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BA "Benyhone" Was BCals New Livery?  
User currently offlineBASteward From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Posted (12 years 2 months 6 days 19 hours ago) and read 1815 times:

Wasn't the Benyhone tartan going to be the new livery of BCal before they were absorbed? I might be mental but I'm sure I saw an artists impression of some of their aircraft at the LGW South once. Anyone else remember this?

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User currently offlineQantas744 From United Kingdom, joined May 2004, 246 posts, RR: 5
Reply 1, posted (12 years 2 months 6 days 19 hours ago) and read 1802 times:

I'm not sure of the history of the Benyhone scheme but I have seen elsewhere that it is linked one way or another to B-Cal.....so no, you are not mental.

It's my favourite World tail, and I'm glad that I had my best ever flight on a Benyhone 747, G-CIVZ!


Matt



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User currently offlineBasteward From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 2, posted (12 years 2 months 6 days 2 hours ago) and read 1709 times:

Come on folks, any info, thanks  Crying

User currently offlineCedarjet From United Kingdom, joined May 1999, 8093 posts, RR: 54
Reply 3, posted (12 years 2 months 6 days 2 hours ago) and read 1699 times:

There's much more to it than that. The company who came up with the World Images thing for BA designed BCal's final livery, which was never implemented. The livery was predominantly white fuselages and a DIFFERENT TARTAN on every tail. Nice huh? That would have worked far better than BA's eventual spin, the World Images, because it would have had a theme and a real relevance to the airline, plus it would have looked incredibly smart. Mock up photos of the tails lined up at LGW exist.


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User currently offlineGreg From United Kingdom, joined May 2005, 0 posts, RR: 0
Reply 4, posted (12 years 2 months 6 days 2 hours ago) and read 1696 times:

Yes, in a publicity brochure for Gatwick airport, they showed several BCAL's draw in this scheme. If my memory serves me correct, they were all identical with no variation.

User currently offlineBasteward From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 5, posted (12 years 2 months 6 days 2 hours ago) and read 1696 times:

Cedarjet, thanks for quick reply. Any idea of where these photos might be on the net? Thanks again.

User currently offlineSAS23 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 6, posted (12 years 2 months 6 days 2 hours ago) and read 1697 times:

Basteward - you're absolutely correct. In 1986, BCal's livery was getting a bit outdated and Adam Thompson decided that it needed a makeover. After a period of evaluation, it was decided that they would use tartan tails - the 'Benyhone' design being the first of many to be used.

The sale of BCal to BA cancelled those plans, and the design languished in Landor's cupboards until BA brought out their world images. Interestingly, because BA bought BCal's assets - including their new and unused livery - BA effectively paid twice for it!


User currently offlineCF-CPI From Canada, joined Nov 2000, 1056 posts, RR: 0
Reply 7, posted (12 years 2 months 5 days 21 hours ago) and read 1641 times:

I'd swear that shortly after Airways or Airliners magazine ran a feature on the BA World Tail colour schemes, someone wrote a letter to the editor and brought up this very point. In fact, if my memory serves me well, some small photos of the BCAL tails (tartans of different colours, as described here) were included. Sorry that I lack specifics but I'm sure I'm not dreaming (umm ....Wunala Dreaming ..... I sure do miss those tails).

User currently offlineBritair From United Kingdom, joined Aug 1999, 933 posts, RR: 16
Reply 8, posted (12 years 2 months 5 days 19 hours ago) and read 1612 times:

I would love to see those artist renditions! As long as they kept the rampant lion on the tail, it sounds fab. I miss B.Cal!! My dad was working for B.Cal when I was born, so I always considered myself a B.Cal baby!!  Smile  Smile Dad never forgave BA for gobbling them up, it almost caused a family rift when I joined BA myself!!  Smile

British Caledonian. We'll never forget we had a choice.


User currently offlineSAS23 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 9, posted (12 years 2 months 5 days 17 hours ago) and read 1578 times:

Britair - unfortunately, the Golden Lion disappeared from the new corporate identity.

I too was a loyal BCal customer from 1975 to 1987 ... with membership of the Lion Club then the Chieftain Club!


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