On May 27, 1960, the British Overseas Airways Corporation (BOAC) introduced the Boeing 707 aircraft on its London to New York service

Still Boeing strong! How aviation giant's iconic planes have graced Britain's skies for 75 years

On May the British Overseas Airways Corporation (BOAC) introduced the Boeing 707 aircraft on its London to New York service

Three BOAC Vickers Standard VC10s (Series1100) parked at London Heathrow Airport, with a stablemate 707.

Three BOAC Vickers Standard parked at London Heathrow Airport, with a stablemate

Boeing 377 Stratocruiser cross section. It wasn't really a beauty, but very innovative for the era. (Photo: Boeing)

Boeing 377 Stratocruiser cross section. It wasn& really a beauty .

Another of BOAC's first L-49 order, G-AHEN 'Baltimore' (cn 1980) shows off the later 'white top' livery in a 1954 shot. San Diego Air & Space Museum #00068351

Another of BOAC's first order, G-AHEN 'Baltimore' (cn shows off the later 'white top' livery in a 1954 shot.

Vickers Viscount V701 G-AMOG is seen in BOAC colours at Prestwick Airport on April 27th 1973..

BOAC Vickers Viscount Type 701 at Prestwick Airport on April It was preserved at Cosford, but is now at the Scottish Museum of Flight at East Fortune

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