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See retired Boeing 747s converted into tables, clocks, art

Airlines could slash fares by packing more than 300 passengers on the double-decker plane, which had the lowest cost per seat-mile in the industry at the time. The world’s first Queen of the Skies flew in 1970 with Pan Am.

First Pan Am 747 in London after its maiden flight.

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In February, England’s Cotswold Airport opened its “party plane”, which is a converted British Airways 747 that costs £1,000 ($1,310) per hour to hire.

Boeing 747

Boeing 747 “party plane”.

Cotswold Airport


The flightless queen of the skies has been renovated into an event space, complete with a dance floor, DJ, kitchen bar and strobe lights.

Boeing 747

Boeing 747 “party plane”.

Cotswold Airport


While many entities keep the planes intact, one company went in a different direction.

Aerotiques sculpture in front of a British Airways 747.

Aerotiques sculpture in front of a British Airways 747.

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According to co-founder Darren Lewington, the company started with the propeller of a Beechcraft airplane.

Cirrus SR20 propellers (not Beechcraft).

Cirrus SR20 propellers (not Beechcraft).

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“I looked at the old propeller for a while thinking I could polish it off and hang it on the desk, but a few months later the cone was gone,” he explained. “Turns out one of our maintainers, also named Darren, did what I wanted to do for years.”

Aerotic inventory.

Aerotic inventory.

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Lewington told Insider he’s most proud of his company’s work in creating objects that tell a story.

Aerotics.

Aerotiques store in England.

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“I thought when the pandemic hit we would have some tough times,” he told Insider. “However, we found that people who had disposable income because they didn’t go out to eat or go on vacation instead used the money to buy a little piece of history.”

Aerotics.


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