What’s the best jetliner ever made? The Boeing 747 and Concorde are in the final of a pilots’ union ‘Aircraft World Cup’ – and YOU can decide which one is the winner

  • 32 aircraft types started out in the competition, but only the 747 and Concorde remain as the ‘final’ begins
  • Balpa members and the public cast more than 1,800 votes in the semi-finals of the competition on Facebook 
  • Balpa had a hand in the design of the Concorde, which flew supersonic services across the Atlantic 

The two best jetliners ever made are the Boeing 747 and Concorde.

That’s according to pilots and members of the public who have been voting in an ‘Aircraft World Cup’ hosted by the British Airline Pilots’ Association.

Thirty-two aircraft types started out in the competition, but only the 747 and Concorde remain as the ‘final’ begins.

The two best jetliners ever made are the Boeing 747 and Concorde – that’s according to the Balpa Aircraft World Cup

Thirty-two aircraft types started out in the competition, but only the 747 and Concorde remain as the ‘final’ begins

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    Balpa members and the public cast more than 1,800 votes in the semi-finals of the competition on Facebook and Twitter to see the 747 and Concorde knock out the 757 and A380 respectively.


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    Today votes have opened in the final which pits the 747, an aircraft flown by many Balpa pilots, against the design classic Concorde, an aircraft Balpa had a hand in the development of.

    Captain Brendan O’Neal, Executive President of the British Airline Pilots’ Association, said: ‘Pilots are proud to be part of the aviation industry, flying these remarkable machines, ensuring passengers are safe and comfortable and helping bring more than £52 billion to the UK economy every year.

    Balpa had a hand in the design of the Concorde, which flew supersonic services across the Atlantic

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      ‘It takes huge amounts of training and skill to fly these aircraft which are a vital part of the UK aviation industry.

      ‘This Aircraft World Cup has been a bit of fun, but also shows the pride pilots have in the job they do and the interest and respect the public has for the aviation industry as a whole.’

      The vote will be open until Tuesday 31st July at www.facebook.com/BALPApilots/ and www.facebook.com/BALPApilots/.

       

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