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British Airways Utopia world colours

Post by LondonEye » Wed Jan 20, 2021 8:13 pm

For a short period 1997 to 1999 British Airways had colours called Utopia / World.
The thinking was to show BA as a world airline. Various world artists created designs that represented different cultures.
It was Marmite – love it or hate it (famously Margaret Thatcher using a handkerchief to cover up a model at an exhibition).
A short period, and pre digital – so here are some scans.

Anyone else got any to add ? A few of the schemes were added to only two or three aircraft.
Would be nice to see same colour scheme on different types.
Thanks, Pete.


ImageB737 BAW G-BGDR Geneva


ImageB737 BAW G-BKYE Birmingham


ImageB737 BAW G-MSKD 2 Birmingham


ImageB737 BAW G-OGBD Heathrow


ImageEMB-145 BAW G-EMBD 1 Manchester


ImageA320 BAW G-BUSE Heathrow


ImageB747 BAW G-BNLN Heathrow


ImageB737 BAW G-TREN Gatwick


ImageB757 BAW G-BIKT Heathrow


ImageB747 BAW G-BNLX Heathrow


ImageB757 BAW G-BIKC Heathrow


ImageB777 BAW G-RAES 1 Heathrow


ImageB747 BAW G-CIVN Gatwick


ImageEMB-145 BAW G-EMBB Manchester


ImageEMB-145 BAW G-EMBE Birmingham


ImageB747 BAW G-CIVR 1 Gatwick


ImageBAe146 BAW G-BXAS Gatwick

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Re: British Airways Utopia world colours

Post by acw367 » Fri Jan 22, 2021 8:47 pm

Enjoy ACW367

G-BUSE Heathrow Summer 2001 - Benyhone

ImageG-BUSE Heathrow Summer 2001 by ACW367, on Flickr

G-BUSJ Heathrow 2002 - Water Dreaming

ImageG-BUSJ Heathrow 2002 by ACW367, on Flickr

G-BVTJ Brussels 13 June 2001 - Nami Tsuru-Wanes and Cranes

ImageG-BVTJ Brussels 13 June 2001 by ACW367, on Flickr

G-BWTM Birmingham Summer 1999 - Benyhone

ImageG-BWTM Birmingham Summer 1999 by ACW367, on Flickr

G-BXTN Amsterdam Summer 1999 - Whale Rider

ImageG-BXTN Amsterdam Summer 1999 by ACW367, on Flickr

G-BYTP Gatwick Spring 2003 - Colom

ImageG-BYTP Gatwick Spring 2003 by ACW367, on Flickr

G-BVTK Brussels Summer 2001 - Chelsea Rose

ImageG-BVTK Brussels Summer 2001 by ACW367, on Flickr

G-CIVM Heathrow Summer 2001 - Nami Tsuru-Wanes and Cranes

ImageG-CIVM Heathrow Summer 2001 by ACW367, on Flickr

G-BDXK Heathrow Summer 2001 - Chelsea Rose

ImageG-BDXK Heathrow Summer 2001 by ACW367, on Flickr

G-BNLO Heathrow October 1997 - Ndebele Emmly

ImageG-BNLO Heathrow October 1997 by ACW367, on Flickr
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Re: British Airways Utopia world colours

Post by LondonEye » Sat Jan 23, 2021 1:41 pm

Well done ACW367.
Nice to see more of the ATR's.

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Re: British Airways Utopia world colours

Post by PorkScratching » Sat Jan 23, 2021 10:02 pm

Great idea for a thread. I couldn't make up my mind about the world colours - they looked fabulous and it was a friendly gesture, but nothing says British more than the Union Flag (well, maybe a Spitfire, or a Routemaster, but you get my drift!). Just three from me at the moment, all landing 09L at Heathrow:

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British Airways Boeing 777-236ER by Nick Challoner, on Flickr

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British Airways Boeing 767-336ER by Nick Challoner, on Flickr

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British Airways Boeing 767-336ER by Nick Challoner, on Flickr

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Re: British Airways Utopia world colours

Post by LondonEye » Sun Jan 24, 2021 9:01 am

Thanks Nick.
I like the middle one, which I don't recall seeing. Blomsterang (Flower Field) only appeared on 7 aircraft.
A good site for info and names is

https://www.yesterdaysairlines.com/ba-l ... -2015.html

Pete.

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Re: British Airways Utopia world colours

Post by acw367 » Wed Jan 27, 2021 10:54 pm

And just scanned another print and uploaded a Chelsea Rose AVRO RJ
G-BZAV British Aerospace AVRO 146-RJ100 British Airways CitiExpress Brussels Summer 2003

ImageG-BZAV Brussels Summer 2003 by ACW367, on Flickr
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Re: British Airways Utopia world colours

Post by Andy L » Thu Jan 28, 2021 7:47 pm

Right I'm going to play.
Here's four from Manchester, sorry about the fence.

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I rather liked them, they added a splash of colour and interest, much better than anything we get these days.

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