British Airways at 100
Amberley Publishing are proud to be associated with British Airways in their centenary year. Amberley and BA have jointly published six titles over the last few years. Amberley has worked in association with the British Airways Heritage Centre curated by Paul Jarvis. We have published titles on the history of the airline, its engineering strength, and its fantastic collection of their iconic travel posters.
Sadly, Paul passed away last year and as a reflection of the esteem in which British Airways held him, he became the first employee to have an operational aircraft named after him, a Boeing 787 Dreamliner (G-ZBJJ).
Amberley has produced a bespoke book to mark the centenary of British Airways exclusively for the airline's use. However, we have managed to secure a limited number for sale via this site to the general public which is now available for purchase below.
Limited special slipcase edition only available through Amberley Publishing website
This collection of posters from the archives of British Airways illustrates a stunning visual history of air travel from the earliest days to the present.
Airline posters often evoked the glamour of air travel at a time when it was a mode of transport relatively few people were able to enjoy and travelling by air was seen as the height of sophistication. In more recent years the very best creative talents of marketeers and designers have been employed to produce some memorable modern artwork.
This richly illustrated special edition is a must for aviation enthusiasts, taking readers on a pictorial journey
through the decades.
Other Amberley Publishing British Airways titles:
This collection of 200 posters from the archives of British Airways provides a stunning visual history of air travel from the earliest days to the present.
Airline posters often evoked the glamour of air travel at a time when it was a novelty and the height of sophistication. In more recent years the very best creative talents of marketeers and designers have been employed to produce some memorable modern artwork.
This richly illustrated collection is a must for anyone interested in aviation and anyone who appreciates design.
There can be few world-class companies that boast the heritage and traditions inherent in the British Airways brand. Indeed, the company that became British Airways operated the world's first commercial scheduled airline service in 1919. From the early days of aviation through to more recent times, British Airways has stood for high standards of quality and professionalism. Curator of the British Airways Heritage Collection Paul Jarvis guides the reader through the story of the company from its earliest origins to the present. In this full-colour illustrated history, we see how the whole experience of flying has changed over the years: the aeroplanes, the interiors, the uniforms, the advertising and much more.
Airlines are competitive and complex businesses and great airlines don’t just happen. In British Airways’ case it has been a long journey – in fact, it has been many millions of journeys of customer expectations, experiences and emotions, connected by tradition, innovation and service. From advertising to airports, from first impressions to final destination, every detail informs and shapes the customer experience and shapes those journeys.
Using an incredible wealth of material from the British Airways archive, curator Paul Jarvis takes us through the decades from the 1940s to the present, exploring the evolution of advertising, interiors, on-board experience and crew uniform fashions, and how these have come together to shape not only the internationally renowned British Airways brand but the way we view commercial aviation.
With superb illustrations drawn from the archives of the British Airways Heritage Collection, Engineering an Airline tells the fascinating story of BA Engineering, from the earliest days of commercial aviation in the early 1920s to the present day. As the UK’s nationalised airline from 1924 until 1987 British Airways and its predecessor companies led UK civil aviation development. It is a story of technical skill, expertise and ingenuity. Curator of the Heritage Collection Paul Jarvis – who worked for over 50 years in various management positions at BOAC and British Airways – explains the complexities of running an aircraft fleet for as long as there’s been such a thing!
Maps have long held a fascination for travellers and would-be travellers alike. Drawing on fascinating and unique material from the British Airways archive, curator Paul Jarvis focuses on the beautiful map artwork used over nearly 100 years of history to chart our voyages through the skies – from early adverts to twenty-first-century on-board moving maps – and the vital maps and charts used by pilots and navigators.
The progression of artistic styles used through the decades and the use of maps, technical or stylised, to present vital information or to promote the appeal of air travel is presented in striking full colour. Authorised by British Airways and with a foreword by Keith Williams, the Executive Chairman of British Airways, this book shows the enduring power of maps to spark our imagination.
There can be few world-class companies that boast the heritage and traditions inherent in the British Airways brand. Indeed, the company that became British Airways operated the world’s first commercial scheduled airline service in 1919. Based on exclusive posters, photographs and artwork from the company’s archive, the British Airways Colouring Book allows the reader to colour in and put their own stamp on images showing how the whole experience of flying has changed from the early days of aviation through to the present day.