It was announced in November 2020 by both British Airways and Cotswold Airport that Boeing 747-400 G-CIVB “Negus” will be preserved permanently at Cotswold Airport for locals, visitors and enthusiasts to enjoy.
The British Airways aircraft registration G-CIVB, is now permanently retired at Cotswold Airport located just behind the AV8 cafe for all to see. The aircraft is painted in the unique Negus livery which adorned British Airways planes in the 1970s and 1980s, the aircraft was one of four painted in retro liveries to mark British Airways centenary in 2019.
Cotswold Airport will maintain the aircraft and has plans to convert an area of its interior to be used as a unique business, conferencing and private hire venue, there will also be a cinema for locals and an educational facility for school trips.
When you park in the AV8 cafe car park the Boeing 747 certainly towers above visitors and is a great centrepiece to the airfield, not many places you can get up close and personal to this queen of the skies.