Monday, January 8, 2018

Boeing 767, LOT Polish Airlines

Even though I've not been into aviation for too long yet, the airplane I'm featuring today represents a fleet which has already become a history, though no longer than four years ago it was still in service.
Boeing 767 of LOT Polish Airlines. This type was the first American commercial airplane to be introduced to Polish airlines in 1986 and it had been serving there till 2014. SP-LPA, replica of which which I've made, was the first one in LOT's fleet of seven 767s. But perhaps the most recognizable one was SP-LPC ('Papa Charlie'), known from the emergency landing performed by cpt. Tadeusz Wrona without the landing gear on November 1, 2011.
Between 2013 and 2014, 767s begun to be slowly replaced by 787s, known as 'Dreamliners'. LOT eventually ceased to fly 767s, selling its airplanes to other airlines.
That's why SP-LPA, among others, is never to be seen again in this livery, even though it still flew for the Polish airline not long ago.

An original Boeing 767 of LOT Polish Airlines

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