilots, equipping them for emergencies on its Boeing 737 simulator.
A British Airways jumbo jet, retired due to Covid-19, will become a set where movies like Casino Royale and Mission Impossible were filmed.
From Sam Chui:
I traveled to the UK to see the Final British Airways 747 flight and landing. During this trip, I was able to see all 3 British Airways Retro Liveries 747 across the countryside in England and Wales. My first stop was Dunsfold Aerodrome, I visited the Landor livery 747. I was able to go inside and take a last look of the cabin and cockpit. Then I drove to Cotswold Airport to see Negus livery 747. Cotswold Airport CEO Suzannah Harvey personally gave me a tour and explain the work to save the 747. My last stop was in Cardiff, Wales where the BOAC livery 747 flew out from Cardiff to St Athan. It was a very short ferry flight but a very emotional one as this was the final BA 747 flight. I was at St Athan to watch the Final BA 747 landing. It was a great momentous landing with a quick stop on the short runway. After landing, I went inside the 747 to interview the pilots and witness the final power down of the 747. It was the end of an era for British Airways 747. All 3 BA retro 747 liveries (Landor, Negus and BOAC) will be preserved in the UK.
A marvellous video. I wish I could have been there. But I’m lucky that I did see this aircraft in person when it visited Chicago in 2019.
A look at how the British Airways network has fared this autumn, based on Flightradar24 data from September and October. What effect will lockdown have?
Willie Walsh will step down as Chief Executive of International Airlines Group on Tuesday 8 September.
Interesting read on the impact of one man on British Airways over the last two decades.