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tmb prime airAtlas Air was operating B-767-375 c/n 5865 first flight February 23, 2019 on behalf of Prime Air performing a delivery service for Amazon when it crashed recently en route to Miami.

Originally ordered for Canadian Airlines International registered as C-GCAW in 1992 but not delivered.

(Source: aviation-safety.net)


Soviet Concordski.

The Tupolev Tu-144 SST made its initial 38 min flight on December 31, 1969, 50 years ago, after a 3 day delay due to bad weather, from an unnamed Moscow airport.

The prototype had been assembled and ground tested at the Tupolev plant at Zhukovsky, near Moscow.

(Source: Flight International, January 15, 2019)


British Airways rolls back years with BOAC livery.

tmb boac anniversary liveryBritish Airways' celebration of it's 100th anniversary got underway on February 18, 2019 with the unveiling of the first of several aircraft with retro colour schemes. The initial jet, a Boeing 747-400 (G-BYGC), has been repainted in the BOAC livery of BA's predecessor in the 1960's and early 1970's.

Further details soon of its plans for further "retro jet" liveries, rumoured to include earlier British Airways schemes along with that of BEA, BOAC's short-haul contemporary which is believed to be destined for an Airbus A319.

(Source: Flight International February 26. 2019)


Ken Pickford provides additional info on the A319 in BEA livery:

The A319 (as mentioned above) in BEA livery went into service 2 weeks ago. Click Here for a link to a YouTube video showing it arriving LHR March 4 on its ferry flight from Dublin where it was painted (as was the 747-400).

Later that day it operated a round trip LHR-MAN-LHR. Departing MAN here on the return trip. Click the image below.

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