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Track the British Airways Centenary Special Liveries

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.

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AvTalk Episode 50: AvTalk and the 747 turn 50

On this episode of AvTalk, we celebrate our 50th episode and the 50th anniversary of the Boeing 747. We discuss aviation’s role in ending the US government shutdown, how British Airways’ is celebrating its centenary, and we see if anyone wants to buy an abandoned MD-87.

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AvTalk Episode 42: An Episode 60 Years in the Making

On this episode of AvTalk, Jason and Jeremy Dwyer-Lindgren report on their visit to London on the 60th anniversary of the first transatlantic jet flight. We get ready to welcome back the longest flight in the world and we look at Primera Air’s bankruptcy and what it might mean for the ultra low cost transatlantic market.

The longest flight in the world

Singapore Airlines relaunches the world’s longest flight this week between Singapore and New York (EWR). We debate the merits of a non-stop versus connecting flight. We also discuss Singapore Airlines’ introduction of the A350ULR.

Primera Air declares bankruptcy

Primera Air, which made a splash in the ultra-low cost transatlantic market earlier this year declared bankruptcy last week. We discuss the effects and what it might foreshadow in the industry.

Jason and Jeremy take us back in time

Transatlantic jet flight celebrated its 60th anniversary and Jason and Jeremy traveled to London to visit British Airways for the occasion.

Air Niugini crash in Chuuk

An Air Niugini 737 crashed in Chuuk, landing short of the runway in the water. We discuss what we know so far.

50th anniversary of the Boeing 747 roll out

The Boeing 747’s 50th anniversary celebrations kick off with the roll out anniversary

The first 747 parked next to the first 737.

Norwegian overtakes British Airways in New York

Norwegian has surpassed British Airways as the largest passenger carrier in New York, according to data released by the Port Authority.

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Celebrating 60 Years of Transatlantic Jet Service

On 4 October 1958, British Overseas Airways Corporation—the predecessor to British Airways—inaugurated transatlantic jet service, operating each way between New York and London with the De Havilland DH-106 Comet 4. 60 years ago there were just two passenger jet aircraft above the Atlantic Ocean, while today nearly 3,000 aircraft cross the Atlantic daily. (more…)