British Airway’s last two Heathrow-based Boeing 747 planes have departed today. We were lucky enough to capture these iconic aircraft from our helicopter earlier this year.
The distinctive four-engine planes have been the backbone of BA’s long-haul fleet for almost 50 years. After the impact of coronavirus meant that they could no longer afford to fly it’s jumbo jets. Back in 1998, there was almost 1,000 Boeing 747’s which were in active service globally, which was the peak of the plane’s popularity. However, a new generation of lighter and more fuel-efficient long-haul aircraft had started to supersede it.