British Airways Repaints Boeing 757

As one of British Airways’s (BA) remaining Boeing 757-200s is about to retire at the end of October after being in service for 27 years, BA decided to repaint the said aircraft in its original color scheme.

BA shared the honors with Eastern Airlines as the twinjet’s launch customer back in 1983. The type made its BA debut on February 9, 1983 operating a Shuttle service between London Heathrow and Belfast and the fleet eventually grew to 54 aircraft.

Just three 757s remain with BA, all of which entered service in 1997, and to mark its retirement one of the 170-seaters (G-CPET) has been repainted in the “Negus & Negus” livery that was introduced with the creation of British Airways in 1973. The “retrojet” began its final month with the airline on October 5 with a flight from Heathrow to Madrid.

BA originally named more than 40 of its 757s after famous castles around the UK, so the last aircraft has been titled “Stokesay Castle” near Ludlow in Shropshire for its final month of service.

Capt. Stephen Riley, director of flight operations said “Almost everyone in the operational side of the business has either piloted, repaired, dispatched or looked after customers flying on this aircraft over the past 27 years.”

BA’s last scheduled 757 flights will operate on Saturday, October 30, during which the aircraft will operate on Shuttle services around the UK to mark its original role with the airline 27 years ago. A farewell charter flight will be operated on 6 November from Heathrow.


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