Retired British Airways Boeing 747 to be turned into cinema and museum

by The Culture Newspaper

A retired British Airways Boeing 747 plane is set to be converted into a cinema and educational facility in Gloucestershire.

The jumbo jet will also be used as a conference venue, museum and visitor attraction when it goes on display at Cotswold Airport, near Kemble, next spring.

A percentage of the money made from these events will be donated to charities and a scholarship programme run by Cotswold Airport.

The G-CIVB Boeing 747 first entered the British Airways (BA) fleet in February 1994 and made its last passenger flight on 6 April – in this time it has flown nearly 60 million times.

The passenger plane is one of two Heathrow-based 747s used by BA that departed on retirement flights earlier this month.

The carrier had initially planned to phase out the fleet by 2024, allowing for smaller fuel efficient planes to be used, however the plans were bought forward due to the coronavirus pandemic.

The G-CIVB model is painted in the airline’s Negus livery, dating back to the 1970s and 1980s – and it was one of four aircrafts given a heritage makeover during centenary celebrations last year.

Source: www.sky.com

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