To celebrate its centenary, British Airways is repainting four aircraft into special liveries to reflect heritage airlines and past liveries. The first aircraft, 747 G-BYGC, wears British Overseas Airways Corporation (BOAC) livery. An A319 in British European Airways (BEA) livery, a 747 in Landor livery, and a 747 in Negus livery complete the line up.(more…)
With the delivery of its first Airbus A350 last month, Cathay Pacific embarked on a biofuel test program in anticipation of regular commercial use in the coming years. We talked with Cathay Pacific to see how using biofuels is different than traditional fuels and what the airline has planned for the rest of its A350 deliveries.
In our continuing series on tracking special liveries, we take a look the liveries airlines have added to their fleet to support special causes. From cancer awareness to child poverty to animal conservation, airlines support a variety of causes through donations and paint. (more…)
Continuing our series on special aircraft tracking, we turn our attention to special locations. Airlines like to promote where they come from and where they’re going with special liveries. Cathay Pacific is noted for its special liveries promoting Hong Kong and Southwest Airlines has special liveries dedicated to some of the states to which they fly. (more…)
In previous posts in our series on tracking special liveries, we looked at tracking airline alliance liveries, retro jets, sports liveries, and milestone liveries. In this post we’ll look at special entertainment-related liveries. Airlines collaborate with movies, television shows, and other entertainers to bring special attention to each other. These liveries often become coveted by planespotters and flight trackers because of their intricacy and rarity. (more…)
Birthdays, anniversaries, and important milestones are all worth celebrating. And what better way for an airline to celebrate such occasions that painting an aircraft in a special livery? In this post we’ve compiled a list of special liveries celebrating milestones, such as national anniversaries or an important aircraft delivery. (more…)
This week we turn our attention to tracking special sports liveries. Airlines often add special liveries to celebrate teams or events they sponsor. These liveries can be some of the most intricate liveries around the world and many certainly stand out. Some airlines have a few different liveries for teams in different sports and others have multiple aircraft in the same special livery. (more…)
Airlines that belong to Star Alliance, Oneworld, or SkyTeam are proud of that fact and often display their membership on a few aircraft in their fleet. We know that planespotters are always keen to catch these special alliance liveries so we’ve compiled a list for each alliance. The tables below are searchable by airline, registration, and aircraft type. To search for any of these on our site, use a registration filter. (more…)